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  1. Note from Janet: This was pulled from a ning forum as re-posted by Geraldine in 2009. Since the original material was obtained within days of the event, I have added it to the collection of 2001 transcripts. Since we are coming up on the 9/11 Anniversary, and I came across this "Reissue" of the World Trade Center Report -- I'm including it verbatim as posted on the group list. Its point of reference is Sept 11, 2004 with a reissue of the report written and posted on Sept 21, 2001. With the 3rd year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks coming up, and the Republican Convention looming, and with a rise in recent requests to dig out this original Q&A with Michael, I have decided to send out this report for discussion. Reading it again after all of this time is strange and comforting, and now I have plenty more questions I feel I can ask. Please offer discussion and feedback at your convenience! I am sending this in an email and as a Word Document. Part of the editing I did was add Footer Notes to help define or explain some of the more complicated terminology. Make sure you ask me if you need any clarification of this article. Have a great day! Love, Troy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MICHAEL ON 9/11 This channeling took place ten days after the WTC attack. No other channeling had been publicly offered by that time and I felt it was very important to gain a metaphysical perspective of the event as soon as possible (for my own sake, if for no other reason). Some grammatical editing has occurred since the original sharing. ORIGINAL LETTER: Hello all, This channeling is by no means complete or even that useful, but here is what I got so far. I felt the clarity of connection to Michael opening and took advantage of that, even though I have been deeply affected by physically seeing the event unfold, including seeing one of the towers collapse before my eyes. This channeling may conflict with other channel’s work, but I only ask that you use each piece offered by channels as parts of the same event as described in the dark. Maybe a whole picture could come from that. I am also embarrassed to say that I am in no way an historian and I do not feel comfortable going too far into historical information. I have no clue if "wenis" (what the hell kind of name is that??) or teti are real and part of that time frame (I can't do any internet research from here to validate the channeling), so I am putting this out there with a gamble. PLEASE be gentle, but I would also love any insights to be shared, or questions to be asked, if more information is wanted. Since I posed the question to Michael broadly (“Michael, please comment on this event”), they responded from multiple angles. I am sure some of you can come up with far better, more direct questions. I will do my best to be here and share I what I get. Love, Troy Ps. You are welcome to share this piece with other lists and include credits, of course. I want the right person to be scoffed at! Ha ha... 092101 Michael on the terrorist attack of 091101 MICHAEL: We doubt we will bring much solace to the reality of events that took place on September 11, 2001 in the United States, but we can provide what we are able to gather as the dynamics behind the event, what those dynamics might mean literally and symbolically, and where events may go from there. We have experienced our own tragedies and losses while we were extant and fragmented, feeling deep grief, loss, confusion, and pain over events that were relative to our own progress on Earth. We bring this up to remind you that we have not forgotten what it means to be in a body and a part of humanity. The fact that we are in a position to view events from a Causal perspective does not diminish the process that is part of being Physical. Life can be painful. We remember. We will begin with the dynamics behind this event: This event is one of tangled, yet elegantly-played out Karma between Cadres, Fragments, and Countries. There are symbolic properties to this event, but first we will address the various players as they are known at this time. We will describe them in terms of our system. The fragments involved in the collapse of the World Trade Center were nearly-entirely from the same Cadre. There were other fragments involved from outside of that single Cadre, but most who perished were from entities within Cadre 9, Energy Ring 7[*] . Cadre #9’s are always in the DISCIPLINE Position[†] within its own Energy Ring. Incidentally, nearly all fragments from Energy Ring 7 are involved in some way with the major political positions of the world of the current time. The Discipline Position is defined as the influence that heightens the awareness of the decision making process. People who are in the Discipline Position in your life do not “ride you”, so to speak, nor to they discipline you in the traditional sense of the word, forcing the fulfillment of plans. They simply help create or generate scenarios that bring awareness to the impact of decisions and choices. DISCIPLINE helps see the end results of decision making, often highlighting the far-reaching impact. Through any means available, the Discipline Position will focus on helping move others through procrastinations and distractions toward a more purposeful goal. DISCIPLINE always shows you the road of original intent and keeps you "awake". While this Cadre 9 is the Discipline Position within its own personal Energy Ring, it has also taken upon itself that same position symbolically for the world. Nearly all Cadre #9’s will feel a deep motivation to play their parts in their own Energy Rings as a Discipline theme and this motivation will be amplified by this event. Many fragments who are organizing actions for fund-raising, protests, and even further attacks in the shadow of this tragedy are from Cadre 9 of other Energy Rings. The Configurations[‡] on each jet liner were Septets[§], consisting of Cadence Mates[**] of various forms. For example, two groups of 5 have been brought to light and these are all Warrior Fragments within the same Cadences within their own Entities. These two groups of 5 are missing the other members of their Configuration/Cadence (2 fragments missing from each group). Another two groups of 4 were of varying Roles from within a single Cadre and from different Entities. The latter Cadence/Configuration consists of one Cadence/Configuration being the 33rd Fragment from each Entity within that Cadre; the other Cadence/Configuration consists of the 107th fragments of each Entity from within that Cadre. Each of these groups of 4 is missing 3 members each from the Cadence/Configuration. The missing fragments from each Septet appear to be discarnate. It is important to note that it just happens to be that the Septet Configurations are made up of actual Cadences. This is not always the case. A Septet can be made up of any fragments from anywhere, while a Cadence doesn’t necessarily create a Configuration. There were many other Septet Configurations involved that day, but they were diverted without much mention in the media. We are aware of at least 10 other hijackings that were diverted that morning, all unwittingly and/or specifically removed from the count for fear of a larger panic. We also believe the actual count of those who perished in the World Trade Center will be higher than the factual count. (Note: the number originally assumed dead turned out to be much lower in the end) The fragments on each jet liner who perished did so for their own “reasons”, of course. It may be obvious to many of our Students that this event in nearly all its manifestations was not a Karmic Balance, but rather a Karmic Creation. Those who perished in the Pentagon were most involved with the burning of Karmic Ribbons, but nearly all others involved were not. The Karmic Ribbons of those in the Pentagon and Philadelphia crashes were shared in various fashions between the hijackers, the passengers, the families connected, and occupants of the one building. We encourage you to “feel” the difference between the World Trade Center energy and the energy of the other two attacks. You may sense the difference then between Karmic Balance and Karmic Creation. The complexities of all the Ribbons created and/or burned is a topic unto itself and we would offer discussion of this angle if our students wish. The fragment who is the media’s focal point of responsibility behind this entire event is Osama bin Laden, a 5th Level Young King with Priest Casting, an Idealist in Observation Mode sliding to Perseverance, Moving Centered, Intellectual Part, with Chief Features of Stubbornness and Arrogance, with a discarnate Priest Essence Twin, and 3 Task Companions consisting of all Servers, Server Cast. He is from Energy Ring 5, Cadre 9, and Entity 6. This fragment, ironically, is acting primarily from his True Personality[††], completely true to his Soul Age and Level. Whether this is compatible with the rest of the world is not the consideration of a Young Soul. There are many atrocious fragments in history who were living from the Positive Poles of their Overleaves. The 5th Level of any Soul Age is entirely about creating Karma and pushing the boundaries of limitations that have been instilled from previous generations. The 5th Level in the Young Soul Cycle is going to push these boundaries and limitations within the playground of competition and physical effect. Though this fragment is enthralled in creating Karma, this event was inspired by a Karmic Ribbon shared between himself and the current President of the United States. We will address this in a moment. This King fragment truly believes his mission is guided by and supported by his god, and we would say it would be hard for him to think differently, considering the near-consistent successes and uncannily smooth implementation of his plans being fulfilled across time. He feels his god is on his side. Though his actions are corrupt in relation to the more loving paths that could be chosen, so are the many things that have led this fragment into the position in which he believes himself to be. Part of his motivation stems directly from actions and choices made by the collective choices of the U.S. as they affect his beliefs and country. This is not our stance of justification, merely a reminder that this situation has a larger dynamic than what is seen on the superficial level. This leads us to the crux of this Karmic situation: the culmination of a high-profile Karmic balance between the Late Baby Scholar fragment who is George Bush, Jr. and Late Young King Fragment known as Osama bin Laden. The Karma between them is a Major Ribbon seeking to be burned, though many more Karma will likely be created in the process, which is not unusual for the early Soul Ages. A side note: It may appear that the fragment who is now George Bush, Jr. would be a Warrior, or at least a Young or Mature Soul, but these deductions are based on outward characteristics that can be attributed to generic interpretations of our terminology. This Scholar does have strong Warrior imprinting and is Warrior-Cast, however. It may appear this Scholar is strategic, but the strategies are those of his strong Support Circle. This is not to say that the Scholar does not agree with or contribute to these strategies, but for the most part this fragment would be lost without that support and direction. It may also appear that this fragment is bent on eager Young Soul values or identifying Mature Soul equality and fairness, but these qualities are only a relaying of that which is being expressed through him of others’ ideals. Stripped of this strong circle of support, this fragment is terrified and confused as to what is going on beyond his personal world. The Karma between the King and the Scholar originated in Egypt, nearly 4000 years ago at the beginning of the 6th Dynasty. The King fragment, known then as Wenis, was murdered by those directly assigned by the Scholar fragment who was then known as Teti. Investigating this history (which appears to be accurately recorded) should shed light on this now-escalated Karmic event. The destruction of the icon of the World Trade Centers parallels a past bold erection of the Pyramid of Teti, which also collapsed in a pile of rubble, killing many. The memory and records of Wenis and all of his fine contributions to the kingdom led him to be equated with the god, Osiris. Those who “follow” Osama now are those who revered him as Wenis/Osiris then. Teti is obscured by history and found to be a minor, if not negligible, leader in history. That same Scholar intends to be “remembered this time”, despite the repeated fall of his “pyramids”. We remind you that this channel is not one of our stronger historians, but we do believe enough information has been conveyed that extrapolations can be made on your own. The symbolic archetype from this event is, of course, the dance of the ancient concepts of “Good Vs Evil”. This is where the Baby Scholar’s own contributions come in, creating a scenario of War against an Evil Enemy with a Twisted God. Ironically, with further education about the “Evil” being fought, most fragments extant and part of the Mature Soul consciousness shift will begin to empathize with the motivations behind the troubled, religious zeal of the turbulent lands where the “Evil” comes from. Another level of the symbolism of this event is in seeing this as playing out the continued global shift to Mature Soul Consciousness. Though Young and Baby Souls are the catalyst, their motivations nicely dove-tail with the larger picture of Soul Age transition on the planet. Nearly all fragments who perished in the Pentagon and in Philadelphia are in part of their normal process of review and after-death experiences. The members of the Cadre of fragments involved in the World Trade Center collapse are variously, in hundreds of Configurations, completing Tasks that are part of a larger picture. Each fragment will examine his or her Personality and most recent life as each fragment senses a completion of his or her Task after death. Most of the Configurations within the Cadre who “died” include fragments from other Cadres who are still extant, and the discarnate fragments are acting as Inspiration, Expression, Action or Assimilation influences within these groupings. The probabilities as they extend from this point are still volatile and precarious. War of some sort is nearly imminent, standing high in probability at 86%. How and where this will manifest is not clear. The probability of more terrorist attacks is quite high, as well, standing at 74%. We have said before, but will say again, that New York City has always had a high probability of chemical or biological weapons being unleashed on the city. Nearly 5 years ago we mentioned the probabilities would drop after 5 years; 2001 being the final year of that time frame, though now an even higher probability of manifesting is present (even if diverted). A biological attack would be quickly contained and have minor effects, but it is still high on the options for the terrorists local within the U.S. (note: as of August 2004, Michael says that the probability of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil is still high, around 70% probability, while the use of biological attacks in NYC have dropped to a 30% probability). One major terrorist plan of probability stands as the taking hostage of a small town (or various small towns) in the United States. Though the probability is fairly low at 48%, dropping from 67% 3 weeks ago, it is not shifting enough over these days for us to discount it. (note: as of August 2004, Michael states that the probability of small-town hijacking is at 48%) Small bombings and interruptions of communication and transportation will continue to be a primary means of attack, along with assassination attempts. (note: as of August 2004, Michael states that this probability is at 80%) (Probabilities are asked to Michael in terms of “will this happen again within 10 years?”) We do not share these probabilities as a means to express “doomsday mentality”, but rather to respond to the request and questions posed to us about this pivotal situation on your planet. Please remember that the long-term effects from this event and its shadows may have the world in a far more peaceful, tolerant, and humble state of mind and heart eventually. Though this violent type of growth for a population is not necessary, it is the choice of many to experience that drama, adventure, emotional embracing and turmoil, and the excitement of such a precarious shift. Those qualities are the hallmark of early Mature Soul paths, even if within the context of Young/Baby wars. Many Americans were “bored” on all levels, but now nearly all fragments are “awake”. We have not seen such a vast manifestation of Essence and True Soul Ages in the United States before. This will not last, of course, but the potential for general peace and transformation is high, currently. A final mention of probability will be that the Scholar will most likely be directly involved (even if discarnate) in the rebuilding of “his pyramid” in place of the World Trade Center. The buildings may literally take pyramidal shape or a similar architecture to the Eiffel Tower, in a set of two or four buildings. Q&A 1) Could Michael comment on the reactions people have had, of pulling together, and of suddenly feeling like we are one family? I know they said a bit, but if there is any elaboration on this that can be made, any comment on this sudden state of being "Awake", I think it would be interesting. MICHAEL: The primary reaction/response that most fragments have found as a result of the terrorists' attack was a temporary shift into one or more of the Higher Centers. We have said many times that stress, anguish, and trauma tend to be some of the few ways any fragment finds their way to the Higher Centers, except in the case of the Higher Moving Center, which is specifically designed to be accessible without much effort. For nearly 7 days following the events of September 11, most fragments were dealing with the effects of general, Higher Centered processing, mostly dealing with Truth (higher intellectual) and Love (higher emotional), and finding applicable ways to blend these realizations with Beauty/Energy (higher moving). It is not uncommon to have periods of time wherein the focus of a population may be from one of the Higher Centers, but it is rare that nearly an entire planet moves into one Higher Center, let alone all three. Tears are the biological reactions to Truth, and a great deal of Truth was revealed to many fragments in the wake of this disaster. Some realizations include: The "fragility" of life; unnecessary social facades; assumed isolations; the lack of Needs met within the life for self and for others; the importance of reaching out; the loss of Community over time; the forgotten importance of family and loved ones; mortality; Life Tasks and where you are in your life; Internal Monad processing; pointlessly-held anger and resentments toward self and others; who are the major Support Positions (primarily the Intimates, but all came under examination); that everything will change and nothing is permanent; what is important, in general, etc. The tears shed across the world after this disaster are personal and we only suggest the above phrases because they stand out to us, but there are many more Truths that are being examined. Every person had the opportunity to be free from their Chief Feature during those days, experiencing fully what their particular Chief Feature tends to create fear around. We remind you that your Chief Feature (fear aka “your protector”) is defined by a habitual, yet an unnecessary, protection against something NORMAL in life. In the 7 days following September 11, 2001, every individual had the opportunity to experience the very thing they struggle to protect themselves from habitually. For instance, Arrogance fears Vulnerability: those with this Chief Feature allowed themselves to fully experience Vulnerability without fear. Those who have Self-deprecation allowed themselves to experience Inadequacy (which leads to surrender). Experiencing a total sense of unknowing can free the Personality. Usually this kind of surrender is feared, but those 7 days allowed the Personality to accept that position in life, briefly, but without fear. Stubbornness usually fears Change, but as is obvious, the disaster would not allow a fragment with this fear to dismiss the reality that Change is imminent, constant, unpredictable, and sometimes sudden. Self-destruction fears Worthlessness, but there was a great amount of insight gained for several days, allowing those fragments to realize that what is normally seen as "worthless", including themselves, actually has high value in the context of a life that is lived while awake. Greed fears Lack, but those several days allowed one to realize how much one has, even if just for a moment in time. Impatience fears Time (more specifically, losing control of Time), but realized how very precious the Time has been that was actually spent (or how better to spend it). Martyrdom fears Space (more specifically, losing control of that space), but realized how good they have their life (or how good they could have it, with a slight attitude adjustment), even with the fragment's complaints, chaos or redundancy in the current life. On the whole, anything unnecessarily being carried in the Instinctive Center[‡‡] was released by most fragments. For those 7 days the Higher Intellectual Center of most fragments was highly-stimulated and examined, followed immediately by a stream of stimulation to the Higher Emotional, leading many to examine exactly what it is in the life that brings Pleasure and True Love, and how these can be appreciated, expressed, and given more appropriately. These realizations are now settling in with the Higher Moving Centered experiences of Oneness and camaraderie. Most of the world is experiencing itself for the first time as "One", even if pitted against a vaguely perceived enemy and even if not “on the same side”. Countries have felt this synchronization occasionally, but not the entire world. It is not random that people tend to describe some of the events since the attack as "moving", since this is the center related to feeling one with another. We remind you that although the entire world shifted into a Higher Centered perception, how that is experienced and expressed can differ greatly among continents, cultures and even neighborhoods. "Real life" is moving back into routine for most fragments now, and what was learned from the Higher Centers will either be dismissed or applied profoundly. Nevertheless, it will be long time before the experience is forgotten, if at all. When that many people are synchronized, nothing is ever the same after that. 2) What, if anything, can those of us who do feel our compassion and wider awareness awakened here do to bring some good to the situation? MICHAEL: As events unfold, the impact from these recent events will be proportional to how much resistance there is to the concepts of the Mature Soul. The Positive manifestation of Mature Soul energy might not be obvious as it shows up through what is normally interpreted as "corny" or "syrupy" or "sentimental" and even "weak" or "passive" but still sharing connection, empathy, and progress. The Negative manifestations of the Mature Soul concepts might show up in emotional devastations, submersion into “reality” broadcasts, massive events of deaths and disasters, and global or local tragedies that make the headlines more often. Older Souls may find themselves responding from distrust and typical cynicism, returning to the "old codger" way of living within a hermitted life, or they may choose to adapt a personal "lightness in their step" as they flow with their more spiritual and trusting nature. Mature Souls will respond dramatically no matter what happens, but this will either manifest insularly and protectively or through the need to reach out. Younger Souls (we include troubled Late-level Baby Souls) will be the most resistant and troublesome over the next 5 years or so, as everything that has been held dear in the established routine of standards changes drastically. Balanced Baby Souls will be turning to the Mature and Old Souls for direction and guidance, tuning their lives to the Mature Soul as their new Authority. We will comment for the Mature and Old Souls as to what might be able to be done to "bring some good to the situation": If you are a Mature Soul (or an Early Old Soul, Level One or Two), it would not be surprising to find yourself suddenly surrounded by Baby Souls seeking your life as a haven. Do not hesitate to share your spirituality, your concepts of life and how you live it, if you choose to take on that responsibility. Find your own spiritual haven and implement this as a regular part of your life. We suggest the Unitarian Church, study groups incorporating your search and philosophies, hobby groups, anything that includes you in a regular group activity of healing or spirituality. Reach out to family, friends, and strangers, spending more quality time exchanging and sharing and supporting. If you are an Older Soul (Level 3 or older) it is time to implement all of your knowledge to-date, and we do not limit this to the current life. You are the sum total of all lives lived to this point, and we suggest assuming your ancientness as something worth trusting. The world is still not ready to embrace the values of the Old Soul, but there is an opportunity here to help your fellow Humans through troubling experiences you know as all too familiar from other lifetimes. The Older Soul knows there is a choice in every instance as to how the life can be seen, created, and experienced. We suggest that the Older Souls practice releasing attitudes of fear and distrust. We suggest acknowledging the overall picture, practice feeling the greater motion of the Tao, recognizing the events unfolding as a collective choice and part of a larger pattern of certain progress. For now, this can best be done by creating "vividry" in your daily routine. This simply means to slow down your consciousness for a few moments, widen your eyes, release any tension in your face, shoulders, neck, hands, tongue, legs, and experience FULLY the environment you are in at that moment. It will not matter where or when you are, the effects will be profound after some time. Look closely at every texture, color, face, while feeling/sensing your own skin and looking at your body as this amazing extension of the "you" who is observing. Recognize that all people around you are their own ideas, manifested. Marvel at the creativity of these souls and personalities, trusting in their process as part of the Tao. Creating vividry in the moment can help you align with your own Essence and the potential Higher Center Energy that is available to you. The greatest contribution Older Souls have for the planet at this time is to "hold consciousness" (or vividry) right where you are, with as much generated compassion, trust, and acceptance as possible. This has the potential to incorporate a potential matrix of "safety" for all fragments who prefer to choose other than the more violent, tragic paths. We do not suggest this activity as a means to “protect from” or “fight against” the times, or as a means to save yourself and others from some vague threat, but more as an opportunity of choice to simply "float to the top" of the turbulence, releasing your energetic investments in any chaos. If you have not successfully navigated the 4th Internal Monad, or if you are under the age of 40, it may be more appropriate to take the Mature Soul stance we suggested above. You will know what is more appropriate, even if you feel a need to combine the ideas. Whatever your choice, all includes recognition of Others as Self. To summarize: Older Souls lighten up; and Mature Souls, reach out. The path to agape has just potentially "shortened" for your species. We cannot save you from yourselves, but we can assure you that there is nothing to lose when your choices include truth, love, and oneness as often as possible. As usual, we remind you that all is chosen and all choices are valid. We offered our perspective, not as instruction, but as a response to your question. We have no investment in how you choose, because we will see you through to the end of any path. END In reference to Michael commenting on the karma between Bush and bin Laden: COMMENT/QUESTION: Oooohh, I resent being caught up in personal karma between these two! Or at least, I would resent it, if I weren't so full of LOVE and COMPASSION and UNIVERSAL FELLOW FEELING. Hmmph. But why couldn't they have agreed to work it out on more intimate terms? Why do the rest of us have to get dragged into it? MICHAEL: We do not believe the current scenario is one that was planned or agreed upon before the life began. During times of great shifting in Soul Ages, there are multitudes of potential scenarios to help perform the catalyst for permanent implementation of the newer perceptions. A Soul Age shift on a planet requires a catalyst, whether positively or negatively implemented and any Soul Age group may contribute to that. The fragments who have shown interest in being that catalyst have nearly all been late Baby or Young Souls. Examining the events of major media shocks of an emotional nature across the past 7 years or so will reveal that truth. The greatest catalyst before the attack on the World Trade Center was the "Columbine Shootings". To be the catalyst for change while completing personal agenda is not only highly appealing to fragments, but creates enormous leaps of possibility for the fragments involved. Most who are directly involved on such a scale of shift literally condense their progress through the Soul Ages by several lives. Both of the fragments in question [Bush/bin Laden] are past the mid-points of their Soul Age, both near the end of their current levels. We believe their 7th Levels will be reached within a few lives or so. Although it would appear to be unfortunate, many find the greatest opportunities for progress and growth in the excitement of danger, war, death, trauma, and general anxiety. We believe this to simply be the nature of the soul as it progresses through the discovery of more comfortable forms of growth. In a world where it is acceptable to the Personality to harm many forms of life as a means of convenience, to exploit as a means to gain knowledge and ensure comforts, it may not be surprising that Essence then has no reference for what might be a more compassionate form of growth and progress on a larger scale. In other words, when compassion is so severely limited within a species, Essence has not gained experiences enough to know that pain and struggle and suffering do not have to be “normal”. We remind you that your lifetimes contribute to your Essence's growth and it processes ONLY what it learns from/through the Personality. Compassion for self begins first, extending then to your family, community, other species, other kingdoms, and eventually to your entire species. The average level of compassion on your planet is currently limited to a community level. Essence is only intelligent from a "higher perspective" because of what it can glean from all the lives lived to that point. It is not “all-knowing” or even “all-loving” to a point that negates the need for growth; if that were the case, incarnating would be pointless. Essence is LEARNING. From YOU. If its basic input to-date has been from the experiences of self-preservation, then the contexts in which the newer Personality finds itself will be using that as a base. It is up to the new personality (your current self) to grow beyond what Essence has learned so far. Many Older Souls are drawing from that primary base of self-preservation because the scale of this event is larger than what is in their own instinctive history across time. Self-preservation has sufficed to this point in your planet's growth, but with this catalyst, combined with the immediate access to the world-at-large, more than self-preservation of the immediate life and environment are being drawn in. In other words, regardless of the age of your Soul, a level of realization for the need for compassion beyond your own community, responsibility in choices, and emotional accessibility is new to everyone. TO EVERYONE. Each Cadre, Entity, and Fragment will learn their own versions of what growth means, and this is why there is no standard or external force waiting to "grade", approve, or "pass" you. When you are done learning what you want, you are done, ON YOUR TERMS ALONE. There are no exceptions. In light of that, we would suggest that as the planet progresses in average Soul Age and population, the more "advanced" the lessons you will begin to seek. All of you present currently “wanted” to be present for this shift, regardless of how it feels now. You would not be involved on any scale if there was not agreement between Essence and Personality on some level to endure this event. The versions of you in this parallel[§§] were highly interested in "something" acting as a strong enough catalyst to being people into the awareness of the planet as a Whole, and to provide a more sudden excuse/justification for coming together. The attempts were originally, passively made in what you call "reality television", the numerous school shootings, Princess Diana's death, and several other events and films, but those were too gradual for most tastes. This recent event did what no other event has. It re-humanized the world. Previous to this, there was only the Young Soul context for interaction in that each feared that another was only out to "use you", "get something", or simply to impose on you. We have seen a 70% drop in this mentality across the planet within these past two weeks. These kinds of barriers do not drop momentarily, they are nearly always permanent. Your choices will lead from here. -Michael ORIGINAL FINAL NOTE FROM TROY: I am glad some of you are getting something from the report. It only skims the surface of the situation, I know, and I am aware when channeling that there is a vast amount of information to be obtained. I seem to be remaining connected to Michael even while not in full focus and there is a weight of information sitting there. Most of it is probably not necessary to know, but some of it will get through appropriately, either through me or other channels. I'd like to refine the details of the Cadres and Entities involved, since that was a rough draft of the situation. This reminds me: MBV SAYS: If a cadre/energy ring working through discipline could cause such destruction, what might they have done if they put their minds to a cure for cancer or something of that sort? TROY: I wanted to clarify that I did not get the impression that the Cadre was the CAUSE of the destruction in any way!! I got the impression that a situation was going to occur in some way, some how, and this Cadre ELECTED to be part of that, not really “knowing” how it would eventually unfold. This was a collective event, albeit using as a catalyst the Karma between George and Osama. And as far as a cure for Cancer; I think that is the same thing as asking what the cure for Fear is. When we can erase fear, then illness will probably have no home. I'd like to look further into the person who is Osama and his history, what is motivating him from other angles than Karma with George. Anyway, I am doing my best, and will continue to try! Love, Troy (This document was grammatically edited and re-sent to groups in August 2004) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [*] This Cadre/Entity system is based on the “classic” (Michael’s) version, not “shepherd’s”. 1 Energy Ring = 12Cadres = 84Entities; Michael is from Energy Ring #1, Cadre 11, Entity 4, while most who are currently part of the Michael Teachings as Students are in Energy Ring #2; Energy Rings are grouped in 12 called a Division, as well. This may conflict with other channels, but we will figure it out someday; I apologize for any discrepancies. Some channels number the Energy Rings consecutively with no groupings. One channel I know of has labeled Michael’s Cadre and most of our own Cadres in the same Energy Ring #14.
  2. Michael Speaks Live The Nine Karmic Sequences October 27, 2013 Channel: Troy Tolley [MEntity] We will discuss the subject of The Nine Karmic Sequences today. [MEntity] As is often the case with our sharing insight or information, we will, first, clarify some terms and context. [MEntity] First, we will expand upon the term "Karma." This is a term we use to describe imbalance and intensity, often as a product of the interference of choice. [MEntity] While Karma is imbalance and intensity, it is also the striving for a return to balance. [MEntity] Ribbons and Karma are not the same things. This is why we use the phrase "Karmic Ribbons." Not all Karma has Ribbons, and though we have rarely spoken to this, not all Ribbons are Karmic. [MEntity] Anything "Karmic," then, is speaking to the imbalance and intensity that strives for a return to balance. [MEntity] These kinds of clarifications are not often necessary because we speak in fairly broad terms about Karma and Ribbons as they apply to the contexts that most of our students ask about, such as the arc of lifetimes and the process of returning to Tao. [MEntity] The significance of NINE is part of the consistency of what sets of factors or elements do for the fragment evolving. [MEntity] For example: 3 is a persistent state of imbalance that propels a fragment forward through Positive, Negative, and Neutral. 7 is the use of 3 as a form of evolution through Positive, Negative, and Neutral in Exalted and Ordinal States that are then integrated and build into the misnomer of "octaves." [MEntity] Octaves are actually repeating groups of 7. [MEntity] 9 is a set of factors that are about one's independent self-development, such as the 9 Needs, 9 Karmic Sequences, 9 Pillars. [MEntity] This must be, can be, and will be fulfilled by the individual, regardless of any relationship or circumstance, and often do not require many resources to do so. [MEntity] 12 is about one's more dependent, or more interdependent self-development, such as the 12 Support Circle Positions. [MEntity] We can explore all of these variations in another session, but for help in understanding why there are 9 Karmic Sequences, it is because these Sequences are not dependent, and are propelled only by the effort, or momentum, of the individual fragment. [MEntity] Karmic Ribbons often contribute to one of the Karmic Sequences, but not always. [MEntity] When we say "often" here, we mean nearly every Karmic Ribbon. [MEntity] But because not all contribute to these Sequences, we must state that not all Ribbons are part of these themes. [MEntity] In earlier lifetimes, Karmic Sequences are nearly synonymous with Karmic Ribbons. [MEntity] The process of stumbling into, creating, or imposing Karmic Ribbons, experiencing them, burning the Ribbons, and bring[ing] closure, however many lifetimes this takes, is in some way contributing to one of these Nine "stories" that are quite irresistible to every fragment. [MEntity] In fact, for some of our students, the use of the phrase "The Nine Stories" may be more appealing. [MEntity] As the Soul ages, these Karmic Sequences shift from a more literal and external dynamic to becoming more symbolic and internal, with Self-Karma contributing the the stories. [MEntity] In any given lifetime, at any point in your life, you are actively within some stage of at least one Sequence, and often in, at least, 3. Your Essence is always at some point in the stages of ALL of the Sequences, even if not actively exploring them within a particular lifetime. [MEntity] For some, a Sequence can take the entire cycle of incarnations to complete just once. For some, all of the Sequences have repeated over and over in variation throughout the cycle of lifetimes. THE SEVEN STAGES [MEntity] The Stages for each of the 9 Sequences are the same. We will share these, then, before elaborating upon the individual Sequences. [MEntity] STAGE ONE: OPPOSITION with a Negative Pole of Insularity and a Positive Pole of Inquisitive [MEntity] STAGE TWO: DECONSTRUCTION with a Negative Pole of Rebellion and a Positive Pole of Endurance. [MEntity] STAGE THREE: RESISTANCE/PAIN with a Negative Pole of Imbalance and a Positive Pole of Orientation. [MEntity] STAGE FOUR: COMPLIANCE with a Negative Pole of Somnambulist and a Positive Pole of Awakened [MEntity] STAGE FIVE: EXPERIMENTATION with a Negative Pole of Fragility and a Positive Pole of Solutions. [MEntity] STAGE SIX: COMPREHENSION with a Negative Pole of Defensiveness and Positive Pole of Adaptivity. [MEntity] STAGE SEVEN: RELEASE with a Negative Pole of Liberation and a Positive Pole of Wholeness. [MEntity] Regardless of whether Ribbons are involved, or not, each of you are somewhere at one or more of these Stages in relation to one or more Sequences, or Stories in your life. THE NINE KARMIC STORIES/SEQUENCES [MEntity] The Nine Karmic Sequences, or the Nine Stories of Your Life are as follows, with a brief synopsis for each, before we open the floor to questions. [MEntity] THE TEACHER STORY/SEQUENCE - The Sequence moves from being an Insular Student to being a Teacher of Wholeness. This is not always obvious or literal, and the Sequence of Study can be anything. Many of our Students are in this Sequence at some Stage. [MEntity] Keep in mind that "teacher" here can be a life of example, embodying the values learned across this Sequence. [MEntity] THE HEALER STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Sickness/Illness to Holistic Health. This can be for any of your bodies, such as the Emotional, Intellectual, etc. [MEntity] THE ENLIGHTENMENT STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Darkness/Myopia to Whole Confidence/Perspective. [MEntity] THE CREATIVITY STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Despair to Emanation of Wholeness. [MEntity] THE DSISEMINATOR STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Hoarding to Whole Communication. [MEntity] THE GUARDIAN STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Destroyer to Wholeness of Sanctuary/Home. [MEntity] THE INTEGRATOR STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Bigot to Acceptance of the Whole, or Wholeness. [MEntity] THE RESPONSIBILITY STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Sociopath to Equality of Wholeness. [MEntity] THE LEADERSHIP STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Poverty to Whole Prosperity. [MEntity] These, then, are the Nine Stories/Sequences in extremely short description. Each will have the 7 Stages described earlier, and most of you will recognize these Stories in your life to some degree, or in the lives of those around you. PURPOSE OF KNOWING ONE'S STORY [MEntity] The point for knowing these Stories is that this understanding is yet another way to free you from the distractions and hangups of being Human, being incarnated. What often looks as if your life is not being lived, or is a distraction, or is a detour, is EXACTLY a part of your story, your journey, and your navigation of your story is what writes the story. Your stories are utterly unique, regardless of the universal themes. [MEntity] However utterly unique your story, you are surrounded by these stories, as well, and are not alone in yours. [MEntity] These are stories that cannot and will not be "escaped," but that you grow to love to tell through your life, and that you learn to appreciate in the lives of others, however dramatic, however inconvenient, however difficult and rewarding. They are of the many things that we do together as Sentience. [MEntity] Understanding where someone may be in his or her story frees you from presuming he or she should be at the same chapter as your own. It also helps you to understand why others may be able to manage their stories differently from you. You cannot compare your stories. You can only share them. [MEntity] The expansion of description for each of the Sequences is important, but we can do this over time. For now, this introduction can help you to begin exploring the concept and seeing how it might apply to your life. [MEntity] There is no effect from this knowledge but a sense of peace. There are no tricks, tips, methods for alleviating or avoiding or accelerating. This knowledge of your Story, your Sequence, can help bring you peace so that the writing of your story can be moved into brilliance, enthusiasm, interest, instead of exhaustion, confusion, and daunting. Questions and Answers [MEntity] We will open the floor now to your questions about this topic: QUEUE IS NOW OPEN [Maureen] Michael – Do we have all Nine Stories or Sequences going on in our lives, all at the same time, with differing levels of completion or do we pick and choose? [MEntity] Here is an example of how these might show up in a lifetime: [MEntity] ALL Sequences/Stories are in effect in some way, but some are Active, some are Passive, and some are Inactive. [MEntity] A fragment may have 3 Active Sequences in the current lifetime, which would mean these stories are clear, obvious, and fairly easy to identify. He has 3 Passive Sequences in the current life, which means that they are not at the forefront of the life, but might cycle up and down in emphasis over the life, or only come to be noticeable in certain circumstances. He might the have 3 Inactive Sequences, which are those Sequences just completed, (which can be within the current life, or from the previous life), and have not begun a new cycle. [MEntity] So Active, Passive, and Inactive, but always cycling in some way. [MEntity] Does this respond to your question? [Maureen] yes it is [Maureen] Thanks [Janet] I don't quite see the connection between the Leadership story and poverty/prosperity. [MEntity] The phrase "MASTERY STORY" might be more resonant here. It is a Sequence that moves from abject failure to complete fulfillment, in any level of pursuit. [Janet] That helps. Thank you. [MEntity] The "Leadership" term comes from the fact that the story begins in pursuit of self-fulfillment, but ends in a broader state that benefits far beyond the self. [MEntity] No Mastery, no Leadership, can be ultimately fulfilled in any insular, self-absorbed, self-serving way. [MEntity] We chose the term Prosperity because this is inclusive of fulfillment on a multitude of levels that can be shared. [MEntity] Does this make sense? [Janet] Absolutely [Brian_W] Is there any preference in terms of soul ages or roles towards some stories / sequences vs others. Ie, leadership is preferred by kings, creativity preferred by artisans, healer preferred by server, disseminator preferred by sages, teacher preferred by priests? [MEntity] Yes. This is, actually, one of the main points for these Sequences. Every Role will have its inherent inclination toward a Story, and all of that Role will contribute to that Story, but rather than a Role being limited to its inherent inclinations, and to how life is experienced AS that Role, these Stories allow all Roles to experience the Stories of every Role. [Brian_W] Much like archetypes? [MEntity] So the most-grounded and solid of Kings with no Artisan influences of any sort from any angle can STILL experience the Artisan Story/Sequences. It will be his own version of such, but that is the way of all experiences anyway. [MEntity] Though the spectrum of factors of design, and the myriad of influences within a lifetime would seem to be extremely broad enough, these Stories ensure that no fragment is left without the option for experience as related to any other Role. [MEntity] This is vital for eventual reunion. Mathematical resonance is the magnetic draw for reunion, but this is not enough for True Reunion/Oneness. We must, as fragments, as Entities, as Cadres, have developed an empathy that becomes the key for our return to Tao. [MEntity] Mathematical resonance is the magnetism, but Agape, empathy, is the embrace. [Maureen] Would our choice of Overleaves, Astrological choices, etc. help us along with our stories as well? [MEntity] Maureen, yes, everything is a part of your Stories. [MEntity] Where you are in the cycle of Sequence contributes to how the life is planned, and what you do with that life is what contributes to the cycle of the Sequence. [GeraldineB] Is mathematical resonance or magnetism the basis of Magnetic "kingdoms"? [MEntity] Only insofar as the fragment who is Magnetic is at the 6th Level, but otherwise, no, those Kingdoms are evolved over time through experience and choice. [GeraldineB] Is a Magnetic "kingdom" the same story for all participants? [MEntity] Yes. The draw to be a part of a Kingdom is in great part because of the sharing of a Sequence or Sequences. [MEntity] For example, those in the Ram Dass Kingdom share the primary Enlightenment Sequence. This is not to say each are contributing to one another's Story, since most will not interact, but that there is resonance because of the individual stories that foster an empathy. [Maureen] What is the Sequence we share with Troy? [GeraldineB] Teaching I would think [MEntity] We will now ask a couple of questions for each of you. [MEntity] DID YOU FIND AT LEAST ONE OF YOUR STORIES/SEQUENCES AMONG THE NINE SEQUENCES? AND CAN YOU SENSE WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR STAGE OF THE STORY? [Brian_W] I'm guessing teaching, guardian, and responsibility, but unsure on the stage of each [Brian_W] they keep moving around [DianeHB] I see teacher and healer for me, at minimum [GeraldineB] Yes, I know that I'm definitely in at least the Integrator Sequence due to my Configuration, and am probably in the Comprehension Stage [tkmppi] enlightenment/comprehension [Janet] I am leaning toward teacher, enlightenment and leadership. [Dave_92] i saw several. it's confusing. [Maureen] I can see mine - somewhat [Connor] Creativity, I would think. [Mstudent_41] teacher is the only one I am sure of. [Dave_92] it just seems like life to me. beginning something and working through it. [Janet] Possibly experimentation stage for teacher and leadership, comprehension for enlightenment. But these are wild guesses. [MEntity] Now that we have shared an introduction, and you can explore more with the concept, we can expand upon this concept in further exchanges that may help with further assessments. [MEntity] For now, we will conclude here for tonight. [MEntity] Good evening to each of you. [MEntity] Goodbye.
  3. NWM - Jul 18, 2015 - Generational Karma Q&A Initial Generational Karma transcript Hello to everyone. We are here, now. We will begin. We introduced the concept of generational karma as a pattern of cycles determined by significant events that tend to define a generation, affecting subsequent generations in terms how events are processed and managed collectively, repeating over time. The concept may seem rather complex, and while there are some nuances, it is fairly simple in the scheme of things. A generation sets a standard based on a previous crisis, against which the next generation rebels and begins to break down that standard, setting up the next generation's context of collapse, setting up the next generations necessity for setting up a new cycle of standards, and on and on. A stable generation > Reactionary Generation > Disintegrating Generation > Collapsing Generation > Stability >.... The reason we refer to this as generation "karma" is because the extent to which one contributes to the imbalance for the next generation, you will be born to a generation who must contend to similar imbalances. To that extent of simplicity, we will begin our open floor by asking if you can intuit, perceive, and validate these patterns? FLOOR IS NOW OPEN VIP: I'm not familiar enough with history unfortunately... but it sounds like it makes sense DianeHB: I think I can see these patterns based on US history...but not specific cause and effect DianeHB: Like how the Boomers generated the Collapse (I'm thinking in terms of the economy) that Millennials must contend Yes Bobby: Being a Gen-X'er, I'm not sure I can see how it was positive self-karma I was born into in order to get an understanding of the cycle you've described ClaireC: The Baby Boomers pushed a lot of boundaries, does that mean that we'll have to deal with some of those consequences when we re-incarnate? Maureen: Just a comment. I can see, over the years, that many people have understood this concept (at some level) as there are references , almost "doomday-ish", about what a previous or current generation is doing that will affect the next generation. Responding to Bobby: Many from the "X" Generation were born directly from, or somehow linked to (even as guides) World War II. Those who experienced extreme oppression, watched extreme oppression, lived in terror because of who they were, or who they knew, tended to choose to be born to the Generation who were generating a conscious revolution. The X Generation took this further by focusing on the individual, the freedom of expression, individual mobility and prosperity. Keep in mind that generational karma houses those who contribute to imbalance, but it also houses those who may have been affected by the imbalance, and even those who are simply interested in helping to balance and imbalance. Generation X brought forth the "culture wars" and postmodernism, breaking down the idea of the "establishment," helping to carry forward the rebellion of the previous generation. Maureen: That makes sense The positive self-karma showed up in terms of how the individual matters, how one person can make a difference. It was a shift away from the necessity to band together, and a shift toward owning individual responsibility as a means to bring change. These are simplistic examples, but they will do. Bobby: Thank You! In response to Claire: The way the generational Karma works is not so linear. If we number a set of generations as a set of 4, numbered 1 - 4, then the correlating previous generation would be 2 through 1. In other words, if you are the 1st Generation of a set of 4 Generations, your Generation is balancing out something relative to ANY other 2nd Generation. So, the first generation is balancing experiences from a second generation; a second generation is balancing experiences from a third generation; a third generation is balancing experiences from a fourth generation; and a fourth generation is balancing experiences from a first generation. Your generation may be balancing experiences from any period in history relative to the correlating generation that generated an imbalance. ClaireC: Okay, so it's not personal then? :) That is what is different about generational/Collective Karma. It CAN be personal, but its design is precisely for the effect that is on the collective consciousness. It is one of the ways in which Essences grow and evolve together and bring change within the Physical Plane. This kind of collective Karma can be rooted in race, religion, economic status, social status, geography, nationality, and those contexts act as media for groups of consciousness, not just individuals. VIP: Does this have anything to do with the collective energy that is described in the Energy Reports? I guess that has nothing to do with generations though. For instance, many Mature Souls were incarnating as "Black" during the Civil Rights Movement paving the way for Young Souls to then move forward into the freedom created. In response to Maureen: ClaireC: Thank you, Michael. That's a really good example. There will always be doomsayers of every generation, but this tends to grow in intensity near the beginning and through the 4th Generation of a set. The proof of collapse becomes evermore evident and feeds into fears that are based in limited contexts, such as religious prophecy, material insecurity, etc. During the 4th Generation, there will be validity to many of the claims, however distorted. For instance, the concern for economic structure is valid. Capitalism is dying. It will likely not last beyond the next 3 generations as a standard. "Destroying the planet" is a valid concern. The waste and irresponsibility of a prospering generation set precedence for a momentum of self-indulgence, convenience, and gratification born of "the 50's." "Boomers" tried to rebel against this, but eventually resorted back to the comforts of convenience. This is not uncommon. The planet will not be destroyed, but life as it is currently experienced is on a track toward severe alteration and devastating consequences. So while the world will not end, nor will it end because of some religious icon returning, or because of a rapture, the familiarity of what "the world" is like at the moment is legitimately at risk. Circling back to Claire's question: depending on the degree to which one may have contributed to this through neglect, indulgence, "looking the other way," etc. is the degree to which the likelihood is that one would incarnate during the recovery from the consequences of such, either in a linear fashion, or in another cycle that has a similar scenario. Maureen: I suspect that people my age will die before the "worst of it" and we will choose to be born, in the future, into a world that has vastly changed. That is what I see for me and many of us who are alive right now. In response to ViP: When we speak of the collective consciousness, in general, we are speaking about segments of the whole, or a combination of segments, but it is similar in concept. When we speak to our students, they are not of one generation, or when we speak of "the world," but there is still a collective at any given point in time or location. Maureen: I think that's why we are having Astral discussions, right now, on incarnating 75 years from now in China. So it is different, yes, and similar. VIP: Ok, thank you! The point of knowing about collective or generational karma is to know that you are in this together. That, no matter how divided you are by time, geography, race, religion, that you are working together in waves that generate a reality that has consequences and require responses. You are not defined by your generation, but your generation helps define the time. Are there further questions? PeterK: I believe that Native Americans looked 7 generations ahead when considering the impact of their choices, decisions, and actions. Including their own generation, that takes 8 generations into account, which is 2 complete cycles. Did the Native Americans have some awareness of generational karma? To a great degree, yes, but this began to be lost around the 1700's. This was the beginning of another Infant Age of Generations and Native Americans began losing a sense of history and future, going into a wave of wild abandon, destruction, and unprecedented expansion and exploitation of resources. The romantic notion of a peaceful and spiritual people is true to some extent, but not nearly as romantic as some would have it. Deforestation and pollution rose to unprecedented levels during that time, and the concepts of consideration for future generations was lost. It was a Young Soul wave that shifted toward territorialism, tribalism, competition, hoarding, warring, etc. This wave began approximately 8 generations previously around the late 1400's and exponentially grew as a popular place and people for Young Souls, eventually removing the sense of future and focusing only on the Having. Alongside this was the Baby and Young Europeans invading and spreading within the same territory. By the time the 8th generation came around, the sense of impending loss of a people grew. Young Souls lost their interest in living through a people who were no longer in power or spreading in territory, and it returned to being a Mature and Old Soul population. By the time the colonies declared independence, Mature Souls were returning to decimated populations and focusing a return to collective awareness and empathy. This has carried forward, but has been difficult. The sense of generational karma is returned, but is broader in concept than it was originally. There was a tremendous sense of responsibility before, but now there is simply a philosophical awareness. Maureen: Michael, is there more than one Generational Karma Cycle that is influencing many of us, from our TLE family, to consider being born in China, in approximately 75 years. Is there any connection to the influence of the time of Lao Tzu and the wanting to go back to China, where many of us where incarnated, in a past generation? The greatest draw for consideration of incarnating in China together is due to anticipated access to teachings, records, revelations, and technological powers that would help to return to studies similar to the height of humanism and taoism in a way that brings unprecedented philanthropy to the masses. Maureen: That makes great sense. Thanks, Michael. PeterK: Thank you for that very complete answer about Native Americans. The sense of limitation and eventual destruction, distortion, or loss of records feels important to return to and to expand upon in ways that help as was originally envisioned. And we will be there with you, of course. VIP: Are those plans strictly centered in China, or are surrounding countries like Japan, Korea etc being considered also? I've felt a tremendous affinity for Japan-related things lately that I can't really explain... Maureen: or India, where Bobby is currently looking at. By that time, we anticipate access through artificial intelligence. Yes, ViP. The national and political landscape will likely be very different in ways difficult to describe now, but if the trajectory of technology continues, geographical constructs will be moot. Ideological constructs replace nationality. VIP: I find that idea extremely cool You will no longer be bound to your location. Maureen: NOW, I'm getting excited. :) Presence can be in any place. This is already the case now, but in rather 2-dimensional ways. The shift into 3-dimensional access to anywhere changes everything. VIP: Michael, by artificial intelligence, did you mean direct access to you on the causal plane, via AI? Or did you mean access to the records that were lost? (I remember in another transcript you mentioned that machines had been developed in other parallels, I think, that could "channel" from the causal.) ViP, entire databanks of our teaching can be stored in artificial intelligence and communicated in ways that are similar to channeling, but if the leap in quantum sciences comes as anticipated, it would allow for our access to manipulate the artificial intelligence in ways that builds upon that database so that new information can come through, based in extrapolations. VIP: OK, I'm not sure I can quite imagine that but I'm double excited now :-) Artificial intelligence will likely gain the capacity to learn, but this will not give us access. What will give us access is a network based in what might currently be anticipated as "quantum entanglement." We can work with that. We will conclude here for today. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now. VIP: Thank you Michael and Troy Maureen: Thank you Michael and Troy!! PeterK: Thank you, Troy. Your abilities are amazing. ClaireC: Thanks to all who contributed to these great questions and answers DianeHB: Thank you Michael and Troy! Bobby: So much to look forward to. It's easy to see why we come back again and again and again :-)
  4. Ask Michael - May 6, 2018 MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. *****QUEUE IS NOW OPEN***** Yes, Royce. Royce: Is there any validity at all with the NOFAP movement? Tried it for a bit, felt more in my body, creative...but still something feels silly about it all. Is there truth to directing sexual energy towards creative avenues? What does that even MEAN really? Thank you MEntity: The "NOFAP" movement has been called by many different names in various contexts from the realm of the arts or religions. This practice is mostly beneficial only in terms of self-discipline, which then translates into other areas of the life where it can be applied. When one consciously restricts access to something so easy to access and so pleasurable, the result can be one of higher disciplinary behaviors. However, there are many other ways to improve one's disciplinary mindset. For many, the self-restriction plays on unexamined guilt and shame and does nothing of benefit to the individual. Royce: Yeah. I was more curious regarding the avenue that was intented for redirecting sexual energy. How that even works at a base level. I see many people have tremendous guilt if they “ fall off the wagon” , which is ridiculous MEntity: It is meaningful to those who can create meaning from the practice, and it is meaningless for those who require no such restrictions to help bring self-discipline. As for the energy, this source is relatively unlimited and any restrictions or "redirections" are symbolic. Because the body does not have unlimited energy, the sexual pleasure can exhaust the body or place it in a state of recovery that can be distracting from productivity if there is indulgence, but this is not a matter of energy being depleted or in need of redirection. It is a matter of masturbation as pleasure vs masturbation as sedation or escape. Royce: Beautiful! My theory that losing sperm has nothing to do with losing energy is true...rather...escaping has everything to do with losing energy. Thank you! MEntity: For many, the process of productivity is entrenched in the paradigm of Punishment vs Reward so there is an investment with the assumption that there will be a payoff and reward, and there is compounded guilt or shame as punishment. It is an archaic system that older souls tend to outgrow. NEXT Cong: Hi Michael, what are some of the most likely technology breakthroughs that can be applied to day-to-day life within the next 10 years? Can you tell us which countries and organizations are leading in these areas MEntity: The most powerful breakthrough technologies that are most likely to affect and be applied in day-to-day life include: automated vehicles and drones; augmented reality that is wearable and alters the way information and communication are received and shared; inexpensive organ printing that allows for a bank of back up organs for those in need; interactive "smart" homes that are no longer self-contained, but networked to other homes of loved ones, friends, businesses/services etc. to allow for "instant visits" and interactions; instant gardens that can be planted and grown in nearly any climate and in any space that would allow for relief of dependency upon more complicated food delivery systems; waste reduction will continue to make an impact on daily lives as well as breakthroughs in energy technology that allows for massive storage and retrieval of energy in very tiny formats; in general, the individual participation in solutions will make a tremendous impact on both waste reduction and energy improvements with in-home systems that change how waste is processed along with wearable or architectural kinetic technology that generates power. The impact is a more intimate participation in solutions rather than as a participant who is distanced from the benefit. The Mature Soul paradigm is built upon participation. The systems that "protect" one from the benefit or harm of that system will continue to crumble and fail. There are too many powerful technological shifts of potential within the next 10 years, but we see the most powerful being in augmented reality, transportation/delivery systems, and food/waste/energy systems. These cannot be predicted with certainty as "everything" could simply collapse into darkness and reset humanity, but the current trajectory shows continued progression met with improved sense of responsibility. NEXT Kurtis: Hi Ms, you've spoken before about the 7 Emotions for the Emotional Center and the 7 Senses for the Moving Center. Kurtis: Could you then talk about the 7 Thoughts that stem from the Intellectual Center and their + and - Poles? I'm not sure what you'd call them, but basically the equivalent of the 7 Emotions for the Intellect. MEntity: We think you are speaking of the 7 forms of Intelligence for the Intellectual Center. These are fairly widely known and delineated in teachings well beyond our own, though we may have some differences and details to add to understanding them. In general, these 7 ways of Thinking come as: INSTINCTIVE, MUSICAL, KINETIC, RELATIONAL, COMMUNICATION, SPATIAL, and LOGICAL. These are basic forms of Intelligence that each individual develops and they are not specific to any Role but there can be a loose correlative association as Server, Artisan, Warrior, Scholar, Sage, Priest, and King. That correlation is by symbolic association only, not necessarily in terms of built in assets for a Role. Kurtis: Oh I didn't know they were related! Thanks. MEntity: We wish to be clear in what you deem "related." To what do you refer? Kurtis: Well, I knew about the 7 Intelligences but I didn't know they tied deeply into the Intellectual Center. Kurtis: I thought they would've been Instinctive, for instance. Kurtis: But having an Intellectual basis makes more sense I think. MEntity: Yes, they are the PARTS of the Center. Kurtis: I will have to look into & learn more about them in the future since I guess this is the end of my question time and we must move on. MEntity: Logic is the Intellectual Part of the Intellectual Center, and Musical is the Higher Emotional Part of the Intellectual Center, for example. We can delineate polarities in a dedicated session. NEXT Pia: When someone goes through a very painful life situation with another human for many years does it mean there is karma to be burned off? Is it necessary to go through the pain? MEntity: There is not always Karma involved in painful situations, regardless of how lengthy the scenario. There are many reasons one can remain in a painful relationship or situation, including fear, obligation, duty, responsibility, familiarity, safety, security, lack of insight or education, lack of power or clear choices, etc. Pia: How does one know the difference? If karma or the choices you list? MEntity: As for pain, there is never a necessity for pain, but it is built into the nature of existence and is a navigational resource. Pain indicates resistance of some sort. When one punches you physically or emotionally, there is impact and resistance and pain. Pain is information. Pia: You are correct, pain is resistance...so stuff just happens in this life? How does one access that it is from essence and not just life happening? MEntity: Karma will always have at its core the element of interference of choice. If your choices were removed or expanded to the point of interference, there may be Karma. In addition to the interference of choice is the lack of comprehension. There are many instances where one has the trajectory of choice interrupted but if there is understanding, there is no Karma. For example, if one had grand life plans and a loved one falls ill with a long-term terminal disease, this interferes with your choices, but it is wholly and completely understandable and Karma-free if that understanding is applied. Pia, it is true that "stuff just happens in life." This is called "Scathing." It is built into the gamble and risks of life. In many cases, painful events are often hooked into other more meaningful and beautiful events and for this reason many endure painful events for the payoff that comes in other areas of life. For example, if one wishes to get into shape and improve health, there are painful exercises of both body and mind that must be endured to get to the point of that improved health. The body and mind are benefited, but resistance was naturally involved in the process. Other examples are when one loves another person but that person has hurtful behaviors that you know love could heal. For some, the pain is worth the risk of helping that loved one. Pia: U are correct, there is a payoff, a heart opening ...how does one know the situation has gotten you further into knowing essence? MEntity: Without knowing the details of your scenario, we cannot speak to it directly, but we can say if you have endured a painful experience, what you take from it is yours. It is up to you what that is. It is not always clear what that is and it may take time to see how you use the experience in healthy ways. Pia: Thank you for your wisdom MEntity: If you are using your experiences to improve your perspective, your relationships, your choices, and your capacity to love, you are moving further into Essence. If you are using your experiences against yourself, using experiences to distance yourself from others and divide yourself within, to swear never to trust again or take risks again, you may be moving away from Essence. We have said before and will say many times: You cannot always control what happens TO you, but you can always control what you DO with what happens to you. FINAL QUESTION - NEXT Uma: When we return to Tao after our lifetimes on the Physical Plane, we go through all the Planes on our way ‘back’. Do we do the same on our way here? We usually start talking about 1st born Infant Souls, but have those newborn fragments worked through the Planes on the way ‘down’ to the Physical in any way similar to the way we do on the way back? MEntity: Yes, you are correct. This is related to the process we describe in terms of the 7 Kingdoms of any Physical Plane and its species/lifeforms as a process of fragmentation from Energy Ring to Cadres, Entities, and then individual Essences/fragments. Consciousness explores these Kingdoms from Planes relative to that Kingdom. The Oceanic/Mineral Kingdom is where consciousness from the Messianic Plane explores; the Vegetation Kingdom is Buddhaic Plane consciousness; Insect Kingdom is Mental Plane; Cold-blooded Kingdoms are Akashic Plane; Birds are Causal Plane; Lower Mammals are Astral, and Higher Mammals are now anchored individual fragments in the Physical Plane that has potential for Sentience. Sentience is the profound anchoring of individual Essence into space and time, now with the journey of remembering her way Home. Until a planet is identified for exploration, this process of moving "down" through the Planes does not begin. We can explore this in further exchanges, of course. For now, we will conclude for today. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
  5. Michael Speaks -- Open Floor Chat July 10, 2011 [Diane_H] What is the cause of autism/asperger's syndrome (a milder form of autism) from your perspective? [MEntity] From what we can see, Diane, as these are syndromes, there are multiple causes that come together to generate the symptoms that are called "autism" or "asperger's syndrome." As this tends to be a developmental syndrome, we think it is partially explained, in many instances, by the Goal of Re-evaluation for the Personality. It is simply one of the many ways that an Essence can create a Personality with a re-evaluatory aim for the lifetime. There are lifetimes that are physical re-evaluations, emotional re-evaluations, and intellectual re-evaluations. There are a multitude of ways for helping to bring that Goal into focus for a lifetime, and these conditions are ways to do that. [Diane_H] Are they generally planned before birth? - the syndrome [MEntity] With physical "causes" that may be difficult to pinpoint, but range from genetics, to deficiencies in diet from the mother, to post-trauma, to vaccination issues (which are legitimate concerns, regardless of claims for safety), to simply being slow development, to being complete misdiagnoses. The Goal of Re-evaluation appears to make up approximately 40% of the legitimate cases, with physical "causes" ranging across the suggestions above; with 30% being slow development phases, and 30% being complete misdiagnoses due to the methods of expression that a Personality may implement that are simply not satisfying to those around him or her. Those relative to the Goal of Re-evaluation would have been planned, but the others are developmental, and not always planned. We do not have the terminology through this channel to convey a specific response, but we think that the legitimate cases, regardless of original causes, would be dealing with synaptic or neural issues that can be treated. [Oscar] I would like to know if Lloyd Pye's theories have any ground. As such, are some hominid races (pre-Homo Sapiens) still alive on Earth today, and what were the races of the parents of the so-called Starchild, of which he has the skull in his possession? [MEntity] This Scholar known as "Lloyd" appears to have some footing in his theories, and though there are flaws and embellishments that are unintentional, we think it is worth exploring for the sake of concept. We do not see any of the "pre-homo sapiens" at this time. We also think the label of "star child" is a misnomer. [Brian_W] Hi Michael. The term "subtle energy" has been used quite frequently lately and many of us are curious, from a physical standpoint, what frequency and energy range does it fall under on the electromagnetic spectrum for us to detect and harness it? Does it propagate on, parallel to, or perpendicular to the existing electromagnetic spectrum? [MEntity] We may fall short again in terminology through this channel, but we can say that subtle energies fall just beyond the range of what you would call Electric and Magnetic Fields and frequencies. At this point, we know of no reliable means for detecting these without a living system involved, such as the musculature responses of a human body, which convert these into something observable, and without considering the concept of a empty space, or a vacuum in the calculations. We do think it is valid to consider subtle energies as being a kind of "vertical" energy vs the "horizontal" energy of observable energy. All subtle energy would require conversion, if harnessing or directing it were to be an aim. We are doing our best to convey the details through this channel, and we would suggest continuing to ask these questions in different ways at different times to help in generating a clearer picture. [Maureen] I have 3 planets (Sun, Venus, Mercury) in my 12th house. It is often described as being the house of isolation, hospitals, i.e., retreats of any kind, BUT I find this incongruent with the overall description of what it means to be “above the horizon”, usually pointing to “exposure” of sorts, for any planet placement. What is Michael’s take on this? What is the “true” meaning of the 12th house in Astrology? [MEntity] We would not qualify our response as clarifying the "true" meaning of the 12th House of a Zodiac, but we can say that it is A truth. As Astrology is a system of symbols, the flexibility of meaning and "truth" can accommodate a great many perspectives, maturities, and contexts. Our perspective of the 12th House, in terms of the Natal Zodiac, tends to be that this is where issues of collective inheritance comes in, with the planets emphasizing how these would be brought through the Personality. By "collective inheritance" we mean that which is a collection of imbalances, ideals, woundings, and/or patterns that are relative to a group of past Personalities of your Essence (past lives) or relative to those who your Essence intends to include as part of the current life. For those who lean toward an emphasis of Healing within the lifetime, either of the self or others, there can be a tendency for planets to populate this House. It could be called "The House of Healing," for that matter. When the Sun is present, we would think this is relative to SELF; with Venus present, it would indicate realms of Intimacy; and with Mercury present, it might indicate the realms of Communication. Each of those areas may come with built-in challenges that prompt a development of techniques and methods for Healing. This is a highly simplistic response, but a good start for consideration. [AnnH] I've been observing a great deal of divisiveness on many different levels. In the US overall, on my job (administration vs. faculty/staff), among friends, and in the MT community. Is this the tidy up from the June platform, or the movement into Pragmatist in July (sliding to Skeptic/Cynic), or just what I'm focused on? [MEntity] The emphasis of collective energy has shifted toward the Attitude of the year, which we see as Pragmatist. The first phases of emphasis tend to bring up the Negative Pole, and in this case, issues relative to perspectives rooted in Dogma are going to surface. The means through which to secure Dogma appear to be through the use of Cynicism and Skepticism, as Pragmatist perspectives slide into those. This means that some securing of Dogma will come in the form of Denigration and Suspicion. This is being played out currently in the United States over the "debt ceiling" and the divisive dogmatic maneuvers of those involved with that. In short: it is "not you." It is the world, in general, and everyone who is participating in the world in any way is going to find exposure to their own, or others', Dogma. The moment you notice another person or group as having a problem with their perspective because of their strict adherence to one acceptable pattern, we would suggest, first, exploring whether this is noticed for the sake of bringing to light your own Dogmas. That is not always the case, of course, but it is a healthy pause to make in the process of interpretation. We will have more to say about this, and suggestions for solutions, when Troy posts our Energy Report. [Geraldine] Due to some fairly fundamental differences between some parallels on earth, are there some Energy Rings that only incarnate into those parallels after they've become very different? Do all Essences in the same Energy Ring incarnate into all of the same parallels for a shared experience? [MEntity] Because all of one Design, or in fact, all within an entire Universe, begin "together," there is ultimately that "trunk" that will bind all of us. No matter how many branches will come from that trunk, ALL of us will share at least that primary binding/winding of realities that are similar enough or the same. However, there are no rules to the variations of branching, and one Entity, one Cadre, one Energy Ring, and any combination, can branch off into its own experimentations, with no other fragments involved at all, or at least not involved in any meaningful way. By "not involved in any meaningful way" we mean that your Essences are vast in their capacity for being present in any parallel at any time, so if, say, an Entity wants to explore one extremely experimental version of a timeline, it can appear to be populated by as many as necessary, but these would, in "reality," be props. There are multiple, solid versions of timelines for your cycles of incarnation by the time your Essence cycles off. Parallels exist up to and through the Causal. We have parallel versions of ourselves, as well. However, by this Plane, these versions become accounted for, and become a part of the integration process before moving to the higher planes. If it were not for these parallel versions, Entities would not have the opportunity for exploring the 6th and 7th Soul Ages. For instance, there is a parallel version of our relationship with you where we are incarnated as Transcendental, and you are a part of our audience there. In short: yes, there are many variations for how an Entity, Cadre, Energy Ring etc. cycle off, and part of the progress through the Astral and Causal Planes is the recollection of those variations. [Bobby] You've mentioned that the Chernobyl incident was one where alien intervention occurred. Did the recent Fukushima incident also precipitate such an intervention? If so, what sort of interaction is taking place? [MEntity] The Chernobyl event was one that included prevention, with some amount of hope that this would help move nuclear development down in priority, as it is quite unstable as a resource on a planet with shifting crusts. The impending destruction at Fukushima, however, is not being prevented, and is, as far we can see, even being encouraged, as this may end up being one of the "hard lessons" that caretakers may consider necessary to allow, much like eventually allowing the child to burn his hand so that the danger is fully comprehended. There are no interventions at this time, that we can see, at least. [jesuislulu] After researching about the more personal nature of Triads from my last POF session I came across a question regarding working groups....I cribbed this question from the Library as it resonated with information from previous sessions regarding my times in the Mystery Schools..... SO. Regarding your description of working groups as “a configuration of fragments working on esoteric themes begun in Alexandrine schools….,” this struck a cord with me. Could you elaborate a bit more and I’m not asking for details, but can you confirm whether I am part of such a group and if so, what its esoteric theme is? [MEntity] Yes, your Essence is part of such a Working Group: The Owls, who focus on a form of constant and persistent questioning until "satisfying" answers are collected. Owls may be associated with the sound of "hoo," but this Working Group asks "why." [MariLynn] there has been a recent trial decision in the Casey Anthony case, and the drama of it seemed to captivate the entire US, perhaps beyond, and I was wondering if this woman did have something to do with her daughter's death, as in guilt but, what can we take away from this drama, ie. what can be the "bigger lesson" for people? [MEntity] We cannot answer definitively whether this Artisan killed her Sage child, though we do see some record of awareness of from the Artisan that indicates her presence at the time. We cannot answer definitively because this is a Karmic issue that does not allow for access until the ribbons are burned, or at least those Essences involved are done locking down those records. When Karma is involved, particularly when it is still active, either in formation or balancing, the records are "locked down," so to speak, because to relay any details about a Karmic situation via any method other than one's own Essence, can incur Karma. Giving an intentional or an unintentional "heads up" about Karmic Ribbons can alter the entire dynamic of a lifetime for many involved. And while we would not be in danger of this through answering your question for you, we still cannot answer that question until those records are clear. There is no "big lesson" in the drama that has unfolded for the public, other than one that each chooses to interpret from the scenarios as one plays out "what if" or "if I were..." games with speculation, but we can say that this case symbolizes the growing shift of maturity away from glamor and fame for sake of glamor and fame, and the growing disgust with such seemingly blatant displays. [tkmppi] Do others of the 9 Pillars have 7 alternatives as True Home does (wilderness, ocean, etc., with the usual M math I presume)? If so, what are they? [MEntity] It is valid that each of the True Work, Play, Study, Love, Core, and Gift can be delineated as having 7 categories for each, but these would not be as personalized as our choosing more specific terms from within those categories. For instance, True Work *could* be described as being the same as your Goal, but this would lend no insight into that specific Life Task, or methods for implementing that Life Task, even as it may fall under the broader umbrella of Growth, Acceptance, etc. Or True Play might be understood as relative to your Attitude, and your means of forming Expression; or True Study as relative to your Mode, and your means of igniting Inspiration. True Love tends to be relative to the Level within Soul Age. True Core tends to be relative to Soul Age. And True Gift tends to be relative to Chief Features (or the means through which one transcends or transforms the Chief Features). We can delineate these in more detail at another time, but this is a start. [Jana_K] I have been watching a programme called Catastrophe on Discovery Science. It seems like the fact that life is possible on earth is only thanks to seemingly endless amount of "accidents" that have happened. Collisions of a specific type, in a specific order, with specific consequences, eruptions, freezes and so on. It seems like an awful lot of coincidence, because all of these events in the order they have happened have lead to making conditions for life possible. In addition to that, our planet is in a number of "Goldilock zones". Again - more and more unlikely coincidences. It seems orchestrated. Is it? By whom exactly? How? [MEntity] The means for which "life" is possible seems far more profound when the "perfect scenarios" are retrofitted to what is living at the time, but it is often the other way around that "life" begins. Or put another way, the definitions of "life" are often limited by the lifeforms defining it, and what is "perfect" for that lifeform is not perfect for another. Life exists in many forms in many ways, and the "Goldilocks Zone" for humans is very different from those who are silicon-based, for instance. What tends to happen in the creation of a Universe, from what we gather, is that the initial process is rather random in its formation, but eventually patterns emerge, much like a painter might splatter paint across a canvas and eventually find images in that pattern. The dominant patterns that begin to form throughout the universe then become the media through which "life" and Sentience will choose to evolve. In other Universes, some patterns may be more prominent than the carbon- and silicon- dominant universe we exist within. There are three dominant bases in this universe, but we do not have the proper word for conveying the third, in addition to carbon and silicon. There are more than three, overall, but those are the dominant bases. In other words, BECAUSE those bases developed as the most prominent pattern, Sentience used it, rather than the bases being determined, and then the universe having to shape itself around those parameters. [Paulyboy] How have other traveling species managed interstellar travel? Propulsion seems to have many difficulties around it (time dilation, energy requirements towards the speed of light, sheer distance, etc.), so perhaps bending space/time and "hopping" may be more the route to look into (I'm not really sure). What directions, openings, ideas, leads, principles, etc. would be a good aim for further opening of exploration and questioning of this topic in the future, given the vocabulary of the channel? I'd aim for the schematics and construction manual for a warp drive or TARDIS (/chuckle), but I doubt this would be quite the setting for that. Thanks! [MEntity] The concepts of folding space are valid, though not quite understood when put into current paradigms dependent upon propulsions. The "folding" of space that is used by many species includes the disassembling of matter from one point in space to the reassembling of matter in another. When the emphasis of exploration focuses on this method, the cascading of possibilities and potential might then lead to farther off-planet explorations. [Paulyboy] Sort of a teleportation type technology? [MEntity] It is a variation on that concept, yes, but rather than either a "beaming" or a "folding" acting as separate concepts, they come together. In most instances that we can see, the "beaming" comes first in development, and then the "folding." We will conclude here for today. Good day to each of you.
  6. NWM - Jan 16, 2016 - How To Create Your Year Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. VIP: Hi Michael DianeHB: Hello Michael Liisa: Hi Michael PeterK: Hello Michael We have been asked to share insight into "how to create your year." What we can share today can be applied to any day, year, month, decade, or life. It is not limited to a year, but because of how the psyche tends to work in terms of time and cycles, a year is a broad enough range of time within cycles to allow you to learn, practice, and sustain ways that will give you more control over your creation of a year. By "creation of a year" we mean this very differently from "create your reality." Creating your reality is based in interpretations and how you feel about anything and everything. Creating your year speaks more directly to the process of choice and action that lays out the path in front of you that you can then explore as your reality. In other words, your reality is the flesh that grows around the bones of choice and action, if you will. Another way to look at this is that "creating your reality" is what one does with and how one feels about what has happened, while "creating your year" is more about bringing greater consciousness and participation to the choices that then become that reality. As you move through your 2016, you can use the checklist below to see how much you are participating in the creation of your year, and not just the reality that you experience after-the-fact. This is a proactive approach to living, and it does not guarantee exemption from struggle and challenge and disappointment, but it does guarantee conscious participation that then allows for those more challenging times to be navigated more effectively. Some of this may sound familiar as we have covered this subject from different angles, but today we look to bring a comprehensive clarity to the process of creating. For simplicity and clarity, we will use the terms "reality" and "path" to differentiate between creating your reality and creating your path/year. With this in mind, one of the key differences is in MAKING CHOICES vs CREATING CHOICES. Making Choices tends to be a form of navigating a path, while Creating Choices tends to create that path. Sometimes you must make choices, and sometimes you can create choice. If you wish to begin a more proactive approach to creating your year, you must then consider when and how you can create your choices. And you can do so far more often than you realize. Creating Choices is the process of defining your direction and then choosing what best suits that direction. It is not always an immediate or obvious result, but it is the difference between navigating and creating. Again, both are necessary in life, but this helps bring some clarity to the range so that you can know what you are doing. Next: LISTEN Listen to your impulses, not you compulsions. Listen to the quieter, persistent "voice" that is yours amid the louder and more demanding voices that are either not your own, or are complying to the louder voices of your life. Your Impulses invite you, while your Compulsions force you. Compulsion is vital for balancing Karma, so it is not that one should ignore compelling forces, but that is not the same thing as creation. Compulsions help you to balance the internal and external Karma, but to create your year, you would have to listen to your Impulses, which are connected to ideals, vision, and creation. Next: RISK AS A WAY TO LEARN/CALIBRATE If you wish to create your year, you are going to have to take risks. You cannot wait until you know you are in a perfect position of power to then move forward. You will fail. You will succeed. You will fall short. You will overshoot. But you will not truly learn if you do not take the risks that inform you about how better to aim. When one seeks to learn to play the piano, for example, he does not study music and technique and notes and others and then expect to sit down and play. He must play to learn to play. He will hit the wrong keys and have to learn coordination and new parts of his body will be used. It is no different with creating your path. Risk, Learn, Calibrate, Risk again. Next: Building upon the previous note, REACTION/RESPONSE is far more important than results. If you do not take control over your reactions and responses, then your reality is out of control. When your reality is out of control, your path is returned to a default that is navigated, not created. Results are never where one should consider his or her fulfillment, but in how healthy one can react and respond to every step along the way. Despite what it may feel like or seem, you are always in control of your reactions and responses. You are not always in control of results. Next: STOP COMPARING Comparing yourself, your path, or even your reality to someone else's is a practice in defeat. Rather than look for comparisons, look for inspirations. If someone else seems to be doing better than you, or represents where you would like to be or go, etc, then they are noticed by you for the sake of inspiration, not comparison. Inspiration is when one sees oneself reflected in another. They are you, your potential, and it is fair to look to them for inspiration, but when you compare yourself you might be stripping yourself of the inspiration. Inspiration adds fuel. Comparison drains fuel. Next: THE BIGGER PICTURE matters more than the details This is not to say that details do not matter, but the bigger picture is where you want to check in with as you create your path. For example, your thumb or finger hitting the wrong note in a few places as you play the piano is not the same thing as the overall experience of playing the entire piece and getting better at it because of that. Aim for the bigger picture because that is the only way for the details to align. This means you must define the bigger picture in some way. It will not matter if other directions and ideas come up over the year, or that you have multiple ideas and directions already in mind. What matters is that you have an idea of what you seek to create in the first place. Defining that bigger picture must leave room for the details, however. Defining the bigger picture must consider the details as well. In other words, if you wish to create a year where you finally learn to play the piano, but you have no piano or hands, these will need to be addressed. They are still not as important as the bigger picture, but room must be allowed for how one will create access to a piano, and consider how one will play with no hands. If one cannot gain access to a piano, then the bigger picture must be reconsidered. The bigger picture may need to shift toward that very thing as the bigger picture. To gain access to a piano. The bigger picture can always get bigger. Next: ASK FOR HELP/BE WILLING TO NOT KNOW You are going to need and want help. You are not always going to know what to do, how to do, or why to do. This does not mean you will get the help or that you will know what to do, etc, but it does mean that you free yourself from an unnecessary self-restriction. Being open to help and learning can often be enough, in itself, to free the mind to work better toward creating. NEXT: DO WHEN YOU WOULD RATHER NOT DO Discipline is the structure and foundation necessary for the creation of a path. You cannot create a path without participation. You cannot do without doing. You must continue to do. You cannot toss out intentions and then hope for the best. Next: building upon this, you must REST. You cannot continue to do if you do not rest, and you cannot have true rest if you are not continuing to do. Rest is the process of assessment, slowing down, exploring gratitude, digesting, enjoying, doing something different, meditating, dancing, or anything that brings food to your "soul." At some point every day, or at least every few days, it is vital that you rest in a way that embraces the process, the enjoyment, the depth of what you are doing and creating. Next: The reason Rest is so important is because YOU ARE YOUR ONLY SOURCE OF MOTIVATION. Guilt, shame, lack, relationships, others' successes or failures, life, fear, and even love cannot sustain true motivation without YOU. Guilt, shame, lack, relationships, others' successes or failures, and fear cannot be sources of motivation. You are the only source of motivation that can ever truly work. Life, and even love cannot sustain motivation without YOU. Rest allows you to enjoy YOU more, and when you enjoy you more, you enjoy the process more, and the more you enjoy the process, the more you enjoy the creatiing. Next: ROUTINE IS NOT YOUR ENEMY, but IT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. In other words, routine will always tend to be necessary as part of a life, but to fall into routine as a means of evading creating your path is to fall asleep. If you find yourself falling into routines as a way to avoid or distract from creating new paths, you have a choice, and all of the above contributes to that process of choice. Next: WATCH YOUR STEP. The bigger picture will always be important, but the path you create along the way is important, too. This is different from "details." In other words, if you step on others to move forward, this is different from mere "details." If you do not watch where you are stepping, but stay fixated on the horizon, you can harm yourself or others. It is always important to check in with where you are. Again, this builds upon Rest, but is important enough to differentiate from rest. And, finally: TODAY IS YOUR DAY. It will never be anyone else's. Own it. The same can be said of your month, your year, your life, your body, your relationships, etc. Many parts of a day, month, year, life must be co-created, but even co-creation is yours. To dismiss your day as created only by powers, people, and forces greater than you, is to relinquish responsibility and ownership of your life. If your life is interrupted by these forces that are greater than you, that is one thing, but you will know the difference. If there is any question, then you are probably still in some amount of control over your owning your day. From the "shittiest" to the best days, they are yours. To truly grasp this is life-changing. We know that many of the above considerations are familiar, and maybe even cliche, but they are valid. They are not original to us as a part of our teaching, but we teach them here as a result of their validity in this context. Many have already shaped and shared these ideas. We learned long ago that they work. **QUEUE IS NOW OPEN** Yes, ViP. VIP: hi Michael Let's say that I felt that I didn't know what I wanted to, or should want to create in a given year. In that case, is it enough, or valid, to say that what I want to create in the year is: to learn how to know what I want to create? Is this just another way of saying that I want to learn how to listen to my impulses and act on them? One can always have a clearly-defined path of creation, and this can be anything you wish for it to be. It does not have to be a tangible or even practical direction. If you are uncertain as to what you would like to create, then you would want to create accordingly. For example, I WANT TO CREATE A PATH OF SELF-DISCOVERY THIS YEAR. I WANT TO CREATE A PATH OF TRUST IN MY IMPULSES THIS YEAR TO SEE WHERE THEY LEAD. etc. Keep in mind the differentiation between REALITY and PATH so that you do not confuse the process of interpretation with the process of creation. In your case, you might say that you want to create a path of trust because you will need that as you explore the range of possibilities between what you might want to create vs what you realize you do not want to create. Yes, Bobby Bobby: Michael, some of us were throwing around earlier that Numerologically, this is a "9" Global Year and for some of us even a "9" Personal Year. Any thoughts generally considering this as far as how to think about creating this year? In this case it would be more useful to look at your Personal Year Number when considering the path you wish to create. That Number does not define your path, but does help to describe what patterns and resources might be in place to support or challenge you. We know Troy has not posted our Energy Report, but this is a year of endings, and preparations for a launch into a large cycle that must consider far more than the satisfaction and conveniences of the self. It can be helpful, then, to consider what you wish to leave behind, allow yourself to grieve, bring closure to, and heal. Those are considerations, but not definitions, so they can be considered regardless of what one seeks to create. We will close with a note that each of you create your years, your paths, and you create your reality. The above information does not change the fact that you already do these in some way, but the above information can help you to be more actively involved and conscious of what you are doing and choosing. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
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    ASK Michael Live Chat June 1, 2014 Channel: Troy Tolley [ViP] Hi Michael, can you briefly describe the 7 circles of Conscience? [MEntity] For our response to be relevant, we ask if you are speaking in terms of "conscience" being that which is one's inner guide, or do you mean this in terms of awareness, or do you mean this in terms of consciousness? We know these terms are often used interchangeably. [ViP] You recently described "conscience" as being the sense of inner responsibility and compassion that had 7 Circles to it, so perhaps it would be in terms of the inner guide? I can provide the definition you gave if it would help [MEntity] We only wished for the clarification. We understand now. There may be other ways to describe the Circles of Conscience that are relevant to an individual, but we will offer these. Conscience is different from Consciousness and Awareness, but the merging of those three factors are vital for one's evolution, so they are often used interchangeably by the time one is an older soul. Conscience is that inner sense of guidance that one develops and learns to listen to as a means of navigating the life and for making choices. Conscience in its Positive Pole might be INTEGRITY while in the Negative Pole might be GUILT. The 7 Circles of Conscience, then, might be: SELF-NURTURING, SELF-PRESERVATION, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, SELF-DEFINING, SELF-ACCEPTANCE, SELF-ACTUALIZATION, and then SELF-MASTERY. Self-Nurturing Polarities would be CURIOSITY as the Positive Pole, and NEGLECT as the Negative Pole. Self-Preservation Polarities are VITALITY and DEFENSE, positive and negative, respectively. Self-Preservation would be VITALITY, and DEFENSE. Self-Sufficiency would be GENEROSITY, and PANIC. Self-Defining would be COMPASSION, and LOATHING. Self-Acceptance would be SOCIAL, and LONELINESS. Self-Actualizing would be EMPATHY and DENIAL. Self-Mastery would be RESPONSIBLE, and CONTROLLING. Many of our students often hover in the circles between Self-definition and Self-Mastery. We can elaborate upon this topic in a dedicated discussion. [Colleen] In 1937, Amelia Earhart disappeared. What became of her and what was her soul age, role, and overleaves? [MEntity] The fragment in question would be the Intellectually-Centered, Moving Part, 7th Level Young Scholar with the Goal of Flow that she would slide to Growth and Submission; an Idealist in Observation that slid to Passion, and a Chief Feature of Arrogance. This fragment appears to have encountered technical issues in-flight and was forced to crash-land near an island where she and her Task Companion lived out the rest of their days. [Kurtis] Hi Michael, like with the descriptions of the Server, Artisan and Warrior castings last Ask Michael, could you provide info on the Scholar-cast in those same formats? [MEntity] Scholar-Casting often shows up as heightened sensitivity, often felt in deep, emotional ways that "make no sense." This is often interpreted by the Scholar-cast as such a vulnerability that they often are the most secretive and "personal" with their exploration of the life. This Casting often gravitates toward anyone who can help them to "come out of themselves" in a way that is uninhibited and less self-conscious. This Casting often generates in the lifetime a love/hate, push/pull relationship with intimacy, at once desiring it greatly, but also convincing themselves that it is an unnecessary distraction. The Scholar-cast often struggles with his or her attention being fixated or fulfilled. In other words, when fixated, it is a means of escape, while when fulfilled, it is a product of exploration. These fragments can be of the most "kinky" of all. The Scholar-cast, more than even the Sage, or Sage-cast, can require feedback for insight into themselves, into the life, and the patterns of that life; they must "bounce" ideas off of others, see and hear these ideas played out in some way, so as to better navigate the library of thought that they carry. This can sometimes turn into a kind of paralysis if that sharing is not fulfilled in some way, locking them down with a sense of defeat for not having anyone to share those ideas and ideals with. We can always elaborate upon any of our terms, but for the sake of taking more questions today, we think this is a helpful start. [annay] Do we create more karma with people we end relationships with? Lets say if the other person is not happy with you ending the relationship ? Would you have to work it out in another life?? Even if you have forgiven the person yourself?? [MEntity] Anna, there is no categorical response that we can give to that question. The nature of Karma is so relative, that in one instance there may be Karma, while in another of the same circumstances, there is not. However, we can say that the ending of a relationship does not often generate a Ribbon only from the mere ending of the relationship, however difficult that may be for either party. Disappointment and grief are not inherently Karmic. If the one who ends the relationship has put the other party in some form of danger, or has significantly interfered with the capacity of the other party to choose, then a Ribbon can be generated. By "interfered" we mean that there is an active imposition on the capacity to choose. We are not speaking of the grief-stricken reactions that can impose restrictions of choice on the self. That is self-karmic, but not Karmic between the ones who have parted. If disappointment and grief were Karmic, we doubt we would ever return to Tao. [royce] Hello Michael , recently I asked about Objective Art vs Subjective art. I would like to take that into the realm of Modern storytelling. I don't feel there are a lot of examples of "Objective storytelling"; how might it differ in terms of approach than a lot of what we see in cinemas today? still lean heavily on suspense? horror? [MEntity] Before we reply, what do you mean by the additional end of your question? Are you asking if suspense and horror are ways to be Objective, or are you rhetorically suggesting that cinema leans heavily on suspense and horror? Please clarify. [royce] basically if a story was written with the intention of being objective art ( made with all of the centers) how might it look in comparison to a lot of stories out today which is more or less aimed to be emotional roller coasters. would objective art movies look almost entirely alien to us in how they would be approached? [MEntity] We understand and will respond. The effects of art are not often a fair representation of its origins. Objective and Subjective Arts can be interpreted and experienced in any number of ways relative to the interpreter. In fact, a great deal of Objective Art is "hated." It is not often received well. It is often threatening to the comforts and familiarities of the Personality. The same goes for genres. There can be Objective Horror and Subjective Horror. Objective and Subjective Art can only really describe the sources. However, there is validity to the fact that the source can have some effect, of course, but the individuals receiving/interpreting that art will always have the final say for how it is experienced. In terms of modern storytelling, a great shift is already in motion away from passive storytelling and into interactive storytelling. As we, as sentience, are now in the Century of Choice as a Platform for the species, CHOICE is becoming the vital key to a truly Objective method of storytelling. Modern gaming is already on the cutting edge of this, with Sages, Artisans, and Scholars flocking to its initial waves to help refine, expand upon, and spread its foundations. This move away from passive storytelling and into interactive storytelling is yet another expansion of impact from the shift in Soul Age away from Young to Mature. In that regard, it is an evolution, and represents Objective Art, as the source of that creativity must be inclusive, considering the broadest range of perceptions, paths, and probabilities as a means to fulfill the core of a story. We have never seen anything like it, and we find it beautiful. We often "sit in" with Troy as he plays. We are finding there is little difference between the architecture of gaming, and the process of incarnation, parallels, and probabilities. All higher concepts are eventually reflected in the Physical Plane in some way, and this dimension of existence is finding its footing. [Maureen] Michael, you said (to my sister): “Your higher Frequency and higher Female Energy allows you to endure much more than would someone with a lower Frequency, or Higher Male Energy. That endurance allows far more opportunities for healing that might not have been explored, otherwise.” Would you elaborate more on how endurance is experienced through the Higher/Lower Frequencies and Higher/Lower Male/Female Energy? [MEntity] Endurance can be a tool for any Frequency or Energy Ratio, but they would tend to show up differently. In Higher Frequencies, endurance is utilized by cycling through experiences of challenge so that no cycle through it is too deep or too much. That is not to say that a challenge might not feel or seem to be "too much, or too deep," but in the end it would not be. Higher Frequency fragments tend to work through experiences in layers, move on to other experiences, and other experiences, and then cycle back through. This helps bring about cycles of healing between cycles of challenge. Higher Creative/Female Energy helps one to emphasize problem-solving, intuitive navigation, and a trust in chaos, which leads one to having a greater endurance in terms of allowing challenges to be a part of the life. The pros of both of these can be that both allow room for healing. For the Lower Frequency fragments, there is still processing in layers, but it is from the inside/out of the experience, rather than from the outside/in. Higher Frequency fragments eventually get to the core, while Lower Frequency fragments start at the core. Because of this start at the core, there is little room for moving beyond the layers "above them" in that experience. They must find a way through all of those layers. Because of this dynamic, it can be difficult to access the healing that could be of benefit to that Lower Frequency. The Healing would tend to come in near the exit of the layers, if you will, and not often before that. That is not to say that healing is not available to the Lower Frequency when submerged in the core of an experience, but that they often do not allow for it. For the Higher Male fragments, the navigation of experiences can be one of a linear nature, structured, and intent, with a laser-like focus, which can also exclude anything distracting, such as healing. Again, it is not that healing is not available to the Higher Male/Focused Energy, but that it often must find its way into the path so as not to be a distraction. Does this help? [Maureen] Yes it does [MEntity] We must conclude here for today. Good evening to everyone.
  8. Michael Speaks Live OPEN FLOOR QUESTIONS November 24, 2013 Channel: Troy Tolley [MEntity] Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin our exchanges with you. [MEntity] We understand this exchange to be focused on the questions and considerations of those students "new" to our teachings. [MEntity] What we will do to launch this discussion is to share with you how best to go about your approach to learning and studying our teachings, and where best to apply what it is that you learn. [MEntity] The best way to go about your approach to learning and studying our teachings is: YOUR WAY. The best places to apply the teachings as you learn them is: WHEREVER AND HOWEVER YOU WISH TO DO SO. [MEntity] We know of no "best way" for either of these things [MEntity] Your questions are yours. Your path is yours. Your pace is yours. We have not presented our teaching in a linear or delineated way for a reason. It is a spherical teaching. It can be approached from all "sides" and each side is interlaced with every other side. You cannot go wrong. [dave] hello michael. is there anything in particular that would identify the influence as you when i am making choices? is there a way to hear each of our guides individually? i feel love for them and am incredibly grateful. [MEntity] First, we will say that we, nor your guides, have much influence through even the most willing of fragments. "Influence" from guides can only come in three forms: insight, perspective, or support. We know this can be considered influence, but we wish to clarify that we cannot do more than what is asked of us. [dave] i get it. those 3 are what i mean. [MEntity] Next, we would say, yes, there are ways to differentiate between "you" and your guides/us. However, this takes time and awareness. Most fragments are quite content with the more practical "inner voice" that one tends to know as one's own voice. [MEntity] Because we do not have a voice, nor do your guides, the indicators for those voices tend to need to be defined by the listener, and then listened for. [MEntity] For example, if you have a guide who is sought for help with career choices, you might assign a more distinct authorative voice to this guide. That guide will not override this, and all guides would rather use any voice you can hear than to not be heard when you most wish to hear them. [dave] yeah. i think i maybe shouldn't care too much about it. just that i make wise choices. [MEntity] If a guide or teacher does not have a distinct "voice" assigned to them, we can say that voices of guides with INSIGHT tend to come with more unaffected, flat deliveries, while voices of PERSPECTIVE tend to come with more "personality" and even symbolism, and voices of SUPPORT tend to come as quite comforting and quiet. [MEntity] All of these would tend to come as "bursts" or spontaneously, and it is in those moments that you can begin to build your awareness of what each "voice" tends to, and how it is slightly different from your own. [MEntity] We are speaking of those who live with guides and teachers, not of those who pursue a career in channeling where the differentiation is far more important to distinguish. 1:07 PM 11/24/2013 [Connor] Hello Michael. This is a question I've run into a couple times which has not been clarified to date, as far as I know. Can Transcendental Souls create karma? An example of Muhummad comes to mind, whose teachings didn't quite 'get across'. [MEntity] Any fragment who is incarnated can create Karma. It is always a gamble. [MEntity] However, by the time one has come to be Transcendental, the requirements necessary for the formation of a Ribbon or Ribbons would be highly unlikely. [MEntity] Karma can be generated without Ribbons. It is the Ribbons that are evaded, not the Karma. [Connor] Ah. Still learning to differentiate the two. [MEntity] Karma is imbalance generated by intensity of interference of choice. This almost always generates a Ribbon. A Ribbon is the unattended necessity for balance that is caused by the imbalance. [MEntity] Older Souls and beyond in Soul Age tend not to generate Ribbons because they can process any imbalance quite rapidly, and it is rarely relative to any Physical Plane requirements for balance. [Connor] So then the fragment who killed Gandhi, for example, would not have generated a ribbon, despite the act of murder? (if time allows) [MEntity] For example, a Transcendental Soul may still find himself distracted with the pleasures of the Physical Plane, as was Mahatma Gandhi, and generate some Karma because of some irresponsible choices that create imbalances between himself and others. [MEntity] There was no interference of choice in terms of the Physical Plane, but there was neglect and indulgances that created imbalances in the Emotional and Intellectual realms. These were then balanced in those realms, such as through dreams or after the life. [Connor] Cool. [MEntity] Dying is wholly understood and known to be built into the life of a Transcendental Soul. It is expected. The death is often orchestrated through Agreements in a way that would bring about the changes that the life may not have been able to generate. Karma *could* be generated through the murder of a Transcendental Soul, but it has yet to be done. This is because there is simply no sense of intensity or violation to generate the imbalance necessary. [Kurtle] Hey Michael, I’m getting to know the overleaves better. For today could you elaborate on the Caution and Power modes and how they appear in older souls(mature and old)? The definitions we have here typically apply to the younger souls so clarification would be useful in how they “manifest”. [MEntity] The Mode is how one RELATES. This is how one relates to the Goal, to the life, to others, and how one goes about securing Intimacy in the life. [MEntity] At the core of Caution and Power are EXPRESSION, so these will be all about the FORM. [MEntity] Regardless of Soul Age, Caution will relate DELIBERATELY (with intention) as a way to give form to a relationship, to a goal, to intimacy. [MEntity] When the forms of relationship, goals, and intimacy are not felt to be representative of Caution, it can fall into PHOBIA, or an extreme aversion to most everything that is in relationship to the fragment. [Kurtle] ah that makes sense. [Kurtle] Well the definition of phobia I mean. [MEntity] In the older souls, DELIBERATION can come in the form of having quite specific standards and parameters for what is of interest for relating to the fragment. Think of Caution as DISCRIMINATION in the context of relating. Deliberation aims for Sophistication. [MEntity] So Caution Mode is about refining relationships. [MEntity] When Caution is in Phobia, it is like Discrimination in Rejection. [Kurtle] It sounds like a friend of mine. :P [MEntity] It is a refusal to take responsibility for the forms that have been created or allowed. [MEntity] Caution could be said to be an emphasis on how the other half of the equation of Relating takes form, whereas POWER is about how YOU take form in the equation of Relating. [MEntity] Power is about how PRESENT one is in a relationship. [MEntity] The more Present one is, the more Authority one has over the self. [Kurtle] So it's like Caution is adapting itself to the situation and Power is adapting the situation to itself? [MEntity] When POWER feels its Presence is not taking form, it can compensate by falling into OPPRESSION. [Kurtle] Kind of like Enforcing their presence on others. Ah I see. [MEntity] In the older souls, Power is all about being awake in a relationship. When the old soul falls into Oppression, he has fallen asleep. If Power is like ACCEPTANCE, the Oppression is like Ingratiation. It is about losing one's form as a way to conform so that one has some sense of power, in the same way that Ingratiation is about doing what one thinks is necessary in order to be loved. [MEntity] Of course, Ingratiation is not Love, and Oppression is not Power. [MEntity] Kurt, in the younger Soul Ages, Oppression does come as more of an enforcement of presence upon others, but in the older souls, this turns around so that one begins to shrink in the shadow of anything deemed more powerful. [MEntity] For all of the Overleaves, try this for understanding the differences between how they manifest in younger Soul Ages versus older Soul Ages: [MEntity] Add SELF- to the Positive or Negative Pole of the term. [Kurtle] ohhh that make s a lot of sense. [MEntity] For instance, in Discrimination, the Negative Pole of Rejection is more often SELF-Rejection for the Old Soul. The Goal of Acceptance is more about SELF-Acceptance. CAUTION Mode can fall into SELF-Phobia, or the Stoic into SELF-Resignation. And so on. [MEntity] This is not always a clear differentiation, but it can help. [Kurtle] Ah, would that be the same for the Mature Soul? Self- I mean. [GeraldineB] That's for another time, Kurt [GeraldineB] Time to move along :) [MEntity] By "older" we always mean mid-Mature through Old. [ViP1] Sex education for children is something that seems particularly important in order for children to know how to manage their impulses with respect for themselves as they become older, and yet it is approached in wildy varying, ad hoc ways that typically depend heavily on cultural background. [ViP1] Such approaches range from no intentional attempt at sex education at all, rather avoiding the topic completely, to complete openness that might strike other people as awkward and inappropriate. [ViP1] The education itself might come from parents, or from teachers, or from friends, or from the media, or all of those. In addition, there is usually some degree of awkwardness in parents around even raising the topic with their children to begin with. [ViP1] Do you have any insights on how to approach sex education for children, irrespective of their cultural background, in a manner that is inclusive of their own makeup, that is appropriate to and respectful of their needs and level of mental/emotional development, the best age for children at which to introduce it, and who such education might best be provided by? [MEntity] The greatest approach to sex education is through the removal of shame from the equation. The rest is fairly moot. Shame is easily learned, and this informs one moreso than any other guiding factor for health. [MEntity] We say that the rest is fairly moot because most education for children regarding a topic that cannot be fathomed is difficult to instill in any meaningful way, and for those in the throes of it simply cannot hear. "Education" would be most effective in removing shame, and inviting choice. [MEntity] By inviting choice we mean that children would do well to know that they have a choice for being safe, asking for more information, accessing protection, etc. For some, the details are helpful, for others the details are meaningless, but for the entire spectrum of ages and cultures, CHOICE is what is often missing from the equation of education. [MEntity] "You do not have to understand what you are doing, just that you have a choice in how you are doing it." [MEntity] Once the power of choice is in a child's hand from any culture, and the weight of shame is removed, the eagerness for "better choices" comes naturally. [MEntity] In short: reduce shame, increase choice. This can be implemented in any number of ways. [HunterG] Hello Michael, I know you have said listening to music can be a direct link to essence. My question is "What is the interaction with essence in the context of CREATING music?" Because not much has been said in that regard. [MEntity] The process of creating music is often the process of manifesting Essence. It is a bringing of the language of the Astral Plane into form. [MEntity] All music is an extension of the Astral Plane. [MEntity] This could be said of any Matter, actually, but music is one of the more fluid and concise extensions. [MEntity] Different kinds of music extend from different levels of the Astral Plane, but all of it is an extension of this Plane. [MEntity] This includes the "music" of non-sentient species, as well. [HunterG] Would there be a way to differentiate the different kinds of music? [MEntity] Yes. Think of the Astral Plane as something like an Emotional Center with all of its Parts. The Moving Part would be that which encourages movement/action. The Higher Moving would be that which encourages resonance/Beauty. The Intellectual Part would be that which brings Expression, such as Song, lyrics, etc. while the Higher Intellectual would be along the lines of choral, or philosophical/Truth explorations in word, and the Emotional Part would be that which soothes and calms, while the Higher Emotional Part might bring healing/Loving. Music is not one or the other of these, but often a mix of at least 2 or 3. [HunterG] yes
  9. Michael Speaks 011010 TOPIC CHAT (new format) Self-Karma Despite the complexities that can be involved in Self-Karma, the actual concept, exploration, and resolution are quite simple. That is not to say that the process is "easy," but that describing these elements is fairly simple. First, we will define Karma as "any form of intensity (imbalance) as a result of interference to your capacity for Choice." Interference of Choice is not the only criteria for generating Karma. There must be an intensity, or imbalance, generated from at least one party, and most-often the party who suffered the loss of Choice. The sudden increase for capacity of Choice is also a form of Karma, if intensity is generated. We describe this as Philanthropic Karma, and this form of Karma "feels good," but it is Karma, nonetheless, as it interfered with Choice and generated intensity. When Karma is generated, "Ribbons" are formed as a means to track those intensities. Those Ribbons connect among the Instinctive Centers of all who are involved. It might be more accurate to describe these as "tuned frequencies" that do not lose track of the members of that frequency, but we feel that "ribbons" is easier to image. The resolution of Karma is in the "burning" of the "ribbon," or neutralizing that frequency. The burning of ribbons is always done through role reversal, either with the parties from each side reversing positions, or from the party who generated the karma reversing his or her own actions that generated the Karma. A simplified example of each might be: Reversing Positions = you kill someone, that someone kills you. Reversing Actions = you kill someone, you then save that someone in a later life. We realize that we have been sharing the details about our perception of Karma, but this is helpful in understanding your Self-Karma because much of the same dynamic applies. We will define Self-Karma as being "a dual position within that interferes with your own capacity for Choice, and generates intensity, or imbalance." Often these are also described as "Issues." ALL Self-Karma is contained within a single lifetime and does not carry over in the same way that Ribbons do among fragments. Self-Karma is generated by the Personality within the lifetime. However, Self-Karma can show up as patterns for an Essence, because Essence designs each Personality, and often the patterns of exploration sought by Essence generates similar opportunities across lifetimes for each Personality that tends toward certain Self-Karmic issues. If a Personality resolves his or her Self-Karma within a lifetime, that Self-Karma is usually not repeated, because Essence then has a completed set of new data from which to use for creating a lifetime. Since Essence learns through Personality, it can only progress beyond certain Self-Karmic patterns when a Personality finally figures out how to resolve the issue. That is not to say that a pattern does not repeat, but that it is rarely repeated. When we say that it is not repeated, we are speaking about a specific Self-Karma, but that issue may be a part of a larger category of Self-Karma, which we will explain in a moment. If you are alive, you most-likely have Self-Karma. Self-Karma is so common a development among Personalities that even the hosts for the Transcendental and Infinite Souls carried Self-Karma. However, in the cases of Transcendental and Infinite Soul hosts, the Self-Karma is always resolved within the lifetime. Self-Karma is generated in four categories of your life, which mirror the Axes of our Overleaf System. It would be more accurate to say that Self-Karma is generated in one or more of your four "bodies" that mirror the Axes of our Overleaf System: your Intellectual, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual/Instinctive Bodies. These categories can help you to identify your Self-Karma by where, how, and when you find yourself divided in a way that interferes with your capacity for Choice. Self-Karma is often paralyzing in its effects. When we say "paralyzing," we include those uncontrollable compulsions that force a choice even when you "know" is not a choice you would prefer to make. We include non-choice, refusal to choose, or the fear to choose, as a means to suspend yourself between two or more choices, as forms of paralyzing. What we will share now is a simple exercise for identifying your Self-Karma in a way that allows for tangibility so that resolution can be made, if you choose to pursue such an endeavor. Draw up a chart in a way that creates the four categories, or bodies: Intellectual, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual. With merely a glance at your life, considering each category, it might be fairly easy to identify at least one Self-Karma from each category. You could translate each category into a way to help your examination, such as: Expression, Inspirational, Action, and Assimilliation areas of your life. Assimillation might be better understood as your "Learning" or "Comprehension," or the "Lessons" are of life. Another translation: my world view; my relationships; my body; my spirit. Questions to pose for each category, regardless of how one translates that category might sound something like: "What do I get the most upset about in this category?" Or "In this category, what experience repeats for me that keeps me from making the choices I want to make?" Or "In this category, where do I wish something else would change before I can make a choice that I prefer?" Or "In this category, to what do I tend to overreact?" Or "In this category, what triggers reaction in me?" Or "What frustrates me the most about myself, others, life in this category?" At first, your examination may bring up broad categories, and that is a good place to start, but you would eventually want to narrow it down to specific triggers or situations. For instance, you may feel that issues of INJUSTICE is a large context that carries triggers for you, but upon closer inspection, you may find that you are really only triggered when someone does not comply to your way of thinking, or agree with you, or celebrate your passionate stance with the same passion. This might indicate that your issues are not so much about Injustice, but about "Being Right" or "Being Superior." Once one has identified a Self-Karma, then the work of resolution can begin. Resolution is found when there is no longer a sense of division, and your choice is completely owned by you. We will give a very simple example: A fragment identifies that she has "issues" with her body image, detailing that she feels ugly because she does not lose weight, but does not do the work of losing that weight. This would fall under BODY, or Physical. The broader category would be "Body Image," but she might find she is triggered in instances where she is going to be social or intimate. Her Self-Karma then might be the division within that says she is beautiful just as she is, as long as no one sees her. Being "Beautiful As I Am" means to her to never having that concept challenged, so she remains isolated and secluded to sustain that version of herself. Being "As Beautiful as Others Prefer" would mean shaping the body into a new form, which means exercise, diet, and patience, but this is in conflict with "Beautiful As I Am," and to follow through in that direction might mean she really is not beautiful as she is, so reprimanding, self-punishment, self-hate, repulsion replace diet, exercise, and patience. She remains at home, or secretly isolated internally, even when in social situations. The resolution would come only when she MAKES THE CHOICE in one direction or the other, and allows herself to own that choice. If she chooses to "Be Beautiful As I Am" then it would require the work of self-acceptance, self-kindness, accentuating all that is felt to be beautiful, internally and externally, and to build upon that. She would celebrate the beautiful in those people and things that she knows as beautiful beyond any standard in entertainment or social media. She would allow for all forms of beauty, knowing that this is a subjective matter, and never something that can be standardized. If she chooses to "Be as Beautiful as Others Prefer," then she would own the steps necessary to go down that path, and begin a commitment to exercise, diet, patience, and a reality-check that she cannot transform her body to be exactly as someone else's, but that she can make it the best it can be. She would embrace the fact that she may not please everyone, but focus on moving her body into a state that is pleasing to herself. She is simply taking care of herself. In short: the Self-Karma is a division that could be described as "Accept my self as I am/Improve upon my self-image." The resolution is to choose one of those and to own all that goes along with that choice. The irony is that in the commitment to one or the other, BOTH are ultimately included; hence the resolution. Neither side of the division is left behind. Accepting yourself as you are automatically includes an upgrade to your self image. Improving upon your self-image automatically brings a kindness to the process that is an acceptance for who you are all along the way of your improvement. Improving yourself in your own eyes automatically improves your representation of yourself to others, thus improving yourself in their eyes, as well. Improving yourself in a way that others may find appealing often leads to clarity about what must be improved in your own eyes. When choosing a direction for commitment to resolution, it is often more beneficial and efficient to choose the direction over which you have the most control. For instance, taking the route of "Accept Myself As I Am" is far more within the control of that person than if she were to entirely depend upon the external factors for gauging her progress. Both paths could work, but this is why many teachings encourage one to start with the self, since that is where one has the most control, and is almost always guaranteed success. Choosing to go in a direction of lesser control that requires others to comply to your ideal is still a valid path, but a more complicated and challenging path, with less-likely successes. The more time and care given to your examination of your Self-Karma, the more quickly and easily the resolution might come because the solutions are often within the issue, itself. **************Q&A*************** Are there different gemstones with their frequencies that might be utilized to help neutralize the energies of these four self-karma categories? If it is understood that these gemstones are merely a supportive energy, and not an energy that actually does the work for you, then there are stones that might help some fragments receptive to that energy. To understand how these work, it might be helpful to think of each gemstone as being a light of specific color, and when that light is shined into your space, it can highlight certain things. It is not that the stone is actually "doing" anything other than being itself. A flashlight in the dark is not magic, but it can certainly improve one's capacity for seeing. And so it is with such tools as gemstones. With that being understood, the most common stones available for helping support in the process of Self-Karma might be: Rose Quartz or Pyrite for Physical/Body Issues Amethyst Quartz or Citronite for World View/Intellectual/Expression issues Tourmaline or Jades for various Learning/Comprehension/Instinctive Issues Tiger's Eye or Azurites for Emotional/Relationship Issues These stones may help to highlight the areas prone to opportunities for resolution, but they will not resolve the issues for you, or soothe them. There is validity to frequencies generated from inanimate objects, especially from those directly of the planet, but as with any tool, it is what you do with them that makes the difference, not necessarily the properties of that object. A hammer is just a hammer until one picks it up to use with intent, and that intent can have a multitude of outcomes. How do you deal with cases where manifesting is involved and appears to interfere with the resolution? For example: If the woman above decides to get in shape, but then injures herself or gets into a car accident that hurts her back. How to avoid or get past that? I see it a lot. The Self-Karma would remain, as well as the resolution, regardless of circumstances along the way. To make this clearer, we will use an example of a man who has lost his legs who feels he is worthless without being able to walk. The Self-Karma is not in whether he can walk, or not, but in how he experiences whether he can walk, or not. If he is divided to such an extent that it paralyzes his capacity for choice, then he has generated Self-Karma. If he embraces his experience, or if he commits to rising above it, then the Self-Karma is resolved. For the woman who has hurt her back after commiting to improving the health of her body, she can still commit to the improvement of her health and body. When a commitment in one direction of resolution comes with great obstacles, or surprise obstacles, or challenges, the commitment itself must inherently make room for all of the possibilities of that path, or it is not a commitment. Is there a way of avoiding or lessening the chances of that happening in the first place? It seems to me that it happens when someone forces themselves towards one choice without being ready? You are correct that "forcing a choice" is still included in Self-Karma, as we described it as a compulsion. And that is a good point for differentiation: Resolution comes from EMBRACING YOUR CHOICE, not FORCING your choice. Forcing a choice leads to complications that compound the Self-Karma. Embracing a choice means absolute permission to explore that choice on your own terms at your own pace, and with an invitation to Essence, your friends, your loved ones for support in that choice. Forcing a choice is usually marked by intensity and often secrecy. Embracing a choice is usually marked by a gentleness and an openness without shame. That is not to say that embracing a choice would avoid any surprises, but that embracing a choice inherently brings the strength of adaptability. In addressing self-karma through another channel once, you told me to consider my greatest concern in life and I'll be on my way to identifying my self-karma... then you asked me "how satisfied are you with your response to friendship". Would you elaborate a little more on the why of that particular question and how it relates to my self-karma? For examination on a broader level, we would ask about the "greatest concern in life," and this would allow one to find his or her most pressing issue/s. Following this with a question about relationships would help to identify a category. That question would have been asked if we suspected it may be helpful to look into your Emotional or Relationship Category for refinement of that exploration. Thank you, good evening! Could you please give an example of, and resolution to, a spiritual self karma? Would perfectionism be a spiritual self karma? A broad example of a Spiritual/Instinctive Self-Karma might be those issues associated with Guilt and Shame. A specific Spiritual Self-Karma within Guilt or Shame might be in the experience of being an Old Soul among family members who are Baby and Young, and having to deal with this in a way that does not leave you feeling divided between "being yourself" and "compromising just to keep the peace." In that case, the choice would be between "being yourself" and letting others deal with that, or "Compromising to keep the peace" as a means of dealing with it on your own. The resolution would be in the fact that regardless of which choice you make, you are ALWAYS "yourself," and no context changes that, regardless of the facet you choose to bring forth appropriately or strategically. In an example you gave, - which is EXACTLY me, lol, and started with back injuries, are both options you gave equally valid for truly resolving the issue? Using that example, what happens if you improve yourself and then later on you end up backsliding or being injured, etc and are once again feeling overweight and unattractive? It seems like loving yourself as you are resolves the situation, whereas changing your body, while healthier physically, could be undone. Self-Karmic resolution is immediate and permanent and not based upon conditions. If the motivations for improving upon the body as a path to resolution is conditional upon reaching some conclusive state that will only THEN be satisfied, then it is merely a perpetuation of the Self-Karma. If one were to choose to improve upon the body as a means for reaching a state considered "beautiful," it would have to include kindness, patience, and a devotion to the self in a way that naturally translates into "beautiful as you are along the way." The embrace of the commitment to improve upon the body as a means to reach a greater state of beauty would mean that you are merely at one point in that spectrum of beauty, rather than its needing a finish line to cross. Another way to understand when one is in Resolution is when you know your choice is because you WANT to make that choice, not because you feel you HAVE to make that choice. "I HAVE to make this choice if I want to be beautiful" is not a choice that resolves Self-Karma. "I HAVE to accept myself as I am in order to feel beautiful" is equally imprisoning. In this case, it would be helpful to understand that the ideal of beautiful cannot be reached without creating steps along the way that are seen as beautiful to you. Much like building a brick house, it must be completed brick by brick. It is never helpful to deny that it is a brick house simply because it is not to a point where you feel you can live in it. For instance, the simple decision to "try to like how I look today" is a beautiful decision. It may not stick, but for now, it is beautiful. The more "for now" moments of beauty you extract from your experiences will add to the materials that build your ideal structure of beauty. The decision not to eat a certain way for the day because you feel this contributes to your better health is a beautiful decision, even if you do not choose that the next day. For now, it is beautiful. Those simple moments build into a matrix that helps to generate moments that are far more pivotal toward resolution. So you often surround yourself with 'conditions' when you are experiencing self-karma? Oh yes. Depending on the extent and depth of the Self-Karma, the more conditional your existence. "I can be beautiful as I am, as long as I am invisible." Those "conditions" generate a false reality, and that is what gets exhausting, not the actual process of resolution. Sustaining a false reality as a means to balance the divisions within is literally exhausting. All Self-Karma can be resolved in an instant once the truth of the absolute superficiality and uselessness is comprehended. ALL Self-Karma are simply forms of self-discipline that have gone awry in the self-parenting process. Or put another way, generated during the Third Internal Monad. Is the majority of self-karma generated during or through the 3rd IM or are their other times/experiences that generate a certain amount of self-karma as well? Self-Karma is almost entirely generated during the Third Internal Monad, and complicated or refined over the rest of the life. For instance: there may be the experience of being rejected based on appearance, which prompts one to be very concerned about appearance, which then becomes a divide within that acceptance is based heavily upon appearance, which then becomes specific to certain body parts, or spreads to include the entire body. So it might be useful looking at the experiences surrounding the 3rd IM in order to help identify some of the behaviours that are self-karmic? Find their genesis, so to speak, and understanding what has given rise to them, be able to put them into a more proper perspective? It is not necessary to understand from where or when these were generated. It will never matter where or when these were generated, as it is the current "you" who make the choices now. It would be similar to trying to understand when, where, and why you have brown hair. It does not matter. You have the choice to embrace that color, or to change it. We pointed out the timeframe of origin as a means to point out that many of these issues are "teen age" or "young soul" levels of issues, or even younger, and that their bearing has little validity or relevance to you as an adult or older soul. Self-karma is created by ourselves and not circumstances or others... Correct. It is created when one interferes with one's own choices to the point that it generates a divide within. Thanks Michael. You've touched on some of this already, but here's my original question/s: Could you comment on how Self Karma tends to be experienced across all soul ages, or is it more likely to be confronted by us as we mature in soul age? If you are alive, you most likely experience Self-Karma. Most Self-Karma is relative to the predominant Soul Age for your planet, or your current society within which you were nurtured. So there are links to Social/Cultural soul age? Relative...? All Soul Ages experience Self-Karma, but it is true that there are emphases within each: Infant and Old tend toward Spiritual Issues; Baby tends toward Intellectual/Expression Issues; Young tends toward Physical/Body Issues; and Mature toward Emotional/Relationship Issues. Though Old tends toward Spiritual Issues, they are prone to taking on the predominant issues of the times, and can run that gamut of issues across the soul ages, depending on what is of interest for exploration that has never been resolved. Most Old Souls that we know of have yet to resolve Self-Karmic issues remembered from their Young Soul days and are finally "getting around to them" now. That is because the current society fully supports Young Soul issues involving appearance, body, health, etc. When most of you were in your Young Soul days, your "Baby" or Intellectual/Expression issues were most explored. We would also point out that now that the planet is technically Mature Soul, newer generations would generate their Self-Karma during the Fourth Internal Monad. In an Old Soul Society, these would be generated during the Fifth Internal Monad. The predominant Soul Age during the lifetime usually indicates when the Self-Karma is generated, and though it can also indicate what kind, it is not necessarily limited to that. Does this mean we would have to wait for society to catch up to work through mature and old soul issues? No, we simply speak about the practicality of the times, since Self-Karma is generated and contained within the single Personality, which is most-often imprinted by the current society, but anyone can work on anything at any time. Oh, I misunderstood -- there are four categories of Self-Karma, but one only develops an issue within one category during any given lifetime? No. The timeframe for when they are usually generated is fairly consistent, and it can indicate the root of many issues, but could include issues from any category. In your response to another question, you mentioned that one must choose between being themselves and compromising to keep the peace. How do you accept that finding that compromise may never occur and to be accepting that your best attempts to rectify a situation will never be enough while accepting that the consequences of the failure of another will happen to them, without it creating the self-karma of guilt or shame? I seem to have this type of pattern repeating through the past five or ten years for me and I'd really like to break it somehow. We see that is a helpful question that addresses the nature of resolution when it is valid. In this case, if one were to choose to compromise for the sake of keeping the peace and does not experience this compromise as an assault against one's being, but finds that compromise still does nothing, then the the point of Being Oneself is still intact, as it is clarified that no amount of compromise makes a difference, and that the issue was never about one's Being. From that space within the original resolution, it would be a matter of decisions based on what to do with these individuals, and not to do with oneself. This may lead to another layer of Self-Karma because it might get to the Self-Karma one might have about who "should love me, no matter what." Do you endure the suffering within their presence as a means to receive potential love, or do you remove yourself from those people who should love you. In short, it might move into issues about where love, and what love, is in your life. Is it more loving to remove yourself from the exhausting exchanges, or is it more loving to allow room for their lack of love for your presence as you choose to love anyway. In most instances where one feels one must continually endure the presence of another while feeling exhausted and even damaged, then the question is not about love, but about Rights. Could you explain further on your definition of Rights? We will include our Map of Rights in the final transcript (see relevant entry here), but as an example: every fragment has the Right to Love and Be Loved, and this Right is either supported or removed in the process of a lifetime. So it might be a question of whether those who refuse to love have more of a right to your love than you do? Just curious about the obstacles to resolution of self-karma...what tends to keep us from resolving them? Are these obstacles different for the various soul ages? The most-common obstacles to resolution are boredom, specialness, and crisis management: Boredom is the result of rejection of Essence, and like a dog with anxiety cut off from his sense of resource, can chew off his own skin to keep busy with distraction. Specialness is a result of rejection of Uniqueness, and spends all of its energy seeking constant external validation for any sense of value. Uniqueness requires nothing for it to Be; it is inherent. Specialness requires constant feedback. Crisis Management is a result of rejection, or distortion, of one's strengths gained over the lifetime. It becomes far more familiar and routine to manage crises, or patterns of issues, than it is to use those strengths for managing the creation of the life, and new patterns of freedom. Boredom is usually linked to Self-Destruction and Greed; Specialness to Self-deprecation and Arrogance; and Crises to Impatience and Martyrdom. Put another way, Boredom often perpetuates Intellectual issues; Specialness perpetuates Emotional issues; and Crises perpetuates Physical Issues. That is a generality, but it is fairly consistent, keeping in mind that there may be layers within a Self-Karma. Could you give an example of Crisis Management in the final transcript? I am not sure I understand that one. We can give an example now: It is much more comforting and familiar to, say, manage the trauma and pain caused by your struggling to accept an invitation where you feel your appearance will be scrutinized, than to simply go, or not. Crisis Management vs Life Management. Crisis vs Choice. Crisis vs Creativity. Hello Michaels & Troy! Initially I wanted to ask WHY self-karma arises and why would we ever want to interfere with our own choices to the point of generating a divide, but I understand that the channel may be tired by now, so will ask instead if you could give an example of the most typical form of self-karma for an Old soul? We can answer both: Why one generates Self-Karma is simple to understand if one does not see it as such an imposition, but as a process of learning that moves from the experience of duality and into the experience of a spectrum, or wholeness. In every instance of Self-Karma there is duality, and in every resolution there is a spectrum, or wholeness. Self-Karma generates from over-simplifying, and Resolution comes from embracing complexity. In every lifetime, every Personality is born an Infant Soul in perspective, and seeks to not only return to the greater perspective already reached in previous lives, but to exceed that. However, this process includes a process from Duality to Spectrum, so to speak, so none escape that process. There is no typical Self-Karma for the Old Soul. If the Old Soul lives in an Old Soul world, then the Self-Karma might tend toward Spiritual issues as "typical," but otherwise, the Self-Karma tends toward the predominant Soul Age of the planet or environment. However, for the sake of example, a "typical" Old Soul/Spiritual Issue could be said to be the resolution between the fact of the current Personality as it exists among all Personalities across time for Essence. Recognizing the profundity of how small one really is in the scheme of things while seeking to retain a sense of identity, contribution, and participation can be terrifying. This is why we say that Old Souls learn through Terror. END OF CHAT
  10. August 17, 2000 Troy Tolley, Channel Open Floor [Michael_Entity] We understand we will start with your Energy Report. This will cover the weeks from the 19th through the 1st. First we will comment that the past weekend was a rather powerful energy flux for many of you, particularly on Sunday. If you did not notice anything, this is nothing to be concerned about. Many of you, though, experienced something similar to an “energy wash.” For those participating in that “wave,” this could have been a slow accumulation or you may have been “hit” rather hard. This “wash” was not uncommon. It is a processing of parallel shifts to date. After many Parallel shifts, sometimes there tends to be what might be considered residual plans, ideas, hopes, etc., that have long begun to be fulfilled in other parallels. When an assessment occurs, which it did over the past week within the first three Cadres of your Energy Ring, a “fresh” alignment occurs similar to a “domino affect”; an alignment among Entity and Cadre Members. There are many ways to look at it, but it is a purging. This is sometimes laced with depression and grief for the first day, even preoccupation with your mortality. Then the stronger, more focused motivation, inspiration, and feelings set in. This then sets up what the next couple of weeks are about. Though some of you may not have experienced what we just described, most of you still are processing your Intellect and Attitudes toward your current life. That is what this “season” is about in general. For the next two weeks, the 19th through the 1st, this appears to be energy moving through Sentience that will allow a respite from your personal Chief Features. Every year there is an opportunity at some point, a window, that allows the Personality to have a “break,” an ability to experience perception without Chief Feature. The next two weeks appear to be that window. This does not mean you are not going to experience your fears or Chief Features, simply that you are in a time frame that will allow you experience the enhanced potential of alleviation from Chief Feature, if you consciously choose that. In fact, you may be highly exposed to your Chief Features, but the energy available will allow you higher consciousness in alleviating their grip. We will suggest a few things that will help, if you choose to experiment. Over the next couple of weeks you can use your body as a tool in this alleviation. You can create any physical cue you find to be a reminder, but we will suggest simple cues for each Axis. These are to be used in any single moment when you “photograph” yourself in the potential throes of Chief Feature. For Sages and Artisans, the physical cue to help you dissolve a moment of Chief Feature, is to gently SMILE. Literally Smile and generate internally a humor in the moment, an affection for your “trickster.” Smile, feel it move through your centers, and then proceed. We state here that this is not a solution, it is a tool. When the Sages and Artisans can see their Fears as children simply demanding attention, they can smile, “wink” internally to acknowledge the distraction, and affectionately “scoot” the Chief Feature on. Remember times when you, yourself, were a nuisance, but merely sought acknowledgment. For Warriors and Kings, we suggest a moment to bring your attention to your POSTURE. Kings and Warriors are either too rigid while in the throes of Chief Feature, or they are wearing down and slumping, protecting the Moving Center. In your moment, simply adjust your Posture. Just for a moment, sit up straight, feel yourself return to a place of empowerment, or relax, sigh out a relief and just let your posture go. When Warriors and Kings can see their Fears as servants and protectors that are overworking or without direction, they can easily transform them. Remember times when you became overbearing in your impact on someone, but merely sought to do what you thought was “right”. Priests and Servers can use the physical cue of taking their palms and gently resting their face in them, spreading the palms and pulling the hands back as if to wash the face. Do this gently and with a conscious realization that you were hiding. This symbolic gesture will literally have the potential to remove a layer of energy you carried as a mask of strength. If you are in public, using one hand, caressing one cheek then the other, as if you are wiping away a spider web, can do a great deal in reminding you that you are “human.” If Priests and Servers can see their Fears as Healed Events that have overstayed their welcome, they can encourage a release of them, making a decision that it is not necessary to nurture or uphold these things that were once important. Remember times when you, yourself, had completed a relationship in someone’s life, knowing it was time to “move on”. Many Priest and Servers hang on to fears because they assume their release will make them lose a part of their identity. Your physical cues, Priests/Servers, go a long way in reminding you that you have an updated identity to fulfill. Scholars, your physical cue appears to be linked to two body parts, your arms and your stomach. When in the throes of your Chief Feature, we suggest making an effort to unfold your arms. This will help you feel more like a participant than an “outsider.” We also suggest taking a moment to place on palm on your stomach, one on over your Heart. In that moment, simply remind yourself, “I am alive.” Scholars can alleviate many of their fears by seeing the Fears as navigational tools, not obstacles. Some Scholars can then allow the Fears to be indications as to what they are studying next, or an indication of what they are least interested in studying and let that go. Remember times when you, yourself, have overpowered a person with your “information” without realizing the need for it was unnecessary or out of context. Your fears behave similarly in their “informing” you. All of the physical cues can be handy to any Role, but we believe these shared here are helpful specifically. We encourage you to discern this for yourselves. We will conclude this topic. We will now open for questions. [ludmila] Many of us will be meeting up in NYC in a few weeks. Were we part of the Alexandrian Mystery School, or some other study group, and if so what is the agenda for our meeting up with each other at this time? [Michael_Entity] Yes, all of you here [in the chat room] were in some way linked to the Alexandria School, but this has no bearing on your gathering in New York City. Your gathering is based on your search for your Entity Members. It is part of your paths as Older Souls and many of you are ready. We could say your only agenda is in validating what many of you have experienced as Essence Recognition. This will catapult many of you into a greater acceptance of self and your individual paths. Some of you are already aware of this, but your contact with each other, even electronically, is changing you. If you choose, trust the embrace of your old friends. [Az61] I am wondering about the sunken Russian Nuclear submarine, the men aboard, etc. I get the feeling that this incident has to do with Russia’s collective evolution after communist rule. Can you comment on it? [Michael_Entity] This event appears to have two levels/angles since one was karmic while the other symbolic. Karmically, this was a group of fragments choosing this as a means to balance previous ship sinking Karma. Nearly all involved have created deaths due to drowning an anonymous vessel. The symbolic level is in the humbling of the search and rescue efforts to require an admission of need for help. This helps move maturity in many directions. As we have said, this period of time recently has been a period of time to ASK for help. It is part of a global experience. This sinking symbolized this to a great degree for many. [Jan] What is the task phrase of Entity 3 in Cadre 1. Also what are the positive and negative poles of Entity 3 (Cadre 1). [Michael_Entity] It could be described that the Task of Entity 3 in your Cadre is “to present alternative angles on reality.” The Positive and Negative Poles of any Entity 3 are +Enterprise and -Versatility. These poles indicate the ability of Entity 3’s position within the Cadre to manifest cohesively any imaginative idea or to manifest them in pieces without depth. Imagine the differences between a complete stage production vs a variety show with no discernible theme. Entity 3’s tend to leave the most records of a civilization behind. [Dewliet] Would Michael please comment on occurrences in other parallels that have an impact on my life now, and the manifestation of such impact? [Michael_Entity] Parallels without exception never impact another Parallel, except on an informational level. Random impact would defeat their point. What can occur though is a search, either done specifically as Personality using techniques for viewing the parallels, or on an Essence Level. This search, or openness, to the various Parallels can then be bridged into making an impact on you. The only way they impact you is through your search though, never as a “surprise” or random bleedthrough. Some of you are very open to your Parallels and have many conscious/unconscious receptors “checking them out” all the time. This still does not mean they impact you on their own, it simply means you are bridging the “gap” and allowing the affect based on information and choice “here”. In the case of the “washing” we spoke of earlier, that was not an indication of other parallels impacting you, but of THIS parallel’s comprehension of paths not chosen. This is occurring with you, too. This forum is not conducive to exploring your personal parallels, but we can work with you individually or when this forum is used for that topic specifically. [MaryBV] Could Michael please expand a bit on the information available about Entity 01, Cadre 01? Perhaps a bit more information on the agreements Terri has with her entity mates on the list, a bit more information on the “rift” in the She-hulks and what the “fight” is all about, and why re there no other Kings around from the entity? [Michael_Entity] In general, the fragment known as Terri is entertainingly creating a context to explore the strengths of being female and being “strong.” She will play out many instances where her private and public life will clearly be about serious decisions centered on her personal strength in the context of a woman. This is inspiring to many fellow Entity Mates and allows dialogue, support, camaraderie, and community to evolve into a definitely tangible space, internally and externally. There are too many individual Agreements to cover within this forum and many are quite personal and “private.” We will leave her discovery and choice to act on them to her. There is no real “fight” within Entity One, merely a rift in alignment. Some of Entity One is recovering from lives chosen that created a great deal of emotional pain in other lives. That part of the Entity is spending a great deal of this life healing and recovering, sometimes manifested in territorial and reactive ways, as those who were harmed are interacted with. Another part of the Entity, those you relate to, have a different rate of comprehension and healing, therefore the work of communion and reunion can occur more fluidly. As for the Kings, they will come. They are not missing. We have seen two more Kings looking at your list, females. We believe they will introduce themselves quite clearly on their own. [Note: Yes, Barbara/Bobbie is a King.] [Momhawk] Relating back to the E-report. I definitely got ‘hit’ last Sunday (very interesting info too btw…thank you :-)…Got hit 4th, 5th and 6th chakras, ie; bronchitis, sore throat, and head cold, all at once. Michael has stated that colds are often fear related. What ‘core’ or ‘central’ fear is this reflecting that I may be ‘dealing with’ currently? [Michael_Entity] This is not about Fear in this case, it is about mourning. Considering the amount of externalized energy you have expended toward the expectation of several changes, you finally allowed the energy to just move down to a tangible level to handle the mourning. There were many versions of you being explored over the past few months. Many of those “selves” will not manifest in “this” reality. You know this. In that knowing, there is mourning in the recognition of unmet expectations and paths that will simply not “fit” in right now. Your physical symptoms are your process of the past. We suggest you to allow your move forward be freed from the distractions of what has “gone wrong” in the past. Let your body work through this all, if you choose to, and trust that process. On your daily level then, approach ONE thing with enthusiasm and renewed inspiration. Just choose one thing. Allow yourself to be concerned all you want about many things, but include at least one thing that you will simply “know” will work out. Input all that is obviously necessary for that one thing, but “know” that whatever course it takes, you have decided it will be the “right” one, no matter what the expectation. We will close here. Goodnight.
  11. Michael Speaks Live Chat Sunday, November 13, 2011 Troy Tolley, Channel The 7 Planes of Existence MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here now. We will share with you on the requested topic: The 7 Planes of Existence. We know that most of you are familiar with the 7 Planes as they have been described in our teaching, and are familiar to many teachings, even if in slight variation and understanding. Those 7 Planes are: Physical, Astral, Causal, Akashic, Mental, Messianic, and Buddhic (or Buddhaic). Each Plane is a Plane of Existence, and is a definite medium for consciousness to explore, learn, and evolve. These Planes exist one within the other, and overlap to some extent, with the Physical Plane being "in the center" and the densest, and the Buddhic being the outermost existence that permeates all Planes within it. It is often easier to imagine this as spheres within spheres. All 7 of these Planes ARE Tao. It is often described as Tao encompassing these 7 Planes, and that would be fair to say, but technically, Tao IS those 7 Planes. The whole that is greater than the sum of the parts, if you will. As you will see from our sharing of details about these Planes and their design, there will be a micro and macrocosmic consistency. Keep in mind that when we use the term "consciousness," it is often inclusive of all forms of consciousness, and not specific to Sentience. In other words, consciousness exists in a multitude of forms in your Physical Plane and in other planes. Rocks have a form of consciousness that is just as valid as Sentience. There are many lines of evolution of consciousness, and not all of them are Sentient. The greatest difference between Sentient and non-sentient consciousness is in terms of the extent of fragmentation and "direction" that the consciousness is actively moving. Sentience tends to be the most individualized of consciousness (most fragmented), generating within that consciousness a profound desire for return to Tao, or Oneness. Therefore, Sentient Consciousness is "on its way back" to Tao, and most other forms of non-sentient consciousness do not require such passages; non-sentience can be "absorbed" immediately back into Tao, if you will, and does not necessarily evolve. Sentience evolves. In other words, Sentience is the furthest and farthest one can get from Tao in terms of fragmentation. The return "home," then, for Sentience, is a long journey by most standards of measurement. Passage through these Planes of Existence are passages of reunion and union. It could be said, then, that the 7 Planes are the 7 Levels of Tao, as Tao evolves in its own way precisely through the collection of experiences gained through these fragments. Once one has become a Fragment, regardless of the return to Tao and the profound oneness that this entails, that unit of consciousness is its own thing "forever." Drops of water in an ocean who leave no boundaries between themselves and ocean, or each other, but existing as an identifiable unit of consciousness now. This is how "Grand Cycles" can happen. A Grand Cycle is a single journey of separation from Tao, incarnation through a species, and the subsequent return through the 7 Planes. Though we would have a difficult time describing this in terms of physics, each Plane is merely a variation of vibration of energy that is consistent among all Planes. Because of its vibrational state, it is "separate" enough that it exists as its own state. This would be similar to how ice, water, and steam could exist as the same, but different. For simplicity's sake, we can say that all Planes are made of Matter (Energy), and each Plane is a variation on Matter. The combination of what might be akin to molecules and how they function with one another generates each Plane. And differentiates each Plane. The consistency among all Planes is based on a set of physics that is reflected in the Physical Plane in many ways. Though there are a few places from which we could start, we will use your Carbon-base as the model. We will return to this reference to Carbon in a moment. First, we will state that every Planet has its own Physical, Astral, and Causal Plane. Particularly if there is Sentience evolving on that planet. Those Planes are variations on a theme, and each is mapped similarly. For the most part, these Ordinal Planes are themed in Densities, Tangibilities, and Identities. That is an oversimplification, but it is accurate. The Physical Plane is these themes in terms of Actions. The Astral is these themes in terms of Emotions. The Causal is these themes in terms of Intellect. The Akashic Plane is not a Plane in which any consciousness resides, but is a memory bank. Rather than passing through this Plane, it is central to both the Causal and Mental Planes' use for evolution. It could be said to be the ordinal version of Tao. The Mental Plane expands to encompass what we will describe as a Galaxy. A Galaxy would be a collection of 49 Planets of Sentience in proximity. The Messianic Plane expands to encompass what we will describe as a Galaxy Group, or 49 Galaxies that house Sentience. The Buddhic Plane is relative to a Galaxy Cluster, or 49 Galaxy Groups. Tao, then, could be said to be the Cosmos, or the manifest Universe. From what we have learned, there are boundaries on our Universe, as there are other Universes. We use "Universe" here in the sense of organized Planes for Sentient development, and not whimsically referencing different parallels or emotional perceptions. This is literal. We know that each Universe must be a closed "space," if you will, as the patterns that are generated indicate interference patterns, indicating reflection. The patterns are far too consistent not to indicate this, as far as we can see. Returning to Carbon as the building block, not only are forms within the Physical Plane relevant to the building blocks of Carbon, but so are all forms of consciousness born of, or returning to Tao through, Carbon. Much of our own Teaching reflects this, as we use the dodecaphonic scale, which is a musical counterpart of Carbon, for most aspects of our teaching. Our systems of 12, 7, and 9 (which are still systems of 12) are related to this dodecaphonic/carbon scale/ratio, and while there is not an obvious element of 5 in our teaching, it is built in on many levels, which we can expound upon at another time. For now, we will reference the 5 Soul Ages before cycling off, and what we refer to as Clusters (of lives) that are in groups of 5. These numbers will be relevant for building upon. We can return to them in further explorations with us. For now, we will return to the details of the Planes. The 7 Levels of the Physical Plane are the 7 Soul Ages: 5 of which are done before cycling off, and two of which are completed by returning as a reunited entity, and as a representative of Tao. All fragments will move through those 7 Levels of the Physical Plane (7 Soul Ages). There are 7 Levels of the Astral Plane, as well. As every Plane bleeds through, so to speak, to each bordering Plane, the 1st Level of the Astral could be said to be the Level of Imagination. This is from where each fragment accesses Imagination. At its best use, it is what you are familiar with in terms of "imagination," but it is also where those who induce altered states through drugs can tend to go, as well as where troubled Personalities can often bleed into, and where suicides are processed, and from where hauntings are sustained. It is the Level from which "heaven" and "hell" are generated, and other such nonsense. The 2nd Level of the Astral is where most go between lives, and when dreaming. The 3rd Level is where one resides when cycled off. It is also the level in which one will complete any Karma that did not require Physical incarnation. The Mid-Astral or 4th Level is what is accessed between lives by fragments as a means for planning and studying and review. Even if one is on the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Levels, this 4th is accessed in ever more refined ways for the evolution of the Essence, and creation of a life. It is also from which one's guides tend to reside, and where your partially-reunited entity resides. Even if your guide is not cycled off, if acting as a guide, it is functioning through the use of this Level. Or, at least, trying to. The 5th Level is one of Comprehension, and it is where your Entity members work through full disclosure. Everything that was never known, kept secret, private, personal, for any Personality is now brought forth as the entity prepares for reunion. This is a chaotic and quite emotional process. The 6th Level is the Healing, or the actual Reunion process. Though the more chaotic aspects of reunion have been processed, this can actually be even more painful. The 7th Level then is the full union of the Entity, in terms of its Emotional intimacy. The 5th, 6th, and 7th Levels are the only levels that are free from living counterparts, or incarnating fragments. The first three can be accessed fairly easily by Personalities from the Physical Plane. The Causal Plane also has 7 Levels, but these become more difficult to clarify in terms that are easy to convey, as the linear aspect begins to break down, even as it does not. The Lower, or Ordinal, Causal Plane could be said to be a process of refining our ideas and ideals. Now that we have united emotionally, we then build a new identity from that. Though "identity" is a crude term in the context of the Causal Plane, it is still valid. This is because, even as we speak as one, we are well aware of our parts, and our differentiation from other entities on our Plane. We still experience a passage of time and space, though in vastly different ways from what is familiar to the Physical Plane, but still a passage, nonetheless. Over the course of the first three Levels, entities take different lines of evolution that are in groups: some of which are Guides, some of which are Teachers, some of which are Healers, some of which are Muses, and so on. We chose to Teach. The 4th Level, then, is from where every Entity of the Causal will put into effect its ideas and ideals, through Guiding, Teaching, Healing, Musing, etc. From this Level, we begin our direct access of the Akashic Plane. The Akashic exists within every Plane in some form. Even within the Physical Plane, the Instinctive Center is a line to the Akashic Plane, or a part of it. The high Causal Plane, then, is from where Transcendental Souls incarnate, or the 6th Soul Age. Transcendental Souls incarnate from the 5th, 6th, or 7th Levels of the Causal. Keep in mind that a Transcendental Soul is a single fragment incarnated as a representative of the collective knowledge of the Entity from the Causal. This incarnation is still subject to all of the scathing, distractions, and problems of being Human, however, but will have the entire Entity as direct support, if the Personality allows for it. There are many Transcendental Souls who incarnate who fail in that respect, though they certainly "have a good time." The Mental Plane is the exalted Causal Plane, where direct Intellectual contact is made with Tao. The Messianic Plane is the exalted Astral Plane, where direct Emotional contact is made with Tao. The Buddhic Plane is the exalted Physical Plane, where direct contact is made with Tao, or merging. Infinite Souls incarnate from one of these Planes, when incarnated, and bring the Logos of Truth, Love, or Energy, respectively. There are 7 Levels within each of these, but they are even more difficult to convey in any linear terms than the Causal Plane's Levels. It is easier to understand them in terms of Lower, Mid, and Higher. The Lower tend to be about introductions to that Plane, and a refining of focus, with the mid-plane being the implementation of that focus, and the higher being the comprehension of the results of all of that. We will pause now for your questions on this subject. We know this is a vast subject that can be difficult to package, but it is a subject that is relevant and can be comprehended. Question: How “fine” does this get -- Do the 7 Levels of each Soul Age relate in any way to the 7 Levels of Existence? MEntity: They are, all, related in some resonant way, or they could not build upon each other. It is all music. The 7 Internal Monads within the 7 Levels within the 7 Soul Ages within the 7 Planes. The 7 Levels of a Soul Age, can be understood when superimposing the 7 Planes as ways to understand those Levels. Comparing the Physical Plane to the 1st Level of a Soul Age can be helpful. Comparing the Astral Plane to the 2nd Level can be helpful. Comparing the Causal to the 3rd Level can be helpful. And so on. Keep in mind that there will be resonance, but not definition. In other words, clues and insights can be gained through these comparisons, but Soul Level is very different from Age, and Plane. Our system is designed for "mixing and matching" as a means to gain more insight. Question: Not to put too fine a point on the terminology that was developed today, but I would like a reiteration or confirmation that the use of the terms by you of Galaxy, Galaxy Cluster, or Tao as a Universe has little in common with our scientific astrophysics use of these terms and that further the use of Tao isn't equivalent to “All that is.” MEntity: There are some correlations. We think that some Astrophysicists are onto something in terms of organizing the universe. Consciousness equals Gravitation, to some extent. Consciousness is the gravitational force that holds together matter. Galaxies are grouped and clustered in terms of gravity and consciousness, and this is parallel to some working theories or observations. Comment: Except you define these by groups of 49 MEntity: So while we are not drawing direct parallels to the more mundane use of these terms, there are some similarities that are relevant. We think that some Astrophysicists choose the same number. Though we do not think it has become a standard. Question: So would our "Big Bang Theory" be an oversimplification of the Buddhaic Plane in action and is the theory even close to being accurate? MEntity: It is quite close, at least in terms of the fragmentation that then moved into forms. Though there are scientific details that will always be lacking in terms of describing or defining these origins, it works very well in symbolic ways. Question: How are suicides processed on the 1st level astral, and where do they go from there? [note corrected from 2nd Level to 1st Level] MEntity: They are processed in a multitude of ways that would be similar to experiencing dreams that play out all varieties of scenarios that help to comprehend the process of choices that led to the death, as well as an observation of all of the parallels remaining that are not dead. The Astral Plane is very similar to "Earth," or the Physical Plane, and feels very "real" on many levels, though it is far more malleable in terms of matter. Many who experience suicide then will start the entire life over on the Astral, playing out new choices. We designated Suicides to the 1st Level, but all fragments incarnating will move among the first three Levels during and between lives. Lives that do not end in Suicide tend to move directly into the 2nd, while Suicides tend to move into the 1st. Question: can they get stuck there, as well? MEntity: This is because of the attachment to the life. No fragment is ever "stuck," but depending upon the processes necessary for that Personality to heal, it can take quite some time. The reason for those who have exited using Suicide tending to remain in the 1st Level is because that is the easiest for those who were a part of that life, and who remain incarnated, to access that person. This helps contribute to the healing. Once the healing begins, the replaying of the life begins. This is a subject in itself, but that is the basic idea. Question: At 5th level Astral, is the anguish experienced more by the individual fragments as they are laid "naked and exposed" to the other members of the Entity, or by the other members of the Entity as they learn all there is to know of everyone else? Are there still harsh judgments to overcome at that stage of evolution? Also, it has been said that Priests "come into their own" on the Astral. Does this usually occur at this stage, helping themselves and others through the difficult 5th level and then healing in the 6th level? MEntity: The difficulty is experienced in both ways. It can be quite terrifying and painful to have everything revealed, and just as terrifying and painful to learn what one did not know while alive. This is especially difficult for those Personalities who were incarnations during the Baby and Young. The Mature and Old Souls eventually lose the interest in dishonesty, secrets, and privacy. The Personalities of Essence who were the most honest, vulnerable, and comfortable with exposure tend to work with those younger Personalities in resolving the shocking revelations. Every Personality of every lifetime is represented as its own identity and speaks for itself, so to speak. Comment: I wonder if this is then repeated at each merge after that MEntity: What you might experience as great halls are used for these processes, with all of the Personalities organized into tiers of emotional honesty for then working with mediating among all of those who had the most difficult times with those qualities. Comment: this sounds as much an intra-Essence process as inter-Essence. MEntity: It is often quite upsetting to find out that "best friend sally" had been exploiting you for access to your "loving husband bill" and that you knew none for the better. But all of you will know "everything" at some point. None of this is Karmic, but entirely focused on healing. In terms of Priests, they are the fragments who run these meetings, and help to direct the healing, as they tend to have the greatest extremes of Personalities that range between manipulatively dishonest and painfully honest. Priests quite often have a theme of "knowing what is good for you," or "the highest good," and doing whatever it takes to impose that. Every Role has a part in the processes of the Higher Astral, but it is organized and directed by the Priests. Question: How and in what form is the information on the Akashic Plane stored and accessed, and is there a way for us to visualize it? MEntity: We do not know how to describe this, but we can try to describe it in relative terms: We would have to say that it is database that is like an ocean of light that has no form until directly accessed. The closest we can come to describing this to you is in how your own imagination works. Your imagination gives rise to form from an ocean of light, if you will. However, Imagination is not information, and it is emotional. The Akashic Plane behaves in a similar way to imagination, except that it is in response to Thought. That is why it is such a tedious process for learning to access and interpret the data, because if any element of emotion is involved, the data is "tainted" or distorted with imagination, and is not pure information. In much the same way that the Physical Plane must be transcended while diving into the utter profundity of emotions in the Astral, so must the Emotional Plane be transcended while diving into the utter profundity of intellect in the Causal. It is not that one is better or worse than the other, but simply different processes of focus and experience. The way it works for us is that each of you have a "room" here that is your personal part of the Akashic. When we work with you in a way that requires our accessing this, we open that room and it reveals to us the details necessary for us to respond to your questions. Those details are revealed to us in two ways: your way, and our way. We get to see the data in your terms, first, which is often rich with emotional elements. We must then strip the emotional embellishments away from that data to get the most refined and accurate responses delivered to you. The more emotional your questions, the more difficult that process is. This is why your questions about relationships and mate agreements and other desired, longed for, craved, grieved, etc. can be difficult for us to deliver clearly to you. Add to that the fact that as soon as data includes another fragment and his or her data, we have to double the work of that process. Of course, that description is not as complicated as our description sounds, but it is a fair description. On the most basic levels, we can say this: The Akashic Plane of a fragment (instinctive center) or of an entire Universe are simply interfaces for recording, accessing, and interpreting all of the variations on the interference patterns that exist. The actual medium is the medium, itself. Question: Is it possible for higher plane teachers to physically, suddenly manifest without being born on the physical plane? Or is that a myth? MEntity: We have never heard of such a thing. That is not to say that they cannot "appear," but this would be generated from through the lower astral, or the Imagination, and can be just as effective. Question: So if consciousness is the gravitational force that holds matter together, what is it that pushes them apart? Astrophysicists have deemed this "dark energy" and "dark matter" in that it is so dark and non-interacting that we don't know anything about it. What is your interpretation of this? MEntity: We must first say that the concept of "dark matter" will eventually be replaced with better terminology and understanding, as it is found to be far more active than suspected. For the sake of working with current terminology and understanding, we will say that it could be said to be the unconscious. Not the subconscious, but the unconscious. And by "unconscious," we simply mean the unformed, and the medium from which form is formed. Question: like unrealized potential energy? MEntity: And realized. It is a resource. Question: In what ways and what type of karma can be resolved on the third level astral that do not require a physical plane experience? MEntity: Any Karma that did not require a body. A Physical Body, that is. Question: and what would that be? MEntity: Mind Fucking, Betrayal, Emotional Abandonment or Neglect, etc. Philanthropic Inspiration, Emotional Healing, etc. Question: how would these be resolved? MEntity: Often in quite similar methods as would be used through a Physical Plane body, but simply not actually being Physical. The familiarity of the Physical Plane is replicated as a fairly consistent and large mapping of the Astral for just such things. What we spoke about in the Levels was specific to that 3rd Level, in that once discarnate, further Karma can continue to be burned, but that is not the only Level that can address non-Physical Karma. Some of this happens even as you are incarnated. We know of many of you who have awakened from a rather profound dream of affection and love from some unknown relationship, or have played out scenarios that have no bearing on your current life, but felt like lifetimes lived, or have shared profoundly erotic and intimate moments with a "famous" person that were clearly more than fantasy. These can often be a burning of a ribbon. Question: So even after cycling off, there is opportunity to burn off any remaining karma that does not require physical form? MEntity: Often those Karma addressed on the 3rd Level after cycling off are much like "bonus" rounds that both parties had dropped as requiring balance, but are then addressed for the sheer sake of experience.
  12. OMW - Jan 21, 2012 - Nurturing and Finding Your Agreements Channel: Troy Tolley [MEntity] Hello to each of you. We are here. Due to some distress in Troy's body, we ask that you be aware that there may be starts and stops in the first many minutes. But we are here. In an effort to move these workshops into a truly "workshop" format, we may be asking more questions of you, and encouraging more obvious and active participation, than usual. We will, first, thank you for your fulfilling your Agreements to be here. There are two sets of Agreements in place here: those between us and you, and those between Troy and you. The Agreements with Troy must be fulfilled before Agreements with us can be fulfilled, at least in terms of working with us through this particular Channel. That is the case with any of our Channels. We may return to that dynamic, later. First, we will define Agreements: ALL Interactions or Impact of Significance and Meaning are Agreements. In other words, nearly every relationship of significance or impact involves some sort of Agreement. However minor or major the interaction, impact, significance, or meaning. When we are asked about Agreements, we tend to sift through to bring to light those that are the most obvious in their impact and meaning on a conscious level, but there are many many more for every one of those that we bring to light. If you interact with any other person, you clearly have Agreements in place, but there are also Agreements in place that are not as obvious. Agreements come in three ways: through Essence, through Personality, through Necessity. There are other ways to describe the process of obtaining Agreements, but for this workshop, this is how we will describe them. AGREEMENTS OF NECESSITY Those made by Necessity are those that are vital for your basic existence. They could also be described as Social Agreements. These are the Agreements that allow you to interact with those who provide services, support, and other basic necessities of your days. Most of the emphasis from our Students and Channels tend to bypass the importance of these Agreements, but they are vital. Even more so than those on a "higher" level, as the necessities of your days must be fulfilled before even considering building upon them. Essence has no control or capacity for planning those Agreements. They must be fulfilled by the very nature of being alive and in a body. To deny oneself the fulfillment of these Agreements is to dismantle a great many of those "higher" Agreements. And by "fulfillment" we mean that there is an awareness in place that brings gratitude for those necessities being fulfilled. The kind grocer. The begrudging, tired check-out woman. The trash men. The drive-through attendant. The gas station attendant. The secretary or receptionist. The Customer Service representative. The smile from a stranger. The more one ignores, dismisses, rejects, and denies the value of Agreements in the life that are fulfilling necessities, the more one tends to miss the 'higher" Agreements that are in waiting. So our first round of encouragement for participation in the workshop is: Consider 3 Agreements of Necessity that you can describe from your past few days for which you know were fulfilled, and for which you can now generate a sense of gratitude. We will suggest Geraldine assign an order to the responses, and we include Geraldine and Bobby in this workshop. [GeraldineB] Start from the bottom up -- Maureen [Maureen] 1&2) agreement with client - their support to me & vice versa [Maureen] 3) healthcare (minor) for husband (stuff he couldn't do on his own) [MEntity] Those would not fall into the category of Agreements of Necessity. Agreements of Necessity are those that fulfill the basic necessities of your days. [Maureen] I can't think of any - offhand then?? [EricM] it's hard, yes? we tend to take then for granted [MEntity] The experiences you describe ARE Agreements, but of an higher order, and are not necessities. That is our point. Most of you do not give them a second-thought, and then wonder why you cannot discern those of a higher order. [Maureen] putting a bandage on my husband's head is "of a higher order"? [MEntity] Go as far back into your recent past as you have to go, but there will easily have been 3 Agreements fulfilled from positions that would normally be dismissed as basic errands, or basic services, or "insignificant." This is from where we suggest your Agreements of Necessity be acknowledged. Maureen, to help clarify: Agreements of Necessity are those which tend to be taken for granted, and are often with people that you feel are simply props in your life to fulfill basic needs, such as a check-out girl, a waitress, a customer service representative; [Martha] I think I have it [MEntity] But they can also extend into those people in your life that you give little credit for all of the service and/or support that they give on a continuous basis that caters to your most-basic needs. Such as those who may be providing a shelter, food, social interaction, even if you resent them or take them for granted. This is not to say that Agreements of Necessity are not tied into those of a "higher" order, but we are starting with the emphasis on those areas of the life that are taken for granted, first. To make this even clearer: IF those who are in these positions that fulfill these Agreements of Necessity do not fulfill the Agreement, your entire day can be "completely ruined." If the check-out girl refuses to take your money, the Agreement is not fulfilled, and your day can be completely thrown off. If services that you count on are not fulfilled, your entire day can be thrown off. If a stranger scowls at you instead of smiles at you, it can throw off your day. If the trash is not picked up, it can become a serious issue. Yet all of these can so easily be taken for granted. So we will ask again: In your most-recent past, can you describe 3 Agreements of Necessity that were of such a level that they would normally be taken for granted, but if they had not been fulfilled, could easily have affected your days? [GeraldineB] I'll go out of turn to get the ball rolling — my real life necessity agreements span a longer period of time as I don't have much outside contact -- but I would include the maintenance man who shovels my walk of snow; my potential care coordinator — preliminary contact made, although this will develop into a stronger agreement; my last trip to Freddie's where I purchased groceries; and several weeks ago the Customer Service rep who handled my payment for internet and reactivated my service due to shut-off [Martha] IRS agent who didn't make me feel like an ass, Dentist who did a great job on my implant, Pharmacy tech that helped unscramble Morgan's acne med approvals [MEntity] These would be Agreements that fall into Agreements of Necessity. [Maureen] The Apple customer service guy who helped me over the phone to order something (wouldn't have received the goods otherwise). [MEntity] Now we can say we are reading valid examples. We suggest that each of you share three, at least. [Maureen] To be honest (and fair) — I take my husband much more for granted — I am usually "hyper-aware" of these smaller agreements. I feel I do notice them – often when those around me aren't. I'm not saying I see ALL of them — but I don't miss much. [LisaC] my parents; our shoddy newspaper deliverer; and, um, people on the internet, maybe? [Liisa] all I can think of are my fellow students at university, that I don't know that well, whom have spontaneously talked to me or smiled at me. Also the help I received at the place where I am doing my teaching practice. [EricM] post office lady who prepped and sent my package overseas, the credit union tellers every time I have an errand there, the sushi girl at HEB (temptress of tempura though she is) and my parents largely fit into this category as well [Janet] There was a guy at Petco this week who helped me find some items for my dog, and one was not on the shelf to be easily located. The folks at Amazon.com — my go to place for almost anything. The friendly stranger at the carwash who commented to me about how proud my "poised" daughter should make me. [MEntity] Based on your understanding of your elaboration, then, Maureen, list your three Agreements of Necessity again so that we see all three. [Diane_HB] The waitresses at the Vietnamese restaurant we go to once a week; cashiers at our neighborhood coffee shop (who kept it open in the snow); our mailman. [EricM] I guess the energy company guy who stopped by about an hour ago to ask if we'd showcase our house might fall under that too, though that'd be more of an inconvenient agreement [AnnH] Rich the building maintenance guy who shoveled the snow, the lady at the dry cleaners who signs for and holds the packages, the check-out people at Target and Michael's. [Maureen] The checkout guy at a reportoire theatre took a Credit card -- and was very helpful. The guy that installed our under-sink filters (very, very bright) and helpful... [MEntity] Bobby is encouraged to participate, as well, if he is present. [Bobby] My neighbor, whose boat I helped rake snow and branches off of when a limb from a tree in my yard collapsed due to icing. A grocery check out lady. A fast food cashier. [EricM] The power guys who got you back from the land of cold and dark [Bobby] oh yes, especially those! [Janet] And Troy's internet service people. [Bobby] all listed were storm related though, too [Maureen] The Filter Guy — had to come back another day ( I should have been "put-out — but I didn't feel that way) — I was extremely impressed with him — and told him so [MEntity] As you can see, it is quite easy to miss even the most-obvious of benefits from those who fulfill Agreements of Necessity. As you can see from Troy's experience, the lack of fulfillment of the Agreements is quite an impact. If the Agreements had been fulfilled, it would have been easily overlooked as someone simply "doing their job." When those who are in positions upon which you rely are not "doing their jobs," it can be quite profound in impact. So these Agreements of Necessity are the lubrication that allows your life to work within the paradigm you exist so as to then fulfill the higher Agreements. [Bobby] We get the point... now Michael, please turn Troy's internet service back on! [MEntity] We do not have control over such things, but we can assure you that we have not dropped our connection to the channel, regardless of how he might have to find a way to bring it to you. But each of you have Agreements on a higher order to fluctuate with Troy's life as a means for working with him and with us, as each of you "know' he is working through the 6th Level of his Soul Age. We will return to this in a moment. Before we move into those higher Agreements, we will ask each of you if you sense a "shift" within as you consider just how much of your day exists as a result of those Agreements being quietly fulfilled? [LisaC] yeah, somewhat [Bobby] Yes. [Martha] I think is something I'm aware of already, but could do with more conscious attention [Diane_HB] Yes, I feel more love for those service workers I take for granted. [Liisa] yes, a different perspective [EricM] somewhat. I try to acknowledge them at the moment, but the shift is thinking about it more often [MEntity] These Agreements of Necessity are in place precisely so that you do not "have" to think about them. [GeraldineB] I may not do the old fashioned "give a Christmas gift" to all of these people; however, I'm well aware of how much I need them and go out of my way to express pleasant gratitude at the time of contact [AnnH] Yes. Now I know why I often tell myself I should be kinder and more attentive. It's been a subconscious awareness perhaps? [Janet] Having been one of those service people I have been fairly aware of them but I never realized there were Agreements surrounding those interactions. [MEntity] But as the Soul grows older, so does the gradual sensitivity toward all that goes into a lifetime, even when the lifetime is not exactly as one would wish for it to be. [EricM] Agreed with Janet [MEntity] It becomes more and more difficult to ignore or underplay the benefit that even the most-remote stranger brings to your life by simply "doing his or her job," or sharing a smile with you, or being patient that one moment longer, or giving you the space and freedom and basic necessities that allow you to exist on your own terms. [EricM] so what about those interactions that tend to interrupt the day, like sales calls, jehovah's witnesses or the energy guy from an hour ago? [MEntity] If any of our students were to take even a few moments at the end of his or her week to assess what went into that week's existence on the most-basic of levels, it would be overwhelming in scope as to just how many Agreements had to have been fulfilled. We share this insight with you regarding the Agreements of Necessity so that, when you are feeling lonely, confused, lost, frustrated, exasperated, depressed, etc., you can take a moment to truly grasp just how much of the universe, your life, and the spectrum of participants in it, are actually "on your side." For the most part, except in extreme scenarios of Karma, every fragment is a part of a network of Agreements of Necessity that span across the entire Design. These Agreements of Necessity are what help to build relationships beyond your Cadre, and beyond your Energy Ring. They are often fulfilled by those far beyond your Cadre. This is the way of Sentience for beginning the networking that will continue to grow through the Astral and Causal Planes. We point this out so that you can know that these Agreements of Necessity are far more than simply returning your home to power, or fixing your plumbing, or being patient and helpful from a service position: they are contributions to our return to Tao, together. To us, this has been one of our "favorite" observations to comprehend, as the dynamic involved here is beyond most individual concepts of what is beautiful about humanity. For those in this workshop, and for those paying attention, this appears to be in the works to be showcased over 2012. The simplicity of your connections among you has gone far too long without recognition and awareness, and as the Mature Soul paradigm stabilizes further in the year ahead, this thread of resonance among you is one that may be pronounced. As you go about your days, taking any moment to find the gratitude for these basic Agreements of Necessity can literally transform your life over time to allow for a greater infrastructure of your existence so that the more complex Agreements can be fulfilled. Gaining the capacity to recognize these Agreements of Necessity will help you to gain the awareness and sensitivity for finding, attracting, and nurturing your more complex Agreements. AGREEMENTS OF PERSONALITY The next level of Agreements, then, would be those made by the Personality. These are the Agreements that are not planned, but become important and meaningful for the Personality, based upon the choices being made within the life. They tend to be spontaneous, based upon a limited scope of information. That scope of information would be the capacity to perceive the future, to be present, and to interpret the past. Depending upon the Personality's capacity for processing the future, present, and past, the Agreements of Personality, or Spontaneous Agreements, are made. Or not made. Personality Agreements are those that tend to be based upon concepts of the Personality that are either beneficial or destructive to the Personality, but always significant and meaningful. For instance, one may feel wounded by his past relationships, and rather than doing the work of healing that before taking on a new attempt at a relationship, he may find the next attractive, available person to be acceptable for Matedness. He will then have generated a Mate Agreement with this acceptable and attractive fragment, and bring with him the weight of the work of the previous relationship's wounding. This is perfectly acceptable by Essence, of course, as it brings to the life the creativity and adventure and learning that cannot possibly be gauged as necessary before the life begins. For the most part, Spontaneous Agreements, or Agreements of the Personality, are those that seek to fix something in the Personality. They are often rooted in a necessity for healing, repair, fixing, and also, often, as a means of escape. If the Agreements are generated from a place of need for repair, healing, fixing, etc., then these Agreements can be quite helpful for the Personalities involved, especially if it is eventually recognized that the Agreements were made from that place of need. If the Agreements are generated from a place of need for escape, these tend to eventually "blow up," or fall by the wayside in anti-climatic or dramatic ways. Nearly all Agreements of the Personality are indirectly, or directly, to serve the processing of Karma, both externally or self-Karma. Only Personality can choose to fulfill Agreements that burn Ribbons, or help to bring balance to one's Self-Karma. Essence cannot impose the burning of Ribbons, or the scenarios necessary to help bring resolve to one's Self-Karma. For most older souls, the more one is in conflict with someone, the more likely that is speaking to an Agreement of such a nature. If one is caught up in an on-going conflict with someone, regardless of how one might think circumstances have pushed one into having to deal with that person, there is clearly an Agreement being fulfilled. The irony here is in the fact that some of the most-intense, long-term conflicts are with those fragments who care enough to endure such a process so that one or both of you can evolve beyond your limitations. For help in discerning if you are in an Agreement of Personality, it is often marked by compulsion. You continue to make choices to remain involved, even when you think you do not wish to do so, or even when you know you "should not," or even as you know you do not have to do so. This would include those of a beneficial and pleasant nature, too, of course. One does not have to "put up with" Troy's constant obstacles, but many choose to do so because there is mutual benefit and pleasure gained in the end, and everyone involved is left with a rise beyond previous limitations. These Agreements, such as those with Troy, are constantly in assessment, renewal, and establishment, even among those who have become his friend over the years. And this is another symptom of Agreements of Personality: they are questioned on a fairly regular basis. "Do I really want to be with this person?" "Do I really have to react like this?" "Why do I put up with this?" "Why do I love this person so much, when he/she continues to frustrate me?" "Why does this person's behavior not bother me at all, when I think it should?" "I really don't know why, but I stick around because I know I'm gaining something in the end." . . . and so on. For our next round of workshop interaction, we ask each of you to consider at least one Agreement of Personality that is a part of your life that you know you continue to choose to support, nurture, endure, even as you do not have to do so, whether it is pleasurable or challenging. You may respond in any order. [Janet] Can the agreement be with yourself as well as with another person? [EricM] My agreement with my parents seems to fit that bill [Maureen] with my mother [Martha] Troy (or is that too easy?) [LisaC] my long distance friends [AnnH] Dave [MEntity] Janet, not in this context. Self-Karma will always be "about yourself," but it often requires the help of another fragment to do the prompting and provocation that helps you to work through your Self-Karma. [Diane_HB] My father, probably. [Maureen] your sister Martha? [Martha] oh yeah [EricM] Martha, what about your sister? [Martha] of course [Janet] I'd say Troy fits. And perhaps my continuing involvement with dancing. [Martha] Morgan's dad, Kelly [GeraldineB] I'm pretty pragmatic about most of my relationships — i.e., "what's in it for me?" — so, I tend to withdraw from relationships that are fairly complete frustrations. So, I'd definitely start my list with Troy. [MEntity] We know that Troy is on this list for most of you. [Maureen] my esthetician [Maureen] who is my friend as well.. [GeraldineB] I'd say my neighbor friend, Barbara, is one where I carefully tread fulfilling our mutual needs of necessity, and avoiding too much contact. [AnnH] My friend Joann, whom I love but can be frustrated by. My brother-in-law. [MEntity] Your Agreements of Personality are rooted in a deep desire for wholeness. They are often prompted from the search for that wholeness. And we describe that search for wholeness as one that is inherent upon being a fragment, particularly while in the Physical Plane; it is not intended to describe a dysfunction. It is a function. If you continue to "do your best" in a relationship of conflict, you are fulfilling the function of desire for wholeness. Keep in mind that we are not including abusive relationships in the scope of "relationships of conflict." [Bobby] Susan.... definitely ? [MEntity] However, technically, they do fall into that category. What we meant by our clarification is that "doing your best," even if in a relationship of abuse, may include the distancing from that person. To help in simplifying your assessment of those Agreements of Personality, we will say that, like it, or not, these Agreements tend to be Teachings. The process toward Wholeness is a process of learning, and learning can only truly be done through experience, and these Agreements tend to bring the experiences necessary for the learning. That process toward Wholeness may come from a desire for healing and repair, but that process is still a teaching. To simplify even further, Agreements of Personality are those that tend to be chosen, either passively or actively. These can be broken, ignored, and rejected, but "for some reason," you continue to choose to fulfill them. Acknowledging that these Agreements are CHOSEN is an even further step in the direction toward alignment with Essence, and the Agreements of Essence. Acknowledging that you CHOOSE to continue in the Agreement, as best you can, whatever that may mean for you, is an invitation for manifestation of Essence. And that is because when one takes responsibility for the choices in the life, and extracts from experiences the important and meaningful elements of those Agreements that are a result of choices, one is moving toward a wholeness that allows for Essence to manifest. These are the most obvious examples of the Agreements of Personality, but there are other examples that fall into the same category, such as those Agreements made with us to explore channeling, even as there was no original Agreement with Essence. Those Agreements seek to explore the same process and results: a process of healing, learning, and a return to a sense of wholeness. These are no less important or valid or solid than our Agreements with those before their births, but the dynamic, nature, and process of fulfillment would be quite different. It would be a process of choice, rather than a process of unfolding. For those involved with Agreements with us to Channel, as they have been made by Personality, must continue to make the choice on a regular basis to fulfill the Agreement, and may often question the choice to do so. [Maureen] What about when one acknowledges that one has "had enough" — and sees no more "productivity" in the relationship anymore - it's genuinely "run its course" — even when/though the other person doesn't acknowledge it?? It that a breaking of an agreement? [MEntity] Maureen, sometimes that is part of the Agreement. However, a relationship that is fulfilling an Agreement, or Agreements, is never over before it is over, if you will. If that relationship is still in the life in any meaningful, significant, or impacting way, it is probably still in the realm of Agreements. When an Agreement is abdicated, rejected, or fulfilled, the relationship ends, or transforms. Otherwise, SOMETHING is being fulfilled or served. Sometimes the Agreement can be serving a sense of justification for the choice to say "no." And the continued practice is saying so. So we will simplify the Agreements of Personality as being those marked by your active or passive choice to fulfill. The more one can recognize the process of Choice involved in these, and grasp that which is being learned by those choices, whether through painful or pleasurable ways, the more one opens a path to Essence. AGREEMENTS OF ESSENCE And that leads us to the Agreements of Essence. The Agreements of Essence are made long before you are born, and before "you" have any say in the matter. The older the soul, the more the Essence can anticipate the value that Essence's Agreements might have for that Personality, and this can help the Personality to eventually align with Essence. The older the soul, the more creativity is involved so that the Personality is actually run as a kind of beta program before the birth, with dialog involved in a way that can allow for alteration, if necessary, before the birth. In nearly all cases, all experiences and influences in a lifetime before the age of 7 are those made entirely by Essence. Once that activation is complete, the Agreements, choices, and plans of Essence are no longer running the lifetime. Only those of Personality. So the greater the capacity for consciousness in the Personality, the greater the capacity for aligning with the choices and Agreements of Essence. As older souls have had so many lifetimes, the tendency toward early awareness and consciousness is higher. This skew between the maturity of consciousness, even as the body has yet to mature, is a matter that can be discussed in another exchange. Agreements of Essence are those that still fall within our description of Agreements, but simply HAPPEN. They are managed by Sequences and Vectors, which are a kind of gravitational force that pulls all factors into place for fulfillment of the Agreements. The choices of Personality either move one toward those Sequences and Vectors, or away from them. Or, put another way, the awareness of one's Agreements of Personality, and Agreements of Necessity, can either move one toward Agreements of Essence, or away from them. Those Agreements made by Essence require no effort, except for that effort necessary to allow for the unfolding. For instance, the Sage known now as Troy made Agreements with all of you before birth to eventually be a vehicle for our teaching in some way, yet choices had to be made by each of you along the way that allowed for that to be fulfilled. Necessities had to be fulfilled, and then the Choices to continue in directions that led you to the same virtual space, and now the Essence Agreements unfold. There is only effort necessary on the levels of Personality Agreements. Another example is the difference between those with whom we share Agreements before birth as our channels, versus those with whom we made Agreements as Personalities: For those made before birth, the process simply "happened," even as the Personality may have been distracted by its own growth and interests. As long as there was an allowance of fulfillment of the Agreement, it simply happened. For those made after birth, the process does not simply "happen." The Personality must continue to make the choice to pursue it and to do the work that fulfills the Agreement in a way that is useful for the Personality. For most who fulfill the Agreement of Personality, the Personality is quite a present part of the process, and can tend to dominate over our teaching, even as we legitimately work with that channel. In most cases, these Agreements are for the sake of the individual and this works well. For those who choose to then take it publicly, it becomes a matter of continuing to fulfill the healing of the Personality that sought the Agreement in the first place. And the continuation of that work with us can tend to take many starts, stops, and effort, as it is one that requires the Personality to continue to choose it, and that is not always easy. It does not take away from the legitimacy of our work with the channel, but it is a consideration that would be helpful to understand when validating channeling. For each of you, there are Agreements of Essence that are obvious from when you were children and "had no choice," but as you moved into adulthood, the Agreements of Essence would tend to be those things that simply "happened" without your conscious intent, but that became meaningful, significant in some way. These are often marked by the staggering path of synchronicities that would have had to have been in place for you to find, attract, and nurture that Agreement. When one fulfills an Agreement of Essence, the path to it is not always pretty, because Essence does not mind how an Agreement is found or attracted, if it can be fulfilled. We will ask each of you now to consider at least one Agreement that you know was of Essence, because it simply happened, and may even have had some impressive pattern that had to be in place for it to have happened. [Maureen] meeting my husband [Martha] are these always planned before birth, or does this include those "miraculous" guide sponsored events? [GeraldineB] For me, my multiple Abandonment External Monads that transitioned multiple generations, included a highly synchronous marriage, etc — Even meeting my birth mother quite unintentionally after I was grown. This entire process has always had the clear marks of something well beyond my own choice(s). [Bobby] We (Michael Entity and I) have already discussed this and it was my "awakening" this lifetime ? [MEntity] Guides tend to help fulfill those Agreements of Personality, but those of Essence tend to require nothing more than the allowance by Personality through its choices. [AnnH] The college I ended up attending as well as teaching at. [Martha] yeah, the ones I'm seeing as Essence just seemed to come up through friends and "normal" stuff [MEntity] Guides are entirely for the sake of Personality. Essence is a part of that system of support, but Guides for Essence are on a different scale than Guides for Personality. [Diane_HB] Meeting Tex, and moving to the US from Taiwan was probably an Essence agreement. [Janet] I have had several occasions in my life where I visited a new place and "knew" I would live there eventually. All of those came true, and not all by conscious decision to move to a location ahead of time. [Martha] living in the same dorm as a future best friend - twice [Martha] etc [Martha] meeting boyfriends through friends [Janet] And I suspect meeting my husband also was Essence Agreement. It felt predestined even at the time. [EricM] my mom setting me up with my viola instructor in elementary school [Martha] maybe even Morgan's father being her father - that certainly had a short window [Martha] where it was possible [AnnH] I had that with one man I was involved with. I remember noticing his name even before I met him. [MEntity] All of these are valid examples of Agreements of Essence. This is Good Work. [Liisa] There's someone I used to know that had an impact on me, and whom I still think about a lot. No relationship came out of that however, so I'm wondering if there was an abdication of an agreement there [Janet] My path to the Michael teachings, which I believe began in my teens. [Martha] yes, me too in my 20s [MEntity] All of you who are here had Essence Agreements with us and with Troy that are being fulfilled. [EricM] yeah, stumbling into TLE was pretty serendipitous [Martha] and each other too I bet [MEntity] Keep in mind that even as Essence Agreements are fulfilled, the Agreements of Personality are in constant force and can support or deny the Essence Agreements. [AnnH] yes, me, too, when I was 30 (1987?), abandoning it, [MEntity] And so now we will bring all of this together into a whole awareness of Agreements. There are no tiers of Agreements that are better or more important to fulfill than any others. If you choose to abdicate all Essence and Personality Agreements, and ignore the fulfillment of Agreements of Necessity, your life is still rich with experience, value, and learning. Because YOU exist. That can never be undone. You may never have the density of an incarnation again, but you continue with your mind, feelings, and richness of "life" long after death. Your philosophies, interpretations, lessons, teachings, meaning, and experiences continue to grow beyond this life. However, the freer one becomes within a lifetime through the acknowledgement and gratitude for fulfillment of Agreements of Necessity, and through the choices that are fulfilling the Agreements of Personality, allowing for the unfolding of Agreements of Essence, the more profound the extension of life for the Personality beyond incarnation. This is one of the reasons religions have discouraged suicide as a solution for a lifetime's issues, as it speaks to the fact that Personality does not gain relief by doing so. This "sin" may be cloaked in the terminology of the Baby Soul, but the point is valid: you do not end. To grasp the magnitude of "you" as you exist beyond the current life is to occasionally allow for the unfolding of Essence Agreements, and to be aware of these. This is the closest to "proof" of your existence on a higher level than most any other tangible means of proof: when you watch your life unfold in a way that shows that "something" is at work beyond your capacity to control it. As we said: Essence does not mind how an Agreement comes into position for fulfillment, so this can happen through complete resignation or surrender in the lifetime, or through conscious co-creation of the life. This is because Essence is not Physical. It knows that pain is temporary, and that suffering is growthful. It does not mind that path. It does not prefer it, but it does not mind it. But when a Personality has resigned the life over to Essence, it tends to work with what it can, and that means working through the paths and patterns of fear. And so it is that the Older Soul, who has grown decidedly weary of suffering and pain, begins to choose to co-create the life through active choices. It will take whatever path is available, but has carefully and lovingly worked to create "you" as extension of itself, and greatly prefers a co-creative process, if you would choose to do so. So for you to Find, Attract, and Nurture your Agreements is as simple as: gratitude for the Agreements of Necessity being fulfilled; active recognition of those choices that are fulfilling Agreements of Personality; and allowing the awe for those Agreements of Essence that have been fulfilled. If you are interested in bringing in any specific kind of Agreement, such as a Mate, support for the publication or acceptance of your art, a healing circle of support, guidance for clarity and quality of channeling, or any other matter of interest, it need only be brought to the attention of Essence, however that would be comfortable for you to do, and then go about your gratitude and active choices, which would eventually find, attract, and nurture those Agreements requested for fulfillment. It is not a magical prayer, or a "send it out to the universe" kind of irresponsibility; it is an active process that would find, attract, and nurture your Agreements. The greater your appreciation, the greater your active process of choices, the greater your opening to those requested or planned Agreements of Essence. For those who mean "send it out to the universe" as a means for diffusing the charge around a request, it is a fair description, but for those who use the phrase to describe placing an order from a cosmic vending machine, it would be a useless and immediately undermining phrase. YOU must be a part of any fulfillment of Agreement, be it one of Necessity, Personality, or Essence. YOU are the key. We will suggest for each of you to continue in the days ahead to actively recognize any moments of gratitude for the Agreements of Necessity, and to be kind to your processes of choice involving those Agreements of Personality that are intended to help you heal or grow, and playfully find the awe for those Agreements of Essence you know have come to fulfillment. We will conclude here for today, but our Agreements with you continue if you would allow.
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    Student Agreements

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: February 2005] [sandt1222] Thank you. I still have a lot of questions of the basics. Tonight I would like to ask about the significance of the student groups who study together and the channel they choose. [M Entity] Channels through whom we work (and channels who claim to work with us, but do not actually channel us) are all in some kind of Agreement with the students who are attracted to them. Some channels and teachers have Karma among their students, and the dynamic of their attraction to each other is based on that Karmic structure. Those who are attracted to Troy's channeling of us are in some way linked to the exploration of Perfect Imperfection; or put another way, “absolute comprehension, compassion, and acceptance of Self and Other.” For other channels, a student may be attracted to Empowerment themes, Relationship themes, Reality Dynamic themes, etc. It could then be said that each valid channel attracts three kinds of relationships: Monads, Agreements, and Karma. These Monads, Agreements, and Karma would be among the students as well as between channel and student. *** Definitions: Monad: A single unit of experience comprised of two polarized parts that eventually create inherent lessons and resolutions. There are internal and external Monads. Agreement: A casual commitment to share a specific experience usually made on a non-physical level of communication. Karma: The attempt to resolve a previous interference of someone’s choices that resulted in some kind of intensity.
  14. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2002] [MaryBV] I would like to know about Chandra Levy. What is the story here? Is this a monad playing out or an agreement? What can Michael tell us? [M_Entity] This is neither a Monad or an Agreement, but the creation of Karma. The original Karma existed between the fragment known as Condit and the female known as Levy, but the burning of that ribbon was “botched” and compounded. Condit could not bring himself to burn the ribbon, himself, but the compulsion to do so was still present, leading him to hire “hit men.” Levy's Essence, in a previous incarnation, of course, had directly committed murder of the fragment who is now Condit. The burning of this ribbon would have had Condit directly ending the life of Levy, but, as we said, this is now compounded by including the two “hit men.” Now there are two major murder Karma between the Essences of Levy and Condit, and Major Murder Karma between the Essence of Levy and one of the “hit men,” along with Major Bondage Karma between the Essence of Levy and the other “hit man.” In addition, there is new Karma formed among the “hit men” and the fragment known as Condit. We think even more Karma would be formed when indictments and imprisonment cause the fragments involved to have to abandon their families and positions of authority. [JNelson] Could you clarify “Major Bondage Karma”? [M_Entity] “Major Bondage Karma” is in the major physical restrictions imposed against the will of one fragment from another fragment, which most likely leads to death. “Minor Bondage Karma” might be the holding down of a fragment while another fragment punches him.
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    Hitler and Karma

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: February 1999] [S5] I had read in earlier channeling where you said the fragment Adolf Hitler was born a Jew in Israel in 1962 and that it would be a short life. I was wondering what ever became of that life and how it would pertain to burning karmic ribbons incurred? [Michael_Entity] This Fragment managed little in balancing Karma that life, since it was essentially to “take a break”… We do not see this fragment extant any longer. Though it may not “make sense” in light of the activities and Karma accumulated in the lifetime as Hitler, it is still all simply experience. Therefore, it is not essential to repay Karma in a “quick” manner. In fact, most involved with this fragment and his Karma are staying many lifetimes “away” from this fragment until more has been processed within themselves and their own “families”.
  16. ckaricai

    Casey Anthony

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: July 2011] [MariLynn] there has been a recent trial decision in the Casey Anthony case, and the drama of it seemed to captivate the entire US, perhaps beyond, and I was wondering if this woman did have something to do with her daughter’s death, as in guilt but, what can we take away from this drama, ie. what can be the “bigger lesson” for people? [MEntity] We cannot answer definitively whether this Artisan killed her Sage child, though we do see some record of awareness of from the Artisan that indicates her presence at the time. We cannot answer definitively because this is a Karmic issue that does not allow for access until the ribbons are burned, or at least those Essences involved are done locking down those records. When Karma is involved, particularly when it is still active, either in formation or balancing, the records are “locked down,” so to speak, because to relay any details about a Karmic situation via any method other than one’s own Essence, can incur Karma. Giving an intentional or an unintentional “heads up” about Karmic Ribbons can alter the entire dynamic of a lifetime for many involved. And while we would not be in danger of this through answering your question for you, we still cannot answer that question until those records are clear. There is no “big lesson” in the drama that has unfolded for the public, other than one that each chooses to interpret from the scenarios as one plays out “what if” or “if I were…” games with speculation, but we can say that this case symbolizes the growing shift of maturity away from glamor and fame for sake of glamor and fame, and the growing disgust with such seemingly blatant displays.
  17. Janet

    Magnetic Souls (6th Level Old)

    [Excerpt from Membership Gratitude Event - June 2016] Janet: Hello Michael! What causes a 6th level Old Soul to become magnetic -- or not? That is, what defines which fragments become magnetic? MEntity: It is a cumulative process that tends to rise from lifetimes where the fragment has affected many lives that then affect many lives. As "word gets around," so to speak, about a consistent source of beneficial impact, that fragment is "activated" as Magnetic. The state of Magnetism is a kind of Philanthropic Karma. Those fragments who generated these effects upon the lives of others without conditional intention or particular awareness create a kind of imbalance that then generates a necessity for addressing. The Magnetic phase is a way for one to finally recognize and gain awareness of how one's actions and choices have cascading ramifications. This is why it is during the 6th Level where Karma is addressed. Even "good" Karma.
  18. NWM - Jun 20, 2015 - Generational Karma Start Time: 10:30 PDT MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. A generation is an approximate span of 20 years. Those who share in being a part of a generation are those who share in a fairly significant event that occurs collectively during one's 3rd and 4th Internal Monads. The topic of collective karma, or generational karma, is quite vast, so what we will focus on today are the more relevant and current generations alive as students. We can extrapolate from there in further exchanges regarding historical generations. Encompassing the concept of generations is a larger collective construct that we will refer to as AGES. Every "AGE" is comprised of 4 Generations. AGES progress in CYCLES. These Cycles correlate to the primary (and familiar) Axes of Inspirational, Moving, Expressive, and Assimilation. In that order. Every Generation, then, is defined by their unique progression through these Cycles. Cycles repeat in every Age, with 4 Cycles per Age, but Ages progress in sets of 5 that correlate to the Soul Ages. For example, one could be born during a BABY AGE in the MOVING CYCLE. Keep this in mind when looking at your past lives, or the current life, in terms of your collective identity/generation. As with every form of relevant term or description of who you are in a lifetime, as part of a collective, in a body, as Essence, etc. one may or may not feel defined by these terms or descriptions. And that leads us to the "Karma" part of the phrase Generational Karma. There are collective Karma that are shared on scales that are often only ever dealt with subconsciously or unconsciously, and resisted or embraced. Every Generation will have its INTERNAL and EXTERNAL KARMA. Your Generation's Karma, then, is often defined by two of the Cycles in your Generation. The Cycle into which you were born, and the Cycle during which your Generation is defined. The FIRST and THIRD CYCLES of an AGE are EXTERNAL, and the SECOND and FOURTH CYCLES of an AGE are INTERNAL. What happens, then, is that a Generation born during an External cycle then dies out during its Internal Cycle. A Generation born during an Internal cycle will die out during an External cycle. These External and Internal cycles are either POSITIVE or NEGATIVE in their nature. Every AGE begins with a Positive External, moves into Positive Internal, then into a Negative External, and Negative Internal. So, returning to our example, one may be born during a Baby Age, Moving Cycle, which is a Positive Self-Karmic cycle. We assure you that this will all make sense once we are done sharing the framework, and make further sense when it can be mapped out in a diagram by one of our students. Continuing... A Generation born in a world of External Karma will "come of age" during a cycle of Internal Karma. Those born during a cycle of Self-Karma, will "come of age" during a cycle of External Karma. Now, keep in mind that while the Karmic state shifts collectively between Internal and External every Generation, the Positive and Negative are back to back. So there are some Generations who are born AND raised during 2 Positive cycles, and another that is born into a Positive, but raised and matures during 2 Negative cycles. And others born during a Negative AND raised during Negative, and others born during Negative, and raised and maturing during Positive. Maureen: Michael, when appropriate in this session, would you give examples of some of the more obvious ones so we can see them more clearly. Examples always work for me. Janet: Yes. A lifetime example perhaps. So that we can extrapolate from that example. MEntity: This aspect is important for understanding why one Generation handles events as a whole very differently from other Generations, and why one Generation can be disgusted with another. Yes. We are teachers. We will provide examples, but examples would be useless before we share the framework. We know there is much to take in as we lay the foundation, but that foundation is why the examples will make sense. Maureen: Yes ...thank you. MEntity: Now that we have shared the framework, we can delineate the current Age of Generations, and all of the above will made more personal and relevant. The current Age of Generations is a MATURE AGE. What this means is that the defining effects from that particular group of Generations helps to bring that particular quality relative to that Soul Age to the planet in some way. "Baby Boomers" launched this Age. These qualities relative to Soul Age are not in terms similar to when we say that the planet is collectively shifting into a Mature Age. The latter is based on average soul age of the population incarnating. Regardless of the average Soul Age of a population, an Age of Generations is still Infant, Baby, Young, Mature, or Old. So, Infant Souls will be born during a Mature Age, for example. And when the planet is populated only by Old Souls, there will still be an Infant Age of Generations. We will return to these grander cycles of generations at another time. The current Mature Age of Generations includes "Baby Boomers," who launched this Age, "Generation X" born as the 2nd Generation of this Age, the "Millennials" or "Generation Y" born as the 3rd Generation of this Age, and the most-recent "Generation Z" or "Virtual Generation." To put the Karmic terms into something more personal, we will describe External and Internal Karma as World and Self, respectively. Baby Boomers, then, were born during a Positive World Karma, came of age during Positive Self-Karma, matured into adulthood during Negative World Karma, and are aging into Negative Self-Karma. This Generation would be those born between approximately 1943 and 1960. Generation X was born during Positive Self-Karma, came of age during Negative World Karma, grew into adulthood during Negative Self-Karma, and will age into Positive World Karma. Generation X are those who were born approximately between 1961 and 1981. "Millennials" were born during Negative World Karma, raised into Negative Self Karma, will mature during Positive World Karma, and age into Positive Self-Karma. This Generation would be those born approximately between 1982 and 2004. The Virtual Generation are those having been born around 2005 to present, and are born into Negative Self Karma. What tends to DEFINE a Generation is the cycle that is in place when that generation "comes of age." This is why, for instance, Baby Boomers, who were raised through two formative cycles of Positive Karma can have a very difficult time relating to the generation who comes after who are born into and raised during Negative Karmic cycles. It makes a collective difference. Before we continue, we will ask each of you which Generation you fall into based on the above? Bobby: Gen X Janet: Baby Boomer. ClaireC: Baby Boomer Liisa: Millennial Maureen: Baby Boomer VIP: Gen X DianeHB: Gen X but borderline Millenial DianeHB: Tex is a Boomer AnnH: I am 1957. Late Boomer. Since I am immature, I identified more with those younger. Maureen: LOL!! Ann Janet: Can I confirm: does the Positive External cycle = the inspirational cycle? MEntity: Correct, Janet. Janet: Thank you. VIP: Michael, could I ask you to further describe what "positive" and "negative" mean in this context? MEntity: ViP, we are using the terms in their broadest sense of Expansive vs Contracting. How that Expansion or Contraction is utilized may or may not appear to be, or actually be "good or bad." VIP: I see - in a similar sense as negative and positive poles then VIP: thank you MEntity: For example: the Baby Boomers came of age during "the 60's" and "70's" as a wave of conscious revolution, collective empowerment, and recreation, built upon the positive stability of their birth into a Positive World Karma when the United States moved into high levels of power. This leads us into another layer of understanding the collective cycles of Karma: Each Generation is dealing with Karma generated by another Generation, and creating Karma for another Generation to balance. There are four types of Generational Karma: Reactionary, Disintegration, Collapse, and Stability. Those born to Stability will tend to grow into a Reactionary generation who fights against that Stability. This comes from the Positive Self-Karmic wave that comes with that generation to encourage an overhaul of what has come to be accepted as the status quo or norm. Baby Boomers did this. The irony is that the Baby Boomers, then, must contend with what they end up creating as the new status quo and norm in their adulthood. Janet: Do these types correlate with the types of karma and move in that sequence? eg. external world karma = stability, followed by external self = reactionary? MEntity: Yes. Correction: Positive World = Stability; Positive Self = Reactionary Janet: Yes. Thanks. I’m building the diagram. VIP: so then they correspond further to Inspirational, Moving, Expressive, and Assimilation, in that order? MEntity: Yes. VIP: ok, thanks. MEntity: While a single Generation will have its own Karma to contend with, it will generate the Karma that a following Generation will then take on. The Karma GENERATED skips a Generation and falls to the next in line. For instance, Baby Boomers GENERATED the Karma with which Millennials must now must contend. Generation X GENERATED the Karma with which the Virtual Generation must now contend. So Baby Boomers have generated the Collapse that Millennials must contend. Generation X is working hard to generate the Stability that the Virtual Generation will grow into. Those born during The Great Depression and World War 2 generated the Disintegration that Generation X must endure. Those from World War 1 generated the patterns that lead to the Reactionary Baby Boomers. So every Generation will have its inherent Karma, and the Karma left by another Generation. The reason for all of this, despite its apparent complexity, is quite simple: EVOLUTION and EXPERIENCE. Having this rotational cycle not only allows for provocation of all Goals across all Personalities, but allows for Essence to learn to gauge time frames that are helpful for its own evolution and experience. Civilizations evolve along these same lines, and are born and die along these lines. We have spoken in vague terms over time about how civilizations parallel one another and that there are "corners" in time where civilizations "turn" that line up with other turns in history. This mapping of generations is a start to how that works. This is a densely-packed topic that may require a few sessions for unpacking, but this is a start, especially if one can visualize this. Once this foundation is in place, the greater meaning, depth, and practicality of this information can come through. For now, we must close for today. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now. End Time: 12:51 PDT NOTE: The following link was provided by Janet as a reference point for this discussion: http://www.lifecourse.com/assets/files/gens_in_history.pdf NOTE: A follow-on session was held on this topic. See Generational Karma Q&A.
  19. OMW - Aug 7, 2010 - Me and My Karma Troy Tolley, Channel (Note: At the end, the enthusiasm of asking more questions kept on. Troy is supposed to answer those questions. glb) [MEntity] The subject of Karma can be broken down into the two familiar categories of Karma: Self-Karma and Essence-Karma. Most of our students use the term "Karma" to mean that Karma generated between Essences, or Soul-Karma. But these are two distinct categories of Karma: Self-Karma and Soul-Karma, or Essence-Karma, if you prefer to keep with terminology familiar to our teaching. Karma, regardless of category, is a word that describes an imbalance generated from INTENSITY. The degree to which that Intensity is initially experienced is the degree to which that Karma is sub-categorized further within its own category: Major, Minor, and Sundry. This applies even to the category of Self-Karma. The difference between Self-Karma and Soul-Karma is that one is generated on a scale that is contained within the single lifetime and the current Personality, and the other is on a scale that transcends any particular lifetime or Personality. Self-Karma is generated within a lifetime, is contained within that lifetime, and is either resolved, or not, within that lifetime. Motion in this universe is a result of imbalance, so it could be said that Karma is one of the major evolutionary tools that is used by consciousness to grow and move forward. Aside from Essence Recognition, Karma is one of the only ways through which an Essence does evolve, hence its popularity and appeal, despite how messy or painful it can often be to the Personalities involved. Self-Karma is generated within oneself when one begins to generate issues, interpretations, and/or conflicts that divide oneself in a way that pits part of the self against another part. These Self-Karma may be generated from a burst of Intensity or from a build of Intensity, but it is the Intensity that generates the Karma. An extreme of polarities is what generates the Intensity. We know that most of you are familiar with much of the basics we will share here, but for a succinct delivery here, we will not presume to skip those basics. Soul-Karma is generated between one's Essence and another Essence when Intensity generates Imbalance between oneself and another. The key ingredient within all Karma is INTERFERENCE; more specifically, Interference of Choice. Self-Karma and Soul-Karma are not generated without some degree of Interference of Choice. This is obvious on the scale of Soul-Karma, but it is not as obvious on the scale of Self-Karma. On the scale of Self-Karma, those divisions within the self must be interfering with your own capacity to choose for it to be Self-Karma. And so it is that those three elements must be involved for true Karma to have been generated: INTENSITY, IMBALANCE, and INTERFERENCE. One can have an issue with body image, and not have Self-Karma if those three elements are not involved. One can murder another person and not generate Karma if those three elements are not involved. An example of the former might be one who does not enjoy being overweight, and so he keeps himself on a strict exercise routine. He still has body image "issues," but he is actively choosing how to deal with that. An example of the latter might be in the form of euthanasia wherein the very act of murder is embraced. We give those as obvious examples, but there are more complex examples that may not be as easy to understand. In the end, however awful or complicated an issue or event may be, it may or may not involve Karma. Karma is a very personal thing, if you will. [Geraldine] Are the tit-for-tat External Monads karmic? [MEntity] They may or may not be. They are often excellent contexts for Karma, so most often they are Karmic in generation or resolution, but that is not necessary. When one generates Soul-Karma, we describe the record of that imbalance between two Essences as a "Ribbon." We use that term because it almost-literally describes what remains between two Essences when Karma is generated. From an Astral and Causal perspective, one can see literal ribbons stretching among fragments still entangled in Karma. Since there is no physicality as you experience it, those Ribbons do not get snared or entangled with other ribbons, but remain stretched only between those who have generated them. They are more like frequencies than anything, and lock onto each involved. These are "connected" between the Instinctive Centers, or the Root Chakra. At the end of each lifetime, the Instinctive Center is the only Center that remains, with all other data from the other Centers burned to that disc, and this is "pulled" from the body much like a disc from a computer, and carried forth to be used for review, and in the next lifetime. When that disc is "plugged into" a new life, it does not inherently demand that the new Personality burn the Ribbons that have carried over. And this is very important to understand if one is to understand the nature of Choice and Free Will. One is NEVER affected by Past Lives, and one is NEVER obligated to burn Ribbons generated by a previous Personality. Instead, the current Personality will develop its own interests and directions and choices, and those will act as a kind of play of notes within the lifetime that then may resonate with a past life, and resonate with relevant Karmic Ribbons. [Bobby] sure seems like a lot of chance at play there [AnnH] Do we need to burn our ribbons, however, to cycle off the physical--move beyond the 7th Old and reunite with our Entity? That's been my understanding. [MEntity] So the Past is never imposed upon the Present, but the Present pulls in from the past what is relevant. This same equation applies from within a single lifetime. Your childhood never truly imposes itself upon your adulthood, but your adulthood may draw from childhood what is relevant for the present. To address Bobby and AnnH: Therein lies the art of creating a Personality. Essence learns over time how to create a Personality that is more inclined toward certain themes and interests, and while chance may still be involved, it does help the odds of at least one version (parallel) choosing to be open to the past and Ribbons. The 6th Level of every Soul Age inherently finds interest in the past and begins opening to Karmic Ribbons and the search for balance. As many Ribbons as possible are burned during each 6th Level, but not all get burned and then carry forth into the next Soul Age. ALL Major and Minor Karma will be burned before cycling off from the Physical Plane. By the time one is 7th Level Old, not only has most Karma already been addressed, but what might remain is mostly conceptual or emotional and can be done in dream state. Karmic Ribbons are also burned by generating very appealing pay offs for getting involved. [Bobby] I knew it... bribes! :-) [MEntity] For instance, Sex Karma is a very common, beloved, dramatic lure into burning a Ribbon. This is when one "falls in love" only to find that the one with whom one has had this lovely bonding suddenly springs a Ribbon up for burning. Karmic Ribbons, once brought up, are extremely compelling, much like being on the down-side of a hill on ice. [Brian_W] well, that explains most of the male gender [AnnH] Not just men, Brian. I've been on that slippery slope :) [MEntity] It is difficult to break the momentum once one has begun burning a Ribbon. Once the Ribbon is burned in Sex Karma, the partner suddenly seems like a stranger and one can hardly remember why one would ever be attracted to that person. [AnnH] What is Sex Karma, actually? [MEntity] As mentioned before, there are levels of Karma within Karma, so that there are Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual Karma. These are defined by technicalities, but they are often involving more than one of those areas. For instance, an Intellectual Karma may be when one has been tricked into thinking an investment is brilliant. Technically, this is a Conceptual Karma (Intellectual), but one can see that this will also affect one Emotionally and Physically. But for purposes of simplicity in burning Ribbons, the default context will always go to that technicality. Ann: Within those Karmic Contexts, there are lures that are set up for Personalities to find appealling in pulling up and addressing Karmic Ribbons. One of those lures is Sex. We refer to that as Sex Karma. There are a multitude of lures used. Money Karma, Sex Karma, Love Karma, Affection Karma, Acceptance Karma, Specialness Karma, Talent Karma, Power Karma. Depending on the Soul Age and the Personality, certain lures are planted and appealing over others. Despite our calling them 'lures,' it is important to point out that however compelling a Ribbon may be, one may reject the burning of that Ribbon, so one still has Choice. [Brian_W] But wasn't it just stated that it was much more difficult to stop the burning of a Ribbon once it has started? [MEntity] Much more difficult is not the same thing as lacking choice. [AnnH] Is it more difficult for the one who owes the karma to stop the burning than the one who is owed? [MEntity] It must be a mutual exchange. There are many times when one has set up for the burning of a ribbon "owed" to someone, and that person is not interested in taking that on. Balancing a Karma is just as disruptive as creating one. Or we should say, CAN BE. Continuing: Major Karma is that Karma which affects all levels of one's Being: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual. Minor Karma is that which affects from one to three levels. Sundry Karma is the only Karma that does not actually qualify as Karma, but is included because it is treated the same when it is involved. Sundry Karma never interferes with Choice, but interferes with intentions. It is still an Intensity and Imbalance and Interference, and so is treated as Karma. [Brian_W] would Sundry be considered "those mild annoyances of life?" [MEntity] For instance, you are excited about your wedding and have hired a hairdresser who chops off your bangs and burns your scalp just before the wedding. This is a survivable event on all levels, but certain throws a wrench into the life in a way that generates Imbalance, Intensity, and Interference. Sundry Karma is the only Karma that is not compelling to balance. You may never get to burn off the hair of that hairdresser in another life. Sundry Karma is also often balanced WITHIN the current lifetime and does not carry over. So that the Wedding Fiasco is balanced by a lawsuit or non-payment, etc. All Karma is Imbalance, so all Burning of Ribbons is Balance. To burn a ribbon, or to resolve Self-Karma, the process is always Tri-fold. NEGATIVE-POSITIVE-NEUTRAL, or POSITIVE-NEGATIVE-NEUTRAL. Always resolving in Neutrality. Most "negative" Karma, or those Karma that do not feel so great, are generated from Positive-Negative direction, and received from the Negative-Positive direction. For instance: the one who murders is coming from the Positive-Negative angle, while the one who is murdered receives from the Negative-Positive angle. To bring balance, those polarities must be reversed between the two. [Maureen] In the initial murder - what's the positive and what's the negative? [MEntity] Murderer=Positive since this is the person who activated/created the Karma. Positive in this case is used as the active force, whereas Negative is the receptive. [Maureen] polarities [MEntity] We are not using the terms as describing "good or bad." For most "positive" Karma, or that Karma which feels good, the reverse is true: it is initiated from Negative-Positive, and received as Positive-Negative. This is because most "positive" Karma, such as Philanthropic Karma, is an act of GIVING, not TAKING, and the recipient is Expanded by the experience, rather than Contracted. However, it is still Karmic because it is still Intensity, Imbalance, and Interference. Consider a fragment who is poor who has decided to live a life inspired by his experiences as a resource for his art. Upon having his first attempts at art discovered, a philanthropic gentleman funds the artist entirely, removing all obstacles and challenges that had initially inspired the artist. The artist is certainly not harmed, but does experience his loss of inspiration and artistic motivation, and while his life is for the better on many levels, he still experiences Intensity, Imbalance, and Interference because now he has a new life that was not anticipated or chosen. This same reversal of Polarities for balancing is important for understanding how to resolve Self-Karma, too. And it is also important to understand that Self-Karma also has such instances of "negative" or "positive" Karma, in that some feel good and others do not. "Negative" Self-Karma is obvious as body type issues, habits, addictions, etc. [Private] The artist though, in this instance, is not a victim. He did have a choice, did he not? And he chose to be helped. Maybe I'm just mincing words here. [MEntity] "Positive" Self-Karma can show up as winning the Lottery, having a completely fulfilling intimate relationship, and even having a beautiful day. In response to Private, it is true that he would have had to have chosen to receive the money, but that does not mean he could have anticipated the effects of that, much in the same way that one may "choose" to invest money in a false promise, only to find total loss. [Private] Thanks for the clarification, it was a little cryptic for me initially. [MEntity] The idea of money being a solution for so many problems is very enticing for many in your culture, so to have a windfall of sorts can often throw the life into a spin that could never have been anticipated, and does not solve any of the problems that exist beyond the paying of bills, or the having of certain things. [Private] Right on. [MEntity] In the same way that many have thought that suicide ends emotional despair, only to discover that those emotions are carried over even into the afterlife, so do many who think that money can solve the problems of life find that only new problems arise and old problems fester, even as the bills are now paid. Now, to lead into more personal territory, we will point out that despite the balancing of Karma, either Self- or Soul-, there tend to be patterns for each fragment. Infant Souls generate mostly Spiritual Karma, Baby Souls generate mostly Intellectual Karma, Young Souls generate the most Physical Karma, while Mature Souls generate mostly Emotional Karma. Old Souls tend to move from the emphasis on Soul-Karma toward Self-Karma. Those are patterns, but they are not rules. Across those Patterns, there can tend to be the patterns of Karma specific to a Fragment. [AnnH] I think money is physical. I'm betting Young (Maddoff). [MEntity] Yes, this was technically a Physical Karma in that case, though, of course, it touched on all levels, and is therefore a Major Karma. Each of you have found certain patterns across your incarnations as "fascinating" patterns for exploration in Karma. [Brian_W] I'm curious what those are, even if "I" as a personality didn't create them. [MEntity] For instance, even though one may learn as an Infant Soul what the effects of murder are, and the subsequent balancing of that, one might then murder again as Baby, Young, Mature, so as to experience it from all Soul Ages. As an Old Soul, those patterns can often turn into Self-Karmic explorations. We will share our perspective of each of your patterns as we can see on record for your past incarnations. ANN appears to have a large pattern that revisited the Karma generated from PILLAGING. BOBBY appears to have a large pattern that revisited the Karma generated from WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT. BRIAN has a larger pattern that revisited the Karma generated from RAPE. Private has a larger pattern that revisited the Karma generated from POISONING. GERALDINE has a larger pattern that revisited the Karma generated from MIND FUCK. MARTHA has a larger pattern that revisited the Karma generated from ABDUCTION, or Kidnapping. MAUREEN has a larger pattern that revisited the Karma generated from LYING. Each of those patterns are not limited to your initial ideas prompted by the term. [AnnH] I get it, if you look at it differently than just physical pillaging. [Brian_W] uh, can't get too more specific with mine. [Geraldine] actually, it can be mental and physical, Brian. [Geraldine] it's taking something with force. [MEntity] None of these terms are specific other than their larger context that includes all versions of that word. [Bobby] If I'm understanding this, these are things we have done or have had done to us? [Geraldine] and I can see why you'd have a Life Task of "intimacy" -- rape is the antithesis of intimacy. [AnnH] wow, yes. [Geraldine] well, both, Bobby -- a pattern would imply payback, too. [MEntity] For instance, POISONING may be literally poisoning another into death, but we include the times when anything physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual was sneaked into another without their consent in a way that caused harm. [Private] that happened this lifetime, did it not emotionally, with my mother's actions? [MEntity] Keep in mind that if we are accurate in our assessment, one should be able to see these patterns reflected in your Self-Karma, in some form. [AnnH] I'm having trouble seeing it in my case. I have a feeling, but I'm not quite sure how it works with Self Karma. [Geraldine] sort of bending over backwards to NOT do it? [Bobby] your accuracy is also validated from the humor we find in it/ourselves. [MEntity] Ann, yours may show up in issues that revolve around what is rightfully yours vs what you think/feel is rightfully yours. Be it positions of recognition, fulfilling relationships, material well-being, etc. [Maureen] I think Geraldine hit on something - I have had the urge and did so all my life - to be so honest it hurt me many times. [AnnH] Ok. Now it just went from funny to painful. [MEntity] Geraldine, yes, often that is the case in these larger patterns: one is either extremely repulsed by association with it, and/or extremely fascinated by it. For instance, Troy's larger pattern is TORTURE. He is actively fighting against all forms of harm against innocent animals and people, yet his favorite genre of film is Horror. Maureen, we would agree with your assessment. Keep in mind that these patterns are not generated because of some kind of morbid interest, but because the exploration adds to the eventual resolve of those experiences for others, as well. [AnnH] I can see this with my creative work, in terms of Self-Karma. [Private] Could you elucidate more about my pattern of poisoning? This life it certainly showed up emotionally by my mother's treatment of me, did it not? And subsequently, the Self-karmic issues with my Realist Attitude. [Brian_W] so how does one work through it, knowing that we get extremely repulsed and / or fascinated by it? [Brian_W] as for me, as soon as I saw it come across my screen, its like the laughter and everything else died inside - rather suddenly too I might add. [MEntity] For instance, the pattern of RAPE is explored by Brian as a contribution to the learning in this universe about the range between literal Rape, all the way to the gentle comprehension and consideration of boundaries that may exist, even if one does not think they should. [Geraldine] but, I think, truly, that your Life Task of intimacy is tied to this pattern -- it's how you perceive being able to be "other." [Bobby] As for me, I'm like, if it balances it out, bring it on baby, bring it on! [Maureen] You Warriors and your challenges! [AnnH] Man, I can feel the domino effect of this all the way through this life. [Bobby] Now, I want to schedule another private with a list of names :-) [MEntity] In response to Brian: to the extent that one is still personally offended by the term we chose may be the extent to which one is in the middle of resolving issues related to that term. The extent to which one could laugh is also an indication as to how far one may have come in resolving, though still recognizing, the experiences related to the term. [Geraldine] I can feel the attraction/repulsion -- being able to perceive others' mindfucks -- absolutely no desire to do one of my own -- other than "maybe" as pranksterisms [Brian_W] Oh I absolutely understood why I was offended by it, it's still the easiest way to make me want to hit the "abort" button and run. [Maureen] Lying and Deception are still a Hot Button for me (well maybe used to be - could be old emotions!) [Geraldine] also, Brian, in our culture, it's considered far more heinous in many ways -- you're conditioned to be more reactive. [MEntity] (BRIAN) To resolve the issues related to the term we chose would mean simply continuing to do what you are doing. There are no shortcuts. In your case, in this current lifetime, it appears to us that the key would be in losing any sense of offense when boundaries are clarified for you. If boundaries are not easy for you to discern on your own, then it is important to receive feedback from others when that is offered, and that has to be seen as a resource of information, not as a source of offense. In response to Private: your interpretation of the term Poisoning appears to be fair, and your resolution would come from the fact that you are aware of the "poisoning." The key to the Poisoning as a pattern of Karma is that it was often injected without the awareness of the one who was poisoned (literally or figuratively). In your case, you are aware of the poisoning and have the opportunity to generate, find, or create an antidote. [Private] As you know, I'm working on it really hard. [AnnH] Somehow I feel like "pillaging" is what happened in some way to my work as a writer. It feels like anything I do is going to be taken and decimated. [MEntity] Private, that is all that one can do, actually. To continue to work through it. [Bobby] and in my case? :-) [MEntity] There are no shortcuts. [Bobby] how does one balance false-imprisonment except to be falsely imprisoned? [MEntity] To Bobby: your pattern may show up in issues around feeling trapped, isolated, or stuck in a position that is beyond your capacity to free yourself. Your resolution would come through the realization of CHOICE, and the responsibilities that the word implies. [Bobby] I completely understand that, thanks! [MEntity] The range that we include under "False Imprisonment" is between the obvious, literal wrongful imprisonment, to the act of blaming others for effects that were not of their cause. [Geraldine] After Martha's followup -- I'd like to know the difference between Mindfuck and lying -- or is it more of a power and control use? [MEntity] We will quickly leave each of you with our assessment of where you are in terms of your resolving your outstanding Karma in both Self- and Soul- levels. [Bobby] I sometimes feels I am enduring an at home imprisonment due to my lack of options... it makes sense. [MEntity] Our assessment will be in terms of percentages as we calculate how much Karma is outstanding versus how much is resolved. This assessment will be limited to the current life in terms of what it has intended (at this point) to take on. Before that, we will respond to the two remaining questions: In response to Martha: We use the term ABDUCTION to include the range between obvious stealing of another human being against his or her will, all the way to seduction and infidelity. This may show up in the current life as issues related to the latter, in terms of how much power Martha may feel she has in context of winning others over, even in specific cases related to seduction and being seductive, attractive, alluring, etc. In response to Geraldine: Mind Fuck is rooted Spiritually, whereas Lying is Intellectual. Mind Fuck is about convincing another to completely betray himself, whereas Lying is about betraying another. PERSONAL ASSESSMENTS: keep in mind that these are not competitive numbers, but relative numbers, and the higher the number is no indication of "better" or "worse." Keep in mind that one may have resolved 99% of his Self-Karma, yet still be consumed by that 1%. ANN has burned 79% of any Major or Minor Karma for this lifetime, and has resolved approximately 82% of her Self-Karma. BOBBY has burned 98% of his Major and Minor Karma for this lifetime, and has resolved approximately 65% of his Self-Karma. Brian has burned 60% of his Major and Minor Karma for this lifetime and has resolved approximately 80% of his Self-Karma. Private has resolved 77% of her Major and Minor Karma for this lifetime and has resolved 40% of her Self-Karma. Geraldine has resolved 100% of her Major and Minor Karma for this lifetime, and has resolved approximately 79% of her Self-Karma. Martha has resolved 89% of her Major and Minor Karma for this lifetime, and has resolved 90% of her Self-Karma. Maureen has resolved 99% of her Major and Minor Karma for this lifetime, and has resolved 85% of her Self-Karma. Again, keep in mind these numbers and our math are relative in calculation. [AnnH] Relative to...? [Geraldine] It just goes to show: a) have a misspent youth; and 2) live long enough -- and it all works out. [AnnH] Guess I got some livin' to do :) [MEntity] For instance, Geraldine remains with only two self-Karmic issues, but they account for only about 6 that were addressed in this life. [Geraldine] okok -- what are they? [MEntity] "Being Right" and "Being Needed." [Geraldine] lol [AnnH] hehehehe [Geraldine] ok -- I wouldn't have looked there, but those ARE a "bingo!" [Brian_W] eh, self-karma - you won't have to worry about them after this life anyway. [Maureen] What is my 1% of Soul-Karma left? [MEntity] We must conclude here, but your questions do not have to conclude here. We (and Troy) invite you to post your final questions that you would like to have addressed in the final transcript. Do so now, and start that line with QUESTION in all caps before the question. We will conclude with a response to Maureen: The 1% we see as remaining might be described as the issues related to "BEING USEFUL" or "Being Helpful." We will conclude here. Good day to each of you. Goodbye. [Private] QUESTION: Would you break down my Self-Karmic issues? Additionally, any help would be appreciated on major/minor Karma have not completed this lifetime. [AnnH] QUESTION: Could you tell me about "pillaging" in the context of "what's rightfully mine vs. what I think/feel is rightfully mine"? [Brian_W] QUESTION: What is the rest of my major / minor karma and Self-Karma in this life, and is it correct that my particular life task, true studies, and karmic history (in this life and others) are all tied together? [Bobby] Martha Question: What soul karma do I have left? [Maureen] QUESTION: Would you break down my Self Karmic Issues, please? [AnnH] QUESTION: Would you break down my self-karmic issues, too? [Bobby] Question: with 98% major and minor complete, what do I have left? At Old Soul 1, it doesn't seem like there is a lot left to do there. [Geraldine] Manoman . . .I'm convinced that Troy's first book should be on the topic of karma -- it's the most complex issue that I've seen [Geraldine] Bobby -- that was phrased "for this life" [Geraldine] not for ALL lives [Bobby] oh! [AnnH] QUESTION: How often have I chosen not to deal with burning Soul Karma ribbons in this lifetime? Eg., abrogated the opportunity? [Bobby] 1st part still applies though [Brian_W] Not a question, but any thoughts or commentary on how we may consider working through those karmas would be useful as well [Geraldine] you don't get to "volunteer" for karma, per se -- the essences sorta lay it out for you and you get lured in [Brian_W] Geraldine, it's also a topic that would sell well [Private] QUESTION: Is the unresolved major/minor karma have to do with those people in Santa Barbara at the time I met my essence twin, Sabrina? Namely, Jerg Jergensen and his friend? Also, Prasanna's household with Beni and Mary? [Geraldine] especially since so many are taught first in their learning curve that karma is "punishment" [Geraldine] I've also seen some good stuff that karma is still a "you create your own reality" construct, too [AnnH] Do these percentages relate to what Soul-Karma we thought we'd take on this lifetime? [Brian_W] true, I'm still curious what the Philanthropic Karma has been that I've generated over the centuries. [Geraldine] yes, Ann -- Michael prefaced it that way. [AnnH] That's an interesting one, Brian. [Brian_W] might be a good way to counter-balance the thoughts of "bad horrible mean karma." [Geraldine] Our assessment will be in terms of percentages as we calculate how much Karma is outstanding versus how much is resolved. This assessment will be limited to the current life in terms of what it has intended (at this point) to take on. (Note from Kasia: I've included comments from the original post with additional channelled information.) Comment from Troy on August 28, 2015: MIKE S WROTE: I can't quite reconcile these two statements. 1: 'Much of what happens after birth is out of the hands of Essence, so to speak, and a matter of choice, decisions, or lack thereof relative to the Personality.' 2: 'One is NEVER affected by Past Lives, and one is NEVER obligated to burn Ribbons generated by a previous Personality.' TROY REPLIES: Actually, these statements dovetail completely. Try this: 1) after you are born, choice is handed over to Personality. 2) Personality can choose to pick up the ribbons of previous Personality choices/karma, but that's optional, even if compelling. The key here is that Karma and themes/threads are compelling. It is all very enticing. So even though "you" are never obligated to pick up the thread of themes or the ribbons of Karma started by another Personality, those themes and ribbons and the payoff of completing or balancing these is oh so enticing. In very simplistic terms, imagine that one Personality-A walks into a room and bumps a picture hanging on the wall so that it now hangs crooked. Personality-A leaves the room. Now Personality-B walks in and that picture on the wall is crooked, and sure, you can ignore it, but ohhhh mannn, it's so crooked! So you reach out and balance it. Okay, so that's not as complicated as messy Karma, but you get the idea. As for how infant and toddler lifetimes work with Karma, Michael has said this: How do we handle Karma that is created as children? What happens when children are harmed or killed? MICHAEL: Karma is always optional for a Personality, regardless of age. If intensity and interference of choice is registered, Karma is generated. It will not matter if the Personality is fully present, or not. Essence tracks Karma. Personalities do not. Personalities help to generate Karma, forgive Karma, balance Karma, but they do not track Karma. If a child is murdered, the Personality may not have been awake enough to register the event as Karma, but Essence is fully aware, and this interference and intensity is immediately assessed. If a child is abused, tortured, or harmed in a way that interferes with Choice, Essence manages this. This is true of adults, as well, who are not with full cognitive capacity, or mentally unstable. The Personalities are a great part of the dynamic, but Essence has the clearest picture and does the tracking. This is true between Essences, as well. It is a given that any imbalance, intensity, and interference of choice generated in a life is part of what Essences must negotiate and consider across lifetimes. Karma is between Essences, not Personalities, and this is why any lifetime can bring the balance. While it is true that Karma is between Essences, the Personalities that generate Karma are directly involved in the balancing, either through a direct and intimate link to the current Personality doing the balancing, or through Astral replication of that balance. In other words, no Personality can walk away from its Karma. The intensity must be experienced from "both sides" for the Personality to burn that Ribbon. In lifetimes through the Young Soul Age, this balance most often comes in terms of "eye for an eye," but as the Essences mature, the interference of choice is not balanced by a reverse scenario of interference of choice, but is balanced through the return of choice. If one was murdered, then the balance is not found by murdering. Instead, the older souls will set up a scenario where the life is saved, and choices are expanded because of that saving of life. An abuse of a child in a previous life might be balanced by an adoption that provides profound nurturing. And so on. I hope this helps. [Note: It does not appear that participant questions at the end of the session were ever publicly answered.]
  20. [Excerpt from Membership Gratitude Chat: March 2016] Becca: Hi Michael. I have an interest in true crime and was wondering if you have access to information about whether people who are accused of crimes are guilty, or the locations of missing people. I understand that some people claim to be psychics able to lead investigators to this kind of information. Is this a legitimate skill? Part of their life task or karma, for instance? Would it be possible for channel to learn the whereabouts of a missing child, such as Madeleine McCann, or whether a suspect is guilty? MEntity: We tend to only have access to details about crimes after the Karmic Ribbons are burned or in stasis. Karmic events tend to remain acutely localized among the fragments involved until there is time to process the experiences. We do not have access to individuals and their local data. We only have access to what is updated in the Akashic Records. Local psychics, however, can "read" more localized energies in ways that can be successfully interpreted as leads and insights. Most are not very accurate or skilled in these interpretations, but some are. We can sometimes find keys or lost objects if an updated record reveals a memory of recent placement of these objects. We can sometimes locate lost individuals if there is no Karmic dynamic obscuring our view. In the case in question, we cannot see details at this point. When a valid psychic is involved in this line of work, it tends to be related to their Life Task, and various other factors in their design.
  21. Kasia

    Child abuse: Karma or Agreements?

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: January 2001] [ludmila] There has been much talk lately about child-abuse. What kind of karma or agreements is involved in this? Specifically sexual abuse of children by adult authority figures MEntity: Child abuse is not a standardized event. There are many factors that may be involved in the experience of abuse, whether between adult and child, human and non-human, etc. Karma is either created or is being balanced, though it is very rare for an Agreement to be involved, except in the Old and Mature Soul Cycles. Abuse when linked to an Agreement is specifically, then, related to the imprinting required for the fulfillment of the Life Task. Whether the abuse is “used” effectively as a tool in that process will rely on the fragment and the use of the Overleaves, in general. Abuse in relation to “Authority Figures” and children is not a category anymore than abuse from a stranger harassing a child on the playground. There are no definitions or differentiations that can create categories of abuse except in “styles” of abuse. We will say, however, that those who have experienced abuse as children at the hands of Authority Figures (assuming it is not a Karmic Formation), are generally balancing Karma related to Positions of Authority where Abuse was inflicted by “themselves.” As with all Burning of Ribbons, the Karmic situation is usually, simply, reversed. We do not know if we have addressed the deeper issues of concern or question here, but we have answered the question as stated, as clearly as we can. [mamajo] How can one tell when Karma is being created, and when it is an agreement to facilitate imprinting? MEntity: Any formation/burning of Karma interrupts and distracts the life in a deeply affecting way. Karmic Formation can usually be identified as lacking compulsion to be involved, but there is an element of shock and chaos. Karmic Burning of Ribbons is usually marked by a compulsion to remain involved far past logic and emotion and body would dictate otherwise, followed by a great relief when the Karma is burned. In the event of the Burning, much of what was so compelling is then seen in a bewildering light, as if you were in a trance the whole time. In terms of facilitating Imprinting, the fragment being abused usually has a “bizarre” sense of safety and peace throughout the events. There is a creation of a strong support group outside of the event, in many of these cases, which are rare, as we said. The abuse as imprinting is heavily marked by this use of the experience as a platform for a greater vision or affect on the life in a discernible way, without referencing the abuse in a negative way.
  22. Kasia

    Definition: Karmic Ribbons

    [Excerpt from TT: 2007-01-07] A “ribbon” is our term for the energetic bond that links one fragment to another after an imbalance (karma) has been created between the two of you. This “ribbon” is part of how and why each of you “finds” each other again through time and space. The “ribbon” is unbreakable without the mutual attempt to balance the Karma.
  23. Kasia

    Does karma hinder choice?

    [Excerpt from TT: 2009-09-13] [Question] Are there any karmic scenarios that would make it difficult for personality to create what it wants? [Michael Entity] In answer to the reality of karmic scenarios making it difficult for personality to create what it wants: Yes, that is the nature of Karma, which is not only the interference of choice, but the intensity generated from the reaction to that interference. However, as the soul ages, some of what would have been a most karmic scenario simply becomes just another thing. For instance, in early lives if one were to lose his legs because of the impact of choice from another, this could effectively “end” the life and all of the intentions of Personality, but in later lives, this would simply be an obstacle that is tended to on the way to fulfilling those intentions and no Karma is generated. Of course, murder (the most extreme Karma) is difficult to overcome in terms of being able to be overcome by the Personality, so those Karmic scenarios are explored long before the concept of “creating reality” even comes into conscious possibility of a Personality. In other words, in most instances where Karma is the interfering force that limits the intention and choice of a Personality, they are experienced as part of the haphazard navigation of that Personality through a life, but when the Personality begins to conceive of creating reality from choice, vibrations, feeling, thought, to an extent that could be considered “metaphysical,” then that Personality is usually beyond the influence of Karma to the degree that it could hinder all choices.
  24. [Excerpt from TT: 2005-06-09] [Tibtyc] Good evening, Michael. How can one speed up the work on karma, external and internal? I begin to realize that I have procrastinated a lot in my life. Also, in what way can the concept of Triads helps us to understand, and work on, karma? That is my question. M Entity: In answer to your first version of the question: One can “speed up” the process of Karma simply by doing it. There are no “short cuts,” but there can be resistance, which can greatly delay the balancing of Karma. In terms of external Karma, all Fragments involved must be present, so a great deal of the “speed” of that process is dependent on group effort. [Tibtyc] Present on Earth? M Entity: If the Karmic scenario originated “on Earth,” then it is most often balanced in the same arena. There are exceptions, however, if the primary element of the Karma is Intellectual or Emotional. In terms of internal Karma (self karma), one merely need drop all resistance choose to do the work that is required. In answer to your second version of your question: The concept of the Triad is tremendously helpful in approaching, processing, and integrating the experience of Karma, internally and externally. ALL KARMA is approached from either the Positive or Negative and is concluded in the Neutral. In MOST CASES, the Karma is approached from the POSITIVE, moved into and through the Negative, and finding resolution in the Neutral. We will clarify here that we are speaking in terms of Balancing Karma, not Creating it. If one were to think of the process of walking as the same process of balancing Karma, one can understand the Triad: A step is taken forward (Positive), there is an off-balance, mid-air moment that leaves everything dependent on one leg (Negative), with a final landing of both feet on the ground (Neutral). Karma is one of the many reasons so many relationships seem to go “bad.” They are initiated with an alluring, compelling magnetism simply to get the Personalities into the Karmic Sequence, which then allows the elements for the Negative phase to unfold. Often, when the Karma is balanced, there is no longer an interest in the relationship, which the relationship is often just a means of balancing that Karma. For most Older Souls, there is little external Karma with which to deal, but a seemingly unending source of Self-Karma to endure. In terms of Self-Karma, we would say that to find conscious Neutrality, one must first determine the battle that is occurring internally and name it. In other words, if one has Self-Karma around Body Image, it will be helpful to define the Positive and Negative aspects that create the inner polarization, such as “I AM UGLY” vs “I AM BEAUTIFUL.” In all cases of Self-Karma, there are “two sides” to the battle. There is a perpetual conflict between The Truth and The Lie. The Neutrality comes only when one is capable of seeing the commonality between the two. In other words, the commonality between the concepts of “I am beautiful” and “I am ugly” is… I AM. The definitions beyond “I AM” are merely a means of dividing yourself. [Tibtyc] Sorry, what would Intellectual Karma be like? [M Entity] Lying to an individual wherein he makes a choice that is affected by that lie, can lead to Intellectual Karma. That is one example
  25. Kasia

    Karmic relationships

    [Excerpt from TT: 2007-01-07] [Jon] What percentage of relationships is karmic (or in some way predetermined)? Does this mean that we are unable to choose whether to enter the relationship, or just that it is easier to enter (and harder to screw up)? [Michael Entity] Soul Age and Level play a great deal in the creation and burning of Karmic Ribbons related to relationships. The Older the soul, the less likely one is creating Karmic relationships, and the more likely one has burned most Karmic relationship ribbons. That being said, NO relationship is ever “predetermined.” To engage in the creation of a Karmic relationship is more obviously a result of choice, but the entering into a relationship wrought with already-created Karma is also a result of choice. Karma is compelling because it is the “Food” of the soul. Much is gained from the creation and balance of Karma, not only on a personal level, but on a level that benefits all fragments and universes. So it takes very little to fall into a Karmic relationship for the sake of balance because inherent in all sentience is a default of balance and imbalance as a means of evolving. Personalities may beg to differ as to the benefit of Karma. Often the Personalities involved may stand in the way of balancing Karma and Essence will NEVER push a personality into a situation that is against a Personality’s wishes. However, there are clever and enticing elements to Karma that are just as attractive to Personality as they are to Essence, but for different reasons: For the most part, the more “passionate” and “powerful” a relationship is in the beginning, the more Karma involved. The more addictive a person is to another person, the more Karmic that relationship already is. In fact, most of what has passed as “love” is merely Karmic compulsion. Your culture promotes this angle on relationships to the point of actually missing out on non-karmic relationships because those are actually “boring” by comparison. A Non-Karmic relationship may be “boring” by certain standards, but they are JUST as valuable and meaningful to Essence and Personality, especially to the Older Soul who now finds kindness, patience, honesty, intimacy, etc. which encourages a more internal challenge (or friction), to be more appealing than the more external friction of drama and intensity. NO relationship is of interest if it does not include FRICTION, however. What kind of Friction (internal and/or external) and the extent to which both parties are mutually inclined to deal with that Friction is the kind of relationship that will be created, and the extent to which a relationship will be healthy, fulfilling, long-term, etc. In short, with or without Karma, the choice is still yours. [Jon] Thank You, that is most enlightening. Yes… though I am still not sure what a “ribbon” is. [Michael Entity] A “ribbon” is our term for the energetic bond that links one fragment to another after an imbalance has been created between the two of you. This “ribbon” is part of how and why each of you “finds” each other again through time and space. The “ribbon” is unbreakable without the mutual balance of the Karma.
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