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  1. Michael Speaks at the TLEGG 2015:7 Metaphysical Strengths & Living Without FearSeptember 12, 2015, 4:00pm EST (Note: Minor edits for clarity) TRANSCRIBED BY ERIC FROM THE LIVE VIDEO 7 Metaphysical Strengths TRUST -Familiarity +Natural (Server)RESOURCEFULNESS -Extraction +Abundance (Artisan)COURAGE -Endurance +Responsibility (Warrior)COMPREHENSION -Specialization +Enlightenment (Scholar)EMPATHY -Extrapolation +Transcendence (Sage)CHARISMA -Manipulation +Alignment (Priest)CHOICE -Reaction +Participation (King) [MEntity]: And we are here. [MEntity]: We understand that Troy has asked us to speak on both topics that were originally scheduled. This is Idealism at work. [Audience]: Laughter [MEntity]: We will do our best to cover as much as we can in the time that we have here with you now. But as you know, we have access to you beyond this venue and we can always pick up where we left off. [MEntity]: So what we’ll start with is an exploration of what we’ll call the seven metaphysical strengths. First we will describe what we mean by “metaphysical” in this context. [MEntity]: In this context, we mean that these are strengths that are inherent within you: that you come into this life with, and into every life with. What is different about these strengths over other sets of seven that we describe is that these always start in the positive pole. As you progress into your life (you take on your imprinting, you collect your experiences, you navigate your life) you forget these strengths and you begin to move from the positive pole down into the negative pole. [MEntity]: But what is nice about these strengths is that there is nothing negative about them in the sense that they are “bad.” In fact, all negative poles are not inherently bad, as you know, but in this particular case of a set of seven, the negative poles are still beneficial. In the same way that the seven chief negative features have a positive pole that is actually not positive in the traditional sense of the word, but positive in the sense of more expanded than the negative pole, the negative pole of these strengths is simply a more restricted, more focused end of that spectrum of strengths. [MEntity]: These strengths are what you will use to relate to other people, to navigate the life, to build your psychic capacities and all other senses that go beyond even the normal five senses of which you are immediately familiar with, such as your paraverbal communication (your capacity to read body language without having to know that you are doing so) and so forth. [MEntity]: The sequence that we will share these seven strengths in is a sequence in which each builds upon the other. So if you do not have this base strength it makes the strengths that are build upon it less stable, less strong, and more difficult to sustain. (0:04:50) [MEntity]: The first strength, then, that you come in with that is a metaphysical strength – and we mean this in the most literal sense of the word – is TRUST. [MEntity]: Trust is inherent in you. It is not something that you develop. It is something you lose. The positive pole of Trust then, in this case, is +NATURAL. There is a natural trust in you, a natural inclination to trust. It is far more natural for you to trust than it is to not trust. It is unnatural to distrust (and by “unnatural” here we simply mean that it is usually in some way a response to defense, a means of defense, a response to fear). [MEntity]: In the negative pole is -FAMILIARITY. Another way to describe the negative pole would be -HABITUATION. Habituation or Familiarity is the trust that you have right now as you sit in your chair and do not expect it to break because you have gained experience in that realm of trust and it has become habit to trust. It’s natural for you to trust, but some of those in the negative pole – the areas that you trust out of habit – are unconscious. They are not a conscious choice to trust. You trust because it has become familiar. [MEntity]: Do you understand the difference? [Audience]: Yes (0:07:02) [MEntity]: The second metaphysical strength then is RESOURCEFULNESS. Resourcefulness is your capacity to use what you have at your disposal to benefit your life. All of you come into the life with that inherent Resourcefulness. That Resourcefulness is forgotten, or lost, or taught out of you. [MEntity]: A lot of times (as you may see as we progress through this sequence) once you have lost your capacity or are losing your capacity to Trust, you stop using your resources as well. You stop using your inherent Resourcefulness. [MEntity]: The positive pole of RESOURCEFULNESS is +INNOVATION. You become creative with what resources you have. You make up new functions for what you have. This is a strength that you have that you may have forgotten or may forget. [MEntity]: The negative pole is -EXTRACTION. This is where you force something to work in a way that might not naturally work, or was not intended to work, or in a way that is not necessarily as beneficial as it could be, especially if you are extracting from others or from an environment that is being depleted. [MEntity]: When you’re in the positive pole, there is no depletion in the process of resourcefulness. In fact, the positive pole could also be described as Abundance, Prosperity. (0:09:28) [MEntity]: The third metaphysical strength is COURAGE. You are naturally courageous. We have to smile (not us, but this body in response to our observation) at the fact that you would not be here if not for your courage. And we mean that in the most literal sense in that it takes a great deal of courage to be in a body, to get through a lifetime, to navigate the lifetime. [MEntity]: In the negative pole, this is called -ENDURANCE. So as you forget your courage – the more you forget that inherent sense of trust and resourcefulness that builds your courage or feeds into your courage – you start to feel as if you are simply enduring. This is still courage. You will get through it. You will get to the next point. [MEntity]: But the positive pole is +RESPONSIBILITY. This is your capacity to respond to life rather than to endure it. Are you recognizing these within yourself and seeing— [Audience]: Yes. Definitely. [MEntity]: What we suggest as we share these are that you look at the spectrum that you are hearing from us and see what comes to mind for when you are at one end or the other in terms of the polarities. And also make a note as to whether that particular strength is one that requires some attention. (0:11:45) [MEntity]: The next strength then is COMPREHENSION. This is your capacity to make sense of what the hell is happening. It is your capacity to sort and put into perspective the experiences that you are gaining. You are able to take from those experiences and build upon them. [MEntity]: The positive pole of this, then, is +ENLIGHTENMENT. Enlightenment is when you build a structure or perspective that helps you make sense of your life. It is not permanent: it can change. But +Enlightenment is that philosophical structure that you begin to build from your experiences so that, as you gain other experiences, you have some way to understand them. [MEntity]: The negative pole is -SPECIALIZATION. Specialization here is when you become quite eccentric: very focused in an area of life that you do very well in, but cannot function in other areas of your life. You may excel in the area in which you have chosen to specialize – the area in which you have chosen to comprehend or find it easier to comprehend – but you have no sense of responsibility for these other areas that may be challenging, or more challenging. [MEntity]: So you can see that these are not positive and negative in the sense of good and bad. One is simply more expansive while the other is more focused and restricted. (0:14:08) [MEntity]: The next strength then is EMPATHY. This is another inherent strength that each of you has. Empathy is the capacity to understand, beyond your own experiences, those of others. [MEntity]: The negative pole here is -EXTRAPOLATION. This is where you can only understand what others are going through if you have gone through it yourself. You can extrapolate from there. [MEntity]: One moment… [MEntity]: The positive pole here is +TRANSCENDENCE. This is the capacity to transcend the limitations of your experiences and immediately understand those of others, regardless of species, race, economic status, geographical location, nationality. [MEntity]: These are strengths that you come into because of the grand amount of experiences that you have as Essence. As you can see, each of these will require greater and greater return to your manifesting of Essence, your embrace of Essence, for you to access these positive poles. [MEntity]: When you are first born, these are there quite strongly, quite naturally, quite presently. They become forgotten as the personality activates and you start navigating the life. But as Old Souls you start to crave that return to Essence, and by extension crave that return to your natural states of metaphysical strengths. (0:17:10) [MEntity]: The next strength is CHARISMA. The poles will help you understand what we mean by CHARISMA here. [MEntity]: The negative pole is -MANIPULATION, and we do not mean this in the negative sense that the term may imply to you immediately. We mean it in the same sense that one would manipulate clay. One would have to forcefully shape an object to the desired state. This can be in a negative sense, and used in a negative sense, of course. But we mean it in a positive sense because Charisma helps bring that out in others and sometimes that Charisma is what brings them to you to help shape them. [MEntity]: You each have natural Charisma and the capacity to use that to manipulate. Another word that might be used here is Teach, Guide, but in the context of Manipulation there would be an intended effort. [MEntity]: The positive pole, though, is +ALIGNMENT. Your Charisma is not used to manipulate or to shape another person (and we do, again, not mean that in a negative sense or a harmful sense), but Alignment allows another person to do that themselves, to do that work themselves. [MEntity]: Living your life becomes a state of Charisma. Your living your life as a model to the degree that you feel as a high standard, or to your ideal, becomes its own state of Charisma that teaches others and allows them to then align with that if they choose to. In the negative pole, there’s a little bit more work involved, and effort, to do that shaping. (0:19:39) [MEntity]: And the final metaphysical strength (we wonder if any of you will be surprised) is CHOICE. All of you are born into your lives with the strength of CHOICE. It is incredibly difficult, regardless of how many extraordinary and extreme circumstances you can come up with, to take away your capacity to choose, even if that choice is narrowed to a place that is not pleasant. You will always have a choice, even if that is an internal choice. [MEntity]: The negative pole here is -REACTION. Your reactions are choices. They may be subconscious, they may be defenses, but they are choices. They are your choices. Owning your reactions is owning your Choice. [MEntity]: Owning your Choice can help you then to move into the positive pole of +PARTICIPATION, where you participate in the process of Choice, where you no longer simply react to the stimulus of your life, but you act along with the stimulus of life and you create the stimulus of life. [MEntity]: As we said at the beginning, Choice is inherent in each of you, and our Teaching emphasizes this greatly. We aim our Teaching towards that top tier of these seven metaphysical strengths because, if you work on the ownership and responsibility of Choice and the participation of that tool (that inherent strength), you are automatically working on all of the others up the pyramid, so to speak. [MEntity]: You do not have to start there. You can start wherever is weakest in your seven. Many of you need to return to Trust. Many of you need to go back and look at how natural it is for you to trust and how painful it is to not trust. [MEntity]: By saying that it is natural to trust, just as an aside, we are not saying to be stupid. We are not saying that you should put yourself in danger. You know who to trust and who not to trust. That is a very different thing from turning off the capacity to trust, to putting life in a position to earn your trust. [MEntity]: Once Trust has been damaged in one situation, it does not mean it is true for every other circumstance. Turn to the next circumstance and trust. Let yourself trust. This will allow you to have access to your resources and so on up the ladder of the metaphysical strengths. [MEntity]: If you are working on your psychic capacities, your healing capacities, your careers, your relationships, working on these seven metaphysical strengths helps you to bring Essence back in, bring life back to everything around you and in you so that you can get where you want to go. [MEntity]: What we will do now is turn over the floor before continuing on to more on the subject, and if you have questions you can pose them to us. (0:24:30) [Cyprus]: No questions. Please continue. [MEntity]: Then we will ask you questions. [Audience]: Laughter [MEntity]: Look at the list that we have shared with you and ask yourselves (now that you have these from our perspective): how often you allow these strengths, how often you consciously turn to these, how often you squash them, how often you dismiss them, how often you shun them. We invite you to share that as a part of this dialogue with us, and we invite your trust as you expose yourselves to the group with your assessments. [Cyprus]: Anyone? Ardis. [Ardis]: Going back to the original question before. It came…mine came delayed, so it’s not personal, but a clarification on number six, Charisma, in the positive pole. Would you say that, when you’re in +Alignment, it inspires? [MEntity]: Yes. Yes, some of you may have noticed these are correlating to the Roles. So the correlation runs from Server to King. These strengths are not particular to each role. They are simply a correlation, because that is what we do. We correlate and we put together a system so that you can mix and match and gain insights by looking at other factors. [MEntity]: So understanding how Servers function in the world and how Artisans work in the world (and so forth) can help you to understand Trust more, can help you to understand Resourcefulness more. If you look at your Role and its correlation you may find that there is more of a challenge or an ease with the strength correlated there. [MEntity]: If you look at your Casting, you may even find more insight into what is most difficult for you. Casting tends to indicate where you may have, shall we say, the most issues. Not necessarily: you can look to your Goal, follow it up the axes, to see if there is insight there. You can translate your entire profile to these seven metaphysical strengths and see which ones stand out the most. You can play with this, but that is all just added insight / added dimension to understanding it. [MEntity]: So, going back to your question, Charisma then relates to the Priest and its capacity to -Manipulate or bring +Alignment through inspiration. So yes. [Nick S]: This is just for the sharing. I was thinking about in the past that Resourcefulness was probably the one where I felt I needed to place my attention on more pre-Fourth Internal Monad, and definitely Choice as well. But then I feel really comfortable…I feel like I’ve worked on all of these in the past five to seven years and they all made complete sense to me and I feel much safer because of my acknowledgment of these strengths post-Fourth Internal Monad. [Comment]: I guess that also makes…if you feel what they say, that makes your Trust really solid. [Cyprus]: Astra [Astra]: Okay, how does one trust fully? What does that actually look like? That’s the thing I have the hardest time with and it feels like you’re stuck in all other areas when you can’t. [MEntity]: The easiest way to understand how to even get started or get back to the state of Trust, and returning to a natural state of Trust, is to stop anticipating so much danger. It is that anticipation of danger that will question your capacity to trust, will question the capacity to trust another person, question the capacity to trust a choice, to trust whatever it is that is being anticipated – or within the dynamic and equation of what is being questioned and anticipated – with fear. [MEntity]: So to begin to return to the path toward a natural inclination to trust is to, first, stop anticipating the dangers as if they are always true, and two, to actively make the choice to do so. [MEntity]: We will point out here that Trust (we have said this before) is based on your experiences. Many times you will go into a new experience presuming it is going to be like an old experience, and if you have decided it cannot be trusted, then you will not trust the new experience. [MEntity]: We have emphasized over the decades the importance of experiential differentiation, which is the capacity to say that, even though this looks very similar to what I have experienced in the past, it is not the same thing and, therefore, it is okay for me to trust this until I cannot or until I should not. Because it is okay to withhold trust when there is a danger. But to not trust when you only THINK there might be a danger, you are cutting off your capacity to trust and, therefore, all the other strengths begin to weaken. [MEntity]: Did this answer your question? [Astra]: Yes [Cyprus]: David [David]: Yes. Trust is definitely the one I have the most problem with or the biggest problem with, and it does correspond with my casting (Server cast). This springs from my past wounding and I’m quite sensitive, so that’s where the wounding came from. But as a result, I don’t trust as much as I use to. But I’ve noticed that, when I completed my Fourth Internal Monad, I’ve stopped anticipating danger as much. It’s a work in progress; I’m not where I want to be yet, but it’s getting there. I just wanted to share. [MEntity]: It works. [David]: Yes. (0:33:25) [Kasia]: I’ll share as well on Empathy, and specifically on the area of extrapolation and years of the dealing with “The only way of understanding someone else is to entirely immerse yourself in their experience” to such an extent that I have trouble understanding how to get to the +Transcendence. [Kasia]: So I have a question in terms of like you did with Trust. What are some key insights into getting into +Transcendence? [MEntity]: To answer this question for an older soul is quite simple: presume you have been there. That is an immediately relieving state to consider when trying to understand (empathize) with a situation, a person, a scenario that you have not, in this lifetime, experienced. Going into +Transcendence is accessing your experience as an Essence. We dare say that even the ugliest and difficult scenarios and people that you see around you, you have been. [MEntity]: So the first place to go is to presume you have been there, at least as an invitation to not block the capacity to transcend the limitations of the experience in this life. Do you understand? [Kasia]: Yes. [MEntity]: There are some very difficult people in your world, and very different people in your world who have had very different experiences, but each of you here have probably been there at some point. That presumption is one of the safest presumptions you can have: that you have been there in some lifetime or another. That is a place to start. [MEntity]: The next step that you can do then is to aim as close as you can to the innocence: to look beyond any of your biases, limitations in experiences, to get to the core innocence of another person regardless of how you would respond to things or how you would act in things / regardless of how you have / regardless of what you remember of past lives or all of those scenarios that have accumulated for your Essence. You don’t have to remember all of that. You just have to remember the innocence. [MEntity]: If you can get back to that innocence - the core of another individual or a group of individuals or a series of events that another has experienced – it’s a beginning. It’s another step toward that positive pole to empathizing. Because regardless of how each of you is behaving, how each of you are navigating, the one thing buried deep within each of you is that innocence. That’s something that is not lost even in the most “evil,” difficult people on the planet that you cannot relate to. [MEntity]: This does not mean that you give permission. This does not mean that you agree. But at least it’s a start toward your capacity to get back to that strength of Empathy for when it will truly, truly matter. Do you understand? [Kasia]: Yes. Yeah and I think in -Extrapolation it becomes very overwhelming when you realize that you can’t be everyone, you can’t immerse yourself in every experience. This is much more manageable. So actually, yeah, I can see how it works. [MEntity]: You see a lot of how Empathy works in the younger souls because, as we said, these are inherent in every fragment, every person, every lifetime. If you look to the younger souls, in particular, Baby and Young, every person who is different from them (or challenging) is difficult until it is someone they know. That is how extrapolation works. [MEntity]: This is why children are born gay to religious parents, for instance, because within the capacity of those parents who may have always judged the range of sexuality that they did not understand…once there is an individual with which they can extrapolate from once they have that connection very close in proximity, they are returning to Empathy. [Cyprus]: I’m going to share as well since we’re talking about Empathy. I had my Role, my Casting, and my Goal is all that…relate to that, and I think it’s the easiest and the hardest at the same time. So I feel like I do struggle the most with it, but at times it’s also the easiest. Whereas I feel, when I look at the other ones, that I sort of evenly disperse managing those in a different way. Empathy definitely is the most extreme for me and the most constant back-and-forth. [MEntity]: Yes. [Cyprus]: …thanks. [MEntity]: You will loop. Your polarities are not necessarily linear, but they can be cyclical to extremes. If you are already an extremist, this will be more obvious. [Cyprus]: Anyone else like to share? Kerrin? [Kerrin]: I wanted to bring up and share a session I had with Michael through Troy last summer about a situation I was in. I was asking about agreements: two agreements I had and a path I had been currently on that wasn’t…a job situation I was currently on that I was too stubborn to shift off of. I had asked about agreements with Michael. He brought up that I needed Courage. “Courage was the key,” you told me and that I was more Resourceful and had a broader range of what I could possibly do than the little thing I was focusing on. [Kerrin]: I guess my question to you is now that I…you didn’t tell me to shift, but I figured it out on my own that I had to shift and look bigger and have more Courage. But now that I’ve done that, now I feel like I’m in -Specialization, the negative pole of Comprehension. Is that a natural state? Once you kind of get your crap together on the one prior, then you shift into the negative pole of the next one to work through? Does it kind of build up on your own as you work through things? [MEntity]: That is…yes, that is one way you could describe how it works because what you will do…if you have wounded or are weaker on any of the tiers, you will (for lack of a better way of describing this) zigzag your way up to return to your sense of +Participation in the choices of your life. Yes. [MEntity]: More accurately it could be described as a spiral up. But yes, you will build upon one and then move into the most focused end of the next before expanding out. Was that your question? [Kerrin]: Yeah [Cyprus]: Maureen [Maureen]: I just had a comment. When I…because I am warrior cast and Courage is easy I think, but the -Endurance reminded me of “gritting your teeth” and just getting through something and I think how I move it into +Responsibility is I go right to Choice. I think “I have a choice. I always have a choice. I don’t need to do this, I don’t have to do something.” Is that how one does that? [MEntity]: You most certainly can, because you have that choice. You can aim toward the top, and when you do so, whether consciously or not, the steps in between (for lack of a better term) will cascade in alignment in some form. That is what we were speaking of at one point in what we were sharing here: that we aim towards the emphasis on Choice because this will inherently activate the work of these strengths below that. So yes, it works just like that. [MEntity]: However, knowing these steps in between can allow you to be a little bit more conscious of how it's working, because we do not simply like to point you in a direction and then you wonder how you got there. We can share this with you so you can look back or look forward and see how you got there. (0:45:10) [MEntity]: Yes [Cyprus]: Pat [Pat]: I’d also like to address Courage and Choice. As you exemplified in the beginning, that we all have courage, for example, by being here in the body and…the first nearly 25 years of my life it was very hard for me to accept that I actually even am here, that I am in a body, that I have a gender, and so on and so on [unheard]. This is when I made a choice that either I stay or I don’t, and that choice led to where I am. It’s shifting now a little, but since then have been in -Endurance: I’m enduring it because I have decided to be here, right? So I better really do this. Otherwise, I’ll just have to come back and do it again! [Audience]: Laughter [Pat]: No, but really. This is my decision, right? And you know what? I’m now getting into some kind of part of my life, of this lifetime, where I want to feel more enjoyment. It doesn’t mean that I don’t feel enjoyment, but, you know, I’m neither happy nor am I unhappy. I’m just doing it, you know? I like the ride. I like myself. I love people around me and so on. It’s not totally neutral. But, I lack the softness of bliss in me. And I wonder, how could I kick into that? You understand what I mean? [MEntity]: Of course we do. [Audience]: Laughter [MEntity]: Your strengths that you have emphasized are valid in that you are enduring and you are reacting. Though these are strengths, they are very restricted, compared to +Responsibility and +Participation. Once you are (and knowing this may help) making the effort to participate, responding to life rather than enduring it, that joy, that pleasure, that happiness will inherently begin to blossom out not just in figurative ways but in physical ways. Your body will feel better. You will feel better in your body because you are not just enduring and reacting. Do you understand? [Pat]: I do [MEntity]: These may seem like simple keywords, but there is a great deal of depth in each of these. As you aim for the positive poles, do not presume that you are doing something wrong or missing out on something by having recognized that you are in the negative poles. [MEntity]: You are doing okay. You are on your way. But, you can aim differently. You can aim towards that positive pole that you now have a word for. [MEntity]: One of the reasons why we use so many words in our teaching is because having a word for it helps you have a way of navigating. So look at those words that are in the positive pole and the negative pole, and state that is being described in the center as the strengths, and keep aiming toward that positive pole. [MEntity]: You will NOT stay in the positive pole. We wish to emphasize this for everyone that it is not a static state. You will fluctuate, you will cycle in extremes (such as the sage has described). So there is not an end point to the process. There is only the experience of that range. But aiming for those positive poles can help you bring that joy that you are looking for. [MEntity]: We will say that it is not something that you find. It is something you generate once you have found that momentum in those positive poles. [MEntity]: We realize that we cannot fix that with such a short response, but we can point you in a direction so that you can. [Cyprus]: Jana talk loud. [Jana]: I wanted to ask if there’s a correlation between addictions and the strengths. It feels like, obviously, they’re related to Choice. But because Choice builds on the other strengths, I would like some insight into how these strengths relate to one being addicted to something. [MEntity]: We will ask for clarification in terms of addiction to patterns… [Jana]: More like drugs or substances. [MEntity]: Once one is addicted to anything that will take one out of the life – out of the process of easier access to these strengths – they are still there, but you must do the work to reach for them, and that work is not often easy to do alone once one is addicted. [MEntity]: We may not be answering your question. We will circle back to it in a moment if we are not. But once one has recognized that one is addicted in a way that is “putting one to sleep” to the extent that one cannot even fathom these strengths as being accessible, you have to turn to those strengths in others. You must allow the strengths of others to help you. [MEntity]: What you have done that that point is that you have taken a step into Trust, and, as you know, that is the foundation through which all of the others can then be built upon. So if you are addicted, and it is something that is difficult to control, and you need help, let yourself be helped. Ask for that help. Allow the strengths of others to be a part of that dynamic, and inherently your Trust will kick back in, or at least your awareness of it and your capacity to use it. Then your Resourcefulness, you Courage, and so forth…and you can build from there to move out of the control of the addiction. Did this make sense? [Jana]: Yes. [MEntity]: Did this answer your question? [Jana]: I think so. [Cyprus]: Is there anybody else that has another question before Astra goes a second time? [Ann]: I have a quick one. I just want to validate. I’m scholar-cast and I’m also growth, which has to do with Comprehension as well. A while ago, and I don’t know the exact channeling, but you gave me information that I tend to sort of just blank out experiences or something about sort of blanking things out that don’t make sense, like I just leave them and don’t even try to process them. I only kind of process those things that I feel okay about, or feel like I can. Would that be an example of -Specialization versus +Enlightenment? [MEntity]: Oh yes, [Ann]: Okay. And then, I will add, what does one do about that? [MEntity]: Go back. [Ann]: Go back? Okay, there we go. Thank you. [MEntity]: Revisit. [Ann]: Revisit. Rehash. [MEntity]: Pick up the threads. Often those who have difficulty with that strength have many threads lying around, figuratively speaking, to which they can then follow and go back to comprehend and build upon. (0:55:40) [Cyprus]: Oh, do you have a question? [Nick S]: Mhmm [Cyprus]: Okay, go ahead. [Nick S]: I can see where, like…you said that the casting has a tendency to be challenging in terms of the strength, in relationship to the strength. And I can’t really see…my casting is Priest, and so…I can’t really see where I’ve had a challenge with the strength of Charisma, whether I’ve been in -Manipulation or +Alignment. So I guess I’m asking, whichever way you can answer this format whether you can just personally help me understand how that might have been a challenge, or just in general how they could be challenges. In general. [MEntity]: We will ask you then, do you or have you wished that those around you would do as you expect them to do so that it would make it easier for you? [Nick S]: Definitely. [Audience]: Laughter [MEntity]: This is -Manipulation. [Audience]: Laughter [MEntity]: This is one form of it. It can be silent. It can come out in behaviors. It can come out in patterns. It can come out in effects that you do not intend and inspire changes that you may not have anticipated, but changes nonetheless that are coming from that state of -Manipulation, provoking. This can be challenging for those who have the struggle with this particular strength: to recognize how much of an impact their presence has on another person in a way that provokes and manipulates in a way that is not necessarily fulfilling the vision that is being held. There is a gap there often. Do you understand? [Nick S]: Yes. [MEntity]: NEXT [Cyprus]: Okay, next. [Astra]: I have a chief feature of Martyrdom and have struggled with addictions. I was hoping to get more on the Courage ‘cause it feels like that’s sort of the opposite of helplessness, and how…especially how that can be used. I didn’t hear a lot on that, so maybe just an elaboration and maybe how to get out of that. [MEntity]: Out of…? [Astra]: Helplessness into Courage, I guess. [MEntity]: Helplessness and Courage are not mutually exclusive. Courage, as you can see if we phrase it correctly…when you are helpless, you often endure. So you are still pulling up Courage. [MEntity]: But when you move into +Responsibility, then you are responding to what it is that you are feeling helpless in, under, around, and you will use that Courage to make a difference, to act (because Courage, of course, aligns with the Warrior). So you take action when you are feeling helpless. Sometimes that action is explosive, and sometimes it is more directed. But the key there in accessing your Courage is taking action, not just sitting in helplessness, not just enduring. Do you understand? [Astra]: Yes [MEntity]: Did this answer your question? [Astra]: Yes [Cyprus]: Okay I guess we can move on then. No one else is raising their hand, so… [MEntity]: Yes. We cannot see. [Audience]: Laughter [Cyprus]: I know, that’s why I said it. [Comment]: That’s funny. [Cyprus]: Yeah, they’re a hoot. (1:00:40) Living Without Fear [MEntity]: We will then tie in the “Living Without Fear” concept from here by first saying that you cannot do so. [Audience]: Laughter [Cyprus]: Session over! [Audience]: Laughter [MEntity]: There will always be fear in your life, and this, we know, goes against the grain of many teachings. But there will always be fear in your life and it is not an ugly thing. Unwarranted fear is where the problems come in; fear of things that are not threatening you, or out to get you, or harm you, or take from you and so forth are where the trouble begins. [MEntity]: But fear is simply information. It is informing you on where to look / keeping your eye out. It is informing you that you have been hurt in certain areas and you would like to not be hurt again in that way, whether this is in a most basic, survival sense (such as walking off a cliff) to a deeply wounding relationship that you do not want to have repeat in your life. [MEntity]: So fear is helpful. But what it looks like as you move through your life and begin to pay attention to how much fear is based on lies, misinformation, habits, and you begin to only listen to the fear that is informing you (or even when it is informing you when it’s unwarranted that you can then say “thank you for that information and I now know and I will move forward with my choices,”) you being to open up more to the Agape, to the love, to the peace, to the bliss, to the joy and you begin to navigate more in that way. [MEntity]: But one thing that will also go against the grain of most metaphysical philosophies or spiritual philosophies is that it will be nearly impossible for you to have unconditional love for yourself before the last moment of your last lifetime. [MEntity]: This is because the explosion of separation, fragmentation, and everything after that, is a return to that wholeness, is a return to that zero-sum point energy state (we may be using the phrase incorrectly through this channel, but it is a zero-sum point). Everything from that fragmentation, or from the casting in a Grand Cycle, is a shrinking of that range of energy between fear and love, fear and love, until you get to that point where you truly grasp that unconditional love for yourself, for this planet, for the people you have ever known. Then you cycle off. [MEntity]: One of the reasons why it is so difficult for you to love / to aim for it is because, surprisingly, that aim is an aim that your body (and your physicality and your Personality) equates with non-existence, with zeroing out your ledger. We said that coming into these lives takes courage, but it is also a lot of fun. And your Essence, for lack of a better term, loves the journey. [MEntity]: And so that is always in contrast to the Personality, who is constantly seeking to stay alive, to biologically continue its existence. Love is terrifying. So you begin to learn how to love later in your lives as an Old Soul because then you begin to embrace that you exist far beyond these incarnations. You exist, and every version of you has existed, will carry forward with you, and you begin to comprehend this. [MEntity]: That is when you begin to allow yourself to love more, because that zero-sum point is simply a transition to another loop of / another version of a journey in different kinds of bodies (the astral, and causal and so forth). But it takes a while for you to get that / to feel that it is not a threat to your existence / to simply, unconditionally love not just yourself, but everyone, and truly grasp what that means. [MEntity]: This is why we have said that many cannot and will not reach that state, not because we are saying not to aim for it, but simply because it is a long arc and a long journey towards that point. [MEntity]: So you cannot live without fear and you cannot love yourself unconditionally. How is that for a surprise? [Audience]: Laughter [MEntity]: We say that only in the sense that it is not a conclusive state. It is not a state toward which you will be able to aim for and sustain. You will have moments of unconditional love. We do not mean to imply that you will not. You will have moments of fearlessness. You will have stretches of unconditional love. You will have stretches of fearlessness. But you will not get to a conclusive state and stay there until that last moment in your last life. Then all parts of you come with you. [Cyprus]: Thirty-minute mark. [MEntity]: It seems we may have covered both topics after all. [Audience]: Laughter [Cyprus]: Look at all that Idealist-ness. [MEntity]: Do you have questions about what we just said? And does it come as a surprise to you? [Audience]: No / Not at all / Yes and no / etc. (1:09:00) [Cyprus]: It doesn’t look like there are any questions. Oh, Bobby. [Bobby]: I’ve got one. Since you’ve experienced that Agape in the physical body, what is that like? [MEntity]: Death. [Audience]: Laughter [Comment]: What’s that like? [MEntity]: It is much like…we have another entity friend who has described it as “taking off a tight shoe at the end of the day and the relief that comes with that.” It is a great, tremendous relief and profound transformation. It is difficult to describe, because if it were easier to describe you may have been there already and had a very short Cycle. [Audience]: Laughter [MEntity]: But what we will say is that that state of unconditional love / that final point of Agape / that zero-sum point is on “your” terms. It is not something that is a standard. It is a standard in terms of its lack of conditions, but that process to get there, and when “you” know it, is on “your” terms. [MEntity]: When we say “your,” we are speaking in terms of Essence and that final Personality. That final Personality and that final moment for Essence are not only on terms with each other, when that moment is, but every single Personality that has come before that is in on it and “you” are aware of this. We can say that it is quite beautiful. [MEntity]: Then the work of sorting through all of the emotional wreckage of the entity begins on the astral, because then we begin to reunite with our fellow members and sort out everything we had not sorted out before. That is a new level of love and awareness and learning, and it is quite emotional. There are no more secrets then. [MEntity]: Next question. [Maxim]: If a person gets to this unconditional love thing at the end of their life, wouldn’t that include / wouldn’t that embrace all the relationships? So why would it be sorted out with the entity when they sort of reunite? [MEntity]: Because it is within the context of physicality. It is in the context of the Physical Plane. That work of love does not stop with this plane. We do not mean to add any more daunting to your experiences, but this is just the beginning. [Audience]: Laughter [MEntity]: The work of uncovering all of the secrets / lies for every Personality that you were and all the relationships between all of those Personalities begins sorting in the astral as the fragments reunite. And that, as we said, is a new level of horror. [Audience]: Laughter [MEntity]: …and joy. [Cyprus]: Thanks for throwing that in there. [Comment]: That’s awesome. [MEntity]: Next question. [Claire]: Does this happen somewhat each time there’s a death? Like, to some extent? Does this type of reconciliation take place? [MEntity]: When we said that that moment is like death…not all deaths are like that moment. But that moment is like death. Some deaths no – in fact, many deaths no – do not bring that kind of moment to it. But that moment is like a death in that there is an escalation into another layer of awareness and transformation that is quite profound that you must contend with. [Claire]: Even between incarnations there’s this type of…? [MEntity]: Death in itself is that: an escalation into another state of awareness with which you must contend. That final moment of unconditional Agape is like that, but often (we will say) is more beautiful, more wonderful, and relief-oriented, whereas, while death can be still described as an escalation to a state of awareness with which you must contend and a transformation, it is not often met with that relief. It is often met with “oh god, what did I do?” [Audience]: Laughter [MEntity]: And the learning continues within the context of the life you just lived. [Claire]: But is there a reconciliation with the other Personalities at that level or is that only when the entity gets done? [MEntity]: No. Every Soul Age that you transition beyond…when you are at the end of your Infant Soul cycle, there will be that last lifetime in that Infant Soul cycle with which you have done the work of reconciling and embracing as much as you can within that range as an Infant Soul before shifting into Baby Soul. So there is a similarity, yes. The process only escalates in its impact with each Soul Age. Did this answer your question? [Claire]: Yes, yes. Thank you. [Cyprus]: Nick [Nick]: You may have already answered this, but…so the aim when we have physical incarnations is that unconditional moment on that day we cycle off. Beyond physical incarnations, is Agape still the aim? A different layer of it? Or is there a different aim? [MEntity]: Oh there are new layers, but that continues to be the aim, yes. It’s within a new context, and each plane will have its context in which Agape is renewed in its definition and we can delineate that in another exchange with you. It’s very difficult to describe. [MEntity]: For instance, we are working on an intellectual relationship with Tao, and Agape is still a part of that. How do we reconcile cause and effect? How do we understand the dynamics at work across the universes and its relationship to Tao on a scale that goes beyond any single lifetime or even collection of lifetimes for an individual fragment? So the scale simply becomes larger and more encompassing in terms of what that aim of Agape is to include. Do you understand? [Nick]: Yes (1:18:15) [Cyprus]: Bobby [Bobby]: With this Agape that you described as the experience at the last life, the last breath…death basically. How do you differentiate that with that Agape from the positive pole of Acceptance? What’s the difference? [MEntity]: Not much, except that the positive pole of Acceptance is not sustained. It is aimed for. It is the beacon with which towards to aim and have those moments that you build upon, whereas that final “getting it,” that final unconditional relief is sustained and carried forward into a new context. So each time you aim towards the positive pole of Acceptance / every time you aim for +Agape and gain more experience with that, you are collecting that to be a part of that last moment. [Cyprus]: So, I just wanted to be super clear. You did mention earlier that we have those moments. And I’m familiar with those where you’re just in that one second where everything is so super clear and you really do feel that intense love for everything. You feel the stretching out of yourself and all that, but it does only sustain for such a short time. So those are sort of cumulative… [MEntity]: Yes they are. You do not lose those. [Cyprus]: …over all the lifetimes and in that last moment they all just, like, stack in? [MEntity]: That is correct, in so many words. [Cyprus]: Interesting. [MEntity]: Yes, so when you are aiming for Agape, and we are saying that you cannot reach that state in a way that many teachings try to teach you that you can, those moments are not lost. Every moment that you love unconditionally is collected and built upon and carried forward to that moment when you finally “get it” and they all align with one another. That moment is quite profound. [Cyprus]: Well, even when you have that not-sustained moment, it is amazing, beautiful, and wonderful. It’s very impactful even to the rest of your life even though it’s short. So I can’t even imagine, of course, but it must be amazing if it’s sustained. [MEntity]: We assure you, it is. [Cyprus]: Oh, well, thank you very much. [Audience]: Laughter [Kasia]: This may have been answered before. I hate to use the word “purpose,” but is this sort of the reason, direction, purpose for why we are continuously striving for Agape: is to have these moments to then put them all together at the end of our entire journey? [MEntity]: Yes. They are breadcrumbs home. [Audience]: Awwws [Comment]: Oh my god that is too much. [Royce]: This might just be the idealist in me, but I’m really drawn to teachers that…I’ll use Byron Katie as an example who explains her experience as (I’ll use Michael terms) the False Personality sort of dropping here and we should be able to live in that love. And that’s always my sort of idea of living in Agape. And assuming she’s not on the last life, the last breath, how would that experience be explained on your terms. [MEntity]: Some teachers who are still incarnating will describe their efforts to sustain that state and to aim for that state in a way that helps others to aim for that, but it is often exaggerated. It is often not understood within a larger context of its being navigated in a way that is not sustained. It is to help you to figure out how to do that for yourself. But it is a bit of a misnomer if there is a teacher portraying herself or himself as having reached that state as a conclusive state. [MEntity]: If this teacher is sharing it as a state with which you can access, but that the rest of life still happens and that it is not always easy and that there is not a simple shedding that transforms you into a different state entirely for the lifetime…if it is being taught as a guide and not as a place to get to, it is far more helpful than when it is misrepresented as a conclusive state. [Cyprus]: Max? [MEntity]: We rambled that sentence a bit. [Audience]: Laughter [Maxim]: I think you answered my question because there’s no way that you can hold the state while you’re alive. It’s that moment of release when you die. That’s what I get. [MEntity]: Yes. This does not mean that you cannot love. This does not mean that you cannot have periods, or moments, or stretches of time with that unconditional love. It is just that life happens and it will challenge it. As long as you are alive, it will be challenged in the context of physical existence. When you are done with that challenge, that process of challenge, then you are done with your lifetimes. [MEntity]: So it is still worth aiming for, and it does not mean that you have done something wrong if you are bitchy or having a bad day. [Audience]: Laughter [Cyprus]: Wait, wait, wait. I wanted to make sure you were done before she went. Were you done? [MEntity]: Did we address your comment? [Maxim]: Yes [Cyprus]: Ardis [MEntity]: So, the infinite Soul, when it comes through a last lifetime for the thirty days that it exists, is that Infinite Soul expression, part of that expression, true Agape and experienced by those around? [MEntity]: Yes. This is why it can burn up the body. [Ardis]: Right. [MEntity]: Sustaining it for an extended period of time can threaten the body in a literal, biological sense. And that is why the Infinite Soul has a limited window with which it can fully manifest through thirty days maximum. We know of no individuals who can sustain unconditional love and Agape for thirty days. The Infinite Soul can, and your bodies are capable doing that for up to thirty days. You will still need to have your down time from the experience if you were to do that on your own, but we know of no one who has sustained it for that extended period of time. There is usually a fluctuation. But yes, that is why it is a short visit and a profound effect. [Cyprus]: Amy [Amy]: So when you’re talking about that last breath, moment, whatever of Agape, you’re describing it as beautiful, wonderful, awesome, but I really just want to know, is it fun? Because you can see something that is beautiful, wonderful, and awesome in a view, but that’s not really fun. [MEntity]: We were using limited terms, but all of the terms that you might use to describe whatever it is that brings you your experience and within your vocabulary can be used. And yes, it is quite fun. (1:28:00) [Cyprus]: Anyone else? Yes, Eric. [Eric]: I’m curious. It’s mentioned a lot how the extended experience of Agape or that state can, it’s been said, “burn out” the body or be a biological threat to the body. I’m curious if there’s a way that you can explain how so. How that would physically affect the body / be a physical threat or “burn out” the body. [MEntity]: In the same way that we cannot sustain a connection through Troy and simply get up and go have dinner with you: because that is not the animating force that is keeping Troy alive. We are not keeping this body alive. So by our blending with this energy that is known as Troy, and the body, we are charging it, so to speak, with another source / dimension of energy that is not able to be sustained. When you escalate this to the level of the Infinite Soul manifesting it is simply multiplied to a profound degree. [MEntity]: One of the ways that you might be able to understand this is: imagine the affects on the body of depression for an extended period of time. Imagine the effects on the body from manic disorder. These are quite personal to the individual and generated by the individual and even the body, and they will still harm the body. So amping that up from an external source – such as the Causal Plane, or the Buddhaic Plane, or the Messianic Plane – it is quite difficult for the body to sustain that. [MEntity]: In other words, if it is difficult for you to survive through depression without damaging the body, it may help you to understand why it is difficult for the body to survive an amplification of energy that comes from such a vast source such as that in such a condensed moment. [MEntity]: We know that this does not describe the physics of this, but it is close to how we can describe it. You are microwaving the body as you are accessing those other planes. And we say that figuratively of course. [Eric]: Has that actually happened before: a body got burned out from such an experience? [MEntity]: Yes, even our channels suffer. Our channels sometimes get cancer, brain aneurisms. There are work dangers involved with working with us. [Cyprus]: Speaking of, five minute mark. [Comment]: We’d like to keep Troy’s brain. [Audience]: Laughter [Cyprus]: I was getting a little panicky just now. [MEntity]: Many of our channels have physical health problems not because of anything they are doing. It is simply a hazard of the…it is a Physical Plane hazard of the job or the work of accessing such a connection to the Causal Plane. This is why we encourage management of the time and access in a way that will work best for that channel. [Cyprus]: Last question. [Kasia]: Just to continue on that, is management of time the only way to manage that physical or is nutrition another way to manage it? [MEntity]: Yes. [Kasia]: What are some other ways to manage it? [MEntity]: Yes, taking care of the body, of course, in a way that would be beneficial with or without our participation is a good start. But there are also different degrees to which we can come through and still get a message through. [MEntity]: Physical work with us in this capacity is more difficult on the body than what Troy does on a regular basis where there is less of us blending with the entire body, but that we are still communicating information through so that you can convey it in written form. So it is not necessarily always about time management but energy management. And yes diet is a great factor involved. [MEntity]: So with that, we will conclude here with you today. Good day to each of you and goodbye. [Audience]: Thank you’s and goodbyes. (1:34:00)
  2. Michael speaking through Troy on the concept of 7 Metaphysical Strengths, and Living Without Fear. Recorded LIVE at Lifebridge during our TruthLoveEnergy Great Gathering of 2015 [FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE]
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