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  1. OMW - March 27, 2010 - Facets of Personality Troy Tolley, Channel Michael Entity: Hello to each of you. We are here. We will begin with our elaboration on the concept of each Personality having variations that could be described as "facets" that can each be described in terms of Overleaves. For every Personality, there are actually a multitude of Overleaves that could be used to describe variations on the Personality and its expression by the individual, and its reception by others. We think it is helpful to understand this as it not only helps in your personal process of validation of the Overleaves, but it puts the Overleaves in a context that can be helpful in unique situations involving your behaviors and experiences. There is only one set of Overleaves that are genetic, or True, and these are on record in the Akashic Plane. These are often the most difficult to access, comprehend, accept, and/or validate. The complication in accessing, comprehending, accepting, or validating the True Overleaves is due to the myriad of ways that an individual can choose to present himself or herself, and just as many ways for that individual to be interpreted by others. Those variations are NO LESS VALID in their meaning, usefulness, and accuracy, at least in the short-term, or within certain contexts. And ALL variations can be useful, meaningful, and accurate to the extent that one aims awareness toward the Positive Poles. A roomful of fragments with variations in Soul Ages, Levels, and vastly different Overleaves will all "get along" and find value in each other to the extent that the members of this group are in the Positive Poles of their overleaves. Not only do the Positive Poles bring a wholeness to the individual, but they bring a cohesiveness to a group. This does not mean that the group or the individual would be without fear, extremes, emotions, ups, downs, differences, etc, but that the skills and tools for navigating these experiences are consciously utilized. The difference between Positive and Negative Poles is really just the difference between Wholeness and Division, Conscious and Unconscious, etc. The irony that many students miss in the process of working toward True Personality, the manifestation of the Personality in the Positive Poles, is that the Positive Poles INCLUDE the Negative Poles. The Positive Poles do not move away from the Negative, nor do they rise above them, or any other means of separation; they INCLUDE them. So in the process of aiming for the Positive Poles, you will "circle back" to include the Negative Poles; however, in that experience from the Positive Poles, you would understand, accept, utilize, navigate, and embrace the reality of the spectrum of who you are, how you feel, etc. There will be times that you do not feel whole, do not feel aware, do not choose to take the higher road, etc., but when the Positive Poles have come to be a regular part of the Personality, then those experiences are seen for what they are: temporary, relative to the moment, and informative of your feelings, thoughts, presence. There is no sense of being consumed, overwhelmed, trapped. We start off explaining these Poles as that will be helpful when we speak to each of you about the Facets of Personality and what it means for you, and how to work with that information. For instance, your Personality from the Positive Poles does not fight or reject or rise above Fear, but asks what information is in that fear, and then weighs that against the validity of threat. If there is no threat, the fear is appreciated and released. If there is a threat, then it is appreciated for alerting you. It is equally "Negative" for a fragment to walk through the woods at night terrified at every cracking twig as it is for that fragment to walk through the woods with no concern or awareness for the safety of the Body. It is part of your design to protect yourself, and to embrace any teaching that encourages your diminishing that part of yourself, over increasing its skill and usefulness, is to embrace the diminishment of your faculties for discernment, choice, and intelligence. As we said, each of you have a True Personality that was designed by Essence, and further molded by your first 3 years of life. Only the Centering is part of that "molding," but it is fair to include that. Your True Personality is WHO YOU ARE with or without your consent, agreement, or expression of it. It is your genetic dynamic and the Overleaves as they stand on record in the Akashic Plane. In the same way that one may fight, reject, hate, reshape, cloak, or redirect attention from his or her body type that is not to his or her liking, so will the True Personality remain intact despite the same. From the moment of Birth, and often before, the PUBLIC FACET of Overleaves begin to form. You are what others want or see you to be. This can eventually shape into what we have described as your Family Icon (or ikon), which is a conscious or unconscious presumption of role to play within the family that you may find yourself fulfilling. That icon is generated from those around you, and accepted as fact until you eventually question that role. If that questioning process does not happen, then that role can carry on for the rest of the life, often tucked away and only brought out when back in the context of family, but there, nonetheless. You will also find generated for your Personality a societal icon, friendship icon, personal icon, intimacy icon, etc. which we will not get into today, but you will see how they play in what we have to share today. For the most part, your Public Facet then will reflect the means to which you are playing the roles expected of you, consciously or unconsciously. This Public Facet is flexible and changes in its Overleaves, since they are not "real" beyond the projection or interpretation of othes, but there is often a pattern that is consistent. If this Public Facet, or the role assigned to you over your childhood, is finally questioned and processed for release, then the Private Facet begins to develop. The Public Facet could be said to be firmly seeded, even if not fully developed, by the age of 3. Or during the 2nd Internal Monad. The Private Facet is firmly seeded during the 3rd Internal Monad, or during the late teen years. The Private Facet is born from how one WISHES to be interpreted in the world. The Private Facet is often one's method of expression for processing the entire 4th Internal Monad. To the extent of discrepancy that the Public, Private, and True Overleaves are from each other is the extent to which one may feel fractured, living multiple roles, experiencing divisions within, and frustrated with his or her experiences in the world. If those Facets are experienced as expressions or interpretations from the Positive Poles, this is experienced far more joyfully and practically than if they are from the Negative Poles. Consider an actor who grows up with 3 Facets firmly locked in place with vast discrepancies among them, but moves himself or herself into the Positive Poles as often as possible. This fragment is embraced for many years and lives a fruitful, joyful life, despite how differently he or she feels when alone, when with fans, and with family. Brooke Shields would be a good example of this faceted life, but without division. Now consider an actor who grows up in the same conditions, but moves through life in the Negative Poles, generating deep fractures within the Personality, eventually consumed by these and often ending in suicide or overdose. The recent death of Corey Heim is a good example of this. Or Michael Jackson. For most who are not in the spotlight as a famous actor might be, the pressure to resolve those conflicting Facets may or may not be so strong, but the older the soul grows, the more it seeks to resolve those conflicts and fractures. They are no different from the fracture or breaking of a bone, in many ways. It is the infrastructure of "who you are." And when "who you are" is fractured, mobility in life is just as complicated as when the bones are broken, fractured, or brittle. Sub-Personalities From these Three Facets come the birth of what we describe as Sub-Personalities. Sub-Personalities are generated from the "mating" of two Facets and are not complete sets of Overleaves, but are specialized functions that emphasize specific Overleaves. For instance, if your Public Facet is difficult to embrace from your family's interpretation of you, and you wish to express Private Facet, it can often be met with resistance, which prompts the birth of a Sub-Personality that will emphasize a compromise. This compromise might be the highlight of the ATTITUDE that all of you can agree upon (figuratively speaking), and thus you find you can function within that context as that Sub-Personality. Again, the more that one functions from the Positive Poles, the more easily this is managed and not experienced as an assault against ones Being. In fact, the measurement of fracture within your Personality, and the extent to which you function from the Negative Poles, can often be found in how, when, why, and where one feels the most assault against one's Being. This is not a "bad thing," but an informative means of self-awareness for navigating into the Positive Poles, if you choose to do so. EXERCISE - Our first question to you, then, would be for you to quickly assess yourself by sharing: ONE - to what extent do you feel frustrated, invisible, assaulted, imposed upon, or even in betrayal of "who I really am." TWO - and in what context do you find this to be the most obvious (work, intimacy, social, family, etc) You may answer the first question with: OFTEN, SOMETIMES, NEVER You may begin your responses. [AnnH] sometimes [Martha] often [Diane_H] Often in work and family [Kerrin] often/work [Martha] work and family [ladycat] never in all [Kerrin] and family too [Geraldine] rarely (sometimes) -- social, family [AnnH] sometimes/family [AnnH] and social [AnnH] (I'm like you, G. Rarely, but it happens) [ChrisLeBlanc] I have felt frustratingly invisible to my mom, unable to express all i can be to her in person and my spiritualist attitude finds little space for expression at most jobs I have done, although working the dance floor lights lately has been great fun. Michael Entity: We have said before that these Facets often contribute to the discrepancies among our Channels, as some channels are more inclined to deliver what the student wishes to be, while others may present how the student comes across. We find this to be as helpful as any other set of Overleaves, if the aim is for the Positive Poles, as there are no harmful or "bad" Overleaves that can be assigned. It is also an opportunity, not unlike every exchange with us, even through your most-trusted channels, to discern against your own wisdom and evolving experiences. These fractures and facets may be found in responses from among our different channels. We have much to say about how to go about retrieving Overleaves from us through various channels, and how to go about validating that, but we will speak about that in other exchanges with you. EXERCISE TWO - Now we would ask that you examine a single context in which you feel the most pain, frustration, gap, etc. between "who you are" and how you experience yourself in that context. For Catheann, who responded that she "never" feels a discrepancy between who she is and how she is interpreted or expressing herself, we can suggest that you lightly observe further to see if you may actually have an example, and if you still do not, then simply sit this exercise out. For those with discrepancies, we suggest that you ask yourself: "WHAT DO I LONG FOR IN THOSE SITUATIONS THAT I FEEL I CAN'T BE, HAVE, or DO?" [Kerrin] my single biggest frustration would be with coworkers who think I am "always angry" or can be mean Michael Entity: To be more precise with our language: "What Do I Long For In Those Situations Where I DECIDE I Can't Be, Have, or Do?" [AnnH] besides leaving? :) [ladycat] thank you michael can remember past times where i felt frustrated because what I had told someone was not validated until they paid a professional to say the same thing. realized that i could continue to speak truth without needing validation. [Martha] I wish my family could appreciate me for who I am, or that I could stop imagining that they don't [Geraldine] I simply feel quite different within my living neighbors peer group -- I guess I long for more compatible neighbors, i.e., all Michael Students rather than church-going Christians; I think we're different soul ages, too -- but I don't really want to change anything, either -- I accept things as they are or are within range of "norm." [AnnH] There are situations with a friend who I like very much, but I find her overpowering/controlling in certain situations. [Diane_H] With my family, I long for acceptance instead of needing me to be who they want me to be. [AnnH] And I'd like to feel less overpowered or like a side-kick. [Kerrin] I wish people (mainly coworkers) saw me for who I am just a little bit- but in a mainly young-soul environment, they just don't "get me" Michael Entity: To Ann: If leaving is what you long to do, but do not, then it is important to note this. However, if this is a situation where you choose to remain, then we would suggest looking beyond the obvious solution of leaving, and into what it is that you long for that would make staying more pleasant. [AnnH] I'd like to "shine" more and engage with people, when I'm with her, in ways I prefer. [ChrisLeBlanc] I find it nearly impossible to find permanent work that could bring me as much fulfillment as making music and yet my past experience and training have nothing to do with music [ChrisLeBlanc] i guess i've always tried to fit a mold for reasons other than those that bring me the most joy [ChrisLeBlanc] and now it's time to shed those unjoyful imprints [ChrisLeBlanc] sorry for sounding so scattered/unfocused - my one input has become taxed like crazy with children and family gathering around me now - sigh Michael Entity: The second part of Exercise Two then is to ask yourself: WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT? This is not to provoke dismissal of your experience, nor to remedy it, but to generate insight. If "Why Is This So Important?" is difficult to answer, then ask, "HOW WOULD I BE DIFFERENT?" presuming your context aligned to your desires. [ChrisLeBlanc] I would hope to be able to focus without distraction from competing 'paradigms' on what I want to accomplish first of all, lol [Geraldine] It's not terribly important to me; hence why I'm quite content to be fairly reclusive and interact with the world in a way that is meaningful to me via the internet. [ladycat] connected to self worth [Kerrin] the opinions of these people really is not so important except that I find it hurtful to be thought of as hard or unkind when I am very much neither [Martha] it would be nice if I felt like my family was proud of me, and respected me. Is it life or death, no. [AnnH] I like to engage and have fun on my own terms. [Diane_H] I would feel more supported by my family. The only thing different would be I'd feel more at ease around them. [Martha] ditto Diane [ChrisLeBlanc] me three :) [Diane_H] Instead of dealing with having to tell them things they don't want to hear ;) [Kerrin] I really don't care what my family thinks of me- they don't really know me at all [AnnH] And mine sure isn't life or death [Martha] but it's around my family that I feel least able to be my real self, and it feels like I am forcing myself into a shoe that is too small when I am around them [ladycat] my lesson was when i finally told my mother who I was and watched the words come out of my mouth and right over her head. she did not hear me only what she wanted but that cleared me to always speak truth [Kerrin] I would say I "adjust my personality" according to what my family needs me to be [ChrisLeBlanc] yes 'dumbing down' is way too uncomfortable for this spritualist in growth too [ChrisLeBlanc] that sounds like some dynamic sub-personaltiy generation Kerrin [Kerrin] yikes! [ChrisLeBlanc] just in reference to what Michael have said above [Kerrin] maybe I should have been an actress [AnnH] I just clam up (under these social circumstances) and get crabby and bored [ChrisLeBlanc] yeah, feeling stifled sux [Kerrin] I found it helpful to move far away and only see family in short episodes where everyone stays pleasant. 2-3 hrs tops Michael Entity: There are two things we would say in response to your assessments: [AnnH] it's not a feeling of being stifled so much as I can't find a way in to connect with others when I'm with her. And I get resentful . Uh [ChrisLeBlanc] no way to 'bridge the divide' [Geraldine] I suppose, "Shut the fuck up!" doesn't work all that well, Ann? [AnnH] No. [Geraldine] Pity. :) [Kerrin] it probably would feel pretty good... [ChrisLeBlanc] i tried that with my mom, and she kicked us all out into a emergncy shelter for 41/2 months, lol [Diane_H] I actually like my family, but they don't know who I really am. [ChrisLeBlanc] probably should've waited till we had our own place first though, lol [Geraldine] do you think you know who they really are? [ChrisLeBlanc] yeah that's just it [ChrisLeBlanc] i love them forever [AnnH] There's nothing mean-spirited or even over-talkative, it's just that certain social interactions can only be on her terms. [Diane_H] Probably not [ChrisLeBlanc] but i wanna be so much more then there is space for in their cinsocusness sometimes Michael Entity: First, it will always be the case that you feel out of place and different and beyond the capacity for younger souls to comprehend, respect, relate, and admire you. To wish for them to comprehend you is similar to an adult wishing for a teenager or a toddler to relate to the adult perspective. It will always be that you must find the common ground that is within another, regardless of soul age, and build upon that. [Diane_H] Actually, I should probably amend my first answer to sometimes rather than often. I mainly get frustrated with my parent's expectations of me, and not so much with others not knowing me. [Kerrin] "respect" is the keyword I missed- it's more annoyance with not being respected than even with not being understood Michael Entity: To insist that a round peg be accepted by a square hole is inherently going to be met with resistance, pain, and frustration. Even if the only common ground between you is that pegs are "supposed to" go into holes, then that can be enough to bridge the gaps between you. [ChrisLeBlanc] well there would seem to be a lot of those mismatched pegs when it comes to soul age, are there better places than others in the search to find common ground? Michael Entity: That is highly simplistic analogy, but it is fair. We will address this first comment further in a moment. The second thing we would say is that it is important to remember that you are a part of the equation that contributes to the Facets of those around you. Your presumption that they should "respect" or "get you" when you have not done the same (even if you feel you have) is part of what contributes to the pain and division. For if you "respected" them, or "got them," you would understand their limitations, fears, inabilities, etc. We are speaking to all of you, though we use only a couple of quoted examples. Our point being that often the very problem of division and frustration and pain is precisely found in your issues found with the "other person." Whatever you find that the other person should do to help make the situation better is often the very thing you refuse to do. You have decided upon what their Public Facet is and left them there. You have not sought to go beyond the Public Facet until they have gone beyond yours. If you feel that you have gone beyond the Public Facet, yet still remain frustrated, then you have not gone beyond the Public Facet. Barring physical abuse, violation, or removal of your choice, your divisions are often a matter of refusal to embrace the truth of another. Refusal to embrace that person's capacity to Love, and method for Action. It is often touted among spiritual and new age circles that in order to be loved, one must love oneself, but we point out that this can only go so far. It requires practice in both directions. The capacity to which you can embrace the unlovable is the capacity to which you can embrace yourself, express yourself, and be yourself. It also goes that the more you are "yourself," the more invitation and opportunity for acceptable love, truth, and energy you bring to all exchanges. This is NOT to say that this will alter the behavior of those who are "difficult," but we can say that your reaction and response to that difficulty alters your experience of it, and therefore CAN alter the patterns of a person relating to you. It will always be helpful for you to remember that no matter how well you know someone, you are always filtering them through the Public Facet; through YOUR interpretation of that person. [Kerrin] I don't know if that's always the case. Sometimes the acceptance only comes when you can act, look and "fit in" with what others deem acceptable Michael Entity: We are not speaking of your being accepted, but of your finding the experiences acceptable. It will always be helpful for you to remember that no matter how much you are yourself, you will ALWAYS be experienced through the Public Facet, or others' INTERPRETATION of you. In short, you can only ever truly BE YOUR TRUE SELF with YOURSELF. [ChrisLeBlanc] we cannot share our unique perspectives on experience 'first hand' [ChrisLeBlanc] just share our experience of it Michael Entity: This may or may not extend into your outer world, or into your interpretations of yourself, but it is vital to remember that NO INTERPRETATION, OR PREFERRED EXPRESSION OF YOU, WILL EVER CHANGE WHO YOU REALLY ARE. Ever. [Geraldine] Michael -- is this similar to auras -- one always perceives another's color through one's own color, too? i.e., through one's own public facet, too? [ChrisLeBlanc] and we certainly can't control how it will be perceived by others either - nice to know that nothing can change us from without Michael Entity: We do not say that as a means of comforting you, but as a point that beyond all interpretations and preferred expressions, you are still YOU. And all of those interpretations and preferred expressions are a PART of that. You are NEVER NOT YOU. [ChrisLeBlanc] that is truly profound, and profoundly simple Michael Entity: In response to Geraldine, not exactly. One is usually unaware of, or not privy to, the Public Facet, so it is not a filter in itself to how another is interpreted. Even when one is aware of how others interpret them, they are only aware of this by virtue of symptoms, not experience. One will NEVER be able to truly see oneself from another's perspective (until cycling off and reuniting within the entity.) [ChrisLeBlanc] when it becomes part of your existential perspective Michael Entity: One can gain clear accuracy in that interpretation, much the way one can empathize with someone's pain, even as that pain is not directly felt, but it will still not be the same interpretation or pain. There are three solutions to any painful or frustrating divides between yourself and another: ONE - remove yourself. This is often the quickest and most-immediate (though not always the easiest) solution. TWO - embrace your role. This only feels as awful as you resist it. The conscious embrace of your role within various contexts can help you to "be yourself" as fully as possible within that role. It will not destroy your Being, and it will not alter the validity of who you are beyond that role. This is an important option if there are consequences to breaking that role that you do not care for, but enjoy rewards from playing that role. This is not a betrayal of self, but an embrace of self. One way to help you understand this choice, and its importance as a valid choice, is in comparing it to your existence in the first place as a Personality in this lifetime. Your Essence must "squeeze itself" into a Personality that is infinitely focused in definition beyond what it is outside of the incarnational cycle. This is why we use the term "role." Your Essence can love beyond those limitations you set upon it, and even though you often reject the perspective of Essence, it would never abandon you, condemn you, or reject you. Essence does not require you to "get it" for it to feel the validation of its existence. There are countless lives lived through Personalities that will never know it had a soul. In that same way, as you grow older in soul age, you will come across these limitations and "roles" within your exchanges with others in a lifetime. The irony is in that you are now aware of the vastness of yourself and the possibilities beyond limitations, which was gained through the patience, embrace, and higher perspective of your Essence for your Essence Role. You were created in this lifetime by your Role from a place that comprehends its vastness more than ever. But in that realization of vastness and capacity for acceptance and love and Being, you now expect this from all contexts of your life and relationships without remembering the eons that it took you to get to this place. We realize the limitations on time, and all personal information will be sent outside of the chat. The personal responses we have are rather useless without these broader contexts. However, we may use Kerrin as an example in a moment. So option Two is to bring "pay forward" the kind of compassion and patience that allowed for you to get to a place where you even notice limitations, let alone the tangibility of potentials beyond those limitations. THREE - to be yourself. By this we mean that you leave it to others to deal with the consequences of your being true to what you feel best represents you. The key here is in realizing exactly what it means for you to "be yourself," and this may take more thought than you realize. For instance, are you more "yourself" to be argumentative and combative to get a point across, or are you more "yourself" to take a passive position and allow another to leave thinking he or she is "right." On the surface it may seem as if you are not free to be yourself because your perspective was ignored or lost, but in truth you were more true to yourself that you did not engage in useless combat. We would suggest careful examination of yourself in your most uncomfortable contexts to see just how true you are to the core of yourself, despite whether the varations on that core receive acceptance or expression. You may be surprised. In MOST instances of contexts where these frustrations occur, ALL THREE SOLUTIONS are available at all times, to be called upon appropriately. You may choose to sometimes leave, to sometimes compromise into a role, and to sometimes break out of that role to surprise with who you 'really' are. This is a whole person. This is a True Personality. This is the Positive Poles. To feel trapped in a context, or to insist on choosing one of the three solutions, is an indication of your division within, and the depth of your fracturing, or Negative Poles. Realizing that you can be Whole by being greater than the sum of your PARTS is a step toward your last lifetime. The Parts of you are True, Public, and Private. You cannot exist fully without embracing the reality and validity of all of them. And in that regard, yes, Kerrin, you can be an angry person, yes, Martha, you are radical crazy, yes, Diane, you are well-behaved, yes, Christian, you are "out there," yes Geraldine, you are unforgivable, yes Ann, you are a sidekick, and Catheann you have been a liar. This does not mean those interpretations are "true," but that they are true for someone else, and you cannot always control that. [AnnH] Just call me Hop-a-long Cassidy--or Ethel Mertz [ChrisLeBlanc] i'd be ethereal hertz, lol Michael Entity: You can always invite more accurate interpretations of you, but it would always do you well to see these as invitations, not as demands. What we can say is that there is NOTHING UNTRUE about others' interpretations of you. [Kerrin] I shall embrace the "Angry Redhead" Michael Entity: It is "true" within the context of your relationship with that person, and it is your choice in how to experience that. What we would say to you, Kerrin, is more that you find a way to appreciate the fact that these younger souls are keen enough to see beyond your surface and into your frustrations that bleed more into your life than you care to admit. It is not untrue that you are angry (feel helpless) in your work environment, and this is not easily hidden. Of course, this is exacerbated by having it called out as an identity, but it does not change the fact that this is the means through which some younger souls try to relate. Younger souls tend toward one-dimensional identities for one another, and once that is defined, it is difficult to transform. This is why it is frustrating to you, we would think. Because it is not so much that it is untrue, but that it is NOT the only truth about you, and that other truths that you find more pleasant might like to be acknowledged. [Kerrin] and I think the role doesn't help the situation Michael Entity: Again, we suggest the 3 solutions: remove yourself from the situations; embrace the role (which can often mean exaggerating it or "camping it up"); or display breaks from the role on your own terms. What we will provide for each of you outside of this chat is our interpretation of your most consistent Public and Private Overleaves, along with a commentary about what you shared as your most frustrating context. [AnnH] Dang! [Martha] when we ask Troy for a profile, is it the True overleaves you give? Michael Entity: Based on our understanding of Troy's schedule and patterns of behavior, we would suggest expecting this by Monday evening. [ChrisLeBlanc] i doubt it Martha - diving into the Akashic records is quite an involved and lenghty process from what i understand [AnnH] me, neither [ChrisLeBlanc] although i imagine Role in Essence and casting are pretty consistent Michael Entity: Yes, Martha, through this channel we retrieve what is in the Akashic Records. This does not mean that what is received is above question, but that the focus is for the Akashic Record. [AnnH] But maybe the channel has other things to do? [ChrisLeBlanc] k, i stand corrected :-) sorry to speak for you Michael Michael Entity: Most of our channels have not differentiated or questioned in the direction that clarified these facets. That is not to say that other channels do not receive the True Personality as on record, but that the variables are in favor of dependency on what has become comfortable for the channel, or preferable to the student. [ChrisLeBlanc] the facets and fractures of sub-personalities and public and private overleaves have clarified things wonderfully for me tonight :) thank you Michael Michael Entity: Some of our channels leave it up to whatever is most useful for the student at the time, and this has worked, whether it is the True, Public, or Private set. Ultimately that will always be the case for our clearest channels, even when the aim is for the Akashic Records set. We offer this differentiation only for your consideration and for your process of validation and discernment, not as a means to describe a hierarchy among channels. With this awareness in place, it would probably become easier to discern which channels depend upon physical plane cues for interpreting the Personality, which ones depend on your feedback for intuiting your Overleaves, and which ones simply leave it to us. [Geraldine] those needing photographs would seem to depend on physical plane clues Michael Entity: We would also say that accessing the Akashic Records is only a painstaking task for the Personality and Essence still incarnating. It is not complicated for us to access it. Our channels simply relay from the work that we do, and are not a part of the process. [ChrisLeBlanc] or when I was asked what i thought mine were first, that channel's were probably public overleaves Michael Entity: The more physical plane cues our channel uses, the more it is the channel intuiting or interpreting the Overleaves, which is just as valid and can be just as accurate as letting us convey our perception. [ChrisLeBlanc] oh, i had thought retrieving info from the Akashic was in fact a difficult skill your Entity was presently developing Michael Entity: We say that it is just as valid in the sense that it is still your responsibility to validate, and even when we share what we see as your True Overleaves, it is OUR interpretation of the records. You can never escape Interpretation or Expression. That is the nature of Existence. Accessing information from the Akashic is no longer a complication, but we continue to learn how to interpret the records. [ChrisLeBlanc] and expressing that interpretation through channels i imagine too Michael Entity: Access is "easy." Reading and Conveying is a different matter. [ChrisLeBlanc] that resonates :) Michael Entity: The Overleaves are part of the records we started with, so we no longer have any complications in reading those, but no matter how clear a channel is, or how well we can read/interpret, there will always be built-in distortions that affect transmission to a channel. That can be said of even your clearest modes of communication among you, as well. It is the nature of exchange. We remind you that channels who rely on physical plane cues and intuition does not preclude them from accuracy in discerning what would be your True Overleaves, especially if there is little discrepancy and division within you. We only differentiate this set as 'true' as they exist with or without your approval or acceptance, and include the Public and Private Facets as potential support rather than as troublesome nuisances. To conclude here, we will remind you of the most important part of what we have shared tonight: Your Essence Role gains wholeness BECAUSE of all of its parts (lifetimes/personalities), as you gain wholeness BECAUSE of all of the ways you experience yourself, see yourself, and find yourself reflected from others. And when you find yourself reduced to a PART, a Role, remembering that this contributes to the Whole may help you to lose your sense of being consumed by that role, or imposed upon, or trapped within. Allowing for you to more joyfully and easily slip into your next context, role, or part. In the same way that YOU exist within your Essence, rather than the other way around, so do the roles you find yourself in exist within the greater (or true) YOU, and not the other way around. And finally: gently consider moving beyond the concept of "Being Yourself," and into the concept of "Being Everything." Because by now, you have been. And many of those whom you find the most challenging are opportunities to gain more understanding about yourself, and to embrace parts of the experiences of your world that have been the most difficult to embrace. We have a different kind of humor than when incarnated, but we do find it "funny" that most of the most annoying of personality types and soul ages that our students find challenging now were some of their very own favorite personality types or soul ages. At some point, your Essence thought it would be interesting to revisit those Personality types and soul ages, and as you embrace more of your Essence, your life moves in directions originally intended by Essence. We know that many of our students can be condemning of the most obnoxious of teenagers, for instance, while having been one themselves within this same lifetime. If the same personality can forget within a lifetime, we point out that it cannot be expected of you to "remember' that some of the more difficult people around you are also a part of your "past." We will conclude here.
  2. The Personality game is a game for up to 4 players (up to 8 players can play if two decks are used). Players act as Essences attempting to build personalities and gain Experience and Karma points as they pass through the Soul Ages. Setup There are three parts to setup: Setting the Soul Age Stack, Assigning Roles/Casting, and General Setup. The Soul Age stack is used to indicate the phases of the game. To set the Soul Age stack: Separate the Soul Age cards from the rest of the deck Remove the Transcendental and Infinite cards (#6 and #7) from the Soul Ages. These cards can either be removed from the game completely or can be returned to the main deck as a variation (see Transcendental and Infinite Cards for this variation). Keep the Soul Age cards face up and stack them in the following order from bottom to top: Old, Mature, Young, Baby, Infant. The Infant card should be on the top, as it is the first phase of the game. Next, each player is assigned their Role and Casting. The Role and Casting gives the players special abilities during the game (see Role/Casting Abilities). To assign Role/Casting: Separate out the seven Role cards and the two Wild cards from the deck Shuffle the nine cards face down. Each player is dealt or draws two cards from the pile. Remove any remaining, unused cards from the game. Each player then reveals their cards face up and keeps them nearby for the rest of the game. These are the player's Role and Casting and determine their special abilities for the game. They cannot be changed or traded. Role and Casting is optional. If players decide to not use Role and Casting, the Role cards are simply separated from the deck and removed from the game. Finally, the remaining setup is as follows: Shuffle the remaining deck of cards (the deck should no longer have any soul age, role, or wild cards in it). Deal six cards to each player. Place the deck face down in the center to form the draw pile. Flip the top card of the draw pile face up and place it next to the draw pile; this forms the discard pile and signals the start of the game. Play begins with the player to the dealer's left and moves clockwise. Gameplay The overall aim of the game is to create "Personalities." A Personality is a set of six cards made up of one card from each of the following overleaves: Goal, Mode, Attitude, Center, Body Type, and Chief Feature. At the start of the player's turn, the player draws one card from the draw pile and adds it to their hand. Then, if the player is able to form a whole Personality, they must play that Personality immediately. To do so, the player places all six cards of the Personality face up in front of them. The Personality is immediately scored for Experience and Karma points and then all six cards are sent to the discard pile. The player then draws six new cards from the draw pile to replenish their hand. When the player no longer has any Personalities to play, they then must discard one card from their hand, face-up, to the discard pile. This ends their turn. Turns continue as above until the end condition of the Soul Age phase is met (see Soul Age Phases). After the end of the phase, all the cards are gathered and the deck is reshuffled. The finished Soul Age card is turned face down and the next Soul Age is revealed. Hands are dealt as before and the next phase begins. If the draw pile runs out during gameplay, the discard pile is shuffled and placed face down to create a new draw pile. Scoring Personalities Each player has two scores: Experience points and Karma points. Both kinds of points are earned by completing Personalities. When a player completes a Personality, the following scoring takes place: The player automatically receives 20 Experience points, which are always added to their overall Experience score. The player then earns Karma points that are always equal to the combined face values of the cards in the Personality. For example, a Personality whose face values are 1, 7, 5, 7, 3, and 4 would earn the player 27 Karma points. Karma points are either added to or subtracted from the player's overall Karma score depending on the rules of the Soul Age phase (see Soul Age Phases) Soul Age Phases There are five phases of gameplay represented by five Soul Ages. The current phase is always indicated by the top face-up card of the Soul Age stack. At the end of each phase, the top card is turned face down and discarded, revealing the next top card and phase. The order of phases is always: Infant, Baby, Young, Mature, and Old. Each phase has its own end condition, determines how karma points are scored, and may have other bonus scoring rules. Infant Soul Phase Karma points are added to a player's Karma score. The Infant phase ends when the draw pile runs out (do not make a new draw pile this round). At the end of the phase, the total face value of the remaining cards in a player's hand is added to their Karma score. Baby Soul Phase Karma points are added to a player's Karma score. The Baby phase ends when each player has completed at least two personalities. At the end of the phase, the total face value of all remaining cards in all players' hands is added to every player's Karma score. Young Soul Phase Karma points are added to a player's Karma score. The Young phase ends when one player has completed seven personalities and "wins." The winner player receives a bonus of 25 Experience points. The player with the highest Karma score at the end of the phase also gets 25 Experience points. At the end of the phase, the total face value of all the remaining cards in every player's hand is added toward the winning player's karma score. Mature Soul Phase Karma points are now subtracted from a player's Karma score. Every time a player completes a Personality, that player must also give 10 Experience points to another player of their choosing. The Mature phase ends when a combined total of seven personalities have been completed among all the players. At the end of the phase, the total face value of all the remaining cards in a player's hand is subtracted from their Karma score. Old Soul Phase Karma points are now subtracted from a player's Karma score. The Old phase ends when one player has reached a Karma score of 0. This ends the game. All remaining cards in a player's hand are returned to the draw pile and do not count toward the Karma score. Winning At the end of the game, a player's resulting Karma score is subtracted from their Experience score, giving the player their final score. The player with the highest final score wins. Role/Casting Abilities Each player has two special abilities, known as their "Role/Casting" abilities. The players abilities are determined by the Role cards drawn or dealt to them at the beginning of the game. Some abilities must be played during the player's turn, while other abilities can be played at any time during a round. In either case, a player can only perform one Role/Casting action per round of turns. For example: if a player performs a Role/Casting action during or after their turn, they must wait until their next turn before they can perform another action. Role/Casting Abilities are potentially optional, and players can decide at the beginning of the game to not use Role/Casting Abilities or to assign only one ability per person. In either case, any unused Role or Wild cards must be removed from the game before starting. Server Card – At the start of their turn, the Server may draw from the top of the discard pile instead of the draw pile. Artisan Card - At the start of their turn, the Artisan may draw two cards from the draw pile instead of one. They must then choose one to keep and one to discard. Warrior Card – Once during their turn, the Warrior may discard one of the cards from their hand and draw a new card from the draw pile. Scholar Card – Once during their turn, if the Scholar creates a Personality containing one or more green (assimilation axis) cards, they may change the face value of one of those green cards to any number between 1 and 7. Sage Card – Once per round of turns, the Sage may, without looking, take one card from every player and mix them with their own hand. The Sage then decides what to keep and returns one card of their choosing back to each of the players. Priest Card – Once per round of turns, the Priest may look at another player's hand and swap one card from their hand with a card from the other player's hand. King Card – Once per round of turns, the King may request a specific overleaf from all of the other players. All other players must reveal any cards they have of that overleaf to the King. The King may then choose one of these cards and swap it with a card from their hand. Wild Card – At the start of the game, the player may choose the Role/Casting ability for their Wild Card and must announce it to the other players. Once every soul age phase, the player may change the Role/Casting for their Wild Card and must announce this to the other players. If a player has two of the same Role/Casting ability (for example, a player with a Server card and a Wild card declared to be Server), they may perform their ability twice per round (double Server and double Artisan would thus be able to draw twice at the start of their turn). Transcendental and Infinite Card Variation If the Transcendental and Infinite Soul Age cards are returned to the deck and included in the game, they can be used one of two ways: The player may add the Transcendental and/or Infinite Soul Age card to a completed Personality for 10 bonus Experience points each (though they do not contribute to Karma points). The player may instead use either the Transcendental or Infinite Soul Age card at any time to stop another player from performing their Role/Casting action. The target player cannot perform a Role/Casting action for the remainder of the round, but can resume the following round. In both cases, the Transcendental and Infinite cards must be discarded immediately after being used. The Transcendental and Infinite card can only perform one function at a time (for example, an Infinite card cannot be played as part of a Personality and cancel out another player at the same time).
  3. Troy

    Overleaves & Personality

    In the same way the "spark" takes on an Essence Role for its cycle of lives while adventuring from the Tao, the Essence takes on a PERSONALITY each lifetime when it incarnates! This helps create even more diversity and flexibility for the soul. The PERSONALITY is the vehicle for the Essence to experience life, like a space suit. It is the extension of the Essence, allowing the soul to experience the Physical Plane and all of its emotions, sensations, thrills and chills. There a number of ways to set up your "space suit" and as the Essence experiences more and more lives, it gets better and better at creating its life and Personality. The different factors used in designing a Personality are referred to as OVERLEAVES. The Overleaves used in creating a Personality are: GOAL: The primary motivator within the lifetime MODE: The primary way of approaching the Goal ATTITUDE: The primary way of viewing the life BODY TYPE: The basic genetic and planetary influences that make up your actual body These Overleaves listed above are chosen before birth by the Essence. AFTER being born, by the age of three, another Overleaf is settled on called CENTERING: your habitual way of taking in and reacting to the world and experiences. In your adolescence within the lifetime you then add one more element that makes life all the more interesting and challenging; your basic fear, called the CHIEF NEGATIVE FEATURE. It is your stumbling block and primary challenge to all things within the life. Note: Chief Negative Features are commonly referred to as "Chief Features." Those are the basic Personality traits with which to be concerned for now. As with the Essence Roles, there are 7 Goals, Modes, Attitudes, etc., to choose from and combine for the lifetime. Again, as with the Roles, do not get too caught up being literal. Michael chooses the terms carefully. In studying the Michael Teachings, you will begin learning that we have tended to put negative connotations to perfectly neutral words. You will see that some words you used to think were "bad" now become empowering and make perfect sense. The 7 Goals are: Re-evaluation: the lifetime revolves around slowing down experience as much as possible, so as to assimilate past life influences. Growth: the lifetime revolves around gaining as much experience as possible, so as to use in future lives. Discrimination: the lifetime revolves around learning how to make better choices and decisions for yourself. Acceptance: the lifetime revolves around learning how to accept all choices and decisions, even the choices of others. Submission: the lifetime revolves around learning where and how you are most needed and effective. Dominance: the lifetime revolves around learning how direct and lead those who are most needed and effective. Flow: the lifetime is learning how to relax, enjoy life, and let it unfold, trusting in Essence. The 7 Modes are: Reserve: reaching your Goal by refining your emotions Passion: reaching your Goal by freeing your emotions Caution: reaching your Goal by refining your thoughts Power: reaching your Goal by freeing your thoughts Perseverance: reaching your Goal by refining your actions Aggression: reaching your Goal by freeing your actions Observation: reaching your Goal by observing and using the Mode most appropriate for the occasion. The 7 Attitudes are: Stoic: sees life as if they have seen it all before Spiritualist: sees life as if they have never seen it before Skeptic: sees life like it can always be disproved Idealist: sees life like it can always be improved Cynic: sees life as opposite to what appears to be Realist: sees life as it appears Pragmatist: sees life practically and through the Attitude most appropriate for the occasion. The 7 Body Types are: Lunar: rounded, pale, emotional; good for lifetimes dealing with one on one Inspirational contact (relates to Server) Saturnian: tall, durable, lean; good for lifetimes dealing with Inspirational issues for groups (relates to Priest) Mercurial: witty, quick, wiry; good for lifetimes dealing with expression one on one (relates to Artisan) Jovial: round, fleshy, large; good for lifetimes dealing with being in a central position of expression for others (relates to Sage) Martial: fiery, reactive, high-energy; good for lifetimes dealing with actions affecting people one on one (relates to Warrior) Venusian: soft, sensual, warm, charismatic; good for lifetimes dealing with being open, approachable, and accessible to larger groups (relates to King) Solar: bright, spirited, small and frail; good for lifetimes needing to be in the center of everything (relates to Scholar) *A note on Body Types: There are no "pure" Body Types. There is usually a combination of two to three influences. In addition there are three "eccentric" Body Types that a person can have for some of their more extraordinary lives. They are Plutonian, Neptunian, and Uranian. They are rare and specific so we won't go into those here. There are 7 Centers and you may recognize them as relative to the Chakras if you are familiar with Chakras. As you study the Michael Teachings, you will find that while there are similarities, there are also very different ways in which "Center" is used as opposed to "chakra". Though there are 7 Centers, a human body usually only uses one Center habitually. There are "higher" and "lower" Centers but they are not better or worse; the "higher" and "lower" only refer to the level they are sourced from and affect. The "lower" Centers are more of the Physical Plane and affect the body, while the "higher" Centers are more spiritual and affect our connections beyond the Physical. Since so much energy is involved in the sustaining of experience in the "higher" Centers, it is extremely rare to be Centered in a "higher" Center, but instead they are Centers accessed for specific purposes. The "higher" Centers are accessed through either practice, meditation, randomly, or through intense trauma. The 7 Centers are: Instinctive: this center travels with you from life to life like a floppy disc. It stores all of your experiences ever gathered and all of your areas of growth still needed and all the areas you have come to peace with. It isn't very intelligent, but is more a storehouse and protective device. It is where all of your past lives are remembered and even this lifetime's history. It is very automatic. Higher Moving Center: this is the Center relating to a pure connection and recognition of ENERGY. It is pure creativity and recognition of beauty as it is. It is experienced when you feel awe in seeing a landscape or piece of art, for example, or when you feel completely connected to everything around you, seeing its perfection as it is. This is the most accessed of the "higher" Centers and sex can sometimes trigger it. Moving Center: this is the Center that governs our body movements and actions. Those who are Moving Centered are action-oriented and take in life through their bodies. Emotional Center: this is the Center that governs our sense of connection to others emotionally and within ourselves. Those who are Emotionally Centered take in life through their feelings. Intellectual Center: this Center governs our beliefs and thoughts and communication. Those Intellectually Centered take in life through analysis and reasoning. Higher Emotional Center: this Center is your pure sense of LOVE, total, complete unconditional Love, or as Michael calls it, "agape" (pronounced a-GOP-ee). It is felt when you completely allow yourself or another to behave, think, be, in any way that comes but without fear or judgment. Higher Intellectual Center: this is the Center where absolute TRUTH is experienced, where whole complete insights and "knowing" reside. Although these descriptions are far from complete, they are good starting points and you will be most concerned with only the Moving, Emotional, and Intellectual Centers at first. PARTS & TRAPS: Knowing yours or someone else's Centering is truly helpful in understanding how a person takes in life, but there's more: the PART of the Center. Within each Center resides actually ALL other Centers, kind of like a pie. So the Intellectual Center, for instance, will have an Emotional Part, an Instinctive Part, a Higher Emotional Part, etc., even an Intellectual Part (pure Intellect then). These PARTS are how the person puts their experience back out into the world after taking it in! They are also called TRAPS because a person can get so caught up in using only that PART that they forget to balance themselves with other parts. For instance, a person might be Intellectually Centered/Emotional Part. This means they take in life through what makes sense to them: observation and analysis; but then bring it back out into the world through Emotions, meaning they might get very emotional over their thoughts, but have no way of getting it out. The Emotional Center has no "voice", so the Intellectual Center can get caught in a Trap, thinking, analyzing and reasoning, leading them back to emotions that then go back through reasoning, giving rise to more emotions, etc. Eventually something has to give. What will then happen is that person might act out with their Moving Center. They might get angry and lash out, or they might actually cry, taking an action that helps get them out of the Emotional Trap. Most people have their Centering and Parts in the "lower" Centers, such as Emotional Center/Moving Part. Remember that many solutions are found in bringing in the neglected Center of the main three (Moving, Intellectual, Emotional). If you are Emotionally Centered, Moving Part, you will have to bring in the Intellect in order to balance yourself. This means that you need to add THOUGHTS and COMMUNICATION to your ACTIONS as you react to FEELINGS. To help you understand each PART/Trap, I will share the ways I understand them: INTELLECTUAL PART: This person will have lessons around how to take the input from their basic Centering and express that back out into the world appropriately. They may be excellent at communicating, but they will still have a spectrum of lessons and challenges in this area. EMOTIONAL PART: This person will have lessons around how to take the input from their basic Centering and how to process the feelings that arise from it. They may have deep emotions, but have little way of actually showing it. This is their challenge then in many cases. MOVING PART: This person will have lessons around how to take input from their basic Centering and how to actually behave as a reaction. They have a lot of energy, but they are learning how to direct that appropriately back out of their bodies. There are 7 Chief Negative Features (or fears) that you choose from in your teens. You usually choose two. One is your PRIMARY CHIEF FEATURE and the other is your Secondary. The Primary affects and challenges your attaining your GOAL, therefore affecting more of your personal experiences, and the Secondary affects and challenges your MODE, therefore affecting more of your relationships and intimacy issues. The 7 Chief Features are: Self-Deprecation: fear of Inadequacy; your not being able to live up to yours or someone else's standards, leaving you weak, insecure, and incompetent. Fear of NOT BEING ENOUGH. Arrogance: fear of Vulnerability; wanting others to live up to your standards, or fearing your standards not counting, leaving you vulnerable, judgmental, isolated, and alone as you are seen as not needing others. Fear of BEING TOO MUCH. Self-Destruction: fear of Worthlessness; feeling that you have no worth or value unless dead or dying for someone/something else, leaving you with ongoing sacrifices for others with no gain for anyone, even extending into getting a terminal disease. Fear of GETTING TOO MUCH. Greed: fear of Scarcity; feeling that you won't get all that is out there of worth to you personally; leaving you fixated on one or two things that you cannot satisfy as a way to maintain your sense of self. This can be food, affection, sex, money, even vague things like not enough "love". Fear of NOT GETTING ENOUGH. Martyrdom: fear of Losing Control; a strong need for being in control of everything in your space even though that is impossible. This leaves you feeling victimized, burdened, and complaining. Fear of LOSING CONTROL OF SPACE. Impatience: fear of Missing Out; you are always fighting the clock, trying to control before being controlled, leaving you intolerant and agitated. Fear of LOSING CONTROL OF TIME. Stubbornness: fear of Change; you cannot and will not deal with anything new and against your already-set opinions, ideas, and environment. Some people who have Stubbornness actually can appear like they are adventurous and changeable, but look closely to see if they are actually creating "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Constant change can just be a way of avoiding dealing with actual changes. Fear of ANYTHING DIFFERENT. If you have read through the entire Introduction, you have just touched on all the very basics of the Teachings! This is just the tip of the iceberg, but it gets more and more familiar as you start to apply it.
  4. Lila

    MBTI

    The Myers-Briggs -personality test is quite popular nowadays. Many psychologists consider it as non-scientific and prefer the Big Five instead, but I do see that the Big Five has a lot in common with MBTI. This personality theory was originally developed by Carl Jung who invented the terms "introvert" and "extrovert" and who speculated that humans experience the world using four principal psychological functions – sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking – and that one of these four functions is dominant for a person most of the time. Isabella Myers and Catherine Briggs then developed these ideas further. Anyway, in MBTI you tend to prefer one of the following functions: Extroversion vs Introversion (E/I) Sensing vs Intuition (S/N) Thinking vs Feeling (T/F) Judging vs Perceiving (J/P) Extroverts tend to be the social animals and they are energized by the outer world, where introverts turn inside and after socializing need a lot of time to charge their batteries. Sensors are practical, factual - believe it only if I see it types, where intuitive types are big picture oriented, see possibilities and look to the future. Sensors depend on their five senses but the intuitives also use the sixth sense. Thinkers prefer using logic, and keep themselves objective. Feelers are value, harmony and compassion -oriented. According to various studies, there is a clear gender-difference in these ones: 65% of men prefer thinking and 60% women prefer feeling. Judgers tend to be planned and well organized, punctual people who like structure in their lives. Perceivers are more spontaneous, flexible and tend to go with the flow. All these are preferences, so even those who prefer thinking, may also have feelings. Or a feeler can use logic if necessary. Introverts can have a conversation in a social situation, (unless they have developed a social phobia). These functions are combined to personality types, such as ESTJ, ESFP, INFP etc. In general population (USA) all the other functions are close to equal, except the gender difference in T/F and Sensing vs Intuition, where there's a 75%/25% ratio, Sensing being more common. In the 1960's, extroverts were more commonly found than introverts, but nowadays, this difference seems to be gone. A certain function within a personality type can also be considered dominant, like N in INFJ. This lengthy introduction actually have a link to Michael Teachings and other metaphysical stuff as well. I'm in a facebook-group in which people think that they are old souls. The concept has been adopted from the Michael Teachings and there is a description what kind of people old souls tend to be. Personally, I don't care about their (or my) soul age, but it is just nice to hang around with like-minded people. The main focus is in spirituality and spiritual growth. Essence role or overleaves have not been discussed in the group, except with those who are familiar with the Michael Teachings. Not very many are. This group is big and same questions are often recycled. MBTI-personality types have been among the most popular and most often asked questions. Hundreds, perhaps even thousands of people have told their MBTI-type. It turned out, that approximately 70-75% of all the respondents told that they type was INFP, INFJ, INTJ or INTP. 20% belonged to the other intuitive, extrovert types. The sensors - 75% or the population - are almost nonexistent in the group. The same pattern is seen also in the astrological groups, where I also spend a lot of time. Perhaps the intuitive, thinking types are a bit more common than feeling types, since there's a lot of maths in astrology. The internet itself seems to attract a lot of introverted, intuitive types, where they have more chances to express themselves more thoroughly than in fast-paced real-life-situations. If you are familiar with the MBTI, have you found any correlation with that system and the Michael Teachings? And is intuition and introversion really a sign of maturation of the soul?
  5. So, I'm a Warrior-cast Scholar. I've always had the impression that those with strong Warrior elements in their personality were supposed to be attracted to confrontation and challenge, and when it's me against circumstances or the environment around me, I think that's true to an extent. But when it comes to confrontations with other people, debates and such, I'm not much of a fan. In fact, I hate that sort of confrontation. Even if it's a totally respectful difference of opinion and everything stays civil, having to "attack" the beliefs another person holds (and having mine attacked in return, of course) is a profoundly uncomfortable position for me. The more heated the discussion becomes, the more I hate it. I'll still defend my opinions to the best of my ability, but I don't at all enjoy it like I imagine other Warriors or Warrior-cast might. It just strikes me as odd. Which Roles do you guys feel are the most confrontation-averse?
  6. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks - August 3, 2003 - Open Q&A] [Anla899]: What are ways to synchronize personality and Essence on a day to day basis? [MichaelEntity]: There are three very simple and effective ways of synchronizing Essence with Personality: Writing to Essence, Talking to Essence, or Meditating to Essence. [Anla899]: How do we do those? [MichaelEntity]: Most fragments assume that Essence “knows all” about the lifetime being lived, but that is not the case. Essence only “knows” what YOU inform it of, which is why some lives can seem to spiral out of control, reaching a point where crisis is the only time the Personality seeks to contact its soul. Essence can only experience your life THROUGH you. There are moments within the life called “Instinctive Review” wherein the Personality “uploads” the experiences of the life to-date and Essence can then help to direct the life, if the Personality will allow it. Otherwise, it is up to Personality to keep the lines of communication clear and up-to-date. Keeping any form of a journal, whether daily or weekly or monthly can help keep Personality and Essence in contact and more united. For journaling, simply write about your life, stating clearly what it is you seek to change, stating clearly about areas in which you believe you would like help from Essence. Keep a log of your dreams and observe the changes you are recording by looking at patterns in your days, your choices, and reactions, dreams, etc. Keeping a journal is like remaining gently conscious of what it is you want, need, and keeping Essence included in that. Some of you may benefit from simply speaking out loud to Essence, treating this part of you as an actual “invisible friend” who is humorous and caring. State to your Essence occasionally how you feel your life is going, asking for help, or giving gratitude when it is felt. This can be done as ritualistically as prayer or as playfully as making comments throughout your day. And finally, some may be inclined to use Meditation for continual contact with Essence. We say Meditation as it includes any practice of focus whether through calming of the body and turning inward, or through running, exercising, doing a puzzle, etc. In those instances of Meditation, however you choose to meditate, remember to invite your Essence to access your Instinctive Center where all experiences are stored. These three methods can keep Essence continually updated and your life continually synchronized, instead of having to go through startling revelations during the scheduled Instinctive Reviews. [Additional information: Michael explained later that the reason for writing, speaking, or meditation, rather than just random inner dialogue, is not only due to the fact that those three methods engage all of the Lower Centers, but that they also help refine what it is you wish to communicate, rather than all of the random worries, fears, anxiousness, etc.] [schleiv]: how often are those reviews? [MichaelEntity]: The Reviews are approximately every 7 years, with the major reviews around the ages of 28 and at 56.
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