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  1. October 2, 2005 Troy Tolley, Channel MICHAEL SPEAKS Online – Open Floor [NOTE FROM TROY: In response to the first question, as a channel, a short-circuit of sorts occurred and Michael began expounding in great detail about the variations and definitions of “cadence,” rather than directly answering the posed question. This transcript reflects the edited, direct answer.] [M Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. You may begin with your questions, if you have any. [kittlekats41] I would like to know if fragments who are in the same entity and share all of the same casting information except are on three different ‘sides’ have any special connection or relationship, and how that might manifest? [M Entity] There are variations of visualizations for how an entity may be “constructed,” and while the tubular pyramid is popular so as to provide the illusion of “sides,” the sphere is more accurate. We mention this because the connections among fragments within an entity happen in many “directions,” most often creating a star-like pattern radiating out from that position. [kittlekats41] radiating like a Moravian type star? [M Entity] The “Moravian star” image is valid, though if one were to actually “see” the connections among fragments within an entity, the “star-like” image might seem more like a synapsis, or spark; much like what is depicted in animations describing the process of the brain “thinking.” The triangular tube is helpful in one form of visualization, so we will offer another simplistic visual for the sake of answering your question. Providing Entity Structure visuals is quite complicated to convey without actual visuals, but for the sake of answering you within this forum, we will remain with the triangular tube. A “classic” entity will then have 3 groups of 343 (hence, the triangular “sides” often portrayed by our channels; 3 sides of 343). It could then be said that PROPORTIONALLY speaking, the positions within one group of 343 is “connected” to each of the “same” positions within each group/side of 343. [kittlekats41] that is the basis of my question, yes [M Entity] The bonding factor among those sharing “casting” is based on the shared emphasis of that casting position. A fragment who is within a Server Greater Cadence (ONE), Sage Cadence (Column FIVE), Scholar Position (FOUR) on one “side” will share the emphasis of those three coordinates with the fragments on the other two “sides.” Each fragment within that tri-bond would exemplify one facet of manifestation of the same qualities/influences described by the specific coordinate points. In other words, one fragment would exemplify the TRUTH/Expression aspect, another would exemplify the LOVE/Inspiration, and the other would exemplify the ENERGY (beauty)/Action aspect. The “tri-bond” could be described as the most karmic bond one shares within one’s entity. Entities grow and morph through experiences based on the tri-bonds among these shared coordinates throughout the entity more than any other. It should be noted that an entire element of our teaching has not been accessed, though it is from your question that it will come forth. [faldec] I recently wrote a paper for an English class. In it I was discussing racism in America, a subject I particularly dislike. It occurred to me writing the paper that it is all related to choice and that many people would choose the relatively “easier” path of sticking with other fragments that are at least superficially the same then to build relationships with those who are different. Again, all being chosen. What is your view on this? [M Entity] We believe that much of what passes as “racism” is merely “prejudice” and cannot be compared. Racism is far less of an issue within your world than your world wishes to make it. Racism has come to include every misunderstanding and misstep, along with the legitimate instances of hate-based rejection and harm. We use the words “rejection” and “misunderstanding” for convenience of language. True rejection and misunderstanding do not exist. In response to your question: Race divisions based on familiarity are nothing more than remnants of tribal mindsets that were once quite valid. In a world that is moving into Mature Soul consciousness, “tribe” that is based on anything superficial is strongly offensive. Fragments do not gravitate toward, and remain within, their race simply because it is “easier,” but because of cultural and societal influences and pressures. In your Mature Soul world, it is becoming more and more difficult to have loyalty toward your own Race, Culture, or local society. One is seen as ignorant, rejecting, or lazy, if one chooses that stance. One “must” be multicultural, racially-diverse, and capable of maneuvering within any foreign society. While this is a natural evolution toward Mature Soul consciousness, your world still exists within a Young Soul Paradigm, so the maturity is not quite there for that pressure to be processed. In response to that pressure, then, and regardless of soul age, many will simply revert to the superficial definitions of “tribe,” no matter how capable one is to expand beyond that in a meaningful way. This leaves many fragments with the mental and emotional levels of diversity sustained, but not the physical diversity. This creates a lack of physical evidence that diversity is, in fact, seeding among your species and that becomes a focal point for a grand scale of karma shared among the races based upon your own ancient history as a sentient race. In other words: while racism dies down tremendously, and while the mental and emotional capabilities of individuals rise toward diversity and multicultural comprehension, the physical expression of this is still locked in “familiarity patterns.” This familiarity acts as a sanctuary for the process of adjusting to redefinitions of “tribe,” leaving many to believe that a true division exists, when it does not. Our view, then, is not that the divisions are based on how “easy” the choice of division might be, but that these divisions are in place because transformation happens quite often from the inside, out; not by merely eliminating superficial symptoms. In fact, what is happening in your world is a True Healing. You are simply not aware of what healing looks like, or what the process is, because your systems of healing are based on alleviating symptoms as quickly as possible; not actual healing. Many fragments have been tricked, or have tricked themselves, into battling the symptoms. Some of you may sense this, finding repugnance with the current superficialities of “political correctness” over genuine healing. [BradburySE] I want to ask about the recent hurricane disasters in the United States. I think the rebuilding will enable the new Mature Soul age and is meant to, but some wisdom would say that weather cataclysm is the result of human discord and upset. Can this country be so upset as to cause two huge hurricanes…? And what is your “take” on the idea that people cause weather disturbance? [M Entity] Weather is directly related to the consciousness of the sentience it most affects. There are varying factors and levels involved with how this works, but it is valid. Hurricane Katrina has been “waiting to happen” for some time, so to speak, as the “weather” of consciousness has been emphasizing a great demand for a complete overhaul of your country's infrastructure. It did not “have” to be a hurricane; in fact, other attempts have been made to manifest this demand, such as the “blackout” in the North Eastern United States. Ironically, the most potentially devastating disasters to manifest did so in the most willing places where more mature consciousness is sustained; the irony is in that this maturity managed to adapt quite quickly to the impact, losing the overall effect to change infrastructure. Having the disaster manifest in the “heart” of Young Soul territory began to make more sense. This DOES NOT mean the Hurricane was “sent there;” nor does it mean that area “deserved it.” [faldec] simply where it would make the biggest impact? M Entity: That particular area of the United States owns the oldest “open wound” within your culture and this hurricane has brought that wound to the surface for healing from even the most remote old soul. This hurricane was the manifestation of energy that has accumulated since the second election of the man called George Bush, Jr. We will note, here, that a great many of the fragments directly in the path of this hurricane were desperately longing for “new starts” and “an answer.” Beyond those who chose to exit at that point, and beyond those who will grieve them, the transformation of the physical lives of those involved will be a profound empowering process; particularly for the children. This is also the first disaster that has ever placed non-human species in the public eye as having no less validity than that of Human. As we said: your world IS healing. This is part of it. [Carrot Wax 1] The hurricane, as well, has murmurs of potential disease in the news a lot recently. I recall hearing some channeled information that there will be an “exit strategy” for many souls. What is Michael's take on this? Along with possible timelines? [this also relates to the overpopulation of the planet] [M Entity] We see the potential for widespread disease to be minimal at 22%, currently. However, the likelihood of massive disasters affecting the United States has probabilities of 78% within the next 2 years. Many more will choose those disasters as exit points, rather than through disease, as far as we can perceive. Disasters are a popular Mature Soul method of dying. Weather-related disasters within the next 2 years are at 62%, while “Other” would be at 38%. The United States' next election looks to be a catalyst for more difficult weather, consciously and otherwise. [Carrot Wax 1]: is there a current “plan” to deal with planet overpopulation? [M Entity] The planet's population will continue to fall. Its numbers will be more obviously declining over the next 25 years as more exit than are born; even more obvious over the next 50 years. The previous statement is based on a probability of 89%, though, of course, anything can change that pattern in an instant. [upstaate] why would mature souls want to die off if their “time’ is coming as a favored living arrangement? [M Entity] If one observes the recent patterns of death on large scale, many are elderly, poor, or disabled. Although there are many who are “healthy” who may die, there are as many “reasons” for death as there are deaths, of course. Many who are elderly, sick, in poverty, and/or disabled are kept alive or nurtured beyond their will to live because of the Young Soul Paradigm that inherently teaches the terror and fear of death. Many Mature Souls are “not afraid” of death and are quite relieved to move on and create new lives. We will conclude here. Good night to each of you.
  2. March 7, 2002 Troy Tolley, Channel Racism [M_Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. We understand the topic tonight to be “Racism.” We can begin by stating that we believe Racism, as it is understood, is simply a subcategory of a larger categorical rejection of, abuse of, neglect of, or dismissal of a particular group. We believe Racism is included along with Sexism, Species-ism, and other minor “-isms” within the larger context of “Classism.” Classism exists across the board, so to speak, and is included even within the sub-groups who claim to be victims of any particular “-ism.” To understand Racism, one must first understand Classism. Classism is not particular to any Soul Age as it might be guessed to be of Young Soul origin. It is not. Classism exists even within the gentler Old Soul communities, as well. We will define Classism as “the inherent need for identity that creates the illusion of division within social constructs.” Classism in not linked to particular Soul Ages because it is actually linked to particular Overleaves, which can be used in any lifetime by any Soul Age or Essence. Classism tends to be rooted in the interesting dynamic within a society as it is defined by the predominant Centering. In nearly all cases, the Classism moves in this direction: Intellect over Emotional over Moving. Inherent within Races, there ARE certain genetic inclinations that make that particular Race more potentially Moving, Intellectual, or Emotional in Centering. Naturally, the darker the pigmentation of skin, the more inclined that Race is toward Moving. The lack of pigmentation tends an inclination toward Intellect. This is NOT a rule, but an INCLINATION. We do not say, nor do we mean to imply, that there is a rule to define Centering based on skin color. In nearly all cases of Slavery and Racism within your history, the basis has almost entirely been based in differing Centers. When Centers are the same, the Classism moves to division based next on the PART. So, even within a society of intellectually centered Caucasians, the Emotional PARTs will usually take dominance over the Moving PARTs. This seemingly “natural” hierarchy is NOT VALID, of course, but is based in the vague longing toward “perfection.” Inherent in all fragments is that “longing”, however vague or clear. This longing is from the sense of separation and the apparent struggle to rise beyond that that seems to epitomize that separation: the Physical Plane. The Physical Plane is the most “separated” you will EVER be from anything; even internally there is the greatest rift you will ever experience as the division between “you” and Essence. If there could ever be an “original sin” identified, we believe it would be more accurate to identify the unconscious misinterpretation of the Physical Plane as a trap that must be risen above. By extension, this misinterpretation has manifested in many divisive ways. ALL “-isms” are a means to gain that illusory rise above what is most symbolic of what has trapped you here. If you examine your films, literature, history, you will find that most forms of SERIOUS praise and awards are given to those of intellectual stature. Frivolous forms of praise and awards are given to the more emotional categories of entertainment, charity, and the more moving centered sports. As we said that Classism is not exclusive to any Soul Age, we CAN say that the Mature Soul Age does the greatest work in alleviating as much of this as is possible within a Sentient Species. As can be seen in your world today, more and more methods of honoring all forms of Centering are coming forth and being taken far more seriously. With all of this being said, we must make it clear that Classism IS NOT a result of Centering, but a result of Fear, or Chief Feature. This fear is simply justified through the tool of Centering. The Exalted Chief Features will almost always be the dominant oppressor over the Ordinal Chief Features, many times despite the Centering. We will continue now with your questions for us. Otherwise, this is a strong foundation for beginning to understand the dynamics behind divisions within Class, Race, Gender, etc. QUESTIONS? [sam-nemo] What is the origin of races? How did they begin? I read a story in the Urantia book. [M_Entity] The origins of races is a grand topic, but we can say that we agree that the species eventually used by what is our Sentience began approximately 8 million years ago in what is now known as East Africa. [sam-nemo] To shorten the topic, did they pop up at one time or were they affected by genetic manipulation or alien experiments? [M_Entity] The varying Races had their development in part due to nomadic movement across lands, but more due to the genetic splicing effects when our Sentience moved to this planet. To respond to your question “in short,” we believe the “genetic manipulation” had more to do with varying Races than anything. Approximately 6 million years ago, the most dramatic divisions began. This was based on the genetic splicing and the care that the “aliens” had in creating the most effective and practical genetic bodies for the varying locations seeded. [MaryBV] How much of racism is based on bad past life experiences with or as part of a culture/people? [M_Entity] We would have to say that ANTI-racism is more indicative of past life experiences with or as part of a culture/people. Racism in its truest form is based in LACK of experiences. [Val] Please expand on the word “trapped” in your explanation and Exalted chief features, what is your meaning is? [M_Entity] We meant the word “trapped” literally, as in a confining and unchosen/unwanted condition of which there is great difficulty in escaping. The Exalted Chief Features are Greed, Arrogance, and Impatience. Because “you” exist primarily as “spirit,” the confines of the Physical Plane from the very beginning are quite uncomfortable and the challenges inherent to the Physical Plane are quite a shock to Essence. This affects the lifetimes in ways that are conscious and unconscious, leading nearly all extant to seek a vague sense of “somewhere else,” or “home,” be that in another person, a career, another location, or even another life, etc. This seeking eventually finds a balance and turns into “spirituality,” and eventually, as well, you realize you have never actually left “home.” [JNelson] Why would genetics predispose certain people towards certain overleaves? [M_Entity] Overleaves ARE genetic. Personality, while affected by environment, education, conditioning, is primarily based in genetics, in the same way a Body is. There is, literally, a gene that predisposes a Personality toward Intellect, as there is also a gene that predisposes a Personality toward Moving. We remind you that we say PREDISPOSES. This is overridden or flowed with as the life unfolds and choices and reactions are experienced. The Personality, even as it is defined by our system, is a biological description. In some parallels where genetic identification and manipulation is more accurate and acceptable, Personalities can be altered or at least identified and described quite early in a child’s life. This can and will be abused, of course, but as its more practical uses are found in some parallels it is a form of healing and/or preparation for a child’s life. [JNelson] So do fragments incarnate into specific bodies simply because they’re programmed with the desired overleaves already or would the fragment reprogram the overleaves itself upon incarnation? [M_Entity] The Overleaves are chosen first, as the Soul ages, and then the closest parental genetic pool is chosen to create the body. In early incarnations, predominate Essence dynamics usually determines the body a Soul uses, based on an already-defined Personality developing. For instance, a female body is 100% Female Energy (or Creative Energy) when a Soul is not using it. An Essence with predominantly Creative Energy in its ratio will be inclined to have female bodies in their earlier lives. Later, the Essence will more consciously choose against this as a means to learn balance and other various lessons. Eventually, the Energy Ratio can be used effectively regardless of the body’s gender. Infant Souls do not discriminate their choices of bodies as they would simply rather be born as soon as possible to escape the discomfort of being dead. Eventually, as the lessons of survival teach, they learn to choose and create more and more consciously. As the Soul learns, the creation of a lifetime and a body becomes an art form. If there are no more questions, we will say good night.
  3. [EDIT: additional clarification added on August 18] I'd like to clarify (and I am adding this to the original post, too) that I don't mean to condone hate or the use of hate or living perpetually in hate as a motivation. My original intent was to point out that hate is something that is natural and nothing to fear and what we do with it is what matters. We don't have to be scared of hate that rises in us in reaction to awful things. Hate is just information. It points out what we find repulsive and disgusting. Most people think of the hate that is expressed from people who live in hate just because someone is different and they don't understand or like it. That's what we think of when we think of hate. That's an ugly and terrifying kind of hate because it goes unquestioned and unchecked. But when we are subject to the horrors of Nazis, racists, sexists, homophobes, abusers, rapists, murderers, and molesters, etc. it is totally fair, normal, and natural to feel hate for these things. That kind of hate is still just information. We are passionately repulsed and disgusted. But we don't want to live in it any more than we want to live in fear or anger, but we shouldn't try to avoid or shame or fear our hate, and we certainly shouldn't believe that our hatred of people who harm other people is the same thing as the hate that actually harms people. That's like saying that the violence of people fighting for their lives is the same kind of violence that has come to take their lives. Violence, hatred, anger, and fear... they are not the bad guys. What we do with these, how we direct them, how we understand them... that's what matters. That's all I really meant to say. **** [original post below] Below is a combination of posts I wrote in response to two different approaches to questioning hate, anger, and violence. One presented the question as a thoughtful exploration, and one came from a hostile Michael Student from the greater community who wanted to put me in my place for expressing my anger on Facebook toward a fake president who is encouraging violence and white supremacy. Both prompted me to look more carefully at these terms of hate, anger, and violence and try to explain how they work when they are forced on us and how they can be constructive. I decided to create a new post from those responses so we could discuss this and call bullshit on my perspective, or if we can learn to see the constructive side of emotions that are sometimes forced on us and that we have to deal with. *** For those of you uncomfortable with the hate, anger, and violence forced into the equation of protecting ourselves from hateful violent racists and homophobes, rest assured that Love *will* win and save the day. But some of us don't have the protection or privilege of just waiting for that day to come, so please forgive us as we get dirty, hurt, and angry. We are doing the work of clearing a path to that day when you get to say that Love Wins. We don't have to fight dirty for Love, but please understand that we have to fight, and we will get very dirty fighting for it. So save a nice spot us for when we can rest again. *** It's so frustrating to see the effects of inculcation from the new age and religion that keeps us locked in this binary world of "Versus." Love vs Hate, Fear vs Love, Anger vs Peace... That binary world just doesn't exist. It never did. It only looked like it did because it made it easier for us to navigate as we grew up. It made it easier for Baby Souls and Young Souls. Eventually, we grow more mature and that's when we realize there is a spectrum of life, of emotions, of gender, of sexuality, of intelligence, of choice, of everything. Even at the heart of this teaching is the very concept of Polarities that teach us about this spectrum that was never pitted against each other, but a part of each other. Hate and Fear and Anger are near the end of the spectrum of life where choices have become more limited. When this is imposed on yourself or imposed on others as a way to remove choice, it is the familiar destructive force we all know. But when Hate, Fear, and Anger come in response to others taking away our choices and threatening our lives, it is entirely warranted, appropriate, and can be constructive. Hate is just extreme passion. It's no more inherently uglier or villainous than Fear. Things like Fear and Hate and Anger are tools that can protect a house or tear down a house, and Love IS the house. Fear can destroy us or protect us. Hate can destroy us or protect us. Anger can destroy us or protect us. Sometimes protection is necessary in a world where we can be harmed. These emotions are tools that override logic and that's why they can seem so scary. Those who glorify Hate, Fear, and Anger tend to be those who passionately and senselessly seek to destroy the choices of others, and this is what we think of when we see actions motivated by Hate, Fear, or Anger. But these are the same tools that have to be used by many on the front lines of fighting for those who are targeted and oppressed because they know there is no logic that can reach the oppressors or make sense of the chaos. They have to passionately fight back and help clear a path back to logic and reason and it is entirely warranted and healthy and constructive to harness the tools and fuel of Hate, Fear, and Anger and aim it all right back toward protecting and rebuilding the "house" of Love. When people say they can't fight hate with hate, they think of hate as being this singular position opposite of Love. But Love and Hate were never opposites. Love can't be divided, but Hate can be, so Hate can be used against Love or help us clear a path back to Love. Shocking, I know, but anyone who has been directly targeted by violent oppression knows the productive and passionate power of hate, anger, and fear that can help change the world for better. I'm not saying it's ideal, but it helps more than we give credit. When people say they can't fight hate with hate, they also tend to mean that it's an issue that means something different to them and that it makes them uncomfortable to be expected to feel as much extreme passion about that issue. I am totally okay with that and if you can fight using calmer more "loving" methods, then please, by all means, do so. Please don't just turn your back because it's uncomfortable to see the passion from those more directly targeted and hurting.
  4. ckaricai

    On Racism

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: October 2005] [faldec] I recently wrote a paper for an English class. In it I was discussing racism in America, a subject I particularly dislike. It occurred to me writing the paper that it is all related to choice and that many people would choose the relatively “easier” path of sticking with other fragments that are at least superficially the same then to build relationships with those who are different. Again, all being chosen. What is your view on this? [M Entity] We believe that much of what passes as “racism” is merely “prejudice” and cannot be compared. Racism is far less of an issue within your world than your world wishes to make it. Racism has come to include every misunderstanding and misstep, along with the legitimate instances of hate-based rejection and harm. We use the words “rejection” and “misunderstanding” for convenience of language. True rejection and misunderstanding do not exist. In response to your question: Race divisions based on familiarity are nothing more than remnants of tribal mindsets that were once quite valid. In a world that is moving into Mature Soul consciousness, “tribe” that is based on anything superficial is strongly offensive. Fragments do not gravitate toward, and remain within, their race simply because it is “easier,” but because of cultural and societal influences and pressures. In your Mature Soul world, it is becoming more and more difficult to have loyalty toward your own Race, Culture, or local society. One is seen as ignorant, rejecting, or lazy, if one chooses that stance. One “must” be multicultural, racially-diverse, and capable of maneuvering within any foreign society. While this is a natural evolution toward Mature Soul consciousness, your world still exists within a Young Soul Paradigm, so the maturity is not quite there for that pressure to be processed. In response to that pressure, then, and regardless of soul age, many will simply revert to the superficial definitions of “tribe,” no matter how capable one is to expand beyond that in a meaningful way. This leaves many fragments with the mental and emotional levels of diversity sustained, but not the physical diversity. This creates a lack of physical evidence that diversity is, in fact, seeding among your species and that becomes a focal point for a grand scale of karma shared among the races based upon your own ancient history as a sentient race. In other words: while racism dies down tremendously, and while the mental and emotional capabilities of individuals rise toward diversity and multicultural comprehension, the physical expression of this is still locked in “familiarity patterns.” This familiarity acts as a sanctuary for the process of adjusting to redefinitions of “tribe,” leaving many to believe that a true division exists, when it does not. Our view, then, is not that the divisions are based on how “easy” the choice of division might be, but that these divisions are in place because transformation happens quite often from the inside, out; not by merely eliminating superficial symptoms. In fact, what is happening in your world is a True Healing. You are simply not aware of what healing looks like, or what the process is, because your systems of healing are based on alleviating symptoms as quickly as possible; not actual healing. Many fragments have been tricked, or have tricked themselves, into battling the symptoms. Some of you may sense this, finding repugnance with the current superficialities of “political correctness” over genuine healing.
  5. In a year of Compassion, this video is an excellent way to educate your friends, family, and acquaintances about the reality of "micro aggression" that plagues most who are not a part of the White, male, hetero, Christian power structure.
  6. One day after the white police shooting Anton Sterling in Philadelphia, another shoots dead Philando Castile in Minnesota. Neither committed a crime. Neither reacted with anything other than calm (or as much as one can be calm when suddenly assaulted by armed me). Both were shot dead because of the panic of the white police officers. The video footage is devastating. I won't share that here, but I'm sure many have already seen it even if they didn't want to because it is all over the media. It needs to be seen, not for sensationalism, but because this is a reality that Black people in America endure every goddam single fucking day. I don't even know how to process this anymore. I feel so angry and helpless. I can't even begin to imagine what this is like to live in a world where your institutionalized system of protection in society is the very system of people who will kill you in the blink of an eye. And not be held accountable. I plan to hear what Michael might have to say about this so I'm starting this thread, but I'll have to wait a bit for my anger and sadness to pass.
  7. ckaricai

    Racism

    This was originally posted to eTLE by Geraldine. ****************** This is cross-posted from the Ask Michael session held on December 7, 2014 Additionally, I am including a session transcript from 2002 about Racism. Brian W brought this to my attention, and as it doesn't completely jibe with information I've received on the Project about the "Races," I will ask a follow up question during my next session to clarify. I will cross post into a comment to keep this all connected. glb ckaricai: Thanks, My question: The recent events in Ferguson, MO sparked protests all around the country. More people are opening up to the fact that people of color in this country experience a different America and it seems like emotions surrounding this fact are high for everyone...What can we do, rather what can older souls do--other than protest--to help move this country towards more racial harmony? MEntity: One of the first things that can be done by older souls is to stop pretending that one can understand the entirety and complexity of the subject. Not even those who are directly involved and directly affected can do so. It is an ancient wounding, and while current wounding can be addressed, the ancient wounding cannot. At least, not in any superficial satisfactory way. ckaricai: That seems pretty bleak MEntity: Ancient wounding of a people is valid. It is carried forward in the biological constructs of the Instinctive Center of any considered to be of that people. Even as the Essence brings forth its own Instinctive Center data, it is mixed in with the biology of the "race." MEntity: While "race" is a social construct, and not a valid biological construct, those social constructs still carry an influence in terms of procreation and lineage. MEntity: In other words, there is validity to "ancestral memory." MEntity: However, the older the soul, the less dependency upon ancestral memory. MEntity: The younger the soul, the more defined one is by ancestral memory. ckaricai: ...How then would african americans as a group move past that collective ancestral memory? MEntity: This is also true in terms of species, which is why there is an ancient wounding among all Humans regarding their place in the cosmos, related to the original relocation from Sirius. MEntity: Our pointing to the fact that no one can truly comprehend the profundity and complexity of the ancient wounding is not meant to imply or sound bleak. It is meant to point to the fact that many speak AS IF they completely comprehend it, and offer opinions, ideas, and facts that speak only to a fraction of the pain. MEntity: And this can tend to add to the pain. MEntity: For the older soul, this inclination to presume a full understanding can be much easier to relieve than for the younger souls. MEntity: As for the whole of the people in question, one of the ways for this to be healed is to allow for diversity within the whole of the people. ckaricai: I understand. Thanks for your answer. MEntity: One of the greatest internal setbacks of any oppressed group is the negative effects of solidarity. MEntity: Solidarity is important and effective, but not if it is used as a means for not allowing variations in advancement and growth from within the group. MEntity: Imagine a group of people seeking to escape a fire. In one scenario, everyone is linked, and shoulder-to-shoulder so that no one can get through the door. In another scenario, some will will get through the door before others, and some may have to wait a moment. MEntity: This is a crude comparison, but it is simple in that it speaks to the neccessity for moving beyond solidarity and into the active nurturing of diversity. ckaricai: That makes a lot of sense. MEntity: Again, this is not a full response, as the scenario is far more complex than this, but it is our best response to the questions in this format for now. March 7, 2002 Troy Tolley, Channel Racism [M_Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. We understand the topic tonight to be “Racism.” We can begin by stating that we believe Racism, as it is understood, is simply a subcategory of a larger categorical rejection of, abuse of, neglect of, or dismissal of a particular group. We believe Racism is included along with Sexism, Species-ism, and other minor “-isms” within the larger context of “Classism.” Classism exists across the board, so to speak, and is included even within the sub-groups who claim to be victims of any particular “-ism.” To understand Racism, one must first understand Classism. Classism is not particular to any Soul Age as it might be guessed to be of Young Soul origin. It is not. Classism exists even within the gentler Old Soul communities, as well. We will define Classism as “the inherent need for identity that creates the illusion of division within social constructs”. Classism in not linked to particular Soul Ages because it is actually linked to particular Overleaves, which can be used in any lifetime by any Soul Age or Essence. Classism tends to be rooted in the interesting dynamic within a society as it is defined by the predominant Centering. In nearly all cases, the Classism moves in this direction: Intellect over Emotional over Moving. Inherent within Races, there ARE certain genetic inclinations that make that particular Race more potentially Moving, Intellectual, or Emotional in Centering. Naturally, the darker the pigmentation of skin, the more inclined that Race is toward Moving. The lack of pigmentation tends an inclination toward Intellect. This is NOT a rule, but an INCLINATION. We do not say, nor do we mean to imply, that there is a rule to define Centering based on skin color. In nearly all cases of Slavery and Racism within your history, the basis has almost entirely been based in differing Centers. When Centers are the same, the Classism moves to division based next on the PART. So, even within a society of intellectually centered Caucasians, the Emotional PARTs will usually take dominance over the Moving PARTs. This seemingly “natural” hierarchy is NOT VALID, of course, but is based in the vague longing toward “perfection.” Inherent in all fragments is that “longing”, however vague or clear. This longing is from the sense of separation and the apparent struggle to rise beyond that that seems to epitomize that separation: the Physical Plane. The Physical Plane is the most “separated” you will EVER be from anything; even internally there is the greatest rift you will ever experience as the division between “you” and Essence. If there could ever be an “original sin” identified, we believe it would be more accurate to identify the unconscious misinterpretation of the Physical Plane as a trap that must be risen above. By extension, this misinterpretation has manifested in many divisive ways. ALL “-isms” are a means to gain that illusory rise above what is most symbolic of what has trapped you here. If you examine your films, literature, history, you will find that most forms of SERIOUS praise and awards are given to those of intellectual stature. Frivolous forms of praise and awards are given to the more emotional categories of entertainment, charity, and the more moving centered sports. As we said that Classism is not exclusive to any Soul Age, we CAN say that the Mature Soul Age does the greatest work in alleviating as much of this as is possible within a Sentient Species. As can be seen in your world today, more and more methods of honoring all forms of Centering are coming forth and being taken far more seriously. With all of this being said, we must make it clear that Classism IS NOT a result of Centering, but a result of Fear, or Chief Feature. This fear is simply justified through the tool of Centering. The Exalted Chief Features will almost always be the dominant oppressor over the Ordinal Chief Features, many times despite the Centering. We will continue now with your questions for us. Otherwise, this is a strong foundation for beginning to understand the dynamics behind divisions within Class, Race, Gender, etc. QUESTIONS? [sam-nemo] What is the origin of races? How did they begin? I read a story in the Urantia book. [M_Entity] The origins of races is a grand topic, but we can say that we agree that the species eventually used by what is our Sentience began approximately 8 million years ago in what is now known as East Africa. [sam-nemo] To shorten the topic, did they pop up at one time or were they affected by genetic manipulation or alien experiments? [M_Entity] The varying Races had their development in part due to nomadic movement across lands, but more due to the genetic splicing effects when our Sentience moved to this planet. To respond to your question “in short,” we believe the “genetic manipulation” had more to do with varying Races than anything. Approximately 6 million years ago, the most dramatic divisions began. This was based on the genetic splicing and the care that the “aliens” had in creating the most effective and practical genetic bodies for the varying locations seeded. [MaryBV] How much of racism is based on bad past life experiences with or as part of a culture/people? [M_Entity] We would have to say that ANTI-racism is more indicative of past life experiences with or as part of a culture/people. Racism in its truest form is based in LACK of experiences. [Val] Please expand on the word “trapped” in your explanation and Exalted chief features, what is your meaning is? [M_Entity] We meant the word “trapped” literally, as in a confining and unchosen/unwanted condition of which there is great difficulty in escaping. The Exalted Chief Features are Greed, Arrogance, and Impatience. Because “you” exist primarily as “spirit,” the confines of the Physical Plane from the very beginning are quite uncomfortable and the challenges inherent to the Physical Plane are quite a shock to Essence. This affects the lifetimes in ways that are conscious and unconscious, leading nearly all extant to seek a vague sense of “somewhere else,” or “home,” be that in another person, a career, another location, or even another life, etc. This seeking eventually finds a balance and turns into “spirituality,” and eventually, as well, you realize you have never actually left “home.” [JNelson] Why would genetics predispose certain people towards certain overleaves? [M_Entity] Overleaves ARE genetic. Personality, while affected by environment, education, conditioning, is primarily based in genetics, in the same way a Body is. There is, literally, a gene that predisposes a Personality toward Intellect, as there is also a gene that predisposes a Personality toward Moving. We remind you that we say PREDISPOSES. This is overridden or flowed with as the life unfolds and choices and reactions are experienced. The Personality, even as it is defined by our system, is a biological description. In some parallels where genetic identification and manipulation is more accurate and acceptable, Personalities can be altered or at least identified and described quite early in a child’s life. This can and will be abused, of course, but as its more practical uses are found in some parallels it is a form of healing and/or preparation for a child’s life. [JNelson] So do fragments incarnate into specific bodies simply because they’re programmed with the desired overleaves already or would the fragment reprogram the overleaves itself upon incarnation? [M_Entity] The Overleaves are chosen first, as the Soul ages, and then the closest parental genetic pool is chosen to create the body. In early incarnations, predominate Essence dynamics usually determines the body a Soul uses, based on an already-defined Personality developing. For instance, a female body is 100% Female Energy (or Creative Energy) when a Soul is not using it. An Essence with predominantly Creative Energy in its ratio will be inclined to have female bodies in their earlier lives. Later, the Essence will more consciously choose against this as a means to learn balance and other various lessons. Eventually, the Energy Ratio can be used effectively regardless of the body’s gender. Infant Souls do not discriminate their choices of bodies as they would simply rather be born as soon as possible to escape the discomfort of being dead. Eventually, as the lessons of survival teach, they learn to choose and create more and more consciously. As the Soul learns, the creation of a lifetime and a body becomes an art form. If there are no more questions, we will say good night.
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