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May 1, 2005 Troy Tolley, Channel MICHAEL SPEAKS – Open Floor [M Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. [freyaisissuz] Michael has said in the past that in the teacher-student relationship we may learn from them and they learn from us. That indicates to me an evolving teaching. Do they still say that is true, and in what ways are we learning from each other today? How are we All doing? [M Entity] Of course we remain learning from you as much as you learn from us. There has come to be known many, many universal truths, routines, patterns, and repetitions that we can easily teach to all of you, but there are always “new” ways to experience life. We will not experience life through a body as you may experience that in your current time frame. We have learned and comprehended a great deal about the Physical Plane, but several of those fragments who have come to be known as our “students” have contributed to our own evolution of understanding the nuances of life on the Physical Plane. For while we are made up of 1050 Essences with an excess of 200,000 lifetimes of experience, there are far more of you collecting data within current times and through different “eyes.” In answer to “how you are all doing,” we would have to say that only you can determine the answer to that question, for we have no investment in a standard against which to measure your lives. [freyaisissuz] Of course that is true ;-), yet in terms of the ‘evolution’ of the teachings? [M Entity] We would say that most of those who claim to be our students have simply found a rest stop and remain stagnant in the comforts of the basic knowledge. Very few of our students actively implement the knowledge we impart. This is not to say that we “mind,” for we do not. We do not impart this information with an expectation. However, for purposes of response to your question, it is valid that few “use” this teaching. As long as there are divisions among those who work with our teaching, we can safely state that there are many who have “missed the point.” “Missing the point,” though, is a valid path of learning and experiencing, and for those fragments who choose that path, other areas of life are the priority. In those instances, it would do those fragments well to consciously acknowledge their true, primary philosophy, so transformation can begin, if they choose. Our teaching runs counter to politics and competition, though its terminology and construct can certainly be used in any arena of life for any purpose, even if counter to the intention. This is not unusual among humans on the path. [freyaisissuz] Point well taken, thank you for that clarification Michael. [M Entity] Many will cloak their true, primary philosophy with the terminology of a more peaceful philosophy, giving room for self-justification and permission for unconscious motives. This is why we suggest identifying the true, primary philosophy, first, if one is truly interested in implementing the philosophy of our own teaching. As with most teachings, the truth can be summed up in a phrase or word, and since ours can be summed up in the phrase “you are here to learn how to choose, and to choose how to learn,” we would say that those who are more concerned with the choices of others, while losing sight of their own, might be “missing the point.” Understanding the motivations, experiences, feelings, reactions, interpretations, within your own ability to choose, is where you will find the most use for our teaching. If that is your choice. We will add something to our response, then. When we refer to your “primary philosophy,” we are referring to two things: Your Attitude and the Structure through which you gather your experiences, such as a teaching, imprinting, cultural biases, etc. Many of our students are greatly influenced by the Young Soul philosophies of your current world, yet are quite unaware of this. In gaining that awareness of influence, the intended philosophies could find stability. When one is using an unconscious philosophy that is counter to the “peaceful, cloaking terminology” of another philosophy, one is in the Negative Pole of the Attitude. [sandt1222] Does that mean there is anything we can or should do to ease tension in the community? [M Entity] The tension among what you call “the community” is merely a reflection of the tension being addressed within each of our students. We do not say this as a new age cliché. Most of our students navigate the Physical Plane through a maze of Young Soul obstacles, battling the want to exclude oneself from “it all,” while wanting desperately to be a part of the game. This is reflected in your community. The division and contention within your “community” is the result of a Young Soul paradigm superimposed over a community of Older Souls who seek nothing beyond that which they have become acclimated… yet. [sandt1222] All these divisions can be physically painful. It does not seem that it “should” be this way. [M Entity] The divisions among your community are based on the very concepts of “individuality” and “specialness,” which are Young Soul philosophies. An insidious fear among many Older Souls who live in your Young Soul paradigm is that they are “not special.” You will find many Older Souls, particularly Mature Souls, among our teaching and among other progressive philosophies, grasping at terms and definitions as a means to desperately capture an image of their specialness. This is a result of Young Soul imprinting from your world, which says that you must prove your “uniqueness” or find some means to stand apart. Many use the Roles and Overleaves and Soul Ages as a means to define these feelings of specialness. Others use Past Life scenarios to compensate for the lack of feeling special. We will clarify that UNIQUENESS is quite different from SPECIALNESS. Uniqueness is what you ALREADY ARE. Specialness is what you THINK YOU SHOULD BE. Uniqueness stands on its own. Specialness requires constant feedback. Many do not care about their uniqueness, and struggle desperately for what could make them special. It could easily be said, then, that the paradigm of Special vs. Not Special (a young soul philosophy) is the root of your community's division. When your community begins to understand the Uniqueness among all of the groups of study, then your community will have implemented an Older Soul philosophy, and our teachings may have more meaning. [Tibtyc] Greetings, Michael. Where do you stand on the subject of copyright? I would like to write about you, or rather the ideas coming from you. This would probably mean quoting from different channels, but the prospect of doing that is kind of scary, from the viewpoint of copyright… Any advice? That was my question. [M Entity] When you are working with material from the physical plane, however inspired from non-physical sources, the question of ownership and copyright is valid. It is quite within the rights of any fragment to quote another. There are very few restrictions upon that freedom. As to where we “stand,” we have nothing to gain or lose by your efforts. We have no cosmic “ATMs” through which we could reap the rewards of the printed word. [Tibtyc] There are unpublished manuscripts, I was partly thinking of those… [M Entity] These manuscripts are not conclusive words trapped by print. The same can come again through any of our valid channels. We are quite available and would remain so for any printed word we wish to impart. [Tibtyc] That brightens the picture… [M Entity] In other words, the concepts can be extracted from the “unpublished manuscripts” and posed to an available channel through which you wish to work with us. We may speak on those same subjects through that channel, allowing for more freedom for public print. [Tibtyc] There are especially beautiful formulations… [M Entity] If you are more concerned with the attachment of the print to the reputations of the fragments who collected it, then we would then have to suggest that your efforts require their participation and permission, for the most part. [Fyredeva11] On another list, someone brought up the question of validity that 2 persons channeled as being in the same entity are ACTUALLY FROM the same entity, given that there must be tens of thousands of cadre groups each with Entity 1/5, for example. I ask this in skepticism of having so many channeled celebrities in our cadre. It seems to fall under the need for “specialness” you just spoke of. [M Entity] It is valid that many fragments channeled as being within the same Cadre and Entity are technically NOT, though the numbers used for convenience are identical. This is especially true of many “celebrities” (historical or current) who are identified as being from among the same Energy Ring as our students. This is simply due to lack of understanding the structure of sentience. Those we call our “students” are wholly limited to a group of 12 Cadres; an Energy Ring. We have approximately 100,000 students. This is not to say that others outside of our Agreements will not become students, but we speak of those with whom we have original. [Fyredeva11] thank you…(I knew Michael Jackson wasn't in my entity!) [M Entity] The confusion as from which Cadre and Entity a fragment comes could be clarified by including the Energy Ring number, but this is still a confusing concept for several of our students and channels. We say this more as a statement of the limitations placed upon the conveyance of the simplicity of the system, rather than as a statement of your ability to understand. For some concepts, our channels are simply limited or uninterested. In other instances, a clear distortion of the system is perpetuated, lending even more confusion to a rather simple construct. While including the Energy Ring number would help in clarifying specific Cadre and Entity, even the count of Energy Rings repeats. This means that an Energy Ring 3, Cadre 7, Entity 4, exists in multiples, as well. To help your understanding of the simple, yet awesome, structure of human sentience, here is how we are cast: 1 Ring = 12 Cadres 12 Rings = 1 Sphere 12 Spheres = 1 Arrangement 12 Arrangements = 1 Composition 12 Compositions = 1 Harmony (up to) 7 Harmonies = 1 Design ALL of a Specific Sentient species we refer to as a “Design.” There are never more than 7 Harmonies in 1 Design. This structure then extends and changes when including other Sentience. One can see why this is confusing to most, not because of complication, but simply by the sheer enormity of the visualization. [Fyredeva11] which one is our energy ring in? [M Entity] Within all of this daunting information, it can safely be said that if you are studying our teaching, you are within the Cadres and Entities of the same Energy Ring, even if that Energy Ring is numbered differently through our different channels. Through this channel, we would call your Ring Number 2, Harmony 1. [Fyredeva11] Artisan flavored? [M Entity] It could be described as so, but this would be quite simplistic, if not explored beyond the assumptions. We are from Energy Ring 1, Cadre 11, Entity 4, Harmony 1. We are part of the same “Sphere” as our students. We are from Sphere 2. The previous Sphere 1 (12 Energy Rings) were part of what has come to be known as “Lemurians” or those less-physically dense, though they were still of “human” consciousness. The mathematical meaning of the numbers referencing your positions is more influential than whether you literally share the same Entity. [Fyredeva11] positions? [M Entity] Your resonance and compatibility among you are difficult to validate in terms of Entity and Cadre accurately. Being “wrong” about whether you are from the same Entity will not slow your progress. Yes, Positions. For instance, a 3rd Entity will still have a specific, mathematical meaning, regardless of its Cadre or Energy Ring. This mathematical meaning can often be the binding force between two fragments who are technically NOT from the same Entity. On the contrary, those technically within the same Entity may find absolutely no resonance during specific lifetimes, especially when interpreted through False Personality. Incidentally, Michael Jackson is in your Entity, Kerrin. Celebrity does not preclude a fragment from being our student. Only Choice can do that. [Annsge] So Michael J could have been a Michael student. [M Entity] Michael Jackson has been exposed to our teaching. The Personality known as Michael Jackson has chosen to abdicate Agreements with us for this lifetime, but this does not alter anything for his Essence. [Annsge] According to some in the Michael community, Jackson was Mozart. [M Entity] It often a mistake to assume that similarities between a past personality and those of a current personality validates a reincarnation. It is more often the case that a fragment creates a spectrum of personalities across a theme, rather than recreating the same for the convenience of recognition. [Fyredeva11] it just seems odd that if there are, say, a few hundred souls incarnate from an entity- that they would be so far removed [M Entity] Kerrin, in what way do you use the words “so far removed?” [Fyredeva11] I mean in so “different” a world. I guess Hollywood seems like a different world, in a sense. [M Entity] We remind you that our students, even among “your world,” are quite unique among themselves and often cannot relate. [Annsge] Does the 7th Internal Monad always mean physical death? [M Entity] No, but only rarely. Those who transit a Soul Age within one lifetime will go through a psychological “death” of sorts, and during the process, despite being alive, the 7th Internal Monad would apply. By extension, a new “Birth” would also result. However, in these rare cases of Soul Age transition within a lifetime, there is also an overall “arc” of the 7 Internal Monads that remain within the context of physical aging. The 7th Internal Monad is almost always a physical death and how that death's impact is processed by the fragment and his remaining family and friends. This Internal Monad, as we said, can also be WITHOUT a physical death, but through a major, pivotal, transitional, transformation in the psychological makeup of a fragment shifting in Soul Age within a lifetime. [Tibtyc] Could you clarify “arc”? [M Entity] Physical Birth to Physical Death could be described as “the Arc of Internal Monads.” Psychological Birth to Psychological Death could be described then as a “Cycle of Internal Monads.” A Cycle is all that is necessary to be completed in the process of moving from one Soul Age or Level to another, so for many Older Souls, physical death is not necessary to begin the new perceptions. This process is not popular. Most fragments choose to reflect from outside of the lifetime, in review, rather than to implement such high awareness from within the demands of Physicality. [Tibtyc] This would be a review within a lifetime, of that lifetime? [M Entity] Yes. Review is always necessary in the process of creating a new cycle of Internal Monads. This process can be quite demanding and challenging while within the lifetime. Once a Soul Age or Level has been transited within a lifetime, it will usually take the next 7 months for Review, and the next 7 years for implementation of the new perception. [slacnj] By my accounting there are 21 extra fragments in your entity. You said there are wild cards, one time, but I wasn't sure if you wanted this information to come out now to explain the difference. I jokingly also speculated that some people have aisle seats and some have window seats. [M Entity] A “Wild Card” is a fragment who “straddles” two casting positions. When a Cadence in “incomplete,” those fragments at the beginning of the following Cadence will then “fill two positions.” slacnj: so you can be in more than one cadence at a time? [M Entity] Yes. Our channels envision this “wild card” scenario quite differently among them, with some visualizing a more condensed perfection of an Entity structure, with wild cards being “stragglers hanging on” from the “edges.” Asymmetry is required of an Entity for it have “wild cards.” However, that same asymmetry is no longer in effect, ultimately BECAUSE of the “wild cards” fulfilling the positions required for symmetry. [slacnj] but 1050 is 21 more than 3 times 343 [slacnj] you have 3 extra cadences [M Entity] While an Entity of 1029 is the most common symmetrical configuration, 1050 is not asymmetrical. We do not have any “wildcards.” If an Entity's count is divisible by 7, there are no “wild cards.” It is not in the “extra” cadences that asymmetry is created, but in the incompletion of a single Cadence. If positions 5, 6, 7 are “empty” in a final Cadence of Sages, then the positions of 1, 2, 3, of the following Cadence of Artisans (for example) will fulfill 5, 6, 7 consecutively. This “straddling” creates a fragment who is at once intensely unstable, while inherently being one of the most stabilizing forces known, as well. How that “wildness” is exhibited is determined by the choice of the Essence and its current Personality. [slacnj] everyone wants to be special here [M Entity] Your humor is not lost on us. [freyaisissuz] unique at least [M Entity] We know of no one more unique than each of you. The spectrum of the beauty among you is as valid as the patterns we perceive in planes even beyond our own. Good night to all of you. We will conclude here.
OMW - Nov 6, 2010 - Special vs Unique Troy Tolley, Channel MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here. We will begin sharing on the topic of focus. First we will point out that we do not have a judgment for or against your preference to be "special" or to be "unique." As with our entire teaching, we merely share the spectrum of various contexts so that you can increase your capacity to choose, if you choose to do so. To understand that you may be motivated from a longing to be "special" as opposed to a desire to share your "uniqueness" can help one to make choices that tend to be less painful, less frustrating, and less isolating. We will define SPECIAL as "being dependent upon external feedback for one's sense of identity, importance, and/or purpose." We will define UNIQUE as "that which is already truthful, loving, and beautiful about you that is independent of everything, even you." Specialness is almost always dependent upon dishonesty, conditions, and manipulation. Therein lies your first means of differentiating between your authentic, unique self and your affected, special self: are you honest, kind, and flexible as the self that is being in various contexts? If you feel you are bing honest, kind, and flexible, you are probably closer to being authentic and allowing for your uniqueness than not. That would be a simple, quick assessment that can be used in any situation. Those situations would include those with yourself, as well. We mention this because YOU are the first line of contact that is made as your Special or Unique Self, and if you are able to differentiate, it is much easier then to manage the differentiation in other contexts. The reason one might prefer to embrace Uniqueness over Specialness is because the effect of doing so is liberating, stabilizing, and comforting. It means that when you are alone, you are just as YOU as when you are with others. Uniqueness is easy to love, and when you embrace your Uniqueness, you are loved "no matter what." You are loved when alone, when with others, and even in the middle of difficulties. The love is unshakeable because it is not dependent upon anything. It simply IS. Uniqueness is easy to understand, and when you embrace your Uniqueness, you can be honest and truthful "no matter what." The truth becomes something that does not change when alone, when with others, or even in the middle of difficulties. That is because embracing Uniqueness means that you begin to align with higher truths, rather than with conflicting personal truths. Higher truths are always easier to understand because they INCLUDE the conflicting personal truths, and do not require that one be truer over another. In other words, Uniqueness loses the interest and investment in being "right," because identity is no longer tied to that as a form of validation. Uniqueness also loses the avoidance of being "wrong." This is because when you have embraced your Uniqueness, you are more capable of seeing and embracing other peoples' Uniqueness, even if they have not. Through the embrace of your own and others' Uniqueness, it allows you to take responsibility when you are legitimately "wrong," but also to see that two conflicting personal truths are not always indicative of wrong and right, but of Unique perspectives. When you are capable of embracing the Uniqueness of perspectives, you are more likely to find bridges of common ground, rather than grounds upon which to fight. You are also less likely to spend your time trying to prove yourself, or prove that you are right, but to invite others to your perspective while grasping the truth that they may never accept it. Uniqueness is also inherently beautiful, and when you embrace your Uniquenss, you not only see this in yourself, but you begin to exude this, emanate it, manifest it. This is because Uniqueness inherently nurtures confidence, and beyond any superficial standards, CONFIDENCE is one of the most beautiful characteristics of any human. The irony of embracing one's Uniqueness is that it is often met with a shift in the life patterns as they align with the truth, love, and beauty of that uniqueness, but it is also often lacking obvious feedback. If you have ever been around someone who seems honest, present, and confident, you may remember that you would rarely have brought it up to that person to compliment him or her, or to point it out. You simply experience it, bask in it, feel inspired by it, etc. This is important to know. Because it may feel disorienting to embrace your Uniqueness when it is not met with obvious feedback. Without obvious feedback, it can be easy to fall back into your wish to be Special. You may find that you actually prefer the struggle and effort to ensure your Specialness over embracing your Uniqueness, and that would be a valid choice. It is no different from your deciding to eat junk food over healthy, nutritional food. Sometimes it just feels good to do so. However, as with junk food, seeking Specialness is not "good" for you, even if it feels good. Junk foods, as with Specialness, are not things to avoid in life, but to allow as treats, for fun, or as superficial rewards that are not invested in. Again, we remind you that these terms are part of a SPECTRUM. That means you have a wide range of ratio that can be played with, and for some of you, it may be a 50/50 ratio that makes you happy, while for others it is a 20/80 or 80/20. However, including the efforts to embrace your Uniqueness at all means freeing you from the confines of the extreme of emphasis on your search for Specialness. That means you are no longer confined to 100/0 in your ratio. What you do from there is your choice. Before we move into more details, we will invite questions based on what we have shared with you so far. QUESTIONS [Maureen] When is a group Special and when is a group Unique?, eg.: Indigo Children MEntity: ALL "groups" cater to Specialness in some degree because they tend toward titles, conditions, and tend to nurture hierarchies of importance and purposes that increase dependence. Even our Michael Group ? :) MEntity: However, it will always be the individual within that group who determines his or her state of Uniqueness or Specialness, and the group then is Unique or Special relative to its members. In other words, there may be two groups under the moniker of "Indigo Children" but one is honestly encouraging of uniqueness that is not dependent upon external identification of that, while another group may insist upon its specialness and that this specialness be accepted, celebrated, respected by other groups or individuals. We will point out that nearly every group that has ever been a minority must go through a stage of PRIDE or Specialness before moving into a state of BEING, or Uniqueness. This is true of you as individuals, as well. It is true of any spectrum with a negative and positive pole. Everything must move through and from the Negative, first. There are "Michael Groups" that are entirely dependent upon Specialness as a criteria for its members, while other groups, such as the one you know as "TLE" has no specific criteria for its members. The same could be said of the "Indigo Children." The way that one can discern the extent to which a group might emphasise Specialness over Uniqueness would be the extent to which there is consistent inner conflict within that group. We speak here of actual congregations of fragments who identify themselves as being a part of a specific grouping, not necessarily of the greater label that acts as an umbrella for variations of groupings under it. [Maureen] Would that be true for couples - as well as "groups" ? MEntity: It would be true that to the extent that there is conflict within a couple is also the extent to which one or both is emphasizing Specialness over Uniqueness. We would say that nearly all conflict is rooted in the concept of Specialness. [Maureen] big AH-HA -thanks MEntity: There are four contexts within which each of you may find yourselves experiencing the spectrum between Special and Unique: SOCIAL, SUCCESS, INTIMACY, and SELF. You may find that you wish to be more Special in Social situations than you find yourself concerned with that in your personal goals and endeavors of Success. Or you may find that you long for Specialness in your more Intimate relationships than it matters to you when you are with your Self. Understanding the polarities of these contexts can help you to self-monitor, or increase self-awareness, in those contexts, from which you can then choose to indulge in Specialness or embrace Uniqueness. SOCIAL: negative pole of PERFORMANCE, positive pole of PRESENCE. In this case, you might ask, "Am I Performing myself, or am I Present?" "Performance" in this case would include your experiences of shyness or any inability to be Present in ways that allow you to express yourself. SUCCESS: negative pole of REWARD, positive pole of FULFILLMENT. In this case, are you pursuing your career, goals, experiences, projects, with the sight of a Reward as your motivation, or are you doing so because even the process is Fulfilling? INTIMACY: negative pole of STIMULATION, positive pole of RESONANCE (Affection). In this case, you might ask if you wish to be in a relationship with someone specific or otherwise simply for the Stimulation, or do you do so because you nurture Affection and Resonance We will clarify here that Stimulation is dependent upon Time, Space, and Bodies, whereas Resonance is free from those confines. Further, Stimulation is dependent upon how you FEEL, whereas Resonance is not affected by your spectrum of feelings. We include "Affection" as an alternative to Resonance because they are interchangeable, and one may register more meaningfully with you than the other. Affection is not confined to touch, but to a sense of empathy and acceptance that transcends differences, time, space, and bodies. SELF: negative pole of EGO, positive pole of ESSENCE/Soul. In this context you may ask if you are looking to satisfy your Ego in your thoughts, feelings, actions, or are you simply being, doing, and having who you are from the core of your Essence or Soul. It is true that there are some who wish only to be Special to himself or herself, and that it does not matter in other contexts. This is True of many Older Souls, actually. Depending on the context within which you find yourself longing for Specialness, and behaving in ways that depend upon Specialness, you would want to look to the Overleaf in your Personality that is ruling that area. Your SOCIAL contexts are ruled by your ATTITUDE. Your SUCCESS contexts are ruled by your GOAL. Your INTIMACY contexts are ruled by your MODE. Your SELF context is ruled by your ROLE. To the extent that you are in the negative pole of the corresponding overleaf is to the extent that you may be longing for Specialness in that context. Or Vice Versa, if you find that it is easier to see from that angle. In other words, if you find that you behave in ways that are not authentic to your expression in Social situation, it may be your Attitude that is in the negative pole. To the extent that you find your motivations to be aimed for Reward over Fulfillment may indicate the extent to which your GOAL is in the negative Pole. And so on. An aside: Fulfillment does not mean you will enjoy the process of aim toward that which is fulfilling, but that you are aware that the process is part of that Fulfillment/Success. For instance, one may wish to climb a mountain to view the world from the summit. That does not mean the climb would be easy, or even enjoyable, but it would mean that it is understood that it IS the path to the top, to the summit, to the Success. Understanding and embracing your path to Success is the difference between a path to Fulfillment vs a path to Reward. For many, the path to Success is paved by resistance, sacrifice, bitterness, unhappiness, limbo, etc., and while the end may be the same Success, it will not have the Fulfillment. What we will do now is share with you the process that you may experience in your stages toward embracing your Uniqueness. It is the same as any process, moving through 7 Stages, or Phases. We will describe this process as it relates to this specific context. The Seven Stages of Embracing Uniqueness FIRST STAGE: CURIOSITY This is a stage of self-awareness. A realization that Specialness is not all it is "cracked up to be," and that you are actually quite confused about what is special about you, if anything at all. You begin to realize that you may NOT be special, but still grasp that "something" differentiates you from others in some way. We use the term "curiosity" because it includes the possibility of confusion and feeling lost, even as you step into this unknown by choice. SECOND STAGE: DIFFERENTIATION This is a stage where everything you ARE NOT begins to stand out. You may not realize or accept who you ARE, but you do begin to understand what and who you are NOT. Many fragments can get so overwhelmed by this process, that they feel that the world, people, relationships, and even the self are out to obliterate them, and the sense of identity can become so battered that it either gives in to the craving for Specialness, or one simply gives up the search altogether. However, for those who understand this stage, consciously or subconsciously, he or she feels the sense of Uniqueness coming into clarity. THIRD STAGE: ASSURANCE This stage is not one where an individual truly understands and accepts his or her Uniqueness, but he or she KNOWS there is something Unique about himself or herself. There is a sense of trust and stability in the character and personal identity that is free from too much distraction. This is a stage that also emphasizes learning, so that while one has explored what IS NOT, one is now open to discovering who one IS. Mistakes are seen as opening other possibilities. Failures are seen as growthful opportunities. Rejection is seen as an experience, not as a permanent measurement of value. In other words, everything holds within it a sense of Assurance that inspires confidence, honesty, and acceptance. This stage can last quite some time. FOURTH STAGE: SHOCK One has not fully grasped his or her Uniqueness, yet, but has become comfortable with who one is, who one is not, and has learned to gain from experiences, rather than diminish from them. But this is far from embracing Uniqueness. Your Uniqueness is now just beneath the surface of everything. And so everything is "blown out of the water," shaken up, disrupted, shattered. Everything familiar is now upside-down, unfamiliar, gone in ways that require an entirely new paradigm to be implemented. This is SHOCK. It can come in any form. Illness, loss, revelation, and even natural disaster, etc. You are stripped of every preconception and prejudice. FIFTH STAGE: RECOVERY In this stage, the healing is done from the Shock of the Fourth Stage. It is in this Stage that your first true glimpses of Uniqueness come into view. That is because you are left with nothing more than exactly who you are as part of your healing and recovery. There is nothing more to rely upon but exactly who you are. One CANNOT heal or recover without returning to that core of Uniqueness. It is impossible. SIXTH STAGE: ACCEPTANCE There are other words we could use for this Stage, but we will use "acceptance" for now. This is an integrative stage that not only brings a sense of understanding and trust to the experiences that have led to this point, but also begins to reveal the beauty of the patterns that had to have been in place to get to it. This stage is marked by a sense of participation in the process of grasping your Uniqueness, and there is no sense of victimization or imposition. It is a sense of wholeness about the process. SEVENTH STAGE: REST This stage is not specific to a seventh position, but can be inserted at any point in the process so that experiences can be had on your own terms, and comprehended on some level. Some may insert this between each Stage, and some may do so after the Fourth, or some may never need it. And so these are the Stages of Embracing Uniqueness. We will point out that your Uniqueness is in layers, and so this is not a process that usually happens one time. When we say it is in "layers," we only mean that your Uniqueness is truly vast, and these layers are uncovered as necessary and as relative to the Personality who is Curious. Each of you have what could be described as "7 Layers" of Uniqueness, and these correspond to the Planes from which you extend. Therefore, you will always have a Physical Uniqueness, an Emotional Uniqueness, an Intellectual Uniqueness, a Memory Uniqueness, a Mental Uniqueness, a Buddhic Uniqueness, and a Messianic Uniqueness. For purposes of correspondence, we will clarify that the Messianic and Buddhic are reversed. These 7 Layers exist on every Plane for your Essence and all of your Personalities. We will elaborate upon these in another exchange with you, but the first 3 or 4 are the layers in which most Personalities tend to be concerned with Specialness or Uniqueness, and these are rather self-explanatory. [Maureen] What is the difference between Mental and Intellectual Uniqueness? MEntity: Using all of the information that we have shared today, each of you can use it to gain some perspective in where you are with your own embrace of Uniqueness, and then allow yourself the room to exist wherever you would like within the spectrum between Specialness and Uniqueness. Intellectual Uniqueness would relate to Causality, or your uniqueness in terms of understanding your existence, and the impact of your existence. Mental Uniqueness is the uniqueness that comes from the combination of your Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual uniquenesses. It could be said to be your Spiritual Uniqueness, or the whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. [Deb22] What is meant by memory uniqueness? MEntity: Memory Uniqueness is your unique relationship to experience, time, space, everything and how you interpret yourself in relation to that. It is your unique means of recording, retrieving, and interpreting. [Deb22] An example, please! MEntity: We share with you these "layers," but they are ultimately one uniqueness when combined. Understanding them in layers, however, can help you to understand your processes of discovery and embrace, because it can often feel as if you are "done," and then you discover and embrace even more. An example for Memory Uniqueness is right here in this very chat. Each of you will keep with you what is important to you, remember what is useful to you, and then interpret and use it in a way that works for you. Some of you may be confused, and others wishing for more, and others feeling content with these first tools of exploration. That is up to you. And your Uniqueness. [Deb22] Thanks but I was thinking of an example that would be more distant, beyond this life? MEntity: Our example could be applied to any Plane. Even we have our own way of recording, retrieving, and interpreting memory, particular as our emphasis is of study on the Akashic Records. The same could be said of each of your lifetimes and Personalities of Essence. Each will have its own Memory Uniqueness. Every fragment, personality, essence, parallel is Unique. On all 7 Layers. Some of you will not find names for your Uniqueness, and this is okay. It is not your intent to name your Uniqueness as much as it is to embrace it. And when you do, you will know you have done so. Not so much by what you can identify as that Uniqueness, but by your release of necessity for Specialness. Your Uniqueness is far more vast than one language can capture. And it exists with or without your embrace. As our time has run over, we must conclude here. Good day to each of you. Goodbye.
April marks a shift into the beginning of emphasis on the MODE for the year, which we have described as PASSION. Keep in mind that the MODE in our system of Personality is the component of Personality that is used for RELATING, whether to your personal goals, your career, your fears, or other people. The MODE describes how one finds oneself connecting and generating resonance with something within or beyond the concept of "I." PASSION MODE, then, is about breaking down boundaries between "other" and "self" as a means for actualizing the perceived potential in, between, or of self and other. Passion Mode could be said to transcend the Intellect since there is no need for reason, explanation, or precedence to simply "know" when something resonates with you, or that has meaning for you, or that you perceive it has some bearing on how your soul or personality is represented or fulfilled. Passion is at the root of compassion and empathy, and it is also at the root of Inspiration, since Passion Mode is focused on fulfillment of potential in self and other. In the positive pole, Passion shows up as SELF-ACTUALIZATION. Self-Actualization is the process of discovering, creating, or recognizing the transcendent needs of self or other as a means for fulfillment of potential. In the positive pole, Passion inspires, generates clear perception, imbues compassion, and encourages evolution and uniqueness. In the negative pole, Passion shows up as IDENTIFICATION. Identification is a lack of fulfillment of personal potential, but an attachment to that which represents or symbolizes that fulfillment. The emphasis moves toward generating a sense of specialness, holding fast to that which represents that specialness, focusing on having this false sense of fulfillment corroborated. For example, one might bring passion to the creation of a dinner meant to inspire romance or happiness between self and other, encouraging a fulfillment of potential that is unique between the two, but other does not praise or corroborate the potential represented by the meal since he or she did not necessarily enjoy it. This lack of enjoyment of the meal has no bearing on his or her enjoyment of the potential for romance between the two, but the person whose passion as moved into Identification now sees the rejection of the meal as being a rejection of the self, or potential. The meal was simply another spaghetti meal to "other," which has no relevance to his or her attraction or desire for the person who made the dinner, but since this dinner was not seen as special, the one who created it now diminishes and withdraws much potential from the relationship. Identification encourages constant external validation, specialness, blind faith, pride, defensiveness, and confusion. Knowing how the spectrum represented by PASSION might come to play in the months ahead can help one to move into trust, inspiration, and fulfillment and away from faith, attachment, and disappointment. When relating to others, self, and life in the months ahead, some key considerations might be: THE WHOLE IS MADE OF PARTS, and while it is fair to tend to these parts, to lose oneself in any one part is to lose the sense of wholeness. This sense of division within self, between self and others, or life, is painful. We do not mean to encourage you away from this experience, as it is simply a part of the spectrum of experience in life, but we do encourage your capacity for choice and awareness in moments that you find you have become fragmented and identified with a PART, giving you at least the option for choosing a higher perspective. I AM REPRESENTED BY WHAT I CREATE and CHOOSE, but I AM NOT JUST WHAT I CREATE and CHOOSE. This is an extension of the statement above, so once an event, relationship, or thing is created or chosen, it is no longer "you," it is a PART of you. This includes the range from the best to the worst of your creations and choices. All creations continue to some extent to be the responsibility of the creator, but they cannot be contained or constrained, and no one choice or creation can ever truly represent the whole of who "you" are. This is good to remember when relating to others in the months ahead, since this can alleviate the inclination to condemn another person for one act, choice, or creation that may have affected you. Passion energy can help to transcend the limitations of symbolism and attachment and to perceive the whole of another person, or self. I AM NOT SPECIAL; I AM UNIQUE. We have spoken on this subject before, but the months ahead will be good for observing how one might lean toward the rallying and manipulation of corroboration and emphasis from external sources to confirm ones specialness, depending entirely on others to define your meaning and identity. Uniqueness is something you ALREADY ARE, and this has to be explored by you, and fulfilled by you. Whether anyone ever recognizes this uniqueness, or not, has no bearing on the validity of this uniqueness, whereas specialness does not even exist without constant false validation and praise of a specific quality with which one has identified. Uniqueness is an effort toward wholeness, and Specialness is identification with a part. Having these key considerations in mind can help one to choose more consciously when dealing with relationships in the months ahead, and in how one internally relates to oneself and soul. Beyond this, April kicks off a bout of inspiring energy that ties nicely into the Goal of the year (FLOW) and begins to show up as our students feeling a pleasant urge to "get out there," to "do something," but with fluidity and non-attachment. Creativity, positive attitudes, and a new sense of potential might be seen all around in the months ahead. What we describe is not a prediction, but a high probability based on patterns we see unfolding, though these could just as easily shift toward the negative poles we described above, with defensive attachments to symbols and a fight for specialness and identification with the portion of a group that has fallen into division. To help navigate the month ahead, a gentle statement could be brought to mind when sensing a move toward the negative poles or toward painful attachments, defensiveness, or condemnation: I AM THE PART WHO CHOOSES WHOLENESS. This is a play on words that will allow room for fragmentation, which is natural, but with a shift toward inclusion of a higher perspective.