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  1. Janet

    2007 Overleaves

    2007 OVERLEAVES Here is our perspective of the energy for the time period of your new year 2007 in terms of "Overleaves." Though energies shift, change, and adapt all year, there is a general energy that can be said to affect the calendar year, at least in terms of your shared reality. Our Overleaves system can be used to describe any collection of energies, ranging from the dynamics of the actual Personality to the general “mood” of a room, society, fictional character, theme of groups, or a planet’s general atmosphere of consciousness. In addition to this, when a block of time is selected, that time frame can be translated into a description of energies based on what we perceive as the momentum of events, consciousness, and choices that will POTENTIALLY contribute to that period of time. The Overleaves for a year, then, are our interpretation of those events, consciousness, and choices as we see that they are most likely to be brought to bear in your world. The more participating one is in “the world,” the more likely these energies will be of concern, though one’s inactivity does not exempt one from world or local energies, anymore than staying inside can take away the fact of a rainstorm. The rainstorm outside can have as much an effect on one inside as on one who is outside, depending on personal interpretations and experiences of that rainstorm. The very basic energy, or basic context, of a year can be described in two Overleaves: the Role and the Center. These two basic energies are those that can contribute to your year feeling "comfortable" or "challenged" during the year unfolding, depending on your own Overleaves and your method of participation in "the world." These two energies are most obvious in the first three months of a year, but their effects will remain steady throughout the year. In addition to these basic energies, the GOAL of the year will become implemented in those first three months, approximately. It can be said that ALL of the Overleaves we use to describe the year are in effect ALL year, but the particular frames of time described below are the "seasonal" emphasis of those particular Overleaf qualities. General “Seasonal” Energy emphasis: The ENTIRE YEAR is based within the energies of the ROLE and CENTERING. January through March implements and emphasizes the GOAL. April through June implements and emphasizes the MODE. July through September implements and emphasizes the ATTITUDE. October through December implements and emphasizes the CHIEF FEATURE. With all of that being explained, we would describe the highest probable energy for the year 2007 with these Overleaves: 2007 OVERLEAVES ROLE: Warrior CENTERING: Higher Intellectual PART OF CENTER: n/a GOAL: Dominance MODE: Observation ATTITUDE: Realist CHIEF FEATURES: Stubbornness While we do not, and cannot, "predict", we can share with you what these energies may mean for you in the year ahead, but first, we will look at the previous year as a means to help put the current year into perspective. Last year started and ended within the context of Emotional energies, following the Higher Emotional energies of 2005. In years described as Higher in Centering, there are events that show up as fairly global in impact and shock, while in years of Lower Centering, the emphasis is usually cumulative and local. With the impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami at the near-beginning of 2005 and Hurricane Katrina later in 2005, the year of 2006 may have seemed fairly quiet. In any year with Higher-Center emphasis, the impact is usually of a global nature, and any Emotional-oriented year tends to manifest itself literally and symbolically through the element of Water. One can see that 2005 was water-oriented in terms of global impact; however, 2006 was Emotionally-centered, yet there were fairly few water-related disasters, or disasters, in general. We would say in response to this observation that the additional Emotional year of 2006 that followed the previous two years of emotional energy (following the Emotional Centering of 2004, the Higher Emotional Centering of 2005) was actually an attempt at respite for grounding the emotions back into something bearable again. In other words, if one were to look at last year’s Centering, we described it as Emotionally Centered, Intellectual Part. As there was a general, collective interest in healing emotional wounds from the past, this could only be done through the grounding provided by the addition of Moving energy. Bringing in Moving energy helped bridge the Emotions and Intellect. For instance, movies began to be released in 2006 as expressions of this grounding, depicting the most devastating disasters of the most recent years in ways that helped many come to terms with, explore, or face their feelings. This is a very simple example of the Moving part expressing itself as a form of healing the rift between Intellect and Emotion. With this undercurrent of Moving Energy, the common denominator among most accidents and disasters throughout 2006 was actually GRAVITY-related or GROUND-related. Mining disasters; collapses of buildings; dropping, or misguiding, of airplanes; ground wars; etc. were the more local, cumulative effects of 2006. In your personal world, the emotional energy of 2006 may have manifested in literal leakages, plumbing issues, small floods, and even random, emotional breakdowns that led to tears, though you may have also brought in the balance of Moving Energy through physical ailments, physical accidents, falling down, collisions, etc., anything that brought your attention to the processes of the Body in relation to your Emotions and Intellect. However it manifested for you in 2006, the point was to bring to the surface the emotions relating to the past as a means to help make room for your future. Now we will look at the basic energies that appear to be unfolding for 2007: With the context of WARRIOR being emphasized this year, order, structure, police forces, protection, loyalty, judicial systems, politics, home, and family will most likely be highlighted throughout the year. For the most part, we see a strong momentum for a major, global debate with one side emphasizing tradition and the other side emphasizing progression, in varying contexts. What has come to be passively accepted as a basic structure of society in many areas of the world will most likely find an emphasis on a complete revamping of that structure, with conflict arising between those who wish against any change (or, at least, a return to past traditions), and those who wish to support an evolution and update to accommodate the necessity of empathy in a Mature world. While this could be said to have been going on in the world for a long time, we merely point out that 2007 will find this to be a stronger emphasis than usual on settling the debate. Because this is an Ordinal Role year, the impact of this debate will most likely permeate even the most passive of homes, bringing up personal issues of structure, order, loyalty, and politics within the individual home and family. Many issues that may have been hidden, repressed, or tolerated will now find themselves brightly highlighting the home and requiring a creative solution for all to find peace. As this is a Warrior year, we also see a strong emphasis on self-help, personal development, and relationship improvements. Anything that stands in the way of loyalty within or without will most likely be brought out for examination. We also see a return to physical objects over intangible objects, such as a need to hold books and newspapers as a means for gathering knowledge, rather than just through the internet. In light of that, we have seen a new line of electronic products to be released that emphasizes this very tangibility, giving retrospective designs to more intimate electronics so as to return a sense of touch. With the Warrior energy of the year being highlighted, we can also state that this year would be, in general, a year of TOUCH, bringing a sense of importance to texture, environment, and human interactivity in ways that may have been missing for some time. The Warrior energy will also bring about a prominence of attention for those deemed to be “underdogs,” or in need of strong support. We believe this will be most apparent in the continued announcements of those who wish to make a difference in the political and social circles affecting large populations. Underdogs who would normally have no chance in politics will now have a chance to generate strong support for elections to come. On the less-comfortable side of all of this, weaponry will also be highlighted throughout 2007, with announcements revealing warring tools that might be deemed “terrifying.” Gun use, gun abuse, and gun accidents may also find a strong rise in numbers over 2007. Those who work in fields of politics, order, justice, authority, guidance, will most likely find PERSUASION to be of utmost importance, which is an emphasis on encouraging others to CHOOSE to do what is best for them, rather than push them, bully them, or scare them into doing what has been deemed as “best.” We believe a strong shift in politics and media will have communication geared toward the encouragement of intelligence of individual choice, rather than as pre-packaged concepts and perceptions expected to be consumed without question. On the more restrictive side of the Warrior energy for the year, some may express this as COERCION, which is a forcing of direction upon another, and this will most likely not be met with passivity. 2007 brings a shift toward a feeling of motivation, purpose, meaning as a result of the Warrior energy, so we suspect that this will bring up a great deal of exciting prospects for most of our students, though some of you may simply interpret this supportive energy as a “slam” against you, emphasizing your failures and distance from your intended goals. However you experience this wave of energy for the year, it will do you well to remember that how you experience this is YOUR interpretation, as the energy is neutral. You are not trapped by your interpretations. As usual, it is not uncommon for the Role of the year to also bring to the media those who have strong Overleaves or Role that is resonant to that energy. As this is a Warrior year, it will not be surprising to have a great deal of Warriors brought into the media’s light, with varying reasons, along with a higher proportion of Warriors exiting the planet over the year. In addition to this, it will not be surprising to find yourself in contact with more Warriors or in more intimate contact with Warriors in your personal life. The year ahead is centered in the HIGHER INTELLECTUAL, which is an emphasis on higher inspiration and TRUTH. As we have stated before, a year that emphasizes a higher center is a year that tends toward global impact of events, disasters, revelations, shifts, etc. This will most likely be another of those years with a startling focus on exposure, the “truth,” and deep, personal meaning behind the force of Choice, individually and collectively. Another angle of exploration regarding this energy would be through the highlighting of TELEPATHY. In this case, telepathy may be as simple as the word implies, with the paranormal capabilities of humans being showcased in some way, or it may have varying meaning, such as surprising cross-species communications and revelations. For those who wish to remain locked in tradition and familiarity (as mentioned earlier), the Higher Intellectual energy may be quite uncomfortable to process, as it will be very difficult to reconcile refusing to change after knowing “the truth.” With a strong focus on the importance of Truth, this year may bring a great deal of tears, as tears are the biological reaction to the acceptance of Truth. It may help you to remember that your seemingly unwarranted tears may actually be a higher function of embrace as the year unfolds. DOMINANCE will be the underlying theme of emphasis this year, and especially over the first few months of your year. Most fragments seem to be experiencing this as a “soft determination” for making much-needed changes in the life. We state “soft determination” because we can also see that many of you are quite exhausted, uninspired, and this determination will require some patience and time to fully find its footing. As January passes, most of you will probably find that footing and begin to sense a renewed control over your choices, your feelings, and your futures. In the world, this energy will most likely show up as prominent personalities taking very powerful and deliberate stances in the media as a means to implement some form of transformational change. Of course, there will be those who do this through genuine leadership, and those who simply stand as dictators, wishing to impose their force. Not only does this have a strong possibility of standing out in your media, but in your personal life, as well. As you open to the changes you wish to implement in your life, you will either find yourself embodying Dominance, or attracting another person to help guide you through those changes. It will be up to you to discern whether you have turned to a dictatorial version of yourself, or a dictatorial person, as a form of guidance. If you find yourself in that position, it will do you will to return yourself to a state of “soft determination,” bringing a gentleness, silence, and patience to the motivation for change. With WARRIOR, HIGHER INTELLECTUAL, and DOMINANCE being the most emphasized energy in these first few months, we would suggest two specific approaches to help you benefit from that energy: ONE: EMBRACE CHANGE. This appears to be another pivotal year in terms of directions for personal lives, societies, and countries. It is not a time of peace or rest, but a time of shifting and evolution. This energy can be experienced as turbulent, or exciting, but it is as natural and as neutral as the collective growth of your own body. It is not an imposition, but it is natural. Those who embrace change tend toward adaptability and improved maturity of intelligence and emotions, while those who refuse change, or find it to be an imposition, tend to retreat into regressive positions of intelligence and feelings. While both choices are valid, it can do wonders for the individual living within a world of change to actively participate in those changes. TWO: DO WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO. In a year that emphasizes truth, change, leadership, and inspiration, it will help your position within your life, your community, and your world to actually DO what you intended to do. Follow through. Make a plan. Set up a chart for progress. Get started. Do just that ONE thing that you’ve always put off. The fulfillment within the progress of that active participation in your life will greatly increase your sense of adaptability to change, since you will be gently leading your choices in directions you wish to create, rather than merely rolling with the shifts that may appear to be happening around you. In light of all of this energy to start the year, it may be helpful to think of CHANGE and DOING and TRUTH as ingredients of PEACE. To the extent that one, or all, can adapt, do what is wanted to be done, and evolve to embrace higher truths, is the extent to which a world has the capacity for true peace. Happy New Year. -Michael
  2. This material was received on November 1, 2016. Hello Michael, what are the seven Angles of Behavior for transforming stubbornness? MEntity: One moment as we compile a response. ONE - MOVE A LITTLE MORE - Just when you think you have reached a point where you are certain, sure, and conclusively confident in your position, consider moving just a little more. Treat this as a curiosity, not as a concession. Treat this as an opportunity for true confidence, not defensive confidence. TWO - SAY NO TO NO - More often than not, if Stubbornness is in effect, there is some form of protection against change or the unknown being upheld by emphasizing the "NO" in your life. Allow yourself the comfort of NO, but by using it to help dismantle its stronghold against your even considering a YES. One way to do this is by using the phrase NOT YET, as in, you are still ready with your NO, but NOT YET. When you immediately wish to say No, say No, Not Yet. And give some breathing room for the chance to say Yes. THREE - TELL THE TRUTH - Stubbornness often prompts you to tell lies to yourself and to others about why you resist or reject change or moving into uncertainty or the unknown. These can show up as excuses, evasive language, sometimes to the point of having become an art. To help dismantle the fear of change, you have to tell the truth, speak up about what you want, what you need, and what you do not want or do not need. Stubbornness is often prompted because you have not owned the responsibility of your own authority over your life, so you learn to make excuses. Sometimes, all one must do is speak up and be present as a way of navigating uncertainty, rather than hiding and evading. FOUR - TRUST YOURSELF - Stubbornness can close one down to any new input and block any consideration of new experience or new information because if that new information or experience encourages you to change or expand, then you lose your sense of self that you have grown to protect so carefully. But who you grow to be is built from you, and is not a replacement of you. Trust not only who you feel you are now, but who you are in the next moment. You do not lose yourself when you change, and you do not lose yourself in change. You will always be you. FIVE - SHARE AUTHORITY - Stubborn often prompts one to interpret any source of authority or input or nudge to your life as an invasive maneuver out to challenge your comfort levels and peace of mind or even as a challenge to your own authority over your life. Sometimes that may be the case, but most often it is not. So when you feel yourself being triggered by what you see as someone trying to be smarter, trying to tell you what to do, trying to say you are wrong, trying to push you, remember that you do not have to constantly fight this source of authority, you can remember to share in that authority. In other words, no matter how much smarter, right, advanced, experienced, etc. another person may be, you are on equal ground in terms of the authority over your life. These individuals are authorities in their own life and they may be better at some things than you are, and you may be better in other things. Listen, learn, and share. Sometimes this is a one-way experience and then you must embrace this as a gift, not an imposition. SIX - DIE EVERY DAY - Practice experiencing each day as new, rather than as a continuation of the day before. Do not just dive into the new day, but Die into the new day. No matter how similar the days may be, wake up to one new thing, even if it is a small thing. Wake up to a moment of perfect temperature and nostalgic breeze. Wake up to a nice memory in the middle of the day. Wake up to a kind gesture, or a funny moment. You live many many lifetimes and from the point of view of Stubbornness, it would convince you that they are all alike, nothing really changes, and put you to sleep against your evolution. But every lifetime is new. Every lifetime is different. And every day is new. SEVEN - BE WRONG - One of the most entrenching states that Stubbornness can get into is the enduring insistence that one must be right, must not fail, must not be challenged, and this means one MUST NOT MOVE. This circles back to the first point to move a little more, but sometimes that move has to be in the willingness to be wrong, to embrace mistakes, to embrace a challenge. You do not even have to be wrong to be wrong. What we mean by this is that you may be right on many levels, but if someone else decides you are wrong, sometimes that has to be okay. ### end of entry You may discuss this content within the recipient's blog entry. See Transforming the Chief Feature of Stubbornness.
  3. [Excerpt from Membership Gratitude Event] [Note: This list was apparently requested a second time, and Michael provided different but similar content.] Tyrone: Can I have the 7 Angles of Behavior for Transforming the Chief Feature of Stubbornness like we've gotten for the action and inspiration axis CFs? MEntity: ONE ) BABY STEPS - for those in Stubbornness there is a fear of change, either coming from themselves, or reflected around them in others. Change will happen no matter what, but if you wish to bring about change and fear it, you can begin with "baby steps." You do not have to overhaul or make a sharp turn. If you are in control of the change or you are inviting that change in others who resist it, go as slowly as necessary. TWO ) HAVE A PLAN - Stubbornness is terrified of change, and while a plan can always be derailed, it can be helpful to have created some form of structure that allows for you to navigate with sign posts and indicators that act as safety points to catch your breath. THREE ) CHANGE IS POWER - it may not always seem to be a "good thing" when change comes, but if you resist change you can begin to recoil from life and go into defensive stances. What is helpful is to ride change as if it were a wave, to harness it as if it is in your favor, even if you do not know for certain. Find one "good" thing in the mix of energies moving about and focus on that. For example, if you are losing or have lost your job, harness this energy and find or create another. We are not implying this is easy, but it is your best option for navigating. FOUR ) LOOK BACKWARD AS A WAY TO LOOK FORWARD - If you look to your past you will find a multitude of examples where change has come and gone and you survived. You may not always have certainty or comfort, but you always have YOU. And giving credit to your past for surviving or thriving change can help to empower you for the next wave of change. FIVE ) TELL PEOPLE YOU ARE SCARED - Let others know you are scared. When change comes that is terrifying or unexpected or chaotic, you are not expected to endure this alone. It is okay to be scared. It is okay to express this and share it. You may not find the perfect help for your situation, but you have let your panic move up and out of you so that you are no longer carrying so much of it. And this helps. SIX ) SHARE YOUR DREAMS AND DESIRES - You can get ahead of change by looking forward and allowing room for your "hopes," your dreams, and desires to be infused in the waves of change that will continue to come. Share these with others. You may not be able to anchor yourself and halt change, but you can plant the seeds of dreams so that change can bring with it the tools, probabilities, and opportunities that help change to be experienced as a "good thing." SEVEN ) YOU WILL DIE - the deeper core of the fear of change is the fear of death, the greatest unknown, the greatest change, so every change feels like a "death." You will die. Over and over. Not only within the life, but across lifetimes. It will happen. It has happened. You survived all of it. You will change. Everything will change. Change is no more the end than death is. 
  4. PPLD

    SCHOLARS - Loving and Being Loved

    [Excerpt from: OMW: Loving and Being Loved] MEntity: Before we go into the dynamics of the Personality and how Loving and Being Loved works within each Lifetime, we will point out the general themes for each Role and how that pursuit of Loving and Being Loved shows up over lifetimes. Every Role has its blind spot to love, and when that blind spot finds light, that Role usually experiences a profound exposure to Love. ... The SCHOLAR, more than any other Role, tends to require you to LOVE THEM ANYWAY, as a means to bring light to their blind spot. Scholars, of all Roles, have the hardest time understanding and experiencing Love, and therefore can be quite obtuse to these matters. Your Love must "make sense" to them before they can experience it, and no matter what you do, say, or are can alter the process of the Scholar needing to find the equation that fits to make that sense. The more data you can provide, the better, which means this Role more than most needs to be pushed into Love, led with a strong hand and heart. SCHOLAR - needs to be Pushed to Love - defaulting to Appreciative Love The Scholar's needs are extensions of Stubbornness, and this means in terms of Love that there is resistance to new input, new data, new meanings, etc. The Scholar, then, needs EXPERIENCE/Experiments to Love.
  5. ENERGY REPORT NOVEMBER 2012 November comes in with a fairly clear dance of symbols representing the collective fear explored this year as Stubbornness. Though not shaking the fear of change (stubbornness), these symbols do appear to be telling a story of a collective move away from that fear, by focusing on the Positive Pole (determination), and leaving the Negative Pole (Obstinance) to be emphasized by fewer in the population. As we described in our previous report, Stubbornness is showing up as a defense of one’s beliefs, philosophies, and stances, because these feel threatened. When the Negative Pole is at work, these beliefs, philosophies, and stances are entrenched, with no room for change, updating, adjustment, healing, etc., but when the Positive Pole is at work, there is still a concern about threat, but these beliefs, philosophies, and stances are held, not entrenched. There comes to be some flexibility, some room for negotiation, some sense that there is more to be considered beyond the cherished beliefs, philosophies, and stances. This Determination was exemplified by responses to the weather system named “Sandy.” Those who were entrenched in certain beliefs found they were thrown into a scenario that encouraged them to loosen these beliefs, making room for alternatives that were discovered to have never been a threat in the first place. Determination allows one to cling to the fight against change, but it allows in the reality of it. Obstinance clings to the fight against change, and does so against all indications that change is very real. If beliefs might be represented by a pillow, Determination tucks the pillow under his arm and moves forward, while Obstinance buries his face in it. As mentioned in our previous report, another way to understand these Poles is that Determination tends to have to work around other people, while Obstinacy forces others to work around oneself. The United States’ election is another symbolic exploration of Stubbornness, and where the country is (and relevant parts of the world are) in terms of feeling threatened by change. More Obstinacy will tend to be amplified in this arena, because Politics is all about beliefs, philosophies, and stances. In this election, we are seeing a sharp divide between those in Obstinance, and those in Determination, but most will be dealing with the threat of change. An aside: Though neither pole of any Chief Negative Feature is “good,” we can say that the Positive Pole is “positive” because it is often the way out of the fear. Most of November is likely to feel to many as if it is “out of their hands,” and in the hands of others to some degree that is uncomfortable, to say the least, so we expect that many will not only feel as if November is like an out-of-control tumble down a hillside (which can be fun, or terrifying), but many will also slide into Impatience and Martyrdom on the other side of the November 7th Nexus. We mentioned in our previous report that a great deal of introspection and extrospection was in order for November not to feel as if it were a drive off of a cliff, and we see that few found a balance between those extremes. This means that, even for those who did find that balance, “the world” may still seem out of sync and chaotic for a while. For those who wish to bring a quality of centering to their days, their bodies, emotions, choices, perspectives, etc., it may mean making an active effort to JUST STOP. By this, we mean that you may have to sit yourselves down, stop your body, your mind, your emotions, and call upon a stillness, a meditative state. For those who are resistant to stillness, give yourself 5 true seconds of stillness, and then release yourself. Double that within the hour. Add 5 more when you can, so that you are still for 15 seconds, and so on. Do this until you can sustain a valid state of stillness for, at least, 30 seconds. The next day, start with those 30 seconds. Then add 30 more, and so on, until you can sustain a valid state of stillness for 5 minutes. Continue to build upon this at your pace, and the stillness will become as natural as the hurricane of thoughts, emotions, and actions that might normally manage or affect your days. “Valid stillness” here is meant to describe a state of permission for everything you feel, think, and do, but as an observer of those feelings, thoughts, and actions. Eventually, this state of “observer” can carry over into your days so that you can call upon that stillness, that state of observation and clarity, that allows you to move with change. We point out the aim of stillness to be toward observation because this year is one that is fairly permeated with the Mode of Passion. In the same way that Observation Mode can “slide” to access any other Mode, so can any Mode “slide” to access Observation. This is true of any Assimilative Overleaf. The Assimilative Overleaf is accessible to each Axis. With Passion permeating this year, it can be easy for many to lose their sense of self in events and experiences, or to become overly-identified with those events and experiences. Observation can help to honor the negative pole of the spectrum of Passion (identification), while helping to bring some inclusion of the positive pole (self-actualization). Helpful thoughts over NOVEMBER might be: TRUE CHANGE IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE Over the course of November, it can be helpful to remember that change really only happens in perspective. The constancy of change in the world around you, in the Physical Plane, is of such a constancy, that it is cycling over and over and over again in the forms of lifetimes, civilizations, weather, geography, and by extension, through politics, spiritualities, mythologies. It is true that these change, but this is not where the True Change occurs. True Change comes only in perspective. True Change is in the capacity to see another facet, another side, another part of the whole that is a constant, or to see it in a new way. The same Sun can come over your horizon for most of your life without your noticing, but one day, it is different. It changes. Not because it changed, but because your perspective did. Its beauty disappears in the same way. True Change can only be described by Soul Age in our system, and Soul Age comes only with a change in perspective, gained from experience within a constant sea and cycle of change. To resist or deny change is to deny your perspective, to deny evolution, to deny experience. There are going to be those who do not want to change, and do not want to see change, and only your perspective can free you to experience and create True Change. There are going to be times when you wish things would not change, or that those changes are terrifying, or painful, and it will be your perspective that frees you. True Change brings about True Possibilities, True Potential, which are based within a clear picture of the tools, resources, and paths necessary and available to you for making a change that you desire. That clarity, that observer, that stillness, the essence of who you are, allows for you to make the best use of those tools and resources, and to allow room for all of the changes, desired or unwanted, along the way. DATES OF INTEREST NOVEMBER 7th - NEXUS (convergence) - the storm that resulted from the divergent Nexus on the 25th of October helped to move those who were tired of the Negative Pole of Obstinance over to more of a “positive” state of Determination, and this second “great storm” of the collective psyches may do the same, but on a greater scale, and in more convergent terms, as the United States’ election unfolds. We cannot predict results, and we can see many, but in nearly all of them, there is a “storm” that, eventually, brings about True Change, a paradigm shift that is collective again.
  6. KurtisM

    Lunar Nature: Cultivate Awe

    [Excerpt from private session posted as Body type information and influence of tertiary CF] <ViP1> Please give me my mix of body types with percentages, together which of them correspond to Appearance, Nature and Health. And, if there is any information specific to my body types that could shed light on why I easily fall into pessimism and despair when faced with challenges, I would appreciate some specific focus on that (and how to improve on it, to be more RESILIENT and POSITIVE, specifically, in the face of challenges where I cannot immediately see a solution.) <MEntity> The Body Type mix would appear to be Lunar/Venus/Mercury at approximately 15%/60%/25% respectively, as Nature/Appearance/Health respectively. Part the contribution to your sense of pessimism and despair is in the way that the Lunar element processes experiences. This would not be a CAUSE of the pessimism and despair, and you are not a victim of this body type Nature, but the way this body type processes can often be experienced as such. This body type processes experiences from an immature angle on events. This immaturity is not an insult, but rather a reference to this body type holding to a child-like processing of events. It is sensitive, does not like conflict, is more inspired by awe than effort. It is a constant movement of emotion and perception that can be as cyclical as the literal waxing and waning of the moon. When this body type is not understood, or is in a part of the adult, it can become distracting because of this childlike immaturity and sensitivity to conflict, pain, and effort. In addition to this, there is the Stubbornness that is the Tertiary Chief Negative Feature and this is how you protect the body, or your sense of threat to any physical well-being. Stubbornness here was developed to protect the body and its physical world from change, unwanted change, changes toward the unknown. The Lunar and Venusian bodies love comforts, crave comforts, familiarity, and Stubbornness works here to do its best to secure this. Because Stubbornness is a neutral Chief Feature, it can "slide" to any other Chief Feature as a way to help protect against change and the unknown. Often this is done by sliding to Martyrdom and Self-Destruction. This means there would wish to be control over your environment and space as a means of protection or a resignation into sacrifice against your own wishes, letting someone else take priority over your own sense of value. Keep in mind that you are not a victim of this design as we describe it. We only describe how you have learned to handle challenges and fears, and how they are processed. We describe these things to our students because much of what is thought to be protective and important to uphold, or as routine in defenses, can be altered toward much more efficient and rewarding effects through conscious awareness. So the first thing we can suggest for your move toward more resilience and positive responses is to KNOW that you are not locked into any initial despair or negative response. Allow room for the initial despair and negative response because this has great momentum and cannot be broken by mere rejection of those feelings. Instead, you introduce alongside those feelings and thoughts another option. "Yes, I feel despair and overwhelm, but I can include kindness, patience, and resilience, too." These are not mutually exclusive. The truth is that you have been resilient, positive, kind, patient. You may not notice it, or give it credit, or see its subtle effects, but these are a part of you, too. So the effort to include them alongside despair and negativity is only a matter of shifting more value toward their subtle presence and effect. When you cannot see an immediate solution, this slight shift, this reminder, this value given back to the resilience and patience and kindness necessary for the process of getting to that solution can make the process much more gentle and meaningful and clear. When you cannot see the solution, see the kindness. As for how to nurture healthy states for these bodies: For the Nature/Lunar, you would to well to free yourself to be more childlike in play, so that levity can come to be a strength of this body, instead of only the immaturity and sensitivity. For example, the more freedom a child has to play, and subsequently to make mistakes, get hurt, and recover, the more likely he can manage those scenarios that are far more grave in importance. Allow room for your metaphorical skinned knees, your mistakes, flaws, and cravings for play. There is some validity to the concept of the "child within," and this body type knows it well. He is kept secret, hidden, quieted, and then reveals himself in tantrum or self-destructive behaviors. We mentioned that this body type prefers awe to effort. Cultivate your awe. Even now, let the vibrancy of your environment come alive to you, the textures, temperatures, people, surfaces, colors, your tongue, your shoulders, etc. bring your consciousness to these things to give them back their vibrancy, their vividry. Bring yourself to tears for the awe that is life, that is your history, that is your possibilities. This is the healing and nurturing of anyone, but particularly to the Lunar Body Type.
  7. OMW - Feb 5, 2011 - Loving and Being Loved (Four and 1/2 hours of live channeling) (Note: linked to two other transcripts that should be read and/or referred to; plus, I'd recommend reviewing the "Manifesting Essence" workshop transcript, AND reviewing the three articles on "Creating a Conscious Connection to Essence" on TLE in the Advanced Teachings section of the Forums.) [Geraldine] (The one thing the transcripts can't show are the long pauses) [Michael Entity] Hello to everyone. We are here. We can begin with a discussion of the requested topic of Loving and Being Loved. First, we will point out that what we will discuss today, in all of its parts and degrees and rings and facets and levels, that this discussion is focused on UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Depending on your preference, Unconditional Love does have degrees, or circles, rings, facets, etc. It is not that each of these is greater or better in any evolutionary way, but that these describe the various CONTEXTS within which Love is experienced. For instance, the Nurturing Ring of Love between Mother and Child can be unquestioned, unshakable, and completely free of conditions, but this does not mean the Mother has Comprehensive Love or Agape for her child. Each Ring encompasses the previous Ring, if you will, and therefore Agape (the 7th Ring), for instance, will include Nurturing Love (the 1st Ring), but the emphasis will not necessarily be on the Nurturing. It simply means that Agape can more easily draw upon the Nurturing Ring of Love, but does not mean it will. We realize we are jumping around these Rings of Love, but that is only because we wish to point out the Unconditional element that will be consistent among all the ways we will discuss Love today. We will present the information more orderly from here. We also wished to point out that Love is not necessarily a linear development, despite the Degrees, Facets, Rings, etc. Once you Love, you LOVE. The rest is details. The next thing we would like to point out is that once you Love, you cannot UN-LOVE. If you can "un-love," then you did not Love. No matter how unromantic or disappointing that is to know; if you can unlove someone, you never loved that person, at least not in the terms that we are discussing Love today. Being angry or disappointed or frustrated or separating or upset or grieving are not signs that you have unloved someone. Love INCLUDES those feelings. And that is a profound key to understanding your Love for Self and Other. Love ALLOWS for everything. Hence, its Unconditional State. Loving the Self or Other does not mean bliss, though it can be blissful. It means allowing room for everything that is, was, and will be. Before we go into the dynamics of the Personality and how Loving and Being Loved works within each Lifetime, we will point out the general themes for each Role and how that pursuit of Loving and Being Loved shows up over lifetimes. Every Role has its blind spot to love, and when that blind spot finds light, that Role usually experiences a profound exposure to Love. Before describing these generalities for the Roles, we will say that every fragment, regardless of the Personality, lifetime, circumstances, etc, is ALWAYS LOVED by someone, somewhere, in some way. First, there is the Love from your own Essence that cannot be altered. Its baseline is Love, Unconditional and constant. However, it learns to Love in different ways over lifetimes until all Facets or Degrees, etc., are collected as experiences and developed strongly. But there is no lifetime that is born without at least the Nurturing Love of Essence. However, more than that Loves you. If you are animated, conscious, and living your life, you are Loved. It is one of the primary life forces that allows for Sentience. That being said, the Role does have its own blind spots to Love in terms of receiving it, despite its capacity for giving it to its own Personalities. No amount of rejection or blind spots can deter Love, for the Essence or the Personality, but it can deter the conscious experience of it, and that conscious experience of it is vital for collecting all forms of Love over lifetimes. We will describe those now: For SERVERS, the experience of Loving comes so easily that at some point over the lifetimes there is a period of time where it is blocked as much as possible so that there is a well-rounded experience of Love, and this gives insight into how to work around blockages in others. This period of blockage is cyclical and within each Level of Soul Age, so it is rather common enough that we can describe it as a pattern of significance. Servers, then, more than most Roles, tend to need PROOF OF LOVE in order to bring light to through their blind spot. Keep in mind that we are describing blind spots, and the means through which to bring light to that blind spot, but these conditions for experiencing Love does not equal a distortion of Love or a lack of Love. Love, if you will, does not mind the hoops that each of us requires of it, which we realize is a paradox or irony. In other words, the person who Loves the Server who requires Proof would not be offended by that necessity for Proof, and would allow room for that necessity. Because Servers are often so overlooked or taken for granted, this wish for Proof make go on as a silent longing, and the Server may never give voice to that craving. They may even dissuade it or dismiss the attempts. At first. But they will also know when it is true. When it is Love. And that will not be forgotten. PRIESTS, more than any other Role, tend to require being SURPRISED by Love as a means to bring light to their blind spot. Priests will often note that they are Loved, and even feel that Love, because, like all Roles, there is a default kind of Love that shows up in various ways. The Servers' is Nurturing, while the Priests' is Altruism. That Altruism is a faceless kind of Love, so the blind spot is the focusing of Love on a face, so to speak. There is nothing more profound, in terms of Love, to a Priest than to suddenly realize he or she IS Loved. By someone specific, or for a specific reason, or quality. Priests rather presume they are Loved, in general, but when that is given a face or a form, it sheds light in their blind spot. ARTISANS, more than any other Role, usually need to SEE that they are Loved as a means to bring light to their blind spot. By this we mean that they are often quite affected by displays of Love, showcasing of Love, an aesthetic means of bringing it to their attention. Artisans, despite their capacity to Create, have the most challenging time HAVING, and therefore, when Love is made tangible in some way that is beautiful to them, Love is let in. SAGES, more than any other Role, need you to TELL THEM that they are Loved, in order to bring light to their blind spot. More than any other Role, they need to hear it. You can be the most difficult and challenging person in his or her life, but if you can express a heartfelt, genuine Love into WORDS, the Sage knows that everything will be ok. Though it is important for the words to be genuine, even the most-fleeting of "I Love You's" for a Sage can often make a difference. But the more genuine, the more profound the embedding of that Love. WARRIORS, more than any other Role, tend to require you to WIN THEM OVER to Love as a means to bring light to their blind spot. This is different from "proving" Love, in that it does not require proof as much as it does endurance. Of course, that endurance is often experienced as Loyalty, and Loyalty is Love to the Warrior. KINGS, more than any other Role, tend to require you to LET THEM LOVE YOU FIRST before he or she can let you love him or her. Of course, this does not mean you cannot Love the King, but it does mean that he may not experience it until he has decided he can Love you. "Letting the King Love You First" would simply mean that you go about your business of being yourself, with no airs, no pretense, no agenda, and this gives the King time to Love you. The SCHOLAR, more than any other Role, tends to require you to LOVE THEM ANYWAY, as a means to bring light to their blind spot. Scholars, of all Roles, have the hardest time understanding and experiencing Love, and therefore can be quite obtuse to these matters. Your Love must "make sense" to them before they can experience it, and no matter what you do, say, or are can alter the process of the Scholar needing to find the equation that fits to make that sense. The more data you can provide, the better, which means this Role more than most needs to be pushed into Love, led with a strong hand and heart. We will recap briefly each of the Roles for consistency of correlations so that you can see the pattern: SERVERS - need Proof - defaults to Nurturing Love PRIESTS - need Surprises/Faces - defaults to Altruistic Love Both of these factors of need are extensions of the correlating Chief Negative Features of Self-deprecation and Arrogance, which are about Being Seen Too Closely, and Not Being Seen Close Enough. Self-deprecation is about Not Being Seen Close Enough, or Being Invisible, etc, hence the necessity for Proof that you can see that fragment. Arrogance is about being Seen Too Closely, being Too Vulnerable, but if you can expose yourself, show your face, it can help the Priest to overcome that obstacle. ARTISANS - need to SEE Love - default to Alliance Love SAGES - need to HEAR Love - default to Comprehensive Love The needs here relate to Self-Destruction and Greed, which are about Having Too Much, and Not Having Enough. It could be said, then, that the Artisan needs permission to WANT Love, while the Sage needs permission to NEED Love. Demonstrating Love for the Artisan is acceptable to the Artisan because once it is in creation, and created for him or her, it is often okay then to Want it. Telling the Sage that you Love her, and telling her often, is important to the Sage because it means that it is okay to Need that Love. Artisans can tend to "take" love if it is not offered, creating manipulative strategies to secure it without looking like she wants it, and the Sage can often come off as "needy" and resort to quiet or demonstrative tantrums in her wish for more direct and honest expressions of Love. WARRIORS - need to be Won Over - defaulting to Reciprocal Love KINGS - need you to Let Them Love - defaulting to Agape Love These needs are correlated to MARTYRDOM and IMPATIENCE, which are about Losing Control of Space, and Losing Control of Time. In other words, the Warrior needs shared "territory" to Love, and The King needs shared "time" to Love. SCHOLAR - needs to be Pushed to Love - defaulting to Appreciative Love The Scholar's needs are extensions of Stubbornness, and this means in terms of Love that there is resistance to new input, new data, new meanings, etc. The Scholar, then, needs EXPERIENCE/Experiments to Love. Before we continue, we will now open the floor to questions about what has been shared so far, and invite your validation for what we have shared regarding your Role. We know that each of these descriptions may apply because of imprinting and generalities, but there may be some sense of truth to the insights ******QUESTIONS******* [Geraldine] My validation would include -- as a sage-cast sage, I don't believe all words; I've learned to be wary of liars -- but I would say that "while the Sage needs permission to NEED Love." is a major Bingo even though both of my CFs are arrogance [Maureen] Just a thought - I can see this is spot on - but I can also see the confusion this creates 'loving' across roles [nicholas] I resonate w/ that, too G. I have often felt it was not okay to be/feel NEEDY of love...until recently:-) [Michael Entity] Yes, Maureen, we will get to that in the next part of our discussion and hope to shed light on that process. [jana_kunft] I had a sort of similar question - If I have Impatience as CF, not self destruction ("Artisany" CF), would my blind spot not come more out of that Impatience rather then out of self-destruction (an Artisan CF)? [Michael Entity] Jana, what we have described above are blind spots for the ESSENCE. This means it will be consistent across lifetimes, regardless of the Chief Negative Feature of the Personality during that lifetime. [jana_kunft] Ah I see [Michael Entity] In other words, "you" may fear losing control time (impatience) because of factors specific to experiences in this life, and this will affect your Personality's experiences related to Love, but the blind spot of Essence would affect how your Essence experiences what "you" have gathered as experiences of Love. It is not that the Essence has a Chief Negative Feature, but that the correlating Chief Feature helps describe the inherent blind spot of Essence. Think of the Chief Feature correlation as being the "Achilles' heel" of that Role, whereas the Chief Feature developed by Personality is the same for itself. Also, keep in mind that Personality is incapable of Loving. It is only Essence that can Love. The more present the Essence in the life, the more the Personality experiences Love, but it cannot do so on its own. Therefore, the Chief Negative Feature of the Personality might be said to be an obstacle to the embrace of Essence, and the inherent blind spot for Essence is an obstacle to the embrace of Love. [ClaireC] Your description of the Scholar needing to be pushed describes my experience of "going along" with situations and not knowing if this is true love. [Michael Entity] Claire, this is why we think that EXPERIENCE is the key to the Scholar eventually embracing Love. They must KNOW it is Love before they can embrace it, which means that it must make sense, or at least have meaning. The problem is when the Scholar seeks to plug the experience of Love into equations that have not made room for it. The more experience the Scholar gains, the more she begins to realize what was Love all along. More than most Roles, the Scholar tends to realize "too late" just how much she was/is Loved, but she realizes it, eventually. [ClaireC] Yes, I get it. Thank you. [Michael Entity] Yes, Jana. Another question? [jana_kunft] Would not loving someone for a specific reason or quality (as you have mentioned in connection with Priests), be loving them conditionally? [Michael Entity] Jana, first we need to clarify that some of our wording in the sharing above is in need of correction. For instance, "The King needs time to BE Loved." Not "to love." All of what we shared above is about the reception of Love by a Role. Next, what we have shared so far is a matter of language, so to speak. [jana_kunft] I realise language can be confusing, I meant, I am sometimes not clear about the distinction between, conditional, unconditional, romantic fantasy etc. But I realise this may be a hefty subject to get into and was to a large part also answered elsewhere [Michael Entity] If one were to say "I LOVE YOU" in Cantonese to someone who can only speak and understand Italian, or vice versa, it would not mean that the Cantonese person does not love, and it would not mean that the Italian is rejecting that Love, but to learn how to say it a language that can be heard bridges the gap, or the "blind spot." [jana_kunft] oh i see what you meant by language now [Michael Entity] In fact, it could be said that "blind spot" or "language of love" are interchangeable concepts that can help one to understand what we are sharing here so far. Therefore, the "Language of Love" for the Sage, for instance, is vocal expression. For the Artisan, it could be said to be Presentation. For the King, it is Time; for the Warrior, Space or Territory. For the Scholar, it is Experience; for the Server it is Proof; for the Priest it is Surprise/Faces, standing out. More specific to the Sages, it might be more accurate to say "reassurances." [Geraldine] But, Michael, all of those words words words are coming from other Personalities who cannot love [nicholas] but Geraldine, I think that no matter the words, when essence is manifesting, the love can be felt... [jana_kunft] so what you gave us is like a inter-Role dictionary of Love [Michael Entity] Geraldine, that is where your own Personality's developing capacity for discernment comes in. Regardless of that capacity, your Essence will know when it is Love, even if it is outwardly rejected or downplayed by your Personality. And Nicholas is correct: the experience of Love by Personality is to the extent that Personality has embraced/manifested Essence. Personality can reject and deny Love its entire life, and still have a reservoir of Love waiting for it after the life, which was collected by Essence along the way, with or without the Personality realizing it. Part of the 7th Internal Monad, actually, is the process of integrating all of the Love that was not integrated during the lifetime. Yes, Jana, it could be said to be a reference, at least, for how one Role might Love another Role, if one so chooses to do so. [Tim_W] Experiencing unconditional love through Essence; would that be similar to the compassion one feels when channeling/attempting to channel a higher Entity? [Michael Entity] At least one Circle of Love (level, degree,...) must be sustained during any valid Channeling of a fragment, an Entity or even the manifestation of Essence. For the most part, the default Circle of Love tends to be the foundation for any individual Channeling or Manifesting Essence. [Tim_W] oh ok. I understand. However much I'm manifesting would be the most I'm able to feel. [Michael Entity] For instance, our Artisan Channels tend toward ALLIANCE as their foundation for our working through them. There is often a necessity to create a state of unconditional alliance in place for the students who work with our Artisans. For our Sage channels, the tendency is toward a foundation of COMPREHENSION for our work through them. [Tim_W] oh i (actually) see now. [Tim_W] That's great information! Thank you [Michael Entity] For Sages, a state of Unconditional Truth is necessary to be in place for those students who work with us through them. This means, they have to "be themselves" more than our other channels, and have an outlet for that, and usually generate a profound awareness that no truth is meant to be personal or offensive, but simply a stepping stone toward even greater truths. [Martha] sounds like a certain channel we know [Michael Entity] Yes, that was an easy one to get through Troy. [nicholas] Do these rings of love represent forces or frequencies of love? And, in terms of healing, does each default ring for each essence role tend to be the type of love offered to another for healing? [Michael Entity] We like to see Love as having concentric rings, or spheres within spheres, much like the Planes are arranged, so that each context includes the previous. However, though it may seem to be a progressive description, it is not. It is more a description of INCLUSIONS than steps or levels. Many fragments do tend to move through the Rings in a progression, but that is only in terms of realization, not experience. For instance, you may experience Comprehensive Love but still have to realize the Nurturing Love within that, which leads to a realization of Alliance, which leads to a realization of Reciprocity, and so on. Think of the parent who may love her child Comprehensively, but the child only realizes he is Nurtured Unconditionally. Over time, that child may grow to realize that he is also Loved for exactly who he is and wants to be (comprehension), not just Loved as a way to be kept alive. In terms of Healing, yes. The default capacity for Love tends to be the means by which a fragment will focus that healing. For instance, the Sage tends to share the truth (comprehension) as a means for healing, whereas the Priest might focus on Altruism, which is just another way of saying "empathy." Or "compassion." Of course, no fragment is locked into its Role's default, but if there were no inherent defaults, the stable force of Love would not exist. [Diane] In general, please, what are the inclusions when a new parent has a realization that their parents did actually love them? [Michael Entity] That experience, Diane, is often AGAPE, itself. It is the total loss of conditions on any level, and the complete realization of all of the Circles of Love that encompassed your own development. This does not mean "forgiveness" or that anger and resentment fade instantly, but Agape allows room for those, while still holding the realization of Love. "I can still be angry at you for certain things, but I can also know that you were doing your best to love me." We have already shared a great deal of information about the 7 Circles/Spheres of Love, so we would suggest Troy or Geraldine link to that work in this transcript. [Geraldine] I've found it and will include it in the transcript [Michael Entity] To continue with the elaboration on the non-linear aspects of Love: While each context is inclusive of the previous context/s, Love can be "entered" or shared from any context. So while the default may be Reciprocity, one can build from there, or emphasize from there. To build would be to go beyond Reciprocity, and to emphasize would be to bring forth those contexts within Reciprocity. What we have described so far is related to LOVE, which is technically a capacity known only to Essence. The Personality can Experience and Realize Love, but it cannot Love. This is not a handicap or bad news. No more than it would be to say that your car cannot drive itself. This does not diminish the Personality any more than it would diminish the importance of the car for your needing it to get to where you want to go. [Martha] I don't think I understand the distinction between knowing and experiencing love [Michael Entity] While Essence defaults to a certain context of Love, it cannot learn to Love without you. We will respond to Martha, before elaborating. Did you mean "experiencing" vs "realizing"? [Martha] it feels to me like "I" know love [Martha] as a personality [Martha] so I don't quite get what you mean [Martha] vs only an Essence knowing love [nicholas] to me it means that personality can experience love...but essence is the only "thing" that can love, resonate, complete a circuit with, etc... [Michael Entity] We do not think we said that only Essence can know Love. We said that the Personality can Experience and Realize Love, but it cannot Love. [jana_kunft] yeah i think the confusion comes from you saying that is [Martha] do you mean the personality cannot generate love, only an essence can [jana_kunft] loving is a capability only known to Essence [Martha] and if we feel it, we've opened to the love [Diane] the love you are feeling is your connection to essence [nicholas] ...because essence IS love... [Michael Entity] For many of our students, the blur between Essence and Personality is so great that our differentiation is confusing. [Tim_W] The personality wouldn't be capable of loving without essence [Michael Entity] The Personality is the vehicle for the expression, exchange, and experience of Love, but it is not the source of it. In the same way that a car is a vehicle for your socializing, tasking, and adventures, but is not the source of them. Your Essence MUST be present for the Personality to express, exchange, and experience Love. Just as you MUST be present for your car to get to social engagements, tasks, and adventures. [Geraldine] So, we could say that certain behavioral illnesses such as sociopathy or psychopathy are caused by those people failing to manifest Essence? [Michael Entity] The only problem with this metaphor is that, in the case of Personality and Essence, the Essence is in the passenger's seat. That would be fair to say in most cases, Geraldine. [jana_kunft] oh right - the Personality can make decisions, unlike a car [Michael Entity] Though we would not use the word "failing." Essence never imposes, Jana. It is passive unless invited into the equation (manifested). Martha, when we differentiate between the Essence and Personality in terms of capacity for Loving, we do so in technical terms, but for those in a body, with a Personality, who are Manifesting Essence, these technicalities would seem moot. What we will share next may help you understand the technical differences. Each of your Personalities come equipped with tendencies that are described by Overleaves. Those Overleaves and their tendencies color the pursuit and receipt of experiences that are about Loving and Being Loved. The Choices and Decisions made by Personality set up the experiences and opportunities for Essence to then Love and Be Loved. The more one is manifesting Essence, then the more the Personality shares in those experiences. The paths that Personality takes toward Love are universal among Sentience: Intimate, Social, and Task Paths. Or put another way: Inspirational/Emotional Paths, Expressive/Intellectual Paths, and Action/Moving Paths. Depending on the Path that you are focused on, certain parts of your Personality/Overleaves will be ignited and ignite in others. In general, when it comes to Intimate Paths, the Modes are ignited as the means of pursuing Love. Social Paths ignite the Attitudes; and Task Paths ignite the Goal. True Love, or the Manifestation of Essence through two or more fragments, of course, ignites all of these. For the most part, when you want to grow closer to someone, you tend to Give and Receive through the Modes. You explore each others' Modes, and your Mode describes what you find as attractive about another person that you might pursue. For the most part, when you socialize, you present your Attitudes as your means of exchange. This means at new gatherings, reunions, and often in the work place, you are seeing each others' Attitudes play our more prominently than the other Overleaves. This is why politics get so involved in groups, because the Attitudes are the hub of the Personality, and most susceptible to defense/Chief Features, so gossiping, cliques, and "like-mindedness" bonding occurs. For the most part, when sharing a focus on Tasks or projects, your Goals will rise to prominence. Knowing which of your Overleaves, or which of the Overleaves of another, might be of emphasis, can help bring more consciousness to the exchanges and experiences, thus giving greater opportunities for the Personality to Realize and Experience Love. For instance, a person in Passion Mode is most attracted to the Soul Age of another fragment, because this taps into a kind of transcendence above time and space that Passion Mode tends toward. For those in Passion Mode, yesterday is not much different from tomorrow in terms of measuring time and space. However, Passion Mode often needs an anchor in time and space, and can tend to use those with whom he or she is trying to love, so those fragments become extensions of the person in Passion Mode, representing him or her. Understanding this about Passion Mode can help bring both the person in Passion Mode into an awareness of these tendencies, and the person who is in the relationship with Passion Mode, so that room is made for loving, instead of defenses or offenses. We also have an article already written through Troy about the Modes, which we suggest linking to this transcript for more exploration. Within the limited time left, we will share the sub-paths of each Path. These Paths and sub-paths are the ways in which the Personality "loves," or creates the way for Essence to actually Love. In the pursuit of Intimacy, the paths created for Essence to Love and Be Loved can be Companionship, or Fatuousness. Companionship is long-term and serious, whereas Fatuousness is short-term and whimsical. In pursuit of Socializing, the paths for Essence to Love and Be Loved can be Friendship or Infatuation. Friendship is the long-term sharing of philosophies, whereas Infatuation is the short-term acquiring of philosophies. In the pursuit of Tasks, the paths created for Essence to Love and Be Loved would be Commitment or Romance. Commitment is the long-term sharing of direction, whereas Romance is the short-term negotiation of directions. Of course, we have much more to share on this topic, and we have shared as much as we can in the extended time allotted for this group, but we think this is enough to spark new explorations of Love, Loving, and Being Loved. We will conclude here, then, and continue this discussion through Troy as he allows for us to in the exchanges of your new support group. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye.
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