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MMW - July 15, 2017 - Understanding Synchronicity MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here now. We can begin. Bobby: We were just thinking about you. Funny that you would just show up! Janet: lol Maureen: ? VIP: ? ClaireC: ? MEntity: Today we speak on the subject of Synchronicity, though we see you are aware of this based on the humor. Synchronicity is a dynamic relationship with existence that arises from one's use of the Higher Moving Center in the Positive Pole. However, Synchronicity can occur all around you and it will amount to very little use if the Higher Emotional Center is not included. As this year is anchored in the Higher Emotional Center, it is a good time for examining this phenomenon of Synchronicity. Priest and Passion contribute to the support for expanding on the capacity for use of Synchronicity as tool. Any year is good for this exploration, but when the set of Overleaves for a year are supportive, it helps. The Higher Emotional Center is vital for the use of Synchronicity because Synchronicity is useless if you are not AWARE of it. The Higher Emotional Center allows one to be aware, to heighten awareness, to bypass logic and reason to see the patterns and truth of Synchronicity. The Higher Moving Center is the portal, so to speak, through which Synchronicities can arise as a pattern, but the Higher Emotional Center is what sees the pattern. Synchronicity is defined here in its original terms as a meaningful meeting of inner and outer events that have no immediate or discernible cause to bring the effect. There is a difference between Coincidence and Synchronicity and you are that difference. Coincidence is Synchronicity, but without MEANING. Patterns are unfolding in the universe in multi-fold and multi-layered ways that will naturally create observable coincidences on a regular basis. When these are curious, entertaining, noted, and a novelty they are usually just Coincidence. However, when there is a striking level of meaning in any way, you have moved into the dynamics of Synchronicity. Synchronicity is one of the most direct languages between you and your higher self or Essence, between you and other Essences, you and your life. COINCIDENCE = a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection SYNCHRONICITY = remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection that carries significant meaning to the observer You and your Higher Emotional Center are the only difference in the equation. The "meaning" that is significant in instances of Synchronicity are not forced. They are not a stretch. They tend to be immediately relevant and striking. Fragments tend to be most receptive to Synchronicities when they are under duress, stress, panic, in an extraordinary circumstance, or extreme bliss. This is because these are circumstances when the Higher Moving Center is most often ignited as a default guidance system. When one is struggling in life, or one is "in love," or when facing death or birth or illness, etc., there can be an Instinctive surrender to the greater patterns of the life in a way that opens to the patterns that might have meaning. Because "meaning" is always created by the individual, it can be confusing as to whether a Synchronicity is valid because it has meaning, or if meaning was imposed on the Coincidence. While the individual is always the creator of meaning, the difference between a valid Synchronicity and one that is not is if the meaning was already there. In other words, the meaning may have been created by you, but it existed before that moment. More importantly, the lack of causation is clear. For example: If you have been studying the phenomenon of UFOs and while in the check out lane of the grocery store a person bumps into you and apologizes, explaining that he was lost in thought about UFOs, this is Synchronicity. There is no apparent causation and there is inherent meaning. If you have been studying UFOs and are in a bookstore in the UFO section and someone comments on UFOs, this is barely a Coincidence, let alone Synchronicity. There is meaning here, but there is clear causation. If you are financially struggling and decide to use creative visualization to prompt access to solutions and prosperous paths, and then are suddenly offered an acceptable job that can help you, this is Synchronicity. If you are financially struggling and publicly share your sense of demise and fear, and someone offers to help, this is not Synchronicity. If your car slides off of the highway due to an ice patch and the driver of the tow truck turns out to be a Michael Student, that is Synchronicity. If your car slides off of the highway due to an ice patch and the car flips over and you survive, that is not Synchronicity. When it comes to what we will describe as "Extraordinary Synchronicity," it can be quite easy to incorrectly correlate certain causations with desired effects. For example, you are in a car accident and are rushed to a hospital where there happens to be the best surgeon on hand to save your life. This is Synchronicity. However, it was not the prayers of your Aunt Millie who caused this. Maureen: ? MEntity: Prayer, "leaving it up to the universe," "releasing to the universe," "if it is meant to be" are common false causations attributed to Synchronicity. In addition to Extraordinary Synchronicity, there is Everyday Synchronicity. Everyday Synchronicity is where one begins to bring awareness to Synchronicity that is outside of duress and bliss. Some of our examples above are Everyday and some are Extraordinary. The differences being only in the lack or presence of duress and bliss. Synchronicities can show up in your life in one of three ways: SINGULARITIES, STRINGS, and CLUSTERS. Singularities are those instances that are meaningful at the moment and stand alone as an isolated experience. Strings are a series of Singularities that add up to clearly define a theme. Clusters are Strings that have dimensions and layers within the Synchronicities that add great complexity to the theme. For example: We will use Troy's life for our example. Troy and his best friend moved into an apartment that was later discovered to be an illegal rental that would force them to suddenly move. This coincided with another best friend needing a roommate and these best friends then conspired to move in together without Troy's knowledge. Troy is suddenly homeless, but is "randomly" contacted by a Michael Student who happens to have a room available, which puts Troy in a position that would allow him to meet a long-time online friend who "happened" to be visiting. This friend was from The Netherlands and both quickly "fell in love," prompting Troy's deep desire to move to The Netherlands. He blindly moved to The Netherlands where it was immediately discovered that he had been living with a terminal illness. Troy had no health insurance, but because The Netherlands have policies in place to give the best treatment to immigrants regardless of lack of insurance, he survived his coma. He was given the best care he could get, the best circumstances for his recovery, and all of this was timed just in time for his return flight back to the U.S. where he would then be in recovery for two years, leaving him free to focus on what has now become "TLE." This is a Cluster. It is true that choices were made, actions were taken or ignored, etc., but that is moot to the Synchronicity and meaning that evolved from these patterns. Strings and Clusters are often only clear in retrospect so they are not easy to see or navigate while in one, but the key is not in being able to see Strings and Clusters as they are in progress. The key is in your being open to these. And that key unlocks in greater clarity and patterns when you allow for the value, usefulness and recognition of any Synchronicity. In other words, the more you practice paying attention to Singular, Everyday Synchronicity, the more your life opens to the Strings and Clusters that can work in seemingly magical and miraculous ways. They cannot be forced, so you need not do more than pay attention and use your Synchronicity as you see fit. A String or Cluster will ignite if necessary, but they are much less likely to be effective if you have learned to shun, mock, or ignore valid Synchronicity. In every step of the way in Troy's Cluster, he had to make choices and those choices were based in the trust of the Synchronicity. This is not the same thing as "everything happens for a reason," because that is an untrue statement. Trusting Synchronicity comes from an evolving trust in your own choices, not a relinquishing of choice to some unknown force. Synchronicity PRESENTS CHOICE, it does not DEFINE CHOICE. It is a process of working with the higher forces of our life, not a turning over of your life to those forces. ****WORKSHOP**** Do you remember your most-recent Synchronicity? Can you briefly describe it? Bobby: Yes... while listening to a song with the lyrics "one day I will fly next to you" as I was out walking, at that very moment in the song, I noticed a butterfly flying along side with me. It made me think of future potentials of being able to have that sort of connection with someone I don't currently have it with. ClaireC: I met a potential date on Thursday whose name is the same as my brother-in-law and his last name is the name of one of his dogs. DianeHB: Mine was getting two birthday cards (the only two I got) with mermaids on them, which is also the symbol on a Starbucks mug I was drawn to and inspired by. At the time of the synchronicity I was struggling with unhappiness with my work and wondering how to be the "me" that was symbolized by the mermaid mug. Janet: No really recent examples, but my move to Colorado was based on some synchronistic episodes. I feel that I’ve made numerous life decisions in cooperation with synchronicity. PeterK: My mind is drawing a blank on what might be the most recent synchronicity. But I do remember a significant synchronicity from 1997. I included an obscure computing language, PVS, on my resume. I almost didn't include it but decided to add it anyway. A woman in the Washington DC area just happened to be interested in this obscure language at the time. The short story is that she ended up offering me a job that I had for 14 years. MEntity: Maureen? ViP? Do you wish to share? VIP: I can remember that there were some that happened within the past few weeks, but the details escape me at the moment unfortunately, but there are some that occurred longer ago that I can remember more about. But there have been many times when I'm speaking with a certain person online or on the phone, that we speak the same word almost at the same time or I'll be thinking of something and she will say or make a reference to it at almost exactly the same time. Or I'll be reading something on the internet while talking and then a word I read will be spoken by her at almost exactly the same instant. Things like that. I don't know what the meaning behind it is, but it seems or feels significant in some way each time. VIP: Although what the significance might actually be, I don't know either. Maureen: I've been working through what my teacher "status" is since the shut down of my old teaching venue and I had the opportunity to meet a young woman who has been looking for a teacher. Someone like me it would seem. I'm not sure how this will pan out but it feels very expansive. She's very keen on the Michael Teachings. She sent me a note after reading Troy's Intro to the Michael Teachings saying: "Wow... I finished reading it last night and I was literally in tears. I have never felt more connected and understanding of something in my whole life. It really spoke to me, and now I feel like I have a whole different perspective on life." MEntity: When there is confusion around the value of a Singularity Synchronicity, it is almost always relevant to a larger pattern and may require allowing for more events to accumulate before the theme is revealed. This is especially true in terms of what may be deemed a series of unfortunate events because Synchronicity is not always pretty. The "everything happens for a reason" inaccuracy arose from the desire to trust series of unfortunate events. We refer to it as an untrue or inaccurate statement because choice must still be considered in the equation for the Synchronicities to String together or Cluster into a theme. It is fair to trust your choices in response to a Synchronicity, but it is important to own the responsibility of choosing. For example, Maureen did not have to remain open to other Agreements. She did not have to respond well to the meeting. She could have dismissed the meaning in the familiar impact of our teaching. Synchronicity does reveal the magic and miracles in life insofar as fully living as a multidimensional consciousness is magical and miraculous when witnessed. As mentioned earlier, if you are confused about the value of a Synchronicity, it may require being open to further installments in the String for the theme to be clearer. However, if 3 or more Singularities have occurred in a String, and the theme is still not clear, it is often a matter of resistance to the theme. For example, ViP is seeing the Synchronicity String but is either dismissing, downplaying, or resisting the Theme that is evolving from these exchanges. Sometimes the Theme is simple and not overly complicated, so it may simply be your way of indicating when you are truly resonating with and recognizing a significant soul in your life. The Theme may be that of RECOGNITION, then. If the Synchronicities are specific to certain topics, then you may wish to add these up to see if there is a topic that is the basis of the Theme. Bobby: Is there any sort of time parameter for singularities to play out to form strings, and then clusters? MEntity: RESPONDING TO BOBBY: No. There are time frames for various arcing themes in the life. Some Clusters are unknown until the life is over and the installments are spread across the entire life leading to the meaningful means of dying. However, that being said, Synchronicity patterns that are easiest to work with tend to be within arbitrary cycles such as "yearly." The more obvious Strings and Clusters are in approximately 6-month to 12-month parameters, but this information is fairly moot if one is already remaining open and aware of any Singularity. The Strings and Clusters will grow from the awareness of Singularities. The reason this topic is timely is because when there is great uncertainty in the world, the trust in Synchronicity and the choices that arise in response to each Singularity can help to guide, create, and shape your future paths toward more desirable outcomes. In addition to your awareness of Synchronicity is the necessity to learn how to READ your Synchronicity. By this we mean that as you begin to see more Synchronicity by being open to it, you may be overwhelmed with the assumption that you should do something with every Synchronicity, but that is not necessary. You must learn on your own to discern what the Synchronicity invites. It is always inviting choice, but not always action. For example, if you see another person reading the same book as you, it is not always an invitation to speak to the other person. You may try to strike a conversation, but if this goes awry or is met with awkward rejection, it is likely that the Synchronicity was more about the emphasis on the book and its subject rather than on meeting the individual. It is always okay to misread a Synchronicity. There tends to be room built in for your variable responses. *****QUEUE IS NOW OPEN***** We will open to your questions now. Yes, ViP. VIP: Hi Michael, is synchronicity always "positive", or indicative of some possible choice that is going to lead to more wholeness or inclusiveness or harmony? For example, if there are an abuser and an abusee that are in that situation because of karma or some agreement or monad, can there be synchronicity or recognition between them because of the significance of that connection, even though the situation itself is unhealthy? VIP: That is a somewhat extreme example, but I want to know whether synchronicity can occur even though the people involved aren't "helping" each other but rather playing out some prior agreement that is not necessarily "pretty". VIP: (I feel it can be tempting to assume that synchronicity or recognition must always mean getting more deeply involved somehow, although your comment about learning how to read synchronicity addresses that.) MEntity: In response to ViP: Synchronicity ALWAYS aims toward a "positive" outcome and is aligned with deep desires of the Personality and Essence toward full realization of those desires. However, many fragments generate very painful patterns in the life that aim directly away from their deepest desires. When one opens to Synchronicity, it often means tearing down and dismantling the patterns that were so entrenched and opposed to deep desires. And this can be terrifying, painful, ugly, and seem to be the end of the world. When one settles into patterns of contentment over patterns of peace, or settles into patterns of comfort in pain over patterns of fulfillment of pleasures, or settles into patterns of repetition over patterns of responsibility, etc., then Synchronicity can completely disrupt the life, generating a clean slate for choices that one can make toward deeper desires. However, remaining in an abusive relationship is not relevant to any Synchronicity. The abusive relationship is its own thing. If Synchronicity has led one to an abusive relationship, the invitation is not to remain in it, even if one's responses to Synchronicity have led one into it. The invitation will always be there to LEARN from it, but not to remain in it. So to answer your question more succinctly, not all events of Synchronicity are "positive" in appearance or pleasantry, but this tends to only be in cases where patterns require disruption as a means to create more desirable patterns. VIP: Thank you very much Michael MEntity: NEXT, Janet Janet: One continuing string of synchronicity is the frequency with which I pick up reading in my current Seth material -- sometimes after a lengthy hiatus -- and immediately find direct connection to a current topic of interest on TLE or in Michael teachings generally. Janet: I have assumed this string is just related to validation of Seth material vs. Michael material, but it's amusing how often this happens. Is there another theme to this string that I'm missing? MEntity: From what we can see, the Theme you assessed is exactly that: VALIDATION. One of the more significant means for True Validation is through Synchronicity. This is an important Theme for you because you explore quite intangible territories of teachings and while there may be difficulty validating in experiential terms, Synchronicity helps you to remain open and learning. NEXT, Maureen Maureen: So often when we see Synchronicity at work (or at play) it’s a completed circuit between the workings of our internal world and our external world. I can see that we must have extensive internal communication that works, at a high level of pattern generation and recognition within ourselves, just to exist. This would be seen or sensed as intuition, day dreaming, night dreaming, etc. Maureen: My question: Is Synchronization part of how we communicate within ourselves, whether or not we will see the materialization of these showing up in the physical world? MEntity: If we understand your question, yes, Synchronicity is just one way that this beautifully complex and wondrous multidimensional range of communication and force reveals itself and is ALL YOU. It is happening at all times. It is a default means of existence. It is the default means of interaction and communication with every other sentient and non-sentient consciousness within your range of interactions as Essence. Synchronicity is that moment of completed circuitry between the inner and outer, higher and lower. Maureen: Yes! MEntity: This is fully understood by Essence, but each Personality that exists within the limitations of the Physical Plane must learn his or her or their own language of Synchronicity. Synchronicity in the higher planes is simply known as Harmony, but in planes where time and space have some substance, Synchronicity is the hand of Harmony. Or the voice, if you will. LAST QUESTION: DianeHB DianeHB: Could you briefly comment on each of the personal examples of synchronicity that we came up with? MEntity: TO BOBBY: Your assessment is valid. It is a reminder of what you have unapologetically begun to dismantle in your life: a move away from the paradigm of Ingratiation and create a paradigm of Agape, or True Affection. Music plays a great part in your language of Synchronicity. TO CLAIRE: This appears to be pointing to the fact that this "new" individual is far more familiar to you than not. The relationship with your brother-in-law may indicate obstacles or resonance that may come. TO DIANE: The Theme here is all about your having always been a landlocked Mermaid, so to speak. You were always trying to run on dry land when you truly desired the depths of the ocean. Or more practically speaking, you have come to accept your deep desire for the watery medium of emotions and empathy and affection more than the dry land of intellect, information, and ideas. DianeHB: That makes me cry MEntity: JANET and PETER are self-explanatory and fulfilled, and we have commented on MAUREEN and ViP. We think we are complete in our response, then. DianeHB: Thanks! PeterK: Thanks! ClaireC: Thanks. MEntity: Embrace your Synchronicity, the choices they invite, and allow for the messy roads that may be necessary as you align with deeper desires. You can get there. You will get there. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
February 2, 2001 Troy Tolley, Channel Open Floor [Michael_Entity] Hello. We are here. One moment. For Open Floor nights, we do not have any opening statements, so if you would like to begin your queue, do so. [Hector07] I would like to know if you could perhaps give me some insight into how to open up my heart Chakra some more. [Michael_Entity] We will attempt to respond to this as personally as we can in this forum, but we are generally limited to responses beneficial to your little group as a whole. The “problem,” in this case, is not directly the result of a “closed” Heart/Emotional Center, but rather the restrictions on the Higher Emotional and Higher Moving Centers. You have been challenged on many levels within these Centers, leaving you with a great sense of disconnection from others and great challenges in understanding “where the love is” in many people’s actions. These are fundamental questions you are seeking to comprehend this lifetime. Many of your most intimate associations have been your greatest teachers in terms of contradicting everything you ever expected of love and intimacy. In the process, you have “closed” much of what might be reflective of a healthy 2nd and 6th Chakra, with the “heart” center being the most obviously imploded. Your Higher Intellect and Intellectual Centers, then, are carrying much of the processing of this lifetime, seeking grand reasons and insights and truths behind all that exists. But this is simply a pendulum swing in your growth and comprehension, not an indication of your conclusions. You have necessarily “closed” much of your feeling, vulnerabilities, sense of intimacy and responsibility in certain arena for purposeful healing. As you continue in your latest matedness, enduring the adventures and emotional drama that is part of that, you are actually opening these Centers commented on. You are learning that there can be drama, excitement, adventure, without your having to “pay a price” emotionally, though the emotions moved to the surface as a result may be “old” and seem to be generated from the present, they are not. We therefore state that the very concern you have with your questioning about the opening of the heart Chakra is, indeed, an indication of its movement toward balance. There are many other angles and responses we could have to this open-ended question, but we believe this will do for now. [Dewliet] Can “romantic” relationships form between incarnate fragments and discarnates they encounter on the astral? If so, how might this manifest in the waking hours for the incarnate individual? [Michael_Entity] Yes, these can occur, and do, for many late mature and old souls. The “romance” aspect is the Personality’s interpretation of this less-convoluted resonance [meaning, without bodies and personalities interfering between the two], but this interpretation is nearly impossible to remove from the equation. This “romance” can manifest in the waking state in many ways, ranging from mild preoccupation, to serious treatment of the relationship as “real,” to “going crazy.” ALL of you have these relationships in some way, but the treatment of them as significant or not is what determines their impact on the incarnate Personality. We point out here, as well, that fragments who have never met, but are both incarnate, can also share this experience on the Astral [often showing up in dreams], which can then be amplified in effect due to the physical plane and incarnate Personality of both fragments being involved. Most of these incidences of “romance” range from balancing Emotional Karma to simple misinterpretation of a resonance. [MaryBV] I am curious about the nature of the work that the Michael entity does. What is the purpose of the work and what is gained when a student learns a lesson the Michael entity teaches them? How does the Michael entity learn its lessons? [Michael_Entity] Our only “purpose” is to share and teach. This does not require any particular response from anyone beyond a general Agreement to “hear” us. Much like a Professor is present in a college with his knowledge and experience, regardless, but those who sign up for him may or may not choose to gain from that. Their presence allows him to teach, whether he is heard or not. What we believe is “gained” when there is comprehension, is a lack of preoccupation with the woes of life and a more peaceful focus on the life as it is lived. The need for control is dropped, the need for safety is dropped, the need for constancy is dropped, and the need for “more” is dropped. These of course relate to the chief features. Though we do not have an investment in your growth, we do find a sense of validation of what we, ourselves, have learned, when your implementation makes a difference you deem positive. We learn our lessons in the direction of comprehending the Tao; you learn your lessons in the direction of comprehending your life. What we “gain” from your growth and implementation is the Validation, which is required throughout the Physical, Astral, and Causal Planes as a means of progress. We learn our lesson in ways that may seem complicated to you, but we remain “stationary” in our growth until all fragments are in agreement on a Truth. This does not mean we find a reduced commonality, but rather we all “see” each other’s Truth and incorporate that meaningfully and without contradiction. The three levels of Truth exist through to this plane, and part of the progress through and beyond is in relinquishing the first two levels. This is a glimpse at our process, but a simplistic one and the images provoked are not necessarily accurate. The words are, but the images in general are limiting. [Shannon] Some weeks ago, we were all talking about parallel realities. Are all of us in this “room” or on the list in the “same” parallel, so it would be theoretically possible to physically meet one another? And would it be possible for someone in this parallel to communicate with someone in the parallel, just for example, where Al Gore won the American election? [Michael_Entity] If you are in any way making physical contact with another fragment, you are in the same parallel. We are specific when we say “physical contact”; the emphasis is on “contact.” Though you may see many visually in your environment, you are not necessarily in the same parallel. Your world is a “pool of energy” and many frequencies exist with which the brain must filter as a means to differentiate the various frequencies within the spectrum. On the level of “environment,” as in what might be seen accurately as your “props” or “background,” many of the people you see in the streets, tv, school, work, etc., are “not here.” For example, not all people shopping in a Supermarket are sharing the same Parallel, nor would an Airplane carrying its passengers. If verbal, physical, or visual acknowledgment on a significant level has been made, it is safe to say you share your parallel. All of you in this room, at this time, are sharing a parallel because the means of contact is still physical here and specific. This does not mean you will continue in the same parallel after contact. It would be easy to contact, through your imagination, a parallel of your own that is in an “Al Gore” parallel, but to contact another fragment entirely can be more confusing to all involved. The most direct method would be in imagining your parallel self, and then having that self contact a fragment within that parallel on your behalf. But, as you can see, this has the makings of a very confusing incident. We cannot emphasize enough how your use of imagination as a tool for examining parallels is valid and that simple. Imagining what it would “be like” in that parallel is your first step, then learning to differentiate between fantasy and vision, the negative and positive poles of Imagination, respectively. [Annette] Several of us within the group have been experiencing headaches and health/emotional difficulties this past week. Could you comment on the nature of these ills and what we can do to bring about better general health? [Michael_Entity] There are a few things generating these experiences for several late mature and old souls: The amount of death on the planet in an instant creates for many of you what might be considered a “psychic blow.” Many of you can “hear” those affected VERY deeply within your being. Since a conscious participation in the grief does not “make sense,” a headache results as you struggle with comprehension of a seemingly intangible energy surge. Another angle is that many of you are angry about what you consider to be the “wrong” parallel choice. With the election of Bush, many of you felt a sense of self-punishment was in order. This does not happen consciously, of course, but stems from the results of “bad choices” in your past wherein you were punished. As you grow to comprehend parallels and choices, many of you tend to amplify your need for sensing control, but this very knowledge makes you feel you lack it. As in, “why would *I* create this?!!” Part of your comprehension of Choice is in realizing it happens on many levels, not exclusively on your own. The scale of world events is a COLLECTIVE CHOICE. This does not mean you ultimately did not choose this, but that you might have passively found it curious and enticing, at the least, and are here for that reason. You CREATE reality or you ALLOW it. Both are valid. And another, yet not final, angle is simply that many of you are experiencing the implementation and shift from the Instinctive Centered Year to the Intellectual Center now. This created a surge, as well, that was difficult for some of you. [ludmila] My mother has senile dementia, depression and age-related schizophrenia and paranoia. She also sees ‘people’ not visible to others. What purpose is served, or lesson learned in being mentally ill? [Michael_Entity] In the same way that a person behaves a certain way when “drunk,” so does a fragment who loses their mental faculties. Their experience is the result of loss of inhibitions in many ways and a lack of the more acceptable social filters that allows community. Filters, as we will refer to them here, are created in the structuring of the brain during the Baby Soul Ages as a means to preserve community and society and civility. The Essence does not lose that lesson, but as the body matures, it cannot in many instances contain the constant instruction for filtering. Beliefs are the primary filters, in general, but there is also a specific “feed” from Essence that allows the body to experience its soul age. In many cases where the symptoms you described are experienced at the end of a life, it is the body’s reaction to a great deal of personal oppression within that lifetime. It’s purpose, then, is to “show” the Personality the gifts of comprehending freedom on a profound level before exiting. This will allow the transition to be more comfortable and acceptable, as well as the planning of the next lifetime to be of high consideration for including more play. For those around that fragment, the reactions to the fragment in question can be disconcerting as they process this. The symptom described as “paranoia” is actually “comprehension”. “Schizophrenia”, in this case, can be said to be direct addressing of sub-personalities that did not “get a voice” before. The “depression” can be said to be the grieving (another method of comprehending truth) of the loss of various freedoms, now realized. Again, we could delineate this through more levels, and more specifically, but this is a general scenario with which you can help yourself understand the event more comfortably, if you choose. [Lights_Edge] RetroPsychoKenesis has shown that humans are able to influence the frequency of radioactive decay. Radioactive decay is thought to have pure quantum randomness. Can you explain how humans are able to bias this randomness? Are their thoughts a source of this bias? [Michael_Entity] As we have said before, and here will say again, there is no true “randomness”. Assuming that it is “true” creates a false premise with which to build further speculations and questioning, rendering all responses to the speculations and questions meaningless to a great degree. The instances asked about above could be more accurately examined in light of terminology along the lines of “synchronicity” and “resonance”, rather than “influencing” or “biasing” and “randomness”. We will say that when there is evidence described in your question, this is an example of a fragment in the Positive Pole of the Higher Moving Center. We will end here. Good Night.
OMW - Dec 15, 2012 - Your Aura (Part Two) Continuation from OMW: Your Aura (Part One) Channel: Troy Tolley MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We may continue our discussion with you about the concept, validity, meaning, and utility of the Aura. [GeraldineB] Maureen wants to start today's session with a question, Michael MEntity: Then we will begin with that. [Maureen] I had my Aura photographed last weekend. It was the largest one they saw that day and it was the only one that reached 100% of their scale. Also it was deep green and blue in the 1st photo and 3 shades of blue from medium blue to Indigo in the 2nd photo after the energy healing. I suspect that the size of my Aura is related to being a Priest Essence and I was wondering about the colour. How does the Aura show up for each Role in Essence by size, colour, etc. MEntity: These are two, separate contexts of discussion presented here: that of the novelty for photographing "the aura," and the distinct and consistent characteristics of the aura as relative to each Role. The photography is an effect, not an aura. Currently, we know of no instruments capable of capturing the validity of the aura. Most photography that passes as "aura photography" are using any number of effects inherent in the process, and not relevant to that which is photographed. In other words, with or without you in the picture, there would be an "aura," even on a blank wall. [Maureen] They say it is "Advanced Kirlian" photography MEntity: We know this can be disappointing, but the claims for authentically capturing the aura are false. Kirlian Photography is valid in that it can capture the etheric field of an object, using high frequency electrical charges to "fill in" that field. If you were subjected to a current in your photography session, those currents were interpreted and translated in colors and ways that are inconsistent and irrelevant to the aura. With or without any healing in between, your "aura" in these photographs would be notably different, with little consistency, since the algorithms are random. [Maureen] OK MEntity: If you were not subject to any current, then nothing was photographed at all, but was an internal process, programmed. In any case, we can only share with you our perception and understanding of what appears to be offered up as "aura photography," but we encourage you to validate this through your own tests. What we would suggest this photography be used for is something similar to the synchronicity relied upon in a Tarot Reading, or any oracle of chance. [Maureen] What was interesting to me was what showed up in my 1st and 2nd Chakra -- was exactly what you had spoken to me about the day before Michael. The similarities were quite striking. But I don't want to digress MEntity: Flipping open a favorite book to read a "message of the day," or laying out a spread of cards pulled randomly from a deck, or the casting of iChing, or the creative interpretation of the shape left by tea leaves, all are valid ways to gain insight into the self, the moment, the future, problems, etc. The randomness of the photographing and color effects can be just as insightful and synchronistic. In other words, you could have pulled Tarot Cards for your aura reading and would have the same potential for synchronicity of meaning and relevance as you would in the random processing of color in a photography technique. [Maureen] That's good to know MEntity: Any creative and random process of synchronicity is beneficial for insight and meaning. It is a matter of assigning qualities to symbols, and then "reading" these. This is true of one's own practice in reading or seeing the Aura on his or her own. The imagination is essential here. [GeraldineB] As a minor aside, do those who run the Kirilian equipment know this to be fraudulent? MEntity: We would not consider it "fraudulent" as much as it is a flippant and eager desire for it to be valid by all involved. This is the modern equivalent of the "mood ring," which was once thought to have some relevant meaning, but was merely a response to one's physical body temperature. When it was thought that body temperature may be relative to certain moods, these colors held meaning. [GeraldineB] Maureen -- do you still want the Roles' Aura info? [Maureen] Yes I do! But Michael may want to do that as they go along? MEntity: Mood Rings are valid in that they can convey in color the range of temperature of the skin contact, and in much the same way these photographic techniques are portraying an effect in the process as it reacts to certain stimuli. Mood Rings and "aura photography" would do well to be considered novelties for insight, no different from the depth of insight that a "Magic 8 Ball" can bring, even if all of these are potentially valid for helping bring insight or help in making a decision. To elaborate upon this for a moment: Because these systems are based in randomness and synchronicity, it is vital that one have a clear system in place for how to use them. For example, even a "Magic 8 Ball" can be useful for helping you to make a decision, but only if you set up a system for synchronicity, such as "I will shake it only once for insight," or "I will shake it 3 times." If you continued to shake it, you may get any number of responses, in much the same way that shuffling a deck of cards will tend to bring you different cards. There must be a structure for the synchronicity. So if you choose to use a system of synchronicity for checking in on your aura and chakras, it is helpful to have a structure in place that is clear to you. [Maureen] It is interesting to me -- that my "colours" did correspond to the "system" that I learned years ago through Geraldine Smith- Stringer. So you may be on to something Michael! LOL MEntity: We may be. [Maureen] :) MEntity: Your system is quite clear in many ways. [Maureen] and what I got -- did relate to what we talked about the day before. Very interesting MEntity: Maureen, you have worked with synchronicity for a long time. It would not surprise us that there would be relevance. Continuing... [Maureen] well -- this has put everything upside down -- in a good way! MEntity: There are consistent frequencies that are inherent in the auras of each Role, which can then be "seen" or translated from the aura while in the Physical Plane. For most, the Aura is not something that will ever be seen, but it is still tangible to most in some way. Most of what is experienced as the Aura is the Emotional Body, and so it goes that most who experience the Aura in tangible ways is through the emotions. This means that most tangible relevance of the Aura comes among people through the spectrum that is of the Inspirational. The more resonant an aura to your own, the more inspired, enthused, attracted. The more dissonant the aura from your own, the more reduced those qualities. Most relationships of any significance are based in that spectrum of the aura, or emotional bodies, and how those resonate, far more than any other common ground. This is why one can be friends, or feel close to, even those who do not hold the same perspectives, philosophies, or physical characteristics and actions. Your auras are compatible, resonant. Or put another way: your emotional bodies, or what inspires you, is resonant. This emotional body, or the aura that is most often relevant, is a result of interaction between the Personality and Essence via the Chakras. The body is manifest and sustained via these portals, if you will. The physical body is a final emission, rather than the aura, or emotional body, but the emotional body is the most flexible common ground for all of the bodies. [Nadine_AP2] Michael, you said that the astral or emotional body is reflective of the emotional state and because of that can vary and change on a constant basis. Wouldn't that make relationships instable and volatile? MEntity: It could be said that the Causal (intellectual) Body is Essence, the Emotional/Astral Body is the Role, and the Physical Body is Personality. This then reflects the meeting ground between Essence and Personality in the Role. Nadine, we will respond to your question in a moment, as what we have to say next may address it. [Nadine_AP2] okay MEntity: There are 3 "layers" to the Emotional Body of significance: that layer that reflects the consistency and evolution of the Essence Role; that layer that reflects the realm of relationships and social agreements; and that layer that reflects the processes of the Personality. These layers cannot be compartmentalized, of course, but they are distinct enough to describe in this way. The Personality layer is as private as one wishes for it to be, in much the same way that anything about you can be. This layer fluctuates greatly, depending on your processes. These layers might be referred to as the Personal, Public, and True layers. The Public layer is where Agreements are made, is how one chooses to present his or her negotiated and navigated processes from the Personal layer, and tend to be more stable. The Personal layer can reflect the health of the body, whereas the Public can reflect the health of relationships. [Nadine_AP2] well, that would answer my question MEntity: These layers are also why there are Private and Public sets of Overleaves. The "True" layer is reflective of the Role in Essence. This is the backdrop for the other layers, or the more encompassing layer. True > Public > Personal > Body The True layer carries with it the frequency that is relative to the Role, and each Role is consistent in frequency, or color wave (as interpreted within the visible spectrum of the Physical Plane body). This frequency is relative to the primary portal, or chakra, for the Essence to manifest through the Physical Plane. Server - Instinctive - Red Artisan - Sexual - Orange Warrior - Solar Plexus - Yellow Scholar - Heart - Green Sage - Throat - Blue Priest - Brow - Indigo King - Crown - Violet It may occur to some that the Scholar "should be" the assimilative/instinctive, while the Server "should be" of the Heart, but this is not the case. This is because, as we have already established, the Emotional realm is the best meeting ground for all bodies, and Scholars know this. And Servers must have access to the very basic needs of any individual or group at any given time, and this is most easily accessed through the Instinctive Center, or Root Chakra. It would be rare for even the most "gifted" of those who read auras to, literally, see the True layer, but it can be read in the Public and Personal layers, if looked for. Essence Recognition, however, happens in this layer. When you "remember" someone, or "just know" that you already know someone, you are responding to the resonance that has been established in the True, or Essence, layer. When one dies, and the Physical Body is released, these layers of the Emotional Body continue. This emotional body is the meeting ground of all of your Personalities across time, then. Each new lifetime and Personality adds to this body. The most differentiated layer is the Personal, but the Public is shared across those lifetimes of resonance, and become what you consider your "past lives" when you "remember" one. We will pause here for a moment to ask if our students are feeling a sense of validity to this exploration of the aura, and the relevance of the Emotional Body. [Nadine_AP2] yes, I do. [Diane_HB] Yes [Maureen] I think I will draw a diagram so I will get a better picture of it! but yes -- it's coming to me MEntity: With some examination, you may find it is quite consistent with a great deal of what has come to be explored in our system, and sheds light on some long-established elements. [Nadine_AP2] I have a question about the public layer being shared across lifetimes: [GeraldineB] I have questions about the emotional body - [Nadine_AP2] as one shares this layer with ones future lives, too, would one be able to "remember" future lives, too? MEntity: Yes. It would be more accurate to say "potential future lives," as from any given point in time, the "future" is not set, even if it has already happened. [GeraldineB] That makes no sense, Michael [Diane_HB] LOL MEntity: For example: "you" are here, now, in "the future" of a past version of you in this lifetime. Therefore, "you" have "already happened." That does not mean that a past version of "you" will make the choices that lead to "you." You are only the potential for the past. [Maureen] that makes sense [Nadine_AP2] I think I get it. MEntity: Think of it this way: At any given moment, you are at the hub of potential, both in past and future terms. Your memories are an organization of events that are relevant to you at that moment, but are not necessarily linear to you, but may have come from various versions of you in the past. Some memories are from a consistent and rather linear timeline, some are not. [GeraldineB] Ok -- I'm slowly discovering this aspect with the project MEntity: The same is true of your imagination for the future. It is a spectrum of possibilities that can only snap into shape once "you get there." But, there are many versions of you that will get into your future, just as there are many versions of you that are your past. [Maureen] I love this! [GeraldineB] "will get there" is not the same thing as "already has been there" [Maureen] The plastic metaphysical man MEntity: So when you "remember" or imagine the future, you are tapping into some of the most relevant probabilities, and this can tend to happen the strongest when that "you" in the future is remembering "you." There is a resonance. We realize this can be complicated to comprehend, but we assure you that your Essence manages this much better than any one Personality. [Nadine_AP2] Lol, I can imagine that! [GeraldineB] That is very good -- Essence is a far better switchboard operator than I MEntity: What we have been sharing with each of you is mostly about the functioning and technical aspects of the aura. What we will do now is share with you what we see as the most practical ways to use this information: To learn to "read" your aura, we suggest implementing a synchronistic system, as mentioned before. Using Tarot Cards, a set of cards of color, or any other system of insight, can be helpful for looking at your personal layer of the aura. Creating a clear structure for that synchronicity is vital, so it would do you well to have your techniques clarified before using these systems. Paying attention to your feelings can help you to have the most direct insight as to what is going on in your Personal layer of the aura. Establish color associations with your feelings, or look up systems that associate colors with feelings, and learn to manage these with your imagination. By this we mean that you can help yourself adjust your emotions to be more manageable if you learn the hues and tones that help transform them. For instance, Red might be what you associate with Anger, so you might imagine adjusting the darker Red of anger to being a more pleasant hue and tone, so that it is brighter, lighter, and provoking of a more productive emotion. The reason this can be helpful is because if the management of emotion is within the same color range, it is not a denial of the original feeling, but a way to move it into something more like a positive pole. If you feel sadness and have associated this with a dark blue, you may adjust the color to that which provokes a different feeling of calm and peace. It is never beneficial to ignore, suppress, or deny any feeling, but if one can move that feeling into something useful, the more "negative" feeling gains usefulness rather than simply being a weight or pressure. Most "negative" feelings are born of helplessness, so to transform that feeling into something useful helps that negative feeling to have been informative, instead of debilitating. [Maureen] Michael -- will you be covering the Causal (Intellectual) Body today? and if there is time -- would you be able to do a summary of what was covered today? MEntity: You may not be able to see this in your aura, but that is moot. You need not literally see it to know its impact. One cannot see a soul, either, but it is in effect, regardless. [Maureen] I like your system of "managing" or transforming emotions rather than suppressing them. It is most helpful. MEntity: That process is not magical, and can take practice, but it can be quite effective. In most cases, at first, one might realize just how attached one is to a feeling, and how unwilling one might be to let it transform, but once one has done so once or twice, the benefits become more apparent. Absurdly surreal symbolism in dreams is another way to tap into your Personal layer of the aura. Learning to interpret those symbols in the dream can lend great insight into what is going on for you in the aura. Dreams that tend to have a lot of interaction and communication, even if in the midst of surreal symbolism, are often reflective of the Public layer of the emotional body. Working out Karma and Agreements often happens in dreams, then. Checking in with the health of your relationships can also help you to gain insight into what is going on with your Public layer. If there is a lot of dissonance and distance, your Public layer may be in a protective or defensive state, which keeps people at bay, or attracts those attracted to dissonance. If there is a receptiveness in this layer, it would tend to be reflected in your capacity to find common ground with even the most unfamiliar, distant, and even dissonant of peoples, while holding great appreciation for those who resonate. Many of our students relate almost entirely from this layer, as it helps to transcend distance and time. [Maureen] I can see that -- for many of us MEntity: For those who begin to Manifest Essence, then the True layer, or the Essence layer comes into play. For those who wish to see the effects of this, it tends to show up in what is provoked from others. For instance, Sages tend to help provoke expression, communication, and active use of the Throat Chakra and all that this entails. Priests tend to help provoke inspirational vision, intuition, and active use of the Brow Chakra and all that this entails. Warriors tend to provoke the action, stimulation, productivity, and active use of the Solar Plexus Chakra and all that this entails. And so on. When one is Manifesting Essence, one tends to be attractive to those who want the effects of that Role, and are attracted to those Roles who help to bring benefit to what one wishes to enhance. For example, if a Manifested Priest and Sage are attracted to one another (and by "attracted" we do not imply sexual or romantic attraction), then it might show up as the Priest gaining more beneficial access to her communication set of skills while the Sage gains more beneficial access to intuitive and visionary perceptions. These can show up as obvious benefit, or show up as challenges that bring that eventual benefit. Watching how one feels one is benefited by another, or how one benefits someone else, can help to give you an idea of to what degree you are Manifesting Essence, and in True Personality. This does not mean you will always get along, but the benefit is there in some way, to some degree, and it is usually fairly specific. Much of what we had to say can be said at any other time, as we focused today on our response to the question presented for this exchange. We will not address the Causal Body here, or synopsize, as time is limited. But we feel that the question dove-tailed quite beneficially to all that we might have to say about the nature and concept of the aura. Good day to each of you. We must conclude here for now. ***************** Note from (presumably) Geraldine: I recommend rereading the OMW: Your Turning Points, which contains the information on our multiple bodies. During further research, I discovered the following video which isn't about auras, per se, but really deals with many of the modern illnesses for humans and the animal kingdoms. It's worth a viewing and a contemplation as we may be causing much of our ongoing "stress" issues completely inadvertently due to our desire for instant. Resonance - Beings of Frequency (documentary film) Colors Meditation, Aura, and Healing Levels Reality Creator Reference Book This article is from the Hermes Reality Creator Series Books and or upcoming books. It is © copyright 1995 - 2012 by Tom DeLiso / Hermes Trismegistus. Please follow the copyright link for additional copyright information. The Meditation/Dream level helps you to understand a color or a colored object seen in a dream or meditation. The Aura level helps you to understand the purpose of that color within the human energy field. The Healing level is the way the color works when applied to healing the body or spirit. WHITE Meditation/Dream: Truth of the highest order. Enlightenment. Energy in its most pure form. Divinity. Aura: Never a predominate color in the aura unless you are looking at an angel or an ascended master. However a white layer in the aura or a layer with white streaks indicates a person following the will of God and being directed by it. Healing: Charging the energy field, bringing peace and comfort, divine light or whole white light entering. VIOLET Meditation/Dream: Conjures feelings of enchantment, wishes fulfilled, of dreams made fact. Transformation of the self or of some aspect of your life into a higher form. Connecting to your higher self. The "I am God" presence. Aura: This color in the aura is the highest vibration for the human spirit. A person who is in command of his life and energy. A visionary. Violet with a gold outline is a person who is one with spirit and God and is in service to mankind. Healing: Connecting to spirit, the opening of the third eye, the clearing of the head, purging the auric field of distortions. BLUE Meditation/Dream: Blue is the energy of pacification, self protection, sweetness and tenderness, and of loyalty. It represents contentment and reunion with the Earth. Aura: Blue in the aura represents a teacher or a very sensitive person. They are kind and caring and will do much to help others grow. Healing: Cooling, calming, restructuring of the etheric level, taking away pain when doing deep tissue work and work on bone cells. Blue also helps to expand a person's field to connect to his/her life task. GREEN Meditation/Dream: Taken most directly from nature, these hues often are expressive of constancy, self-affirmation, security, self-esteem, and of deeply rooted pride. A healing meditation may contain green, as it is the color of new growth. Aura: Green in the aura signals a very intellectual person who may possess healing gifts. At the very least it signals a nurturer personality and one that will do what they can to make another comfortable. Healing: Charging the heart chakra, balancing the aura, general healing, sometimes charging the aura to ensure well being and health, and to remove illness. YELLOW Meditation/Dream: Representative of cheerfulness, radiance, relaxation and release from burdens. It is warmth of sunlight, the halo around the Holy Grail. Yellow is hope. Aura: Yellow, like green also signals a very intellectual person, but this person does not possess healing gifts. They are powerful thinkers, and idea makers. Healing: Charging the brow chakra, clearing a foggy head. ORANGE Meditation/Dream: Symbolic of fire, of expanding energy, power and the omnipotence of the sun and the majesty of sunsets. Energy to accomplish one's goals. Aura: A very ambitious person who needs to succeed and has the energy to do so. Healing: Charging the auric field, increasing sexual potency, increasing the immunity system. ROSE Meditation/Dream: In meditation or dreams represents self-love, also resurrection. The color of flesh, of sensuality and emotion, romantic love, and supportive love. Aura: A person in-love with another or in-love with one's created environment. Healing: Subtle healing and love. This energy puts back a sense of self love and self worth. RED Meditation/Dream: Red represents the will to achieve, energy, intensity, and struggle. It is also appetite, desire, and reproduction. It is life in the "now." Aura: People with mostly red in their aura are fiery spontaneous people. They are often fearless, or appear that way. Red's make good police and firemen and soldiers. Red will also be found in the normal aura for brief periods during great anger or passion. Healing: Supercharging the auric field, burning out cancer, warming cold areas. GOLD Meditation/Dream: Divinity transforming lower energy to upper energy. Spiritual power in all aspects operating for the greater good. Aura: Gold in the aura is rarely a predominate color, however you can find it as an outline to another color, like violet. Gold as an outline in the aura adds the dimension of spiritual nobility and rank, a person that has and is achieving great spiritual progress and work. Healing: The restructuring of the seventh layer of the aura (the God self). GRAY Meditation/Dream: Grey in a dream or meditation signals excessive energy being burnt off. it is also a lifting of intense fear or some life-threatening situation. Aura: A person whose life-force is leaking away due to unhappiness, sadness, depression, or illness. With the color black a person with advanced cancer. Healing: Only used during a healing when excessive energy must be removed because the person can't handle it. BLACK Meditation/Dream: In the shinny black variety it is a closing in of energy and resource to protect oneself. The velvet or shinny black is not a negative color to get in a meditation, especially if you are feeling burnt out. A velvet black light opens up the Aura so that it can accept higher colors. Aura: A dull lifeless black in the aura shows a person who is very far removed from the constructive forces of the universe. With the grey streaks, it shows a person being destroyed by his or her own separation from God. Note: Wearing black is very common and it opens up the human aura to all the other colors. Many students of the occult like to wear black for this reason. Wearing black also protects your energy from leaking out to others. Healing: The velvet black color is used to bring a patient into the state of grace, silence, and peace with God. SILVER Meditation/Dream: Silver relates to the moon, the subconscious, and the female aspect of the universe. Aura: Not a color usually present in the aura in any great quantity. Healing: Used to purge the auric field and to charge the sixth level of being (karmic level), to remove old karma that is no longer needed. INDIGO Meditation/Dream: Purple or indigo in a dream or meditation signals some kind of psychic power or ability or some kind of psychic force. Aura: In the aura shows a very intuitive person, a person with prepackaged abilities that come from before birth to be used physically in this incarnation. These people tend to be square pegs as far as society and fitting in is concerned. This will change as more of the current generation is born with this color and takes its place in society. Healing: The opening up of intuition or of some psychic ability. It is also used to prepare the individual of the entering of the divine spirit. CRYSTAL Meditation/Dream: Transformation into a new form or a higher energy state. Crystals amplify and a crystal light will amplify your own energy to a higher level. Aura: A crystal aura around a person is clear but will have other colors intermingled with it. This is the 'chameleon' aura. People with this aura will take on the attitudes and ways of those around them. The aura of others becomes their own aura. It is important for these crystal people to only surround themselves with the best influences possible, for obvious reasons. A person with a crystal aura must learn how to separate themselves from everybody else. Healing: Sometimes used to fill in an empty spot where some energy was removed, so that nothing unwanted takes it place, till the person's energy field can replace the vacuum with its own energy field.
MICHAEL SPEAKS 061310 HOW GUIDES WORK Based on the request of Nicholas via the Topic Suggestion Forum: So many people around me talk about receiving information from their guides. Some seem to literally hear their guides and others seem to sense their guides. Recently I have met a healer who seems to follow most of his guides instructions, and I find the idea of that unsettling. I think it would be really helpful to explore this topic and gain clarity about who/what our guides are, how they interact with us, and what tend to be our illusions/delusions about the whole thing. MEntity: The topic of choice is one that presents a challenge to those in physical form, and we will do our best to offer solutions and practices that may be implemented for bridging the gap between the Physical and Non-Physical in terms of relationships. There is a multitude of relationships happening between your Essence and other Essences at any given time, many of which will have no real or obvious bearing on the Physical incarnation at the time. However, there are, for most Personalities, at least 4 Non-physical relationships of significance that have direct bearing on the life, whether acknowledged, or not. The first relationship of the 4, of course, being the one you have with “yourself,” with your own Essence. Beyond the obvious relationship with your own Essence, every fragment will have 3 Guides, one of which is a Primary Guide and chosen as a relationship that arcs across the entire lifetime. Two additional Guide POSITIONS are also always in place, though the fragments who fulfill those Positions may change across the lifetime. There are two ways to understand these three positions: The Primary Guide = LIFE GUIDE, with two additional Guides fulfilling the positions of RELATIONSHIP and EVENT Or PRIMARY GUIDE = INTELLECTUAL Guide, with two additional Guides fulfilling the relativity of the EMOTIONAL and ACTION Positions. ESSENCE would be the Assimilative or Neutral Guide, so to speak. The Life/Intellectual Guide would be directly accessed through the Attitude of the Personality. The Relationship/Emotional Guide is the guide who is currently on call for help with relationships, emotional issues, inspirational needs, etc. This guide is directly accessed through the Mode of the Personality. The Events/Action Guide is the guide who is currently on call for help with decisions, choices, navigation, directions, material issues, health, sex, etc. This guide is directly accessed through the Goal of the Personality. These three Positions, even if the guides change in two of them, will ALWAYS be a part of a lifetime; even your first lifetime will have these because they are populated by peers, and not necessarily by “higher beings,” or more intelligent, wiser beings. These are your friends. The fragment (or fragments) who fulfill the Primary/Intellectual Position is permanent for the lifetime, but the other two positions will have several Essences fulfill them over time, depending on the current life experiences at the time. All of the Positions can be populated by more than one fragment. As Essence evolves, the Guide Positions can tend to become quite populated by several fragments because acceptance of support is regarded as a form of evolution. The Primary, if it is populated by more than one fragment, will have that set of fragments for the entire lifetime. The additional Positions may have a set of fragments fulfilling them during one period of the life, and then rotate out to a new set over time. These flexible Positions can also have one or more fragment supporting a sub-context of Relationships, for instance, while others support another sub-context, so that you are supported, say, in Work Relationships, Intimate Relationships, Public Relationships, etc. However many Guides an incarnated fragment may have, the POSITIONS will always remain the same. This is because those positions are highly-specific to the basic contexts of any physical incarnation, and quite specific to the media (chakras) that are used for communication and exchange between the physical and non-physical. It will never be necessary for you to have tangible access to your guides for you to still receive the tangible effects of your relationship to your guides. In other words, in the same way that the most loving of friends can give you the most profound of support and insight and direction, it will always be YOU who makes the ultimate difference; in relationships with Guides, this is even truer. Your Guides cannot (and will not) interfere with, or intervene in, your life, and their physical impact can only be felt through your actions that fulfill any influence from those Guides. There are times that one's guides might seem to influence the Physical Plane in near-magical ways, leaving a fragment feeling as if there are profound powers in place, but beyond some instances of delusion, there are some unique instances of physical impact independent from you, but they are not exactly what they seem to be. We will elaborate on that another time. Now that we have shared the basic framework of how we see Guides organizing and working with incarnated fragments, we will respond more directly to the subject of accessing your guides more intimately, and the challenges and pitfalls that may be a part of that process. For most fragments, the tangibility and intimacy of a relationship with a Guide will never rise beyond the level of intimacy one has with his or her own Essence, and all forms of guidance will funnel through that relationship. The irony in this is that the more aligned one is with Essence, the less Essence is seen, or experienced, as a higher force, or guide that is accessed as existing beyond the wholeness of self. In other words, the more intimate one is with Essence, the less-obvious the gap between the Physical and Non-Physical, in terms of relationship with Essence and other Guides. Part of the process for gaining that level of intimacy does include a phase through which every fragment will most likely go in which the division between Physical and Non-Physical is quite pronounced and subject to personification, which can be experienced as a fairly profound, tangible relationship with the unseen. Even if Essence has gained that level of intimacy with a previous incarnation, a current incarnation will most likely go through that phase of differentiation before it accepts the lack of division as the medium for intimacy. The Stages of Differentiation in regard to non-physical relationships are similar to, if not parallel to, the stages of Soul Ages: Infant, Baby, Young, Mature, and Old. Keep in mind that these Stages of Differentiation are not specific to any Soul Age, so an Old Soul can be at any Stage of Differentiation described below. Once a fragment has begun to ponder the possibility that there may very well be "spirit guides," and other non-physical influences, it launches into that exploration from an Infant Stage of approach, laced with superstition, fear, resistance, etc. Spirits are seen as vague forces, mythological figures, ancestors, curses, demons, etc. However they are interpreted, they are regarded with fear that either requires protection or great respect. The Baby Stage of Differentiation begins to "hear voices," see omens everywhere, take the relationship in most literal terms, relaying the insights as if coming from instructional forces. This Stage regards these relationships as superseding individual choice, and regardless of Soul Age, will often feel that these spirits hold far more authority over life than any incarnated being. The Young Stage of Differentiation begins to emphasize the relationship to non-physical forces as one that requires sharing that relationship in a way that instructs and guides others, usually with great emphasis on urgency, timelines, looming shifts, etc. This Stage is marked by rallying others to listen to what is being shared, prompting either anxiousness or exciting anticipation, usually regarding upcoming “shifts,” or other looming change on the horizon that requires instruction, intangible experiences, heavy submersion in the imagination as a sanctuary of escape or hope. The Mature Stage of Differentiation is the first time true intimacy begins to occur with these non-physical relationships. The Mature Stage softens the differentiation and begins to blur the lines between self and Guides. That blurring is a confusing stage because what seems so defined, literal, and tangible by other reports coming from "younger" stages of differentiation, now seems illusory, imaginary, suspicious. This is a stage filled with questioning, discernment, and even the clearest of communication is scrutinized and held up for validation. Two things begin to emerge in the Mature Stage of Differentiation: One is the intimacy that we have already described as blurring, and the other is the realization that one has the skill to tap into one's own innate wisdom and resources as opposed to depending on the influences of others. The Mature Stage, ironically then, has most of one's guides turning the fragment back to his or her own self as its own guide. Rather than instructions or influence being given in response to the question of "What Should I Do?" it is met with the response equivalent to "Well, what Do YOU Think/Feel You should Do?" Guides are now seen as positions of support, rather than as positions of force and resource. An Aside: These same Stages of Differentiation can also be found in ones methods for relating to the physical relationships of support in ones life. The Old Stage of Differentiation would find the relationship with one's Essence and Guides to have lost all boundaries, nearly all differentiation, and to have moved into a relationship we might describe as "soft intuition." We use the phrase "soft intuition" because, for the most part, the fragment will have grasped that he or she is supported, loved, and that there are forces and resources at work that will take care of the non-physical aspects of the life so the Personality is free to focus on the living of life. The "soft intuition" is the general tuning in to the self and to guides that allows for alerts, sensations, cues, synchronicity, etc. that help in the various contexts of life. However, as in the Old Soul Age of living, it includes all previous Stages of Differentiation, so that the fragment can, if necessary, call upon Guides for help, insight, force, resource, guidance, etc., but this is usually done from a different angle than ever before, in that even when this support is called upon for more tangible effects, it is understood that those tangible effects will have to come from your implementation of the insights, guidance, influence, etc. There is no urgency, no fantastical representations, no necessity for theatrics, no call to rescue the world, no secrecy, no recruitment, no warnings, no advice or instruction, etc. There is only support, insight, guidance, resource, and force to the extent that one receives, translates, and expresses that through oneself. Understanding these Stages of Differentiation, one can now see how the evolving intimacy with ones Guides and Essence begins to lose the imposed personifications and “magical” power that is brought to the interpretations of those same relationships earlier on. The Stages most susceptible to Delusions would be those of the Baby and Young Stages. The Stages most lacking in tangibility and obvious force would be the Mature and Old Stages. In regard to accessing your Guides: We mentioned previously that your Primary/Intellectual/Expression/Life Guide is accessed through your ATTITUDE; Your Emotional/Inspirational/Relationship Guide through your MODE; your Moving/Action/Events Guide through your GOAL. Understanding this can help you to bring awareness to how/where to look/feel for the relationship that exists between you and your Guide/s. For instance, as you wish to find a more sensory relationship with your Life Guide Position, it will be found most obvious in your primary philosophies about your life. How you interpret your life can be helped by your Primary Guide. If you find you are interpreting your life as something "that sucks," for instance, it can be helpful to call upon your Primary Guide for help in lifting some of the psychic obstructions that block your ability to interpret life more accurately as the beauty that it is. The "tangibility" of that relationship can be acknowledged during or after the help has taken place, but it would most likely show up as a bright moment of insight, clarity, possibility, etc. If that moment is dismissed, it will not have meant that there was no support, but that you chose not to use it or acknowledge it. If you find your greatest distraction in your life is your lack of relationship with others, you can call upon your Relationship/Emotional Guides to help set up your Agreements, secure them, attract them, etc. This help would most likely show up as impulses for attending certain events, running an errand, reaching out, taking a risk, being vulnerable, etc. The fact that you may choose to stay safe in your isolation, or may default to presumptions about your attractiveness based on your patterns of the past, or may ignore impulses, then it is not that you did not have tangible exchanges with your Guide/s, but that you simply dismissed them. And, of course, similar scenarios could be said as examples for your Events/Action/Goal Guide/s. Your Primary Guide/s can most-easily be accessed through ORACLES, such as Tarot, Astrological Transit interpretations, iChing, and other systems of synchronicity that provide opportunities for interpretation, insight, and higher perspectives. Your Emotional/Relationship Guide/s can most-easily be accessed through DREAMS, which may or may not be recalled. Dreams (Astral Plane) provide a meeting ground for all fragments, physical or non-physical. Your Events/Action Guide/s can most-easily be accessed through OTHER PEOPLE. By this we mean that support, direction, help from your own Guides can often be delivered through the help you seek through physical people, which often requires asking for that help, reaching out, letting people know you need them. The changes that can come from that are often the result of support that your Action Guides can provide because of the actions being taken by more people involved. Combining all of these is your built-in non-physical support for any incarnation. Of course, we have much more to say on this subject, but we will say in conclusion to this response at this time, that the ability to discern the validity of support from a Guide must simply be learned from experience. There is no short cut. In other words, you may consult your Tarot and find that your interpretation did not lend the insight and clarity that you thought was so obvious in your reading, but this is not a sign to halt your attempt at insight through that relationship, instead it is an invitation to continue practicing, observing, and learning to differentiate between projection, and true communication. The same could be said of you and any of your relationships. [QUESTION] Would it be correct then to say that as one evolves through the stages, their guides begin to lose importance, as the individual is beginning to act as their own guide? [MICHAEL] We would say that it is no different from the relationships one has in one's own physical life: growing older and wiser does not equate relationships growing less important, but that the relationships grow free from the clutter of dependency, imposition, personification, projection, expectation, etc. Relationships with physical or non-physical beings are often like the process of learning how to boat on the open waters: at first, all of the influences are scary, powerful, and seem to have a direct force upon the boat, directions, and experiences of the ride. As one learns to work with those forces, one develops the tools for directing and harnessing those forces. Eventually, you are taking to the waters with oar, rudder, motor, sails, etc., and all of your choices are your own, using your own tools, going where you want to go, but still moving along with those same forces, resources, and support for your movement across the waters. It is not that those forces are less-important, but that they are funneled through a myriad of tools that you have learned to use so that those forces merely support what you choose to do. We realize this is a limited and potentially-misleading analogy, but if confined to the context we just described, it is valid. [QUESTION] Can the Essences that are your guides be the Essences of Personalities you know within a lifetime? [MICHAEL] It is not impossible for that to be the case, though it is not done very often. It is possible because any given Personality is only a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the energy that is Essence, and Essence is not limited to any time frame or geographical location. Therefore, an Essence can be incarnated alongside your incarnation, but fulfill a Position as Guide in a non-physical manner. For the most part, this "makes no sense" to most fragments, so it is rare. Keep in mind that when an Essence fulfills the Position of Guide, the experience for that Guide is quite similar to incarnating, which is one of the reasons a Guide can have a "Personality" and personal history that contributes to its method of support. This is why it "makes no sense" to play both a physical incarnation and act as a Guide in the same life, because that relationship can be fulfilled through one or the other, making both redundant and unnecessary. [QUESTION] Can guides be nonhuman--or formerly human? non-formerly human, I mean? [MICHAEL] Yes, that is possible for specialized contexts within the Positions, and this is quite common among different species that share worlds and star systems. For a species that is isolated, such as yours, the Positions of Guides are fairly restricted to those who know what it is like to live as your species. For instance, the Essence of a Sentient Dolphin can be a Guide for those Humans working with Dolphins, otherwise, a Dolphin as your Guide for living life as a Human is fairly useless. This is not to say that relationships between Sentience of different Species does not occur in non-physical realms, but that the networking is limited to the extent that the networking is reflected in the Physical Plane. [QUESTION] Would you give me an example where I chose to use one of these 3 guides/positions to help me with a problem, issue, situation so that I may be able to recognize their influence in the future? [MICHAEL] Your Primary Guide is who helped you to find us. Exploring the process that led to those moments may be insightful. Your Relationship Guide/s helped you to extend beyond physical limitations to build current relationships related to finding our teaching. Exploring that process can lend insight into that area. [QUESTION] How often do the guides you have 'shift' in and out of their positions - for example, my ET was one of my emotional guides for a while but has reincarnated again and isn't available. I feel that there are those who come and go as well as those who 'stay.' [MICHAEL] The more fluid Positions or Relationships and Events shift and change to the degree that one's life shifts and changes. If one notices an arcing pattern in the realm of relationships, yet is played out from relationship to relationship, there may be one Guide helping with the overall pattern, while others support the individual relationships along the way. Relationship and Event Positions can go through many changes in Guides, but it does not mean that one Guide cannot remain for the entire lifetime in that Position. It simply means that those Positions are prone to change and flexibility, whereas the Primary Position is not. [QUESTION] But guides do 'shift' out sometimes? And another shifts in - as you said, with changing circumstances? eg - a health issue becomes predominant so a 'health' focus guide comes 'online'? [MICHAEL] That is correct. [QUESTION] could you give me an example of how these guide assist me creatively and how do I know it is not imagination when contact is made? [MICHAEL] First we will point out that one's Imagination is the highest frequency tool available to the human body, and it IS the medium through which conscious contact, influence, and exchange with non-physical Guides will be made. Imagination does not equate Delusion. Imagination is a tool that can be used for Delusion or for Direction, and includes the spectrum between. To truly comprehend and sense the validity of exchange between the physical and non-physical one must first embrace Imagination as the very language that will be used for that. As in the learning of any language, practice is important, and differentiation of "voices" becomes easier with that practice. Delusional voices will always exist, and will actually never go away, but one can begin to recognize the hopeful, desperate, projected, forced, urgent "voices" of Delusion vs the soft, intuitive, gentle insights, creative inspirations that come from Direction. We use the word "Direction" for the more positive aspects of Imagination because the positive aspects of Imagination move one forward, while Delusion moves in circles, or remains "stuck." [QUESTION] delusion=ego? [MICHAEL] Ego does not equate Delusion. Ego is simply the self-conscious aspect of the Personality, which can be self-conscious in terms of awareness, or in terms of indulgence or self-defense. [QUESTION] have my guides helped me creatively? [MICHAEL] If you have felt inspired and created something fulfilling, it would be safe to say that this was a result of a healthy exchange between you and your Guides, or you and Essence, or all of the above, so to speak. [QUESTION] This is in relation to what you said about animal guides- if one (like myself, who feels Hawk is my totem) does not directly work with an animal, can they still have an animal guide? [MICHAEL] For the most part, Totems are a form of "template" that is used as a means to personify a relationship with a Guide who is, by incarnational definition, "Human." If it helps one to relate to the Primary Guide by using the symbolism of a Hawk, Bear, Cougar, Dragonfly, Ant, Water, Wind, Butterfly, Lion, Rabbit, Tree, Faearies, etc., then that does not diminish the relationship, it is simply a part of the Differentiation process. All Totems are symbolic. This is not to say that a relationship with those Kingdoms cannot be had, physically or non-physically, but when they are valid, they are simply affectionate relationships, not ones that provide profound life directions. Beyond the affectionate relationship, the rest is symbolic and up for the Sentient Being to interpret. For instance, if one were to have a Hawk as a “pet,” that relationship would be confined to the capacity for the Hawk to live in comfortably with a Human, and the insights gained would require the same symbolism, imagination, and interpretation that is used for the Totem relationship. Hawk Central, or Rabbit Central, or Dragonfly Central, for instance, do not provide individualized support and guidance for Humans, even if their part in the dynamic of Earth Life can be used as symbolic forms for the individual Human to grasp understanding and support. For example: If one were to feel that Hawk is one's Life Totem, then this might be symbolic of how the Primary Guide (of Human Sentience) works in overall Life. This might mean that one's ATTITUDE is aligned with the accepted symbolism of Hawk, and this means that one's philosophy of life, in general, is expressed as symbolic of a Hawk. It would also mean that when one seeks support and exchange with the Primary Guide, it may show up in the symbolic or literal form of Hawk, in the various extensions associated with Hawk, etc. [QUESTION] to clarify from earlier, you could have a Dolphin as a guide since they are ensouled, but non-ensouled "guides" are templates? [MICHAEL] That would be correct. The non-Sentient hive souls can become symbolic for personal uses, and/or develop affectionate relationships, but cannot technically play a role of Guide. We will conclude here, though we will repeat: there is much more to say on this topic should it be of interest to our students.