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Throughout all of the lifetimes, heartaches, pleasures, fears, and pains, you are never actually alone. There are groups of souls connected to you on very intimate and deep levels. Your Essence develops varying levels of depth with other Essences as you would as a Personality within a lifetime.Though the dynamics of how Essences are all organized and connected can get very detailed and mathematical, we will stick with just a few introductory terms here.The first terms that will become familiar to you are CADRE and ENTITY.ENTITY: a family of approximately 1000 Essences who share a theme of consciousness. Think of an Entity as a busload of souls who come with you to Earth, and everyone on that bus is your Entity Mate.CADRE (pronounced either KAH-druh or KAD-dree): a group of 7 Entities (or 7 "bus loads"). Entities are organized into groups of 7 acting as "extended family", so to speak. Your Entity, along with these 6 other Entities, makes for a large family of souls sharing a very intimate and specific group consciousness. Everyone in a specific Cadre is called your "Cadre Mate".Why are souls organized into these groups? Because groups of souls are interested in certain themes and adventures, and before you ever start your journey from Tao, you find other souls of similar interests. Many of these souls are souls you have "known" a long long time and some are totally "new" to you, but the common thread will be in your specific themes of interest. An Entity will share a more specific theme among all of its members while a Cadre will have each Entity exploring aspects of an even larger theme. More importantly, the reason you choose these "families of consciousness" before you begin your journey is so that no matter where you incarnate in a lifetime, you will always be able to find at least one or two familiar souls with which you can find comfort and growth.There is a larger structure that contains the Cadre and Entity and that is called your ENERGY RING. This is the largest group you should be concerned with at this time. An Energy Ring is a Group of 12 Cadres.Here is how it all connects: 1 Energy Ring = 12 Cadres 1 Cadre = 7 Entities 1 Entity = approximately 1000 EssencesOf course, there are millions and millions of people in the world, so there are also thousands and thousands and thousands of Energy Rings, Cadres, and Entities. You will interact with all kinds of souls and people from all kinds of Cadres and Entities, but most of your important and moving experiences are shared with Entity members and Cadre Members. In addition, you have your own larger Energy Ring to work with! This gives you at least a total of about 84,000 Essences (12 Cadres, 12 X 7000 Essences) to work with over all of your lifetimes and that's if you chose to only work within your own Energy Ring!The Intimate ConnectionsThere are a few Essences that you work with on world projects and some you work with on specific internal growth. To help with these intense and amazing experiences across so many lifetimes, it takes commitment and dedication from another Essence.There are at least two primary Essence relationships that stand out. Any relationship can be profound and intense, but these are the technical terms for those Essences who have chosen to get to know you "inside and out" and to always seek to push you beyond your limitations.They are your ESSENCE TWIN and TASK COMPANIONS.The ESSENCE TWIN is the one Essence guaranteed to be committed to going through EVERYTHING with you, including all the worst and best experiences. This is not the romantic "soul mate" that the "New Age" and romance novels like to promote; instead this Essence relationship can be described simply as "intense". This is because this relationship does not allow for either individual to "hide" from himself, or to avoid the internal issues that block growth. The relationship with your Essence Twin (ET) can be intensely loving or intensely hateful, but there is rarely neutrality between yourself and that Essence, particularly within a physical lifetime where your Personalities are "between you". You each reflect in each other everything you love and hate about yourself. This "mirroring" ignites growth and encourages a self-awareness because you are so profoundly confronted with yourself, your fears, and your desires.Most Essences spend about 60% to 70% of their lives incarnated with their Essence Twin in some way. Otherwise, if only one of you is incarnated, the other might act as a Spirit Guide.Essence Twins are NEVER from the same Entity.The 7th Entity of a Cadre will usually find its Essence Twins in the 7th Entity of another Cadre within their Energy Ring.Essence Twins are the links that reunite a Cadre, and the 7th Entities are what reunite the Energy Ring (12 Cadres).Around 5% of all Essences choose NOT to even have an Essence Twin! See Surrogates and Traveling Companions, below for how this is accommodated.TASK COMPANIONS are Essences committed to working on external, worldly projects and experiences with you. Your Essence always starts your incarnational cycle with at least one Task Companion, but you also acquire as many as five as you continue to incarnate. You acquire more Task Companions because you "meet" and learn that there are others who are excellent work partners for you, too.Task Companions are always from the same Entity. This is because Task Companions are those Fragments we work with as a means to accomplish things in the external world, to manifest ourselves in some specific way on the Physical Plane. If two Fragments share the exact same Casting, and therefore approaching life from a very similar angle, there would be no balance to the approach of accomplishment. Because your Casting Position affects how you live your daily life, it is vitally linked to how you also manifest your accomplishments when working with a Task Companion. Task Companions will always be one Ordinal and one Cardinal in Casting. Having the different Casting is a complementary union, to help cover both the focused aspects of life and the broader aspects of life.The relationships between Task Companions are what reunite an Entity.TRAVELING COMPANIONSTraveling Companions are those Essences who reside in the EXACT same position as your own position within their own Entity! In other words, if you are the 127th Essence within your Entity, then all of the fragments who are in the 127th position within the other 6 Entities are your Traveling Companions. One of those 6 Essences is actually your Essence Twin, and the deep bond among all of you is very similar to the Essence Twin bond. In fact, it can be hard to differentiate a Traveling Companion from the Traveling Companion who is your Essence Twin. Those fragments without an Essence Twin will still have the Traveling Companions, which are quite similar in effect within the lifetime.CADENCE MATESAnd finally, although there are many many connections that Michael will explain, another good one to know is what are called your Cadence Mates. These are the other 6 Essences that are directly, intimately linked to you WITHIN your entity. This is the smallest named grouping within the Michael Teachings. A Cadence of Essences is ALL the same Role. If you think of an Entity as a Bus, then these are the other 6 Essences that are sitting in the same row as you!Though you will learn many more details about these terms as you study the Teachings, these are good ones with which to start. Be careful not to think that the love of your life is your Essence Twin or that your business partner is your Task Companion. It's not that simple, unfortunately, at least not at first. All kinds of strong relationships get created over time and your Essence Twin and Task Companions are just a few of many.
MICHAEL SPEAKS 091408 Open Floor Michael Entity: Hello to all of you. We are here. We will begin with a response to the first question. QUESTION: I can see how anger can be useful (to show you when your boundaries have been breached), but Cruelty would seem to have no use. Why does it exist, and where does it come from? Michael Entity: In the same way that Anger is a defense, so is what you might consider to be Cruelty. However, it is important to note that "Cruelty" is often a relative experience. "Cruelty" is often not an intentional by-product of someone's action or choices, but a fragment who is disappointed might assign the label of "cruelty" to the event. For instance, when one fragment can legitimately sense the necessity of a separation within a relationship, but the other fragment is deeply attached and terrified of solitude, the choice of the fragment to move on can be interpreted as "cruel," when, indeed, it was one of the most loving choices the other fragment might have experienced to-date. COMMENT: Oh, I see. I guess I was thinking of cruelty as intentionally trying to hurt another. Michael Entity: It is very important to differentiate the intentional act of Cruelty from the interpretative act of defense against disappointment. Acts of Cruelty are often not just the result of intentions to hurt, but can be the result of neglect, denial, justification, and apathy. With all of that being said, we can now more clearly respond to your original question of "why does it exist," and "from where does it come." The legitimate act of Cruelty, whether intentional or not, is a product of choice, of course, but a product of choice that is entirely self-preserving. Not "self-serving," but self-PRESERVING. There is a difference. Self-preservation is an act of survival and fear, whereas Self-Serving is an act of giving/receiving. Cruelty, then "exists" because there are a myriad of ways in which the fearful body, mind, or heart can turn for survival purposes when these feel threatened. Even the most intentional, drawn-out acts of torture as a form of Cruelty would still be generated from this very same thing. Although all Chief Negative Features can bring about forms of Cruelty, the most active, intentional forms of Cruelty can generate from Arrogance and Self-deprecation, and the most passive forms of Cruelty can generate from Impatience and Martyrdom. In terms of "Cruelty having no use," we would agree. Cruelty is an unnecessary byproduct of fear and has no value beyond the false sense of defense. QUESTION: Would you say anything about healing our bodies when they have been experiencing physical and emotional cruelty? Michael Entity: The response to your question might find more relevance on an individual basis, but what we can say in general is for any fragment who has experienced Cruelty, whether real or imagined, 50% of the healing would come from the comprehension that the Cruelty had nothing to do with you, or your value, your meaning, your worth, your choices, your past, future, etc. In short, it has nothing to do with you at all. Many who experience Cruelty, real or imagined, healing is delayed by the constant questioning of WHY. Most often there is no answer to this question that would satisfy you. The focus for healing would be more beneficial in the direction of HOW, as in focusing on your rebuilding, your personal compassion and kindness, and your support. QUESTION: Recently it was channeled I have a surrogate task companion because my TC is not available. What reasons would a Task Companion not be available so that a surrogate TC would need to be available, and could the surrogate TC relationship last across lifetimes. Michael Entity: All fragments have surrogate Task Companions and Essence Twins. There is a spectrum of reasons for why a fragment falls into unavailability, such as death, distraction, change of plans, lack of memory, lack of interest, lack of skills or tools required for the task at hand. An Essence cannot predict the outcome of the choices that a Personality might make within a lifetime, and often those choices are counter to original intentions for the lifetime. As the soul grows older, rather than generate Karmic Ribbons as a result from the impact of another fragment's choices that might alter your plans for a life, it is simply more practical to have a surrogate step in. Surrogate relationships do tend toward consistency and are usually drawn from the closer strings within your circle of support (your Support Group of 12). For instance, a 3rd String Knowledge Position might be your Surrogate Task Companion, and a 2nd String Love Position might tend to be your surrogate Essence Twin. If these terms are unfamiliar to you, Troy can direct you to resources for exploring that Support Group details further. QUESTION: Is it possible to run out of surrogates (if the surrogate is unable to be there for some reason)? Michael Entity: Surrogates do tend to still fall into some kind of mathematical resonance with you in a way that would be similar to the fragment for whom one is stepping in. It has happened to all of you here that, after the life was entered, "no one was around." Those lifetimes can tend to be surprisingly delightful or terrifying, much in the same way one might feel if one were to plan a trip to the mall, or upon arrival to school, and finding oneself in a complete "free-for-all." Those lives are rare, especially after the Baby Soul Age cycle, because the skills for creating a Personality and lifetime becomes an art for Essence, but it has happened to some Older Souls. QUESTION: I would like clarification re: the 9/12 "Trues". There are 9 Trues PLUS Life Task/True Work, but the 9 Trues are actually grouped in threes with the True Work to make 3 quadrates. Does that mean there are 3 different aspects to the Life Task/True Work depending on its quadrate, thus making 12 Trues, 3 of which are variants of True Work? or is it 9 Trues plus 1 True Work/Life Task? which would make 10 trues . . . Michael Entity: Both angles of interpretation would work. Technically, there are 9 "Trues" made up of 3 Triads of support for the Life Task in various contexts of "Personal," "Community," and "Planetary." The phrase "True Work" was a kind of shorthand as the original concept was delivered in a consistent way to describe the Personal Quadrate and was interpreted by some as indicating a separate concept from Life Task. However, it is valid to say that the Life Task can be described through various suggestions under a title of "True Work" and each could be more specific to the different Quadrates. In other words, the Life Task would remain the same as an overall arc of description, but methods of action for manifesting the Life Task could be described in terms of True Work on a Personal level, a Community level, and a Planetary level. QUESTION: so in a sense all 9 Trues combine together as supportive elements of the Life Task which is the summation of the 9 Trues? Michael Entity We describe the three Triads as each supporting the Life Task, but the ultimate pattern is one of progressive, though non-linear, evolution, or pyramidal evolution. Any system of 9 is a pyramidal form of evolution in our system, such as the 9 Needs. When a fragment's Life Task tends to be on a Personal Level, the "base" is built from the Personal Quadrate, or Pillars of Vitality. When a fragment's Life Task tends to be on a Community Level, the base is built from the Community Quadrate, or Pillars of Harmony. When a fragment's Life Task tends to be on a Planetary Level, the base is built from the Planetary Quadrate, or Pillars of Transformation. However one "builds" or visualizes this pyramid of evolution, there will be tiers of development that eventually address all Quadrates. We have much more to say about this subject, but will move on for now. NOTE FROM TROY: Michael also shared this image for me as a way to understand this "pyramid," so I mocked up a copy as best I could. For some of the advanced students, note that the Life Task/True Works are Action; Play, Health, and Core are Expression; Rest, Spirit, and Love are Inspiration; Study, Home, and Gift are Assimilation. See attached image or the image above, if it shows properly. The image isn't static, either, but rotates as necessary or depending on a person's emphasis. [QUESTION]: How does serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, manifest in relationship to Roles and Overleaves? Are they caused by the Overleaves or are the Overleaves masked by the illness, until the illness is successfully treated? Michael Entity: No "mental illness" is caused by the Overleaves themselves, but understanding the Overleaves can help one to manage "mental illnesses." Most breakdowns in Personality however, when not due to any physical damage or developmental distortions, are usually Centering issues. COMMENT: I am going on the research that says these are physical illness. Michael Entity: Schizophrenia, for example, is the inability for the emotional elements of a Personality to communicate with one another, tending to be an Emotionally-Centered, Moving Part issue. Bipolar diagnoses are often the issues of Intellectual Centering, Moving Part. "Mental illnesses" that are diagnosed as being sourced from chemical imbalances are still connected to the Centering issues, and it can be a valid form of healing to use drug intervention on that chemical level to bring about a functioning that can then be sustained by the body in the long run. When physical damage or developmental issues of the body are a cause for a "mental illness," then this is usually a direct result of choice or allowance by Essence and is part of a greater theme of experience. In that case, the Goal is usually involved as the primary consideration, but is not the only consideration, of course. In all cases of legitimate mental illness, it is the result of breakdown in communication among the various facets of the Personality, requiring a third-party bridging for effective communication to be returned. There are a number of ways a fragment can focus a lifetime on issues that require comprehension of interconnectedness, dependency, and the importance for allowing help, so mental illness is one of those ways. Again, this is a question that can be more effectively answered in relation to specific individuals, but we believe our response here will offer some relevance in general. QUESTION: You have told earlier about suitable ways to meditate for people with emotional/intellectual and intellectual/moving centering. What about the rest: intellectual/emotional, emotional/moving, moving/intellectual and moving/emotional? Michael Entity: In nearly all cases for effective meditation, it is not so much about the Primary Center/Part, but about the Centering that is most often neglected. So an Emotionally-Centered/Intellectual Part, and an Intellectually-Centered/Emotional Part could both do well with a MOVING-CENTERED Meditation. Whatever your Centering/Part, you might find the most effective meditations to be in the realm of that third Center of Gravity that is not usually accessed. Moving-Centered Meditations can include anything that involves the Body, from taking a simple walk, to Tai Chi and Yoga to dancing the night away. Intellectually-Centered Meditations can include anything from crossword puzzles and brain teasers to such focused meditations as Transcendental Meditation, to good night of hilarity and comedy. Emotionally-Centered Meditations can include anything from a good listen to music that resonates with you, to cathartic expressions such as can be found in Primal Therapies, to night of tears and intensity at the movies. So a Moving Centered/Emotional Part or Emotional Centered/Moving Part can both do well to get out out the crosswords, brain teasers, or make their way to the nearest comedy venue. The point of meditation, in general, is to bring about a full functioning of all of the lower Centers, so it will always be most effective to focus first on that Centering that is most neglected. However, if one wants to just feel good and bring some awareness to one's natural, habitual processes, one can focus on a meditation that is resonant to the Primary Centering. Rather than compile a list of meditations for each Centering, each of you can consider this fairly accurately on your own: if it tends to emphasize the Body, it can be used as a Moving-Centered meditation. If it tends to draw up and emphasize the Emotions or feelings, it can be used as an Emotionally-Centered meditation. If it tends to bring about emphasis on the Intellect or thinking, it can be used as an Intellectually-Centered meditation. The difference between an experience being just another experience and its being a meditation is AWARENESS. When you are dancing, listening, or laughing, for example, bringing your awareness to the moment can instantly turn it into a kind of meditation. QUESTION: I'm curious about the "coincidence" of someone dying on the birthdate of a loved one; for example, my grandmother died on my birthday, and my mate died on his mother's. My feeling is, it's like a tip of the hat, a sort of spiritual wink, from one soul to another — if it's possible to generalize. Could you comment please? Michael Entity: "Meaning" is always the result of one's creating it, not finding it, or discovering it. Even when the intentions of someone is clear, the interpreted meaning on the receiving end can be quite different from those original intentions. When one dies, one will die on a day that many MANY will be able to claim as their birthday. With that in mind, we would say that when a person from your intimate circle dies on a personally relevant day, there is often an intention there. What that intention is can be very different among those instances, but we have seen that it is valid that there is usually an intended message there. QUESTION: There has been written and discussed much about that the mobile phones are overheating and making damage to our bodies when much used. There are of course also those that deny facts about any effect in one way or the other. How does the energy from the mobile phones influence on our bodies or the head when we use them? :call: :hypno: :) Michael Entity: Though the use of what you call "cell phones" or "mobile phones" is fairly recent in your history, we have not seen any effects of any significance that could be considered dangerous to the physical body, at least in terms of waves or rays, however some have exploded, causing harm, but that is a different category of threat, and minimal at that. The rays of your sun in one day can have far more impact in "negative" or dangerous ways than a lifetime's use of a cellular phone. The use of a microwave for extensive cooking can have more long-term damage to one's body than the use of a cellular phone for a lifetime. QUESTION: So the heat and dizziness some feels in the head when they hold it for a longer period close to the ears is minimal of distortion? Michael Entity: We base our response on the reports we can see relative to damages or harm caused by cellular phones, but we see none beyond those of the explosive variety and some cases of interference with regulators, such as "pacemakers." The heat is legitimate, but the dizziness appears to be individual reactions to holding up the arm for extended periods of time, or walking and talking at the same time. Other reasons can tend to come from the audio effects on the ear drums as many cellular phones can tend to have poor translation from device to ear. We offer our response as reflective of what is on record at this time, but we do not offer it as a conclusive report. The devices in question are undergoing a number of changes that will continue to require monitoring for effects. We will conclude here. Good day to each of you. Goodbye.
Open Floor Session -- October 4, 2015 [MEntity] We are here, now. Hello to each of you. We can begin now. QUEUE IS NOW OPEN Yes, Kurtis. And hello to you. [Kurtis] Hi Michael, :). I'd like to continue as in last time with how the Stoic appears/acts in social situations. [MEntity] The Stoic shows up in social situations as fairly unflinching, unsurprised, and sometimes uninterested. The Stoic has a built-in capacity for slowing down processes so that reactions are either evaded or diminished in a way that does not betray those processes underneath the surface. In the Positive Pole, the Stoic can seem cool-headed, attentive, and informed, but without the biases and reactionary prejudices that might often dictate the perceptions and behaviors of others. In the Negative Pole, the Stoic can come across as tedious, lacking passion and interest, lacking attention, and generally difficult to communicate with. The difference between Tranquility and Resignation is fairly clear and distinct in the social situation. The Positive Pole Stoic could be described as being calmly present, whereas the negative pole may be described as defeated distraction. For the positive pole Stoic, even when there is little expression and reaction, there is an aliveness, but when the Stoic is in the negative pole, there is a draining effect that can be felt by those around her. [Kurtis] Thanks M. :) [Rachel_L] Hi Michael, can you please explain Floating Mate Agreements? You told me in a session: “When one is not sure of one's sexuality, the Agreements "float" between genders of the same Role so that one or the other may be accessible. This is not a complicated arrangement. It is actually more often the case than not, even for those with quite decided sexuality. For every Mate Agreement we tend to describe, we are often describing the potential in terms of any gender, though one will tend to stand out, depending on the momentum. We can explain how this works in further exchanges with you and our students.” [MEntity] Yes, Rachel. Agreements are non-binding, and are quite often more about the facilitating of experience than about the participants. The participants are still important, and there are some key experiences looked for with specific fragments, but, in general, Agreements are about the experience. This means that, while one may have a Mate Agreement, and even if that Mate Agreement is fairly certain with a specific fragment, that Agreement can shift from that specific fragment to another. The experience of matedness is the key here, and even if there is a preference for a specific fragment, Personality and Essence learn very quickly that life is far too random and chaotic to enforce some strict standard for fulfilling Agreements. By "chaotic and random" we mean that it is unpredictable, not that there is no awesome order to it at all. So a "floating" Mate Agreement could be understood as an experience one wishes to have, but are open to this being with whomever is best suited for the details of that Agreement. If you were to decide to experiment with sexuality, but all of your Agreements were static and locked in with a gender of no interest, it would make for quite difficult experimentation or realizations. Essence will always prefer open-ended probabilities than any static or enforced restriction. There is an irony here in that as your Essence grows older, it is capable of making better and better plans for a lifetime so that what is planned actually unfolds as planned, but as Essence becomes more adept at this skill and art, the interest in any strict planning fades. Part of the reason for this greater flexibility is because your Essence is now close to many many other fragments, so the trust is there for many to fulfill Agreements. If a Mate Agreement is sought, it is the context and experience of a Mate Agreement that matters more than whether it is with one person over another. By the time you are an older soul, for every Agreement, each has up to 12 "backups" set up across the planet or time to help ensure the fulfillment. [JanaK] Is there a correlation between complementary focused/creative energy ratios and relationship chemistry? If yes, can you briefly comment on this, please? [MEntity] Oh, yes. Those who share one higher ratio over another tend to lean toward greater common ground, common perspectives, common experiences, and depending on where one is with himself or herself, there is either a great bonding in this commonality, or there is very little charge because one or both still need to be challenged and provoked and healed. Those who are opposite in ratio can tend to find the greatest attraction, charge, and excitement for one another because of the challenges, differences, and complementing of processes, and depending on where one is with himself or herself, there is either this exciting and provocative dance, or there is never-ending conflict, combativeness, and intensity that usually requires separation from one another to fully process. This is why Task Companions tend toward similar ratios, whereas Essence Twins are exactly reversed. Keep in mind that choices, imprinting, and culture can have great influence on this inner design, so this response is a means to understand the dynamic, but we caution against drawing conclusions without experience. [JanaK] Interesting, thank you [MEntity] In other words, those who share similar ratios can still have great sex lives and excitement, and those who have reversed ratios can be profoundly intimate without sexual tension or intensity. [Maureen] Michael, I would like to know more about the effects of drugs, specifically morphine, on one's perceptions. For reference, I'll use myself as an example. Please answer in any way that is fitting for today's session's time and venue. I've been on morphine twice this year - post surgeries. Both times I experienced hallucinations. The first time it was with images of people being around me in the room or wherever I was imagining myself to be. This last time post surgery (last week) I literally “saw” words as if they had just been typed out in phrases. I was seeing full concepts or phrases of my own, and then in my mind's eye, I matched them up, or ordered them, neatly, with a perfectly corresponding concept or phrase from “the world”. This went on for 100s of patterns, each neatly repeating itself as the next concept or phrase came up. It was almost mesmerizing until I realized I was tired, and there seemed to be no end to this pattern making, and I wanted it to stop. Then I realized it was happening because of the morphine. I didn't like the feeling of being drugged and being on this weird pattern treadmill even though it felt like little "AHAs" were made each time a pattern was made evident. [MEntity] The effects of morphine, and most opiates, is one that frees the neurological processes from pain. When that effect is in place, a great range of possibilities are in place for changes in perspective, from clarity of insight to complete distortion of reality. Depending on dosage, usage, addiction, etc., the effects may move from enlightening to devastating. What each person experiences may be different, but the common denominator would be in this freeing up from neurological processes that usually manage and monitor pain. When neurological pathways are suddenly free, if you will, they can find they are processing differently or different data. What you experienced seems to us to have been a slowing down and a more conscious access to how you think and process already. Your mind races with how to make sense of things, how to find or create patterns, whether there are any inherent patterns, or not. It is a beautiful and exhausting process, and you had a chance to see how do this on levels usually too swift for conscious awareness. It is how you "know" even when you seem to have no logical reason to know, but also why you may "know" even when you are lacking in accuracy. This experience can be referenced as a way to keep from being too unquestioning in your "knowing," because some of the processes are artistic and based on habit, rather than on stringing together true insight or knowing. But it can also be referenced as a way for you to access when you do question, so that you use a similar, more conscious technique for assessment. In other words, it is Good Work to trust your knowing, and now you know how it works beneath the surface, but if you ever question it, you can invite the process back into consciousness and play with the stringing together or words to see what you get. [Maureen] Thanks, Michael. [MEntity] As for the individuals around you, these may have been more literal in that your consciousness was shifted enough to perceive the presence of actual forms around you. We can elaborate upon this in more detail with you in further exchanges. [Royce] Hey michael. so i watch iyanla a lot and her method of healing usually includes the participants' complete and total breakdown, tears on floor messiness before they can heal towards an issue they are facing. I notice i never really GET to that point with much and often fear i'm not looking deep enough because i don't reach that breaking point. If it IS a necessary stage of healing, how might one easier tap into one's hidden NERVE that opens the valve to tear wrenching truths? because I feel like i'm pretty good at being honest, but i'm not great at letting my whole body experience that honesty as much* [MEntity] Royce, you do not resist much truth. You may be slow to reflect those truths, to express those truths with confidence, but we do not see you as resisting truths. Those who resist truths tend to require breakdowns and more dramatic turning points, whereas the older soul's most "dramatic" struggle with truth is a heavy sigh and/or rolling of the eyes. The older soul Personality has to work too hard to avoid truth, and tends to find it much easier to accept it. This is not said to diminish the process, but to point out that it is different. It is okay to simply work out the truth, and then work with the truth, rather than resisting the truth to the point of breakdown. If you require a breakdown, however, you will have it. It is not something you must worry about cultivating. To aim for breakdown as a solution or a sign is an aim away from the truth. [Royce] thank you michael. that makes sense. i notice even in my grieving there isn't a lot of crying, but there is understanding. so from this I can sort of take away that that quieter grieving is not off track. thank you [PeterK] When asking about a particular person, including oneself, is it helpful to provide you with a photograph of that person? If so, why is it helpful and what qualities or characteristics of the photograph are most important? [MEntity] We cannot see you, so we do not require photos. Photographs are for the channel, not us. For some channels, the requirement of photos helps to alleviate two concerns: that there is a real person to focus on, and not just a fake name, and it helps the individual to launch into access to us via his or her own trusted intuition. Depending on the extent of the concern and the extent of the dependency upon individual intuition, access to us actually diminishes more with the use of photos. Photos, to us, are very much like names. They are convenient references, but tell us little about you other than one moment's snapshot of you. We find names useless for us, but they are important for the organization of presentation to use via the channel, and photos can be used in a similar way, as well. Names are functional and practical for our communication, but photos are solely for the channel. We will conclude here for today. Good day to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
April 26, 2003 Here is an updated article covering the daunting “Michael Math”. It’s actually fascinating to understand these designs behind all of our shared consciousness! I hope you enjoy. Put all of these recent articles together and you should have a nice picture of how we are all linked. -troy BASIC 101 Michael Math The Tao “casts” fragments in rhythms called Cadences to the beat of 1/7 (Cadence Rhythm). These Cadences are grouped into 7, which are called Greater Cadences (49 Positions/Fragments). These Greater Cadences, when completed in varying numbers, are called Entities. Entities are “cast” in groups of 7, called a Cadre. A Cadre is part of an Energy Ring. An Energy Ring is 12 Cadres. MATH CORRELATIONS Each Number Position may be named something more specific within different contexts, such as the numbering in a Support Group (12 positions), but we will stick to the context of 7 here. 7’s 1 = Server 2 = Artisan 3 = Warrior 4 = Scholar 5 = Sage 6 = Priest 7 = King HOW CASTING WORKS When an Entity is Cast, it is cast in groups of Roles, which are organized in groups of 7 based on the Cadence Rhythm. Let’s use a fictional First-Cast Entity and its Fragments of Warriors, Scholars, and Artisans. The Warriors are cast first in this case. Let’s say there are 147 Warriors. Since this is Entity 1, then the first number noted will be 1. Since the first Greater Cadence is the first Greater Cadence, it is also 1. So that is what the first two numbers are. The third number is the actual Cadence, while the last position would be the Position within that Cadence. We will ignore what Cadre Number all of this is taking place within, for now. Entity 1/Greater Cadence 1/Cadence 1/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Entity 1/Greater Cadence 1/Cadence 2/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Entity 1/Greater Cadence 1/Cadence 3/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Entity 1/Greater Cadence 1/Cadence 4/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Entity 1/Greater Cadence 1/Cadence 5/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Entity 1/Greater Cadence 1/Cadence 6/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Entity 1/Greater Cadence 1/Cadence 7/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Entity 1/Greater Cadence 2/Cadence 1/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Entity 1/Greater Cadence 2/Cadence 2/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Entity 1/Greater Cadence 2/Cadence 3/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Etc. Entity 1/Greater Cadence 3/Cadence 1/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Entity 1/Greater Cadence 3/Cadence 2/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Entity 1/Greater Cadence 3/Cadence 3/Positions 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Etc. Now, let’s say there are 343 Scholars. Then this numbering will repeat for the Scholars, looking exactly as above, but continuing through the Greater Cadence numbers to 7. Let’s say there are 343 Artisans and the same applies. That means this Entity has 833 fragments. (NOTE: When Michael says that ALL Scholars, or Artisans, etc., or groups of Entities are “Cast at Once”, this does not contradict the seeming, linear “counting” that occurs. The way to understand this is to use the metaphor they offer as a Baker making Cookies. Although the Baker/Tao is rolling out and cutting the dough (cadres/entities) into cookies/fragments, the ones which are baked in the oven that morning are all from the “same batch”, or “Cast at Once”. Calling them “cast at once” does not negate the process of creating their individuality.) INTERPRETING THE MATH Let’s say you are an Artisan in this Entity and you are in the Greater Cadence 2, Cadence 3, Position 5. That means your Casting Number (your Position Number) is 5, which resonates to SAGE. You would then be considered a Sage-Cast Artisan. Based on Number Correlations, you could translate this fragment’s relative position within the Entity 1 as being: Server-Cast Entity 1 Artisan-Cast Greater Cadence 2 Warrior-Cast Cadence 3 Sage-Cast Position 5 RAW NUMBER Your “Raw Number” is the exact sequential number among all Fragments within your Entity. Regardless of your “casting numbers”, you may be the 108th Fragment in your Entity of 1,029 Fragments, or you could be the 1,012th Fragment within your Entity of 1,029. NOTE: Your Raw Number may be different from your Casting Position (so you may be raw number 108, but be in Position 111) (we won't go into that here). TRAVELING COMPANIONS, ESSENCE TWINS, AND TASK COMPANIONS Traveling Companions Traveling Companions are those Fragments who share your Raw Number from the positions within their own Entities. For example, ALL Fragments who are first in an Entity are Traveling Companions with all other Fragments who are first in their Entity. ALL who are second in their Entity are Traveling Companions with all the others who are second, and so on. Traveling Companions are not necessarily the same Roles or Casting, but that single Raw position within the Entity links them all together. Most people will always have 6 Traveling Companions, as there are 6 other Entities in your Cadre with the same position as yours, but for some of the more populated Entities, there would not be a 1,205th Raw Position within an Entity of only 1,029. This means that not everyone will have a complete set of 6 Traveling Companions. Traveling Companions “feel” very much like Essence Twins, and even when your Essence Twin is not available within a life, many times, at least one of your Traveling Companions is. Traveling Companions feel so like Essence Twins because they are nearly the same, except for one major difference. See below. Essence Twins Your Essence Twin is always one of the Traveling Companions, as described above, who not only shares your Raw Number, but shares your Casting Position, as well. 5% of all fragments don’t even have a Twin because of this (but they will always have their Traveling Companions). It was originally channeled that 6 out of 7 times Essence Twins are the same Role, but this was before we understood Casting. An updated theory is that 6 out of 7 times, Essence Twins are the same Casting Position. The reason there would be that 7th time that Casting was not shared, is because of the flexibility needed to accommodate the varying structures and populations of Entities, and of course, to accommodate the need for variation in the first place. Essence Twins are NEVER from the same Entity. The 7th Entity of a Cadre will usually find its Essence Twins in the 7th Entity of another Cadre within their Energy Ring. Essence Twins are the links that reunite a Cadre, and the 7th Entities are what reunite the Energy Ring (12 Cadres). Task Companions I know of no mathematical link among Task Companions, except in that there are no Task Companions who share the same Casting, and they are always from the same Entity. This is because Task Companions are those Fragments we work with as a means to accomplish things in the external world, to manifest ourselves in some specific way on the Physical Plane. If two Fragments share the exact same Casting, and therefore approaching life from a very similar angle, there would be no balance to the approach of accomplishment. Because your Casting Position affects how you live your daily life, it is vitally linked to how you also manifest your accomplishments when working with a Task Companion. Task Companions will always be one Ordinal and one Cardinal in Casting. Having the different Casting is a complementary union, to help cover both the focused aspects of life and the broader aspects of life. Old Theory and original channeling: Task Companions are 6 times out of 7 in the SAME ENTITY, and NEVER the same Role. Updated Theory and current channeling: Task Companions are 6 times out of 7 in the SAME ENTITY and NEVER the same CASTING POSITION. Task Companions are what reunite an Entity.