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DanielaS posted a topic in 2013 Michael SpeaksMichael Speaks Live The Nine Karmic Sequences October 27, 2013 Channel: Troy Tolley [MEntity] We will discuss the subject of The Nine Karmic Sequences today. As is often the case with our sharing insight or information, we will, first, clarify some terms and context. First, we will expand upon the term "Karma." This is a term we use to describe imbalance and intensity, often as a product of the interference of choice. While Karma is imbalance and intensity, it is also the striving for a return to balance. Ribbons and Karma are not the same things. This is why we use the phrase "Karmic Ribbons." Not all Karma has Ribbons, and though we have rarely spoken to this, not all Ribbons are Karmic. Anything "Karmic," then, is speaking to the imbalance and intensity that strives for a return to balance. These kinds of clarifications are not often necessary because we speak in fairly broad terms about Karma and Ribbons as they apply to the contexts that most of our students ask about, such as the arc of lifetimes and the process of returning to Tao. The significance of NINE is part of the consistency of what sets of factors or elements do for the fragment evolving. For example: 3 is a persistent state of imbalance that propels a fragment forward through Positive, Negative, and Neutral. 7 is the use of 3 as a form of evolution through Positive, Negative, and Neutral in Exalted and Ordinal States that are then integrated and build into the misnomer of "octaves." Octaves are actually repeating groups of 7. 9 is a set of factors that are about one's independent self-development, such as the 9 Needs, 9 Karmic Sequences, 9 Pillars. This must be, can be, and will be fulfilled by the individual, regardless of any relationship or circumstance, and often do not require many resources to do so. 12 is about one's more dependent, or more interdependent self-development, such as the 12 Support Circle Positions. We can explore all of these variations in another session, but for help in understanding why there are 9 Karmic Sequences, it is because these Sequences are not dependent, and are propelled only by the effort, or momentum, of the individual fragment. Karmic Ribbons often contribute to one of the Karmic Sequences, but not always. When we say "often" here, we mean nearly every Karmic Ribbon. But because not all contribute to these Sequences, we must state that not all Ribbons are part of these themes. In earlier lifetimes, Karmic Sequences are nearly synonymous with Karmic Ribbons. The process of stumbling into, creating, or imposing Karmic Ribbons, experiencing them, burning the Ribbons, and bring[ing] closure, however many lifetimes this takes, is in some way contributing to one of these Nine "stories" that are quite irresistible to every fragment. In fact, for some of our students, the use of the phrase "The Nine Stories" may be more appealing. As the Soul ages, these Karmic Sequences shift from a more literal and external dynamic to becoming more symbolic and internal, with Self-Karma contributing the the stories. In any given lifetime, at any point in your life, you are actively within some stage of at least one Sequence, and often in, at least, 3. Your Essence is always at some point in the stages of ALL of the Sequences, even if not actively exploring them within a particular lifetime. For some, a Sequence can take the entire cycle of incarnations to complete just once. For some, all of the Sequences have repeated over and over in variation throughout the cycle of lifetimes. THE SEVEN STAGES The Stages for each of the 9 Sequences are the same. We will share these, then, before elaborating upon the individual Sequences. STAGE ONE: OPPOSITION with a Negative Pole of Insularity and a Positive Pole of Inquisitive STAGE TWO: DECONSTRUCTION with a Negative Pole of Rebellion and a Positive Pole of Endurance. STAGE THREE: RESISTANCE/PAIN with a Negative Pole of Imbalance and a Positive Pole of Orientation. STAGE FOUR: COMPLIANCE with a Negative Pole of Somnambulist and a Positive Pole of Awakened STAGE FIVE: EXPERIMENTATION with a Negative Pole of Fragility and a Positive Pole of Solutions. STAGE SIX: COMPREHENSION with a Negative Pole of Defensiveness and Positive Pole of Adaptivity. STAGE SEVEN: RELEASE with a Negative Pole of Liberation and a Positive Pole of Wholeness. Regardless of whether Ribbons are involved, or not, each of you are somewhere at one or more of these Stages in relation to one or more Sequences, or Stories in your life. THE NINE KARMIC STORIES/SEQUENCES The Nine Karmic Sequences, or the Nine Stories of Your Life are as follows, with a brief synopsis for each, before we open the floor to questions. THE TEACHER STORY/SEQUENCE - The Sequence moves from being an Insular Student to being a Teacher of Wholeness. This is not always obvious or literal, and the Sequence of Study can be anything. Many of our Students are in this Sequence at some Stage. Keep in mind that "teacher" here can be a life of example, embodying the values learned across this Sequence. THE HEALER STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Sickness/Illness to Holistic Health. This can be for any of your bodies, such as the Emotional, Intellectual, etc. THE ENLIGHTENMENT STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Darkness/Myopia to Whole Confidence/Perspective. THE CREATIVITY STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Despair to Emanation of Wholeness. THE DISSEMINATOR STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Hoarding to Whole Communication. THE GUARDIAN STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Destroyer to Wholeness of Sanctuary/Home. THE INTEGRATOR STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Bigot to Acceptance of the Whole, or Wholeness. THE RESPONSIBILITY STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Sociopath to Equality of Wholeness. THE LEADERSHIP STORY/SEQUENCE - This Sequence moves from Insular Poverty to Whole Prosperity. These, then, are the Nine Stories/Sequences in extremely short description. Each will have the 7 Stages described earlier, and most of you will recognize these Stories in your life to some degree, or in the lives of those around you. PURPOSE OF KNOWING ONE'S STORY The point for knowing these Stories is that this understanding is yet another way to free you from the distractions and hangups of being Human, being incarnated. What often looks as if your life is not being lived, or is a distraction, or is a detour, is EXACTLY a part of your story, your journey, and your navigation of your story is what writes the story. Your stories are utterly unique, regardless of the universal themes. However utterly unique your story, you are surrounded by these stories, as well, and are not alone in yours. These are stories that cannot and will not be "escaped," but that you grow to love to tell through your life, and that you learn to appreciate in the lives of others, however dramatic, however inconvenient, however difficult and rewarding. They are of the many things that we do together as Sentience. Understanding where someone may be in his or her story frees you from presuming he or she should be at the same chapter as your own. It also helps you to understand why others may be able to manage their stories differently from you. You cannot compare your stories. You can only share them. The expansion of description for each of the Sequences is important, but we can do this over time. For now, this introduction can help you to begin exploring the concept and seeing how it might apply to your life. There is no effect from this knowledge but a sense of peace. There are no tricks, tips, methods for alleviating or avoiding or accelerating. This knowledge of your Story, your Sequence, can help bring you peace so that the writing of your story can be moved into brilliance, enthusiasm, interest, instead of exhaustion, confusion, and daunting. Questions and Answers We will open the floor now to your questions about this topic: QUEUE IS NOW OPEN [Maureen] Michael – Do we have all Nine Stories or Sequences going on in our lives, all at the same time, with differing levels of completion or do we pick and choose? [MEntity] Here is an example of how these might show up in a lifetime: ALL Sequences/Stories are in effect in some way, but some are Active, some are Passive, and some are Inactive. A fragment may have 3 Active Sequences in the current lifetime, which would mean these stories are clear, obvious, and fairly easy to identify. He has 3 Passive Sequences in the current life, which means that they are not at the forefront of the life, but might cycle up and down in emphasis over the life, or only come to be noticeable in certain circumstances. He might the have 3 Inactive Sequences, which are those Sequences just completed, (which can be within the current life, or from the previous life), and have not begun a new cycle. So Active, Passive, and Inactive, but always cycling in some way. Does this respond to your question? [Maureen] yes it does. Thanks [Janet] I don't quite see the connection between the Leadership story and poverty/prosperity. [MEntity] The phrase "MASTERY STORY" might be more resonant here. It is a Sequence that moves from abject failure to complete fulfillment, in any level of pursuit. [Janet] That helps. Thank you. [MEntity] The "Leadership" term comes from the fact that the story begins in pursuit of self-fulfillment, but ends in a broader state that benefits far beyond the self. No Mastery, no Leadership, can be ultimately fulfilled in any insular, self-absorbed, self-serving way. We chose the term Prosperity because this is inclusive of fulfillment on a multitude of levels that can be shared. Does this make sense? [Janet] Absolutely [Brian_W] Is there any preference in terms of soul ages or roles towards some stories / sequences vs others. Ie, leadership is preferred by kings, creativity preferred by artisans, healer preferred by server, disseminator preferred by sages, teacher preferred by priests? [MEntity] Yes. This is, actually, one of the main points for these Sequences. Every Role will have its inherent inclination toward a Story, and all of that Role will contribute to that Story, but rather than a Role being limited to its inherent inclinations, and to how life is experienced AS that Role, these Stories allow all Roles to experience the Stories of every Role. [Brian_W] Much like archetypes? [MEntity] So the most-grounded and solid of Kings with no Artisan influences of any sort from any angle can STILL experience the Artisan Story/Sequences. It will be his own version of such, but that is the way of all experiences anyway. Though the spectrum of factors of design, and the myriad of influences within a lifetime would seem to be extremely broad enough, these Stories ensure that no fragment is left without the option for experience as related to any other Role. This is vital for eventual reunion. Mathematical resonance is the magnetic draw for reunion, but this is not enough for True Reunion/Oneness. We must, as fragments, as Entities, as Cadres, have developed an empathy that becomes the key for our return to Tao. Mathematical resonance is the magnetism, but Agape, empathy, is the embrace. [Maureen] Would our choice of Overleaves, Astrological choices, etc. help us along with our stories as well? [MEntity] Maureen, yes, everything is a part of your Stories. Where you are in the cycle of Sequence contributes to how the life is planned, and what you do with that life is what contributes to the cycle of the Sequence. [GeraldineB] Is mathematical resonance or magnetism the basis of Magnetic "kingdoms"? [MEntity] Only insofar as the fragment who is Magnetic is at the 6th Level, but otherwise, no, those Kingdoms are evolved over time through experience and choice. [GeraldineB] Is a Magnetic "kingdom" the same story for all participants? [MEntity] Yes. The draw to be a part of a Kingdom is in great part because of the sharing of a Sequence or Sequences. For example, those in the Ram Dass Kingdom share the primary Enlightenment Sequence. This is not to say each are contributing to one another's Story, since most will not interact, but that there is resonance because of the individual stories that foster an empathy. [Maureen] What is the Sequence we share with Troy? [GeraldineB] Teaching I would think [MEntity] We will now ask a couple of questions for each of you. DID YOU FIND AT LEAST ONE OF YOUR STORIES/SEQUENCES AMONG THE NINE SEQUENCES? AND CAN YOU SENSE WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR STAGE OF THE STORY? [Brian_W] I'm guessing teaching, guardian, and responsibility, but unsure on the stage of each [Brian_W] they keep moving around [DianeHB] I see teacher and healer for me, at minimum [GeraldineB] Yes, I know that I'm definitely in at least the Integrator Sequence due to my Configuration, and am probably in the Comprehension Stage [tkmppi] enlightenment/comprehension [Janet] I am leaning toward teacher, enlightenment and leadership. [Dave_92] i saw several. it's confusing. [Maureen] I can see mine - somewhat [Connor] Creativity, I would think. [Mstudent_41] teacher is the only one I am sure of. [Dave_92] it just seems like life to me. beginning something and working through it. [Janet] Possibly experimentation stage for teacher and leadership, comprehension for enlightenment. But these are wild guesses. [MEntity] Now that we have shared an introduction, and you can explore more with the concept, we can expand upon this concept in further exchanges that may help with further assessments. For now, we will conclude here for tonight. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye.