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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.
This material was originally obtained in a POF and published on May 20, 2012. Today I followed up on info from my last POF, when I discovered that I am the last cast on the first side of my entity, and the second of only two Artisans in my cadence. All other positions in my cadence are filled by Wild Card Priests from the next cadence. While much of this info applies to those Wild Cards, it is of interest to me since I have reason to suspect that one of my daughters is a 6th-cast Artisan wild card. MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can respond to your questions as you pose them. Janet: In my last POF session, you told me that my essence was last cast on the first side of my entity, with only two Artisans in my cadence. The following positions in the cadence are managed by wild card Priests from the next cadence. Can you tell me more about the dynamics of this arrangement? Does my cadence have a task or theme that involves only the two Artisans, and/or do we combine forces with the next cadence of Priests toward a specific task or theme? Is there any “job” assigned to one or both cadences that is associated with overlapping two “sides” of the entity? Naturally I’m curious about the impact on my essence but I am also seeking general info about how things “work” as far as the structure of the entity and the connection between the two “sides”. I realize the answer may be lengthy, so you need not answer any of these questions specifically but provide whatever info you deem useful toward explaining the dynamics in the time allotted. MEntity: First, we will say that our response here will be limited to the current understanding of the structure of the entity, but may either find itself expanded upon or replaced altogether as the "new" models unfold. Understanding this, we can say that the "wild cards" exist precisely for the point of completing a Cadence. There are no incomplete Cadences, even if there are "empty" Positions, because these "empty" Positions are fulfilled by the following fragments. Their fulfillment of two Positions renders them as "Wild Cards." This is because they are bi-directional in their pursuit of experiences, and you "never know" which direction that fragment may take at any given time. They can sometimes be understood as "flickering" in and out of directions, confusing even those whom have known them a long time. This "bi-directional" pursuit is, in part, because of the Casting fluctuation that is in place. A first-cast Cadence (Server-Cast) can find itself navigating with that inherent Casting, but also the fulfilled Casting. A first-Cast fragment may be fulfilling the Casting Position of any Position between Two and Seven. No fragment will ever have to fulfill a First-Cast Position, and the Seventh-Cast will never have to be a Wild Card. You will never find a King-Cast Wild Card, then. The math behind the shifting of Fragments clarifies why, but it is also that there is no complementary Position for any King Position. We have explained that the fragments merely shift forward sequentially in the Positions, and that can be the case, but if there is a complementary Position available to a Wild Card, it will tend to lock onto that. For instance, if the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Positions are vacant, then the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Positions following will tend to fulfill those vacant Positions of that "incomplete" Cadence, but it will not always be that the 1st Cast fulfills the 4th; it may gravitate toward the 6th. The complementary being the completion of 7. The 2nd might gravitate toward the 5th. The 3rd to the 4th. The 4th may then be left to fulfill the 7th, which is often the case so that its inherent neutrality allows for the Sevenness, but if a 3rd Position had been available, it may have vied for that. Janet: And if there were a 6th-cast wild card? Would it have a preference since the complementary 1st position is not available? MEntity: That would be correct. If those Positions of complementary mathematics are available, they will be preferred, while the secondary preference would be the Position that shares the same Axis. Janet: But are you saying they are not locked into those positions permanently but may change? MEntity: As these are "wild cards," these Positions and preferences are always "up for grabs." For an incarnation, for a single Personality, the bi-Casting tends to be sustained, and this can change between lives. Because Casting is a matter of impact in how the Essence functions while incarnated, then it is either one or the other at work in the lifetime at any given time, and not a kind of blended effect. The shift in use of one over the other can be quite distinct in the Wild Card. In terms of how this functions within the Entity, there is far more fluidity up through the Astral, but by the Causal, the Position that has been the most fulfilling/fulfilled will tend to be settled upon. The impact of being a Wild Card is far-reaching in that this fragment may now also be a "surrogate" Essence Twin for another fragment, and be a part of different group of Traveling Companions. This is why there may tend to be a Position that is preferred, so as to help nurture those mathematical relationships into some stability. So if a fragment is 50th-Cast and is fulfilling a 6th Position that would have been the 48th-Cast, it would now be a part of that additional Cadence (traveling companions) that span the Cadre as every 48th and 50th Positions are linked. Or rather, to be clear, all 48th Positions are linked, and all 50th Positions are linked. This is further complicated (only in terms of the current model) in that there is also a sequential count that binds fragments, i.e. there is no 48th and 49th POSITION, but there would be a 48th and 49th Raw Number (sequential count). Raw Number and Position are often not the same thing, particularly in an Entity with Wild Cards. How this works with you, then, is that your incarnations may have a hard time wrangling in these Wild Cards for Tasks, and even when you did, it may be difficult to sustain a shared direction for any length of time because they may be, literally, of two minds, and this can be difficult to adapt to at times. This is not to say that the Wild Cards cannot focus on the Task, because that would be entirely inaccurate, but more that even as they focus, they can seem to be of a completely different mindset that is somehow upheld even as the work is being done, and this is not always easy to navigate. For those with Cadences "full" of Wild Cards, trying to gather in any lifetime might be like herding cats, if you will. Janet: I'm used to herding cats! MEntity: This is probably a part of why. The fragments who are in their "own" inherent Position of Casting can often find a pattern of having to "hold down the fort," be the more solid and practical and stable, even when dealing with fragments outside of their Cadence. And regardless of Role. For those fragments, there is usually profound relief and exhilaration when they feel they can break free from that, even for just a bit, and "let their hair down," "be themselves," instead of "the adult" or the observer or the "sane one," etc, all the time. It is tremendously important for non-Wild Card fragments in a Cadence of Wild Cards to have their "crazy time." We will continue this exploration in further exchanges with you, Janet.
MICHAEL SPEAKS 120207 Open Floor QUESTION : WHEN TROY POSTED THE CHIEF FEATURES OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, HE SAID THE AKASHIC FEATURES WERE BEING ACCESSED, HAVE NOT HEARD MENTION OF THIS DISTINCTION, CAN YOU CLARIFY? MICHAEL: Through some of our channels and students it has become clear, through questioning and observation, that there are three versions of an individual's Essence and Personality Profile: the Private Version (that which you wish for your Overleaves to be), the Public Version (that which others assume you are), and your Akashic, or True Overleaves, which are on record and may or may not coincide with the projected overleaves (private) and/or the expected overleaves (public). These variations have always been in effect due to variations of clarity among channels, but only recently have the channels begun to truly explore the apparent discrepancies. All three can lend insights to a Personality and a life, so we do not imply that one is better than another. They are simply different angles of approach to understanding the Personality. In many cases, for instance, regarding public figures, our channels and students often interpret the fragment by the persona seen through the filters of media, thus interpreting aspects of the profile to fit those observations, instead of reading the True Overleaves. QUESTION: For the chief features, though, I don't understand. Since, supposedly, according to Michael, it is a pivotal event that is the catalyst to put us into our chief feature and it is not pre-chosen? MICHAEL: You are correct. Chief Negative Features are not pre-chosen. This, however, has nothing to do with an individual's interpretation of himself or his interpretation of another person versus the Akashic version of either. We will give you an example: A fragment in Arrogance may not see himself as Arrogant, but sees himself as Impatient, since he equates his quick judgment of people as a form of intolerance. Still others may interpret him as Stubborn because he avoids intimate situations and does not budge from that stance. Those interpretations from the self or from others does not change the fact that on record his fears are rooted in Vulnerability, or Arrogance. Each version will lend insight, especially if understood within the proper context. It is Good Work to understand how others see you, and how you see yourself, and how you ARE. That is triad of self. QUESTION: Like so many others, we work thru life issues in dreams. Intense dreams with water....flooding. dark, raging storms or instant floods...swim through...waking up up very emotionally spent. Please explain the flooding in dreams. thank you. MICHAEL: It is true that one level of dreaming is for the processing of events. In many cases the universal symbols are used to work through these events, such as Water equating levels of emotions. It could be said, then, that these descriptions you lend to your symbol of water are equated with the same descriptions you would give to some obvious experiences of emotion (or fears) in your waking life. However, what tends to be even more insightful in your dreaming is your position relative to the symbol. If you are drowning, the "meaning" can be very different from if you are managing a rocking ship. It is always a more direct and accurate route of dream interpretation for the individual to write down what the symbols mean to himself or herself and then put it back into the context of the dream and assess how those symbols interact with each other and the dreamer. In general, though, water is often used by fragments to symbolize emotions, or the lower astral plane (emotional plane). QUESTION: I've been reading a lot of previous groups' postings from the Michael groups and have answered more than one of my questions; however, "essence mates," from other grand cycle ETs, remains inexplicable. Can you elaborate on them and the role they play in many of our current lives or cycles, and conversely our role in theirs? MICHAEL : They rarely play a significant role beyond the opportunity for Essence Recognition, which is the only form of true evolution. In that regard, they are highly significant, but that is not exclusive to an Essence Mate; all fragments with which you have had past contact are potential opportunities for Essence Recognition. Essence Mates could be likened to an "Ex" with which you have had a relationship that ran its course and transitioned positively with total closure; the nostalgia and resonance is warm and soft, with undertones of deep appreciation, but no charge; no intensity. Spending an entire Grand Cycle with a fragment leaves even the "spark" with the "memories." This is because a Grand Cycle to your Essence/Spark is like a single lifetime is to your Role, taking with it the memories most resonate and impactful. An Essence Mate can often be included in the new cycle as a significant relationship again within this new context, but that is a relationship between Roles, not the Sparks, and "Essence Mate" refers to the Sparks' relationship. We will include here that what we mean by "Essence Recognition" is the profound "knowing" that one has a relationship with another fragment or self beyond the present version. We will also include the note that, while "Essence" and "Role" are often used interchangeably, they are technically different: the Essence takes on a Role, hence your Essence Role, or Role in Essence, but your Essence, itself, does not have a Role. QUESTION: More like Traveling Companions? MICHAEL: No, Traveling Companions are yours because of current-cycle mathematical associations. Essence Mates do not necessarily have any mathematical resonance and ties. They are simply remembered. QUESTION: My question concerns identifying Input sources when one is receiving information/energy from a source beyond one's self, whether in channeling, tarot, dreams, etc. I once had a dream in which Michael said, "Every time you have thought it was us, it was us." Could you give me specific ways that a student who is openly seeking contact might know when they have contact with the Michael entity, as opposed to their Essence, guides, or other teachers? In what ways might we experience Michael's influence in our daily lives, when the channels are not around? MICHAEL : We try to be as present as possible for all who call upon us, even if the channel is a "fraud" and even if the student is "delusional." We are aware of when any of you call upon us. Our presence, however, is as clear through a channel, or to a student, as that person is with himself or herself. This is why many of you who begin accessing higher sources of contact (for lack of a better phrase), whether this is us, or your own "Higher Self," the voice or energy "sounds like you," or feels like your own imagination. This is because it is a necessary part of the process in clearing out a channel to a higher source that you first clear out all of your own ideas, prejudices, and presumption about what should happen or what should be the responses to your inquiries. One of the easiest and most direct ways of learning to differentiate our energy from your own is to go ahead, freely, with your use of imagination as your form of contact. Imagination is the highest frequency owned by a physical fragment and its use is entirely misunderstood by many, at least in terms of its use for "extra-sensory" perceptions. As you keep track of your contact, you will begin to notice glimpses of validation for contact with us that are clearly not "you." There is not as easy a differentiation when accessing your Higher Self (Essence), however, as that IS you to a great degree. But that is not your question, so we will not elaborate at this time. We can also add that many of our channels and students interpret our energy as Blue, as a Crowd, as literal images of Kings/Warriors, and as a sphere of some kind. These are only a few examples, but each finds his or her own means of interpreting us. We've seen our energy interpreted by your dreams as a medallion in the past. QUESTION: Hello Michael! I was really fascinated by last month's message about how to develop one's communication with Michael. Can you elaborate on the part about how to build strength in the axes where we lack emphasis in our charts? MICHAEL: Yes. This is already in the works with Troy in his posting an "MBlog" entry soon, which will elaborate on this. A response to your question will be found there. QUESTION: We've had discussion threads about the different feel to different Channels of You. Is the primary difference due to different fragment groups being accessed within You? MICHAEL: We have elaborated on this question in the past, and will include it with Troy's edited transcript of this session. This may shed a great deal of light on your question. (NOTE: see excerpt added at end of transcript) We can say to you now, however, that the accessing of various groups of fragments among us through different channels has the least significance in what you experience as differences. This is often used to explain the differences, but it has little, if no bearing. We are a reunited entity and speak as one, regardless of the representative speaking for us. We are not fragmented into groups and we do not run our communications among us from separate "cubicles" that do not interact or share the same perception. We do not have various personalities and we do not have different things to say from among us. These explanations are conveniences created from various levels of understanding of the process of channels as a means to explain discrepancies and variations of feel and expression, but they are not valid. The primary differences are found in the level of agreement with us for communicating our teaching and the level of presence from the personality conveying our energy, whether verbally or non-verbally. We will conclude here. Good day to all of you. Goodbye. ADDITIONAL CHANNELING: QUESTION: Please elucidate on the type of channeling agreements you have with students, Michael? MICHAEL: We have three tiers of Agreements with fragments who work with us in the form of “Channeling.” “Primary Students” are those fragments with whom we share Agreements that extend across many lifetimes and, of course, from before birth for this current lifetime. Our teaching is used by these students as one of their primary philosophies, if not their only philosophy. “Primary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share Agreements that extend across lifetimes and, of course, from before birth for this lifetime to use our teaching as a primary philosophy, and to help impart our teaching as a primary philosophy by giving us a medium of expression into the physical plane to our Primary Students. “Secondary Students” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement, but we develop an Agreement to accommodate their experimental exposure to our teaching. These fragments will most likely take only parts of our teaching as needed and not use it at a primary philosophy. “Secondary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement to act as our channel, but we develop an Agreement to accommodate these fragments who feel a strong drive to build their own teaching upon our philosophy. (note: Michael has said that most of their channels come from this category) “Tertiary Students” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement and the student may never find valid contact with a channel, but we develop an Agreement to help guide in the use of our teaching as they might choose to use it as a guide for a period of time. “Tertiary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement, and these fragments do not have valid verbal channeling skills, but we develop an Agreement to help build those skills, even as he or she may grossly misrepresent himself, herself, or our teachings. In other words, anyone claiming to channel us will automatically find a connection to us, though their ability to hear or convey us may be severely limited, despite their eagerness and sense of connection to us. These channels are most often noted for the valid and powerful "energy work" that is felt from us when working through them, even as the verbal channeling is lacking in clarity or accuracy. “Regulators” are those fragments with whom we have Agreements (which may or may not have been generated before birth) to not only gather tangible records of all works offered by our Primary and Secondary Channels, but to help question, authenticate, and validate (and invalidate) this material. In some cases, there are overlapping Agreements, such as an Agreement to be a Regulator while also being a Primary Channel or Student. Ultimately, we come to all who ask. Our teaching is accessible to anyone.
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.