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  1. July 15, 1999 Troy Tolley, Channel Parallels and Processes [Michael_Entity] We are here. We will begin in one moment. What we will do is discuss the Parallel Shift coming up and respond to any questions you may have about it. Then move into another area if time permits. We remind you that the window appears to begin on a larger scale starting the 17th, with the actual shift window for most being on the 19th, and continuing through the 29th. The reason for the extended time window is due to the nature of the Community Shift. Some within your circle may begin or end their own version of the shift at a different point than yourself. A solidifying factor for this shift can be seen astrologically. We do not practice astrology, but a quick glance at some events at the end of the month and the beginning of the next should provide some insights from another angle. The process of passing through the parallel shift is in three stages; a Triad: Negative/Positive/Neutral. Though some may reverse the Negative and Positive phase, the process always moves to Assimilation/Neutral as a conclusive factor. It is rare to begin in the Positive. What we will describe can be experienced on all three levels of shifts, Individual, Community, and Global Levels, so this can be applied at other times than this shift currently unfolding. The window indicated by us through our channels is always the general window of the “positive” phase. It is most easily identifiable and marked, while the first and last thirds of the Triad are less defined by time. In the Negative phase (Phase One), Personality begins going through what some may consider a drop in energy, a sleep-like phase, sometimes depression or simple disorientation. This is what may easily be considered sedation of the Personality. This is caused by a more “horizontal” flow of energy and a time in which Personality must sustain itself on a basic instinctual level. In most cases there is a sense of disconnection from Essence, a sense of “just getting through the day”, and/or the dream state takes on a vivid life while the waking state seems gray or less-than. This is all due to the evaluation process occurring by Essence. Essence is “looking in” on all parallels, evaluating where energy has been utilized by all aspects of itself to date, in all of its manifestations, measuring this against several factors. During this first phase many “realities” are being generated in a potential state. Personality is in a state of sedation, so to speak, since this takes much energy that is usually available on a daily basis for creativity by the Personality, and redirecting it in a very specific manner. The very end of the Negative period is marked by a swift uplift in energy, a shift of sorts internally, marking the end of the exploration by Essence and an inclusion of Personality in the process. This is usually where Personality now suddenly feels inspired, senses potential on a vague but motivating level. This is where Personality will then make final decisions in what directions to go through the shift, selecting from the potentials generated by Essence. Shortly after this, the Positive phase begins (Phase Two). The window for the actual shift in parallels occurs during this phase. This phase is interpreted/experienced differently by different Roles and is further affected my Attitudes and Centering. In general, the more fluid Roles (Priests, Sages, and Artisans) can feel giddy and inspired, confused, but uplifted and energetic. The more solid Roles (Scholars, Kings, Warriors, and Servers) can feel slightly agitated, introverted, “serious” and feel a need to focus. The more solid Roles will usually find “projects” that focus the energy for this period of time or find sexual arousal distracting. This is their way of “staying in the body” during the shift. The shift tends to find an individual feeling scattered and this is not particularly comfortable for a solid role. This is all highly general, but accurate for the most part. Once the shift is finalized (and an astrological event usually parallels this), depending on the individual or community or planet (relative to the type of shift) the fragments settle into their new vein of experiences. This third phase can take as long as individually required, though it is usually within 60 days from the shift. During this phase you begin to experience that which is “next on your agenda” as determined by Personality and Essence. We will stop here and ask for your responses, validations, etc. Any questions. [Jn] Are these shifts “cosmic” events or determined by Essence or groups of Essence (community)? [Michael_Entity] They are determined by Essences, individually, and/or collectively. For instance, the Cetaceans have their own parallel shifts. The highest level, the global level, is more likely to include all of sentience on that planet. [Jn] So do the shifts happen mostly during Internal Monad periods? Like the 4th IM? [Michael_Entity] No, shifts happen all the time. More individual shifts may occur during personal revelations, but that is individually determined. Each year, there are an average of 4 Individual Shifts, 2 Community Shifts, and one Global Shift. They are all built upon by “decisions” that lead to the major “choices”. [aa] Can personality’s desires and wishes influence essence choices regarding a shift? [Michael_Entity] Personality is entirely influential. In fact, parallel realities would not be a necessity if not for the dynamics of a Personality. This is the Tao’s way, and Essence's way, to accommodate the wishes, creativity, and even rejections of Essence from the Personality. Just previous to a shift, however, a momentum has already begun long before by your Personality’s day-to-day reactions to experiences, your decisions, your thoughts, feelings,… all this is fed to Essence as factors for consideration. Once the Negative phase has begun (Phase One), most of what is considered for your “future” parallels is already “collected”. As you begin as an older soul to recognize these shifts, processing them more consciously, there may be a tendency of the Personality to want to “be a part” of the shift by trying to “influence” it through focusing at that time, etc. It is actually more empowering and influential a perception to consider your daily reactions, responses and decisions are what “matter” in terms of creating your future, not the window for the shift. We know of some Personalities being anxiety riddled at the nexus points, “hoping” they pick the “right” parallel. This is completely invalid. Once the shifts begin, Personality is in a space where surrender is the most empowering strength. There are some things the Personality was not designed to do. Trusting Essence is the primary challenge for the Personality during a parallel shift. [Jn] For Global shifts, all sentience on our planet experienced the shifts, but what about alien visitors here? Do they participate? I am curious to know if our shifts (parallel universes) have effects on other planets (or vice versa). [Michael_Entity] There are actually 7 levels of shifts that occur or are possible in the Universe. We remain dealing with only these basic 3 shifts until more off-planet concerns are a factor. We will discuss the fourth level at the end of this year. In answer to your question: If there would be an alien visitor, it would participate in the shift relative to this planet as well, yes. Your local shifts for your planet affect other planets only to the extent that off-planet exploration is utilized. For now, other civilizations off-planet would have more influences on your planet, than the reverse. Next question… [La] So far, most of what you’ve told us would apply to the Individual Shift, but I’m unclear as to the dynamics of a Community Shift? [Michael_Entity] The primary difference is that MORE of you are shifting together in one context. It still occurs individually, without exception, but there is a factor of agreement in a larger circle. This means that a group of fragments have agreed on a future that would like to be experienced in terms of interaction with each other after evaluating Agreements, Karma, contacts, Sequences, Vectors, etc. When done on the Individual Level, after a shift you may view many things differently, feel different motivations, all of which seem detached from the perceptions of those around you. You will notice that in a Community Shift or Global Shift, more media is involved, more gatherings, more impact FROM others or ON others around you. Each Community shift usually has a theme. This shift is specifically about manifesting True Soul age on a Psychological Level. The mundane effects of this are in the loss of people or the gain of people in a significant way in your personal support circle. This is why we spoke earlier of the window being a longer time frame; to accommodate the actual Individual shifts involved. If there are no more questions about the shift, we will take a question from each of you. Depending on its nature, we will respond to it tonight. [aa] I had a dream where images were flashing in too fast to recognize. Was this some sort of “processing”? About twenty images in a sequence of flashing. [Michael_Entity] We would think so. This is not unusual. The Dream State becomes a meeting ground for Essence and Personality for some considerations of potential futures. This is usually the “uploading” of certain experiences that have not been “updated” for Essence evaluation. You may experience them as if they are being fed to “you”, but this is natural since they are moving to a conscious level from your Centers where they were stored previously. It may be assumed that Essence is involved in all activities and experiences and “knows all” while you are incarnated, but this is just not the case. Essence, of course, is involved on all levels, but in many cases “allows” the Personality its own terms for much of its life. The Personality will report or check in or make contact when wanted or needed. This contact can easily be sustained so that Essence is purely manifest, but we rarely see a Personality interested in this except in extreme trauma. [Dd] What does the maxim: You create your reality NOT entail? [Michael_Entity] Though this is a rather “large” question, we can assure you that most mistake this as the Personality’s potential, when it is not. The Personality is highly limited in its “creation” of reality. Personality, though, is the highest consideration by Essence in terms of what DECISIONS Personality has made for a length of time. Essence takes these factors into consideration as the Essence creates reality. The Personality is a sensory unit for the Physical Plane, and though it has the definite potential and goal for pure manifestation of Essence, allowing Personality a co-creative stance, it will always be Essence that creates the actual reality. This is why we encourage Essence Contact. The more consciously involved “you” are (as Personality) with Essence, the more influence on Physical Plane manifestations and abundance. A missing link in many endeavors for “creating your reality” is in the lack of actually “asking” for what you want directly to Essence. It is most often “left to the Universe” or “released” to a vague source or “God” for its manifestation. The most irresponsible and indifferent mantra we have seen used by Personality in reality is, “It will happen if it is supposed to happen”, or similar. We say “irresponsible” in its true sense, not in the judgmental manner this word usually entails. Since Essence (and certainly the Tao) does not “think” in terms of “supposed to” this lends little direction to an event and what results is usually another opportunity for Chief Feature manifestation. [Dd] So has the Seth material been largely misinterpreted much like the words of Christ were? [Michael_Entity] There is no such thing as misinterpretation. Nothing can be misrepresented or misinterpreted; only individually perceived. It is an individual determination and based on relativity. What is seen as “misinterpretation”, at least in this context, is more a frustrating need for validation of that individual perception. This has been the contributing factor behind most religious conflict, in fact, most conflict. [Dd] We all yearn for the truth. [Michael_Entity] It has never been the “words” themselves that contribute to the situation, but rather the need for validation externally of the words as seen individually. We are being truthful when we say that all is true on some level. Reminding yourself of the three levels of Truth (Individual, World, and Universal) can alleviate many distractions with conflict. All of the material from Seth is valid and applicable. If it is to be used for personal exploration of power and conflict, then it is still serving the students. We would suggest looking beyond the surface to what the personal challenge is. We do not see it involving philosophy, but simple self-karma. We will take another question, then conclude. [By] First, as I understand it, essence can split off and create alternate or parallel realities so it can experience different “what if” scenarios – right? [Michael_Entity] This is a valid angle, yes. [By] Then can through some form, say meditation, can I contact essence with intense desire that it try something else and then when it is finished, it will merge the split off fragment back and at some level I will benefit from the learning of the fragment? [Michael_Entity] You already do this; it is inherent in the process of a life. It does not require meditation. Frustrations, reactions, responses, decisions, emotions, thoughts, ideas, etc. all contribute to the diverging/branching of parallels. The merging is based on a quantity of similarities in certain parallels and the lack of need for individual realities. “Benefit” is gained on many levels. A drive to have children might spawn a reality where that is the choice, lessening the drive in “this” reality so as to focus on other agenda. Benefit can also be more consciously gained through simple visualization and if you prefer, meditation. Visualize what “you” are like in a reality that has done or is doing or having, etc. what it is you are seeking. We have spoken on this many times, stating that your imagination is all that is needed for this exercise. Though we realize it is highly mistrusted, the imagination is the highest frequency owned by a body and extremely empowering. In your visualization, choose a simple habit, style change, or activity that “you” do “there” that you do not do “here”. In the replication of this in your reality, you will create a link, or bleedthrough, helping to direct a manifestation. [By] So that the direction to try a different existence comes from me and not from essence as such? I have trouble distinguishing between “me” and “essence”… [Michael_Entity] We have said before, but will here say again, that the dynamics of Parallels is designed to accommodate both the Essence’s AND Personality’s development of a life. The “direction to try a different existence” comes from both Essence and Personality, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in complete discord with each other. Essence will never interfere with the ideas of a Personality however removed they are from the “original plan”. There is plenty of “room” for “all of you” Another reason for parallels is that Essence CANNOT experience all of the Physical Plane while the Personality IS of the Physical Plane, therefore, Personality has an “edge” on what is important, needed, or wanted. Personality gives the Essence a source of “feedback” from the Physical Plane so as to make more and more complex, elaborate and meaningful choices as Soul Age progresses. [By] I guess “I” am a creation of essence so if “I” wish essence to try a different scenario, then it is the same as essence doing it. Or am I getting confused here? [Michael_Entity] There is really no need to distinguish between “you” as personality and essence since as older souls you are seeking alignment more and more. [By] ok, I think the subject of who can initiate the creation of parallel realities is a little clearer for me now, thank you. [Michael_Entity] If there is confusion in your life, it is best to assume yourself as Personality. This will allow a clearer path of communication to Essence when important. A sense of knowing and trust for the next moment or experience being felt may be considered being in Essence. Either way, there is the same amount of impact available on reality. It is merely within the acceptance or resistance of this that a challenge can occur. We will conclude here.
  2. OMW - Feb 18, 2012 - Why ME? Or How YOU Came To Be Designed Channel: Troy Tolley [MEntity] Before we get into the "design" of "you," we will, first, go over the process through which Essence moves over its lifetimes, and how that works, as it has led to "you." First, we must clarify that we know of no origins for any of us. We only know that evolution and creativity are at the heart of existence. We emphasize that there is creativity, not "creation." We know that the Role of the Essence is preceded by a triality of "positive, negative, and neutral." The "spark," if you will. We know that our "spark," or Essence, sans Role, is that triality. This then, allows us to understand that our contexts of origin and evolution appear to have "always been," and continue to be, that of this triad of Positive, Negative, Neutral. We know that we exist within the context of Tao, but this is not the same thing as origins. Tao is merely a gravity of sorts, not a creator, if you will. This is why we choose to refer to this source, or context, as "Tao," as this simply means "the way." All that we know, and all that we do not know, exists within this context, this Tao, moving along patterns of triality that perpetuate creativity and evolution. We share this with you because it would be a misnomer for "you" to presume that you begin and end with this life, with this body, with these Overleaves, and that "you" are merely the programmed creation of your Essence. Note: Dictionary: Tri`al´i`ty | n.1. Three united; state of being three. The "You" that is "you" that now exists will not be able to differentiate its point of origin, nor its anticipated extinguishing of existence, any more than we can, or our Essences, Entities, and Energy Rings can. We only know creativity and evolution, and that while form may change, our absolute existence does not. We can point out markers that clarify where something changed, and how it came into form, but this would only be an indication of where creativity and evolution took a turn, not where creation begins or ends. For some, this may seem to be a matter of semantics, or "splitting hairs," but it would still be true that even the tracing of the origins of a piece of furniture can go on "forever." YOU are the culmination of a multitude of ideas, creativity, and evolution that has come from billions of years of experience, if it could be measured at all, and this is a vital point for anyone pondering his or her existence. We say this is vital because when one has come to a point to even be able to hear this, it is because you are closer to Agape than ever. You have come to realize that you are not a waste. That you are not a mistake, and that this life is valuable, intended, and meaningful. You may not accept those truths, but you know them. You are awake. Groggy, but awake. You may wonder why you go through so much; why you experience such pain; why you just cannot get it together, or that it all seems futile and empty at times, but that is simply spiritual myopia. Your near-sightedness is important for being able to LIVE. It allows you to tend to the details that cannot be tended to when having grand, sweeping, glorious comprehension of your vastness. The Earth is beautiful, awesome, and inspiring when seen from a distance, when the colors, and movements, and continents, and waters simply ARE. But that is not Living. It is important to have the capacity to see from such a distance, both literally and figuratively, but one cannot LIVE from that distance. But YOU can. You move among the mountains, waters, cities, deserts, trees, animals, and people, etc., which means moving among the avalanches, the floods, the riots, the starvation, the crashes, the attacks, the idiocy, etc. But sometimes, your near-sightedness, or your ordinal perspective, "forgets" that there is a far-sightedness, or a cardinal perspective, or it is dismissed. Both are necessary for Existence. And this is why there tends to be a triality, or triad, involved in every aspect of Existence. Essence (or the cardinal, positive aspect), Personality (or the ordinal, negative aspect), and YOU (or the neutral, assimilative meeting ground.) There is validity to "the Trinity" in several teachings, and to the concept that "where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." This was not to refer to a separate God, or to the worshipping of one, but to the wholeness that is YOU as it arises from the ordinal and cardinal perspective. And this is perpetuated "eternally," in that "you" will always be that triality, that triad, that motion of positive, negative, and neutral. This is the core of every Internal, External Monad, every Soul Age, Soul Level, Internal and External Karma, and even the system of Overleaves. Every Axis is a Triad. Each Overleaf is its own Triad. Every category is a Triad of Ordinal, Exalted, and Neutral. Even those, the Ordinal, Exalted, and Neutral are built from Triads. In other words, Ordinal has its own Triad, etc. In short, everything about YOU is a matter of how you use that Triad, how you embrace your triality, and how you resolve that. It is often thought that the Personality that is you is simply born of Essence as an idea and then tossed into Physical experience to fend for itself, and hopefully it will awaken enough to embrace Essence, which can make the life flow much more smoothly, but otherwise, is fairly [much] a victim of existence. In the worst-cases, this emphasis of negative, ordinal, near-sightedness is devastating, and in the best cases, it is an emptiness. In the worst-cases, an emphasis on the positive, cardinal, far-sightedness is insanity, and at best, ignorant. For you to exist AND live, you must embrace the ordinal and cardinal for wholeness. When one emphasizes the "positive," there is certainty of one's existence, but at the expense of living. When one emphasizes the "negative," there is preoccupation with living, or an emphasis on survival, at the expense of existence. They are not mutually exclusive. We share all of this with you so that as you look at your Overleaves again, you may find them understood in a new light, when exploring the positive and negative poles, and how you resolve those. We describe the range between True and False Personality, but we do so only as a means for you to understand the spectrum of who YOU are, not as a way to push you toward one end or the other. You will never NOT have False Personality, nor will you ever NOT have True Personality, as a part of YOU. It is only a matter of emphasis, and that depends upon where you are navigating in the life at the moment. One end of the spectrum is not lost when it is emphasized over the other, even if that fact is often forgotten. This is the nature of the Triad: evolution and creativity. If you were not living in a constant state of perpetuation, caused by imbalances, you would not evolve, nor would you enlist creativity. It is your nature to evolve. It is your nature to create. You will do it whether you realize it, or not; whether you seek to halt it for yourself or for others, or not; whether you feel you are, or not. You ARE evolution and creativity, in the flesh. As upright, bipedal creatures, this process is well known as walking. You would never get anywhere if you were to remain balanced. Balance is only necessary for granting one a moment of pause, rest, and bearings, but to move, you must throw yourself immediately into imbalance. Stability is quite different from Balance, in that the former is similar to the quality of standing on a surfboard amidst the waves, while the other is a kind of stance on one end or the other of a teeter-totter. Stability allows for one to move with the perpetuation of evolution and creativity, while Balance will halt it to one side or the other. Both are of value. But differentiating the two can help you when looking at where you are in the use of your Overleaves. Now that you have some insight into the inner workings of the universe, Tao, your Essence, Personality, and You, this leads us to the You who you are, now. You were not created. You are creativity. You are not an end result of an evolution of which you were no part. You are evolution. The Essence is a force of existence, and Personality is a vehicle for living, but YOU arise from both. You cannot exist, nor live, as only one or the other, or incarnations would not be necessary. YOU existed and lived before, and will continue to do so. Essence and Personality are only part of the triad of You. Essence is the gravity for your Personalities, in the same way that Tao is the gravity for Essences. It is no more "You" than any one Personality. The Overleaves of the Personality are like seeds planted by YOU, which is the culmination of all previous Personalities' experiences and the current state of evolution and creativity of Essence, through which YOU will grow. The words we use to describe the Overleaves are simply particular seeds, if you will, and the combination, a garden. And so it is that YOU are not the actual plants, nor the planter, but the harvest, the aroma, the fruits of the combination of both. We realize this is rather simplistic, but it is fair. We are taking the long way to "you" by clarifying that "you" transcends both Essence and Personality. And so now: why YOU. How did this you come to be, and why. As part of this workshop, and to increase your interactivity, we would suggest that each of you already know an answer to these questions. We say that you know an answer. Not that you know THE answer. Because there will never be a single answer. There will only ever be AN answer, as it reflects who and why YOU are. Now. If your answer is "to suffer," then it is true. Because that is the "you" that you are allowing, creating, and this is how you are evolving. If your answer is "to love," then it is true. If it is "I have no idea," then that is true. Because you are a spectrum. You will have one answer today, and another tomorrow. Each to perpetuate the Triad of your evolution and creativity. Your answers will always fall into positive, negative, or neutral, and one would do well to never presume the answer is final. So before we discuss the nature of the Overleaves as your "garden" that helped spring forth who You are, now, we will ask each of you to respond, if you choose to do so, to this question, first: WHY DO YOU EXIST? We suggest allowing the first words that flow from yourself, even if you may have to clarify them a bit, and even if you are unsure of that response. You may respond in any order. [GLB] To find neutral through wild oscillations of change [BA] So that Essence may evolve. [AH] To experience and to play [MG] To love -- to learn to love – to accept how others choose to love [JE] to bring my colors to the world [BW] To learn how to trust [DHB] To see what happens [MEntity] And now, we pose to you a follow up to that question, which may reveal to you some interesting insights: WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO LIVE? [GLB] Curiosity [AH] To see what happens [JE] I still have more to do [MG] cause I'm not "there" yet - LOL [BW] to avoid hurting others I care about [BA] To see what happens next. [DHB] Because I care about me and others [MEntity] We realize that the whole of your Existence and Living cannot be summed up in a few-words response, but this is a workshop, so we resort to abbreviated paths to great insights. Looking at your answers, the combination lends insight into the You that currently arises from your Existence and your Living. Both responses describe much more than you may realize, in terms of what motivates you toward, into, and through your experiences. You have described YOUR take on your Goal. Your Goal does not describe you, nor does it impose a path upon you, but merely describes the aim for which YOU aspire. And as You arise from your Existence and Living, from Essence and Personality, your Goal is the fruit, or harvest, that you seek to "eat" from this life. This "crop" is planted and grown over and over in the life, and sometimes the results are bitter, fallow, or wormy, and sometimes they are bountiful, nutritious, and capable of being shared. Your description of your Existence and your Living helps determine the quality of that crop. Not the other way around. Your descriptions may lean toward the more negative, challenged, and focused, or toward the more positive, flexible, broader openness, or toward the gamble of neutrality, dealing with whichever may come. But these descriptions give you clues as to what you are doing with your Goal, how you are using it, and what you are getting out of it. Looking at your responses, they may lean in one direction or another, but they will include the Triad. They always will. As each Goal is also a Triad. For instance, if your Goal is Growth, your words describe Growth, to you, and may describe how you experience Confusion, or how you experience Evolution. Before we move on: do each of you find you have provided some insight into your Goal? [JE] Yes [GLB] yes [MG] yes [AH] yes. [BW] not entirely [BA] I think so [DHB] Somewhat [MEntity] The negative poles are not a halt on the Goal, they are simply a more challenging, focused, and complicated form of the goal. For a person in Growth, the aim is going to be Growth, whether done through Evolution, or through Confusion. Some may even prefer to Grow through Confusion. It alleviates a great deal of responsibility, and can help resign from the active elements of evolution and creativity. In fact, there may be a pattern above in the responses, with those in Growth being those who most likely are confused. This is because there is a pattern of over-thinking, over-feeling, over-doing as a means toward overwhelm, and this often over-shoots or undershoots the aim. Keep in mind that your experience of the Goal is entirely dependent upon your interpretation (descriptions above) of your Existence and your Living. Life circumstances, relationships, and events have nothing to do with one's experience or use of the Goal, but those circumstances, relationships, and events have everything to do with one's interpretation of Existence and Living, and by extension then, how one aims the Goal. In the worst of circumstances, relationships, and events, one can still be in the positive pole of his or her Goal as a means to extract experiences from them. The positive pole will not necessarily remove the challenges that are inherent in the Goal, but would give context to the experiences. When one loses context, one has lost awareness of the wholeness that is You. Remember: Context = Tao = Essence = the gravity that is inherent in your evolution and creativity, which shapes your existence and living. Our next question for each of you would be: WHY DO YOU CARE AT ALL? [BA] Because it beats being miserable :D [JE] it's very hard for me to leave things as they are when something can be improved or enhanced [GLB] I'm not sure that I do -- I've become pretty neutral [AH] Because I'm here, why not make it interesting. [BW] Michael, in regards to your question, caring in what regard? [MEntity] We will clarify: you care. Or you would not exist, and you would not live. So: Why do you care at all? And this can be interpreted however you choose to interpret it, as specific to a context, or in general. [MG] On a good day -- I feel like we are all extensions of one another -- so you can't "get away" from yourself -- and frankly Love feels "better" than the alternative [BW] alright, I'll bite. [MEntity] We will help to hone your responses by suggesting you simply complete the sentence: I CARE NOW BECAUSE... [GLB] I'm fascinated -- like watching an ant farm [BW] in hopes that one day I may create or do something worthwhile [AH] I want to. [GLB] Okok -- I care because I'm part of the world [DHB] I'm drawing a blank. I don't have an answer. [BA] I care now because I would like to know that I made a difference [DHB] Oh, wait, I care because I love. [MEntity] All of your responses can be updated later, or change, as we said, so allowing what comes to your awareness now is fine, and valuable. [AH] Ok, I care because it's fun. [GLB] JE is standing pat [JE] Yes I am! [MG] I CARE NOW BECAUSE -- I "happen" to be HERE now -- and that must matter -- it IS love - just to be here [MEntity] Our next question for each of you then is: HOW DO I CARE NOW? In other words, through what means do you find that you fulfill the caring that you described above? I CARE NOW THROUGH... [MG] seeing clearly [BA] I care now through doing what I can in my limited situation. [JE] I juggle the balls tossed to me as well as I can. [MG] :) [BW] sustaining myself through those small gestures of kindness towards others that I can offer, but to fullfil the long term vision, I don't. I can't even see what the long-term or short-term vision is [GLB] I care now through helping Troy, the website, my blog, through volunteering at the food bank, through helping others with their computer problems -- I'm part of the world [AH] I care through teaching and friends [AH] through enjoying and experiencing small things [DHB] I care now through learning investing and helping my partner retire. [MEntity] Again, these answers may change, be refined, be replaced tomorrow, but they are insights into your MODE, and how you relate to others, as well as with yourself, in your pursuit of the Goal. Your Mode is your fuel. 10 people may be in Observation, yet reveal 10 different ways that Observation extracts the fuel from existence and living, and funnels it into the Goal. [BW] I must have refueled with the wrong mix or the tank is empty [MEntity] BW, your Fuel is simply of Surveillance, a disconnect from your resources, and this is where you go as a means to fulfill your Goal. Surveillance is experienced as fueling from a high scrutiny and disconnection from the life, or it is a kind of yearning apathy, or both. Negative Poles are addictive. Positive Poles are additive. As each of you look at your Mode, your descriptions of WHY you Care, and HOW you Care, lend insight into how you fuel your life right now for the aim of the Goal. Do you find validity and insight from this? [JE] Yes [MG] yes [BA] yep [AH] yes, it helps me focus (which is nice with Growth) [AH] As does the term "yearning apathy" with observation [BW] yes, though it makes me wonder if I'm in positive poles of anything, or at least how close I've gotten to them and when [MEntity] Our next question may be the most difficult to answer, but may reveal the most, and again, may be specific to now, or speak overall, and can change: WHAT QUALITY IS MOST-LACKING FROM YOUR LIFE? [AH] action [MG] good quality REST [BW] vision / motivation [BA] Productiveness [JE] the ability to easily interact one-on-one with people that I do not know well [GLB] I'm lacking involvement [AH] I would add discipline to the action--action/discipline [DHB] I can't think of anything I'm lacking at the moment. [BW] I'll add that too AH [MEntity] And now: WHAT QUALITY IS MOST LACKING IN MYSELF? The differentiation may be a fine line, but it is still a line that may be clear enough to you. [GLB] zest [AH] committment [BA] Patience in waiting for the changes I desire. I want to speed this train up. [JE] Hmmm. My last answer fits this better. [MG] slowing down -- I have too much "zest" [BW] I don't see the differentiation [AH] and focus [JE] I don't easily let people get close to me. [BW] but, based upon the given answers, I'd say focus and patience [DHB] Patience here too. [MEntity] WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST LACKING IN THE WORLD? [BW] understanding [JE] Tolerance [MG] understanding and tolerance [GLB] I'll go with that, too -- understanding and tolerance [AH] acceptance [MEntity] Anyone else? [DHB] Acceptance [BA] Most lacking in the world, I'd have to go with good old Acceptance [MEntity] WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST LACKING IN OTHERS AROUND YOU? [GLB] ACCEPTANCE [BA] yeah, same, Acceptance [AH] same [BW] compassion [JE] lack of willingness to change/alter the status quo [MG] no focus -- all over the map [AH] I would add, right now, calmness [MG] or mutiple foci (is that a word?) [MEntity] Any others? [BW] willingness to see beyond the surface [DHB] If by others around me you mean my friends and family, I can't think of anything they're really "lacking". [MEntity] We will now suggest that your responses to the first two questions regarding Lack in your life and in yourself, gives you insight into your ATTITUDE. The Attitude describes the Search, the color through which you filter your self and your experiences; it is your Map. [BW] could you define "The Search?" [MEntity] The Search is that which you have deemed necessary to find, create, or allow, and this colors everything. The Attitude is your primary philosophy, and it is described by the words in our Overleaf system, but what that means to you, personally, is described by what you find lacking in yourself and your life. For example: if your Attitude is Pragmatist, the philosophy of Efficiency, or of Cause and Effect. In the Positive Pole, this is Practical, or the use of what tools are available for the causation of intended results. In the Negative Pole, this is Dogmatic, or the insistence on the availability of tools and the demand for anticipated results from the familiar causes. Your responses were that Vision, Motivation, Focus, and Patience are lacking, and this colors your philosophy of Efficiency. If you are Practical, you will extract from your life and from yourself the tools that you have for building toward an anticipated aim, and continue to adjust from there. If you are Dogmatic, you will demand that tools you expected to be available be available, and that the results you expected show up as anticipated. [AH] What is the philosophy of the Realist Attitude? (I think if I get that I will be clearer on the rest) [MEntity] What one finds lacking in the self and in the life tends to be what is held hostage, or what is most-craved, and so the Attitude is colored by that Search, and the map shapes itself around that. "Held hostage" from YOU, and "most-craved" by YOU, because of Decisions and Choices, both active and passive. The Search, or the Attitude, speaks most to what you wish to prove in this life, and lack helps to focus the search, with the proof cycling between the negative or the positive until they are resolved. In your case, AH, and in the case of the Realist, we will first say that the Realism is the philosophy of "common sense." In your case, you found that Action, Commitment, and Discipline are lacking, which tends to color your interpretation of common sense. In other words, there is a search for the proof of DOING and how that makes a difference, and while this is easy for you to see in larger terms of populations, you feel this even more acutely in your personal life when the lack of Doing yields similar lack in results. Most of you prove the truth of your philosophies quite early in life, but continue to prove them over and over again. If you found nothing lacking, your Attitude may either be in the Positive Poles right now, or you have moved beyond proving your truth, and now use that understanding as a new platform for understanding your life and yourself. The responses to your final two questions speak to the core of your Self-Karma, which explains every division within you that seeks to be resolved by this lifetime, and helps to bring insight to the wounds that require healing as a means for your Goal, Mode, and Attitude to function toward wholeness. Though you may have a multitude of ways to describe your Self-Karma, your responses today help hone that to the core from which various versions may branch. What you find lacking in others around you, and in the world, describes where you are wounded; what you expect others to heal, what conditions you have placed on this life that keep other things held hostage, or craved. Out of reach. We share all of this with you, from the most ancient of your unknown origins to the very personal responses about this life and yourself so that you can explore, understand, and embrace WHY YOU, or How You Came To Be. The ultimate answer is because YOU always were, and already were, and will always be, and the insights in your responses describe part of that journey. Yes, there are details, obstacles, and difficulties in this life, and yes, there are moments of joy, bliss, intimacy, and happiness in this life, and yes, YOU are all of that. As Tao is the gravity for Essence, and Essence is the gravity of Personality, so YOU are the gravity of experiences. They come your way from a multitude of directions, but they come to you because they are yours. Your Overleaves help describe the tools you have for managing your experiences, and they are brilliantly matched to your experiences. You do not draw to you any experience that is not matched by the capabilities of your Overleaves, even if those experiences are imposed upon you, or passively allowed. Looking back over your responses, and your Overleaves, may help you to grasp that you are absolutely safe and whole because that is an ever-changing thing that evolves through creativity. What is safe and whole today INCLUDES why you exist, why you live, why you care, and how you care, and all of the lack that colors your search and healing, and this may change tomorrow. But then, so will You. We have passed a four-hour mark, and must complete our exchange with you today. This exchange today can be helpful in your understanding this life, yourself, and others, and may bring up more questions and ideas, but it is a start, a part of the remembering. Remembering that you are a spectrum, a wholeness, that is never one thing or another, and never trapped at one extreme or another. You will evolve and create, with or without remembering why or how, but to do so actively and consciously helps to smooth the edges of existence and living. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye.
  3. OMW - Apr 21, 2012 - Equality in Relationships Channel: Troy Tolley Review of assignment to consider during the OMW: Make note of at least one person you truly adore, even if it's not unconditional and even if it's sappy and aching and longing... Make note of at least one person who is annoying beyond all fuck's sake and that you are "forced" to deal with on a regular basis At least one person who is just all around pleasant and has no charge one way or the other Now think of your pet peeve (just one for now) that eclipses the presence of the other person, even if they are great, but if they trigger that pet peeve, it's a challenge Now think of one outstanding quality that, if someone tends to exemplify, you find you are okay with him or her, even if he or she isn't that great of a person [MEntity] Hello to each of you. We are here. We will discuss the subject of Relating today, and how this is built upon your Equality. First, we will discuss the nature of Relating, and what it means. Relating is often left only to describe that with which you find compelling commonality, but it also includes that with which you find repelling differences, and that with which you find comforting. When someone says that he "relates to that," it usually means he has found commonality and resonance in a positive way. However, we suggest expanding the understanding of Relating to include that which you find repellent, and that which you find comforting. The latter is not so difficult to include, and may already be included, but we consider it to be fairly ignored in terms of Relating. For instance, one may find comfort in her relationship with a mate, a mother, or even a group, but not really find compelling commonality. Relating through comfort is not often included in the "I can relate to that" use and understanding of the word. So we will then define RELATING as: any interaction of significance The more significant the interaction, the more likely that it is a RELATIONSHIP. You may Relate to a cashier in a store, but you would not necessarily have a Relationship with him or her. If you saw that same person every day, you may find that you do bring your Relating into the realm of Relationship, and that would depend upon the level of significance, which requires higher proportions of the components of time and space. For now, we will focus on Relating, because this would include all Relationships, as well. But we think it is helpful to understand that even the kind exchange with the stranger, or the annoying exchange with the stranger, is Relating, and therefore, is a matter of examining Equality. For now, consider that what we share about Relating will apply to your Relationships, as well. Relating is actually a Triad of Attraction, Repulsion, and Comfort. ALL Relating has all of these facets inherent, which is more evident in Relationships, of course, but ALL Relating has all three, as well. Your Relating, and your Relationships, can be found to sorted into one of these facets as a primary emphasis. Those Relationships that last the longest can tend to be obvious in their containing all three of these, but they will still tend to emphasize one facet over others. Relating tends to quickly fall into one of these as an emphasis, and often never see the other facets. If Relating falls outside of this Triad, then it is Insignificant. The cashier will either be a pleasant experience from the Attraction Facet, or it will be a challenging experience from the Repulsive Facet, or a kind and nurturing experience from the Comforting Facet, or if you barely notice each other, it will be entirely insignificant. If a Relationship is to have any wholeness, it will have all three of these facets fulfilled in a rather cyclical manner. We wish to clarify here that Relating DOES NOT include instances where one imposes upon another. To some degree, the information here can still be helpful, but if one is raped, it will not necessarily be helpful to consider how you are "equal" with your rapist. The older soul may be able to apply this information in those instances, but for those any younger, the discussion of boundaries is still relevant and important. For the older soul, boundaries begin to blur, and even the worst of others is considered a part of the puzzle of the larger Context, and in those cases, this information can be helpful. For the older soul, it tends to be more important to extract value from the experiences of violation than it is to uphold a permanent barrier, boundary, and defense. Either way is valid, and the information here is not to usurp your inclination. This information is offered only as a tool that you may choose to use, or not. We will pause here for a moment to hear from you: Is everyone finding the information, so far, to be valid when considering your interactions? And do any of you have questions about what we have shared, so far? [BA] I think so. [NS] In MFM or MMFM, you were quoted as saying something like "you are most equal to your essence twin" I am paraphrasing... [NS] Was that accurate channeling? If so, what did you mean by this? [MEntity] Whether we were quoted accurately, or not, this would be true. On an Essence Level, the fragment who is one's Essence Twin is the epitome of the Triad, to its most extreme. One cannot escape the reflection when with an Essence Twin, and while all three Facets would tend to be in obvious effect, there is very little rest in one Facet over another, which can be exhausting and intense for the Personalities. This is not to say that this same kind of intensity and extreme cannot be had with other fragments, but that this is the one that is bound by Agreements and mathematics. [LM] mathematics? [MEntity] If an Essence Twin relationship is to be sustained, it usually ends up requiring various "breaks" in the cycles to help each other reset, digest, and implement what was learned from one another. [NS] By mathematics, I think they mean the position within your respective entities that bind you through resonance... [NS] True in my experience! I am at a "breaking point" right now! lol [MEntity] LM, NS would be correct. Essence Twins share Casting and the same "Raw Number," which is part of what binds them, as they will be part of what draws the Entities together in the next Planes. We have not heard from everyone, but if there are no other responses, we will continue. [LM] is this also why i have not incarnated at the same time as my ET for a while? [MEntity] LM, that is often the case. It gives great relief to both when one has a body, and the other does not. We will talk about Equality now. [MW] oh wait - does relating mean in person relating? or online too, etc [MEntity] MW, our definition should help to answer that question. Any interaction of significance would include a spectrum of media for exchanges, all of which would be physical. Even your online world is a physical connection, a physical exchange, and if there are interactions of significance, then these would be Relating. By "Equality," we mean that both parties are in the interaction for some kind of personal benefit. There is no Relating without personal benefit. That is not to say it is selfish, but that it is simply the nature of Relating. [MG] I find it interesting - when in relationship with someone online -- they will often refer to others in their life as "friends" -- while ignoring the obvious "friendship" that is in place online -- as well! [NS] That makes me think of a certain person here on TLE that seems to discount the friendships and support here...although I get it... [MEntity] That person may be speaking of Relationships, not Relating. Relationships require the components of mutual Time and Space in some way. For some, enough Time can help to nurture a valid Relationship; for others, enough Space can, even if there is little Time together. And for some, both are necessary in high quantities before they will acknowledge that there is a valid Relationship. However, one's preference for defining a Relationship will have no bearing on whether one is actually in one, or not, and if there is any interaction of any significance, then you are Relating. Returning to the subject of Equality: no Relating happens without personal benefit. That "personal benefit" is described by your Goal. Your worst experiences of Relating, and your worst Relationships; your best experiences of Relating, and your best Relationships; your most comforting of exchanges in Relating, and your most comforting Relationships, are all to help you fulfill your Goal. In your most confused or elated of exchanges of significance, if you were to keep in mind how it plays into your capacity for fulfilling your Goal, a great deal of clarity immediately can come to mind and heart and body. The most irritating of people, and the most charming, and the most comforting, are in some way catering to your aim to fulfill your Goal. And the same would be for your position in that person's life. This is not to suggest that your obnoxiousness or cruelty or harm is justified by your presuming that the other person is "benefitting" from it. We are sharing with you what YOU can do to understand how others benefit you, so that empowerment and comprehension and peace can come to your Relating on a daily basis, as well as come to your Relationships. With this information, you may find that there are solutions that have been right under your nose, so to speak, for how to handle, how to make sense of, and how to make choices regarding your Relating and Relationships. The Triad takes effect in this way: Attraction tends to Stabilize or Support your Goal; Repulsion tends to Accelerate or Expand your Goal; and Comfort tends to Heal your Goal. By "your Goal," we should say "your experiences gained from the aim for that Goal." QUESTION: Do each of you see how your Relating, and Relationships, benefit your Goal? [NS] oh, yes! [LM] yes, definitely [MG] I'm beginning to [BA] I'm chewing on it [LM] my goal is Acceptance. this makes sense [GLB] Yeah, Repulsion tends to turn me into an asshole in reaction -- Attraction puts me into more positive pole [MEntity] BA, when one is in the Negative Poles, there is a "harder" time of this, regardless of where in the Triad the Relating is. Before we continue, if there are any personal examples that need to be explored, we can do that now. Each of you may state your Goal, and we will help to describe how this would show up. [MG] Acceptance [NS] So, just to be clear on this...Recently, I have been repulsed by my ET...something he did triggered me. This is supporting me in fulfilling my goal of FLOW/PEACE/FREEDOM...in that it sort of "forces" a consciousness around how I can create FLOW/PEACE/FREEDOM? [GLB] Discrimination [BA] Growth Goals of Acceptance and Discrimination [MEntity] We will begin with Acceptance, which is probably all-too-familiar with the concept of how Relating and Relationships challenge, support, or heal the experiences gained from the aim for the Goal. Acceptance, in its simplest terms, is the aim for learning how to say "Genuinely say YES." [LM] my goal is acceptance. I have a "friend" which at first I wanted to be accepted by her but she had jealousy issues with me and dissed me. now she wants me to show up for her and I am having second thoughts about even wanting to be around her. [MEntity] For those in Acceptance, Relating will tend to bring about experiences that ask, "now, how can I say Yes to this?" What those in Acceptance tend to do is say Yes to so many things in the beginning that they lose the actual meaning of the word. This is usually done before gaining consciousness, or "waking up." Eventually the question becomes, "how can I say Yes to this, and mean it?" If you cannot say Yes, and mean it, then you are in Ingratiation. If you expect others to say Yes, regardless of whether they mean it, then you are in Ingratiation. The irony for Acceptance is that one must learn to say No before one can truly say Yes. It is often painful, literally, for Acceptance to say No, but this changes to being comforting when the honesty in saying Yes is seen to be so beneficial to all involved. Every Goal will swing to extremes before centering and stabilizing. Acceptance tends to start at the far YES, and then swing to the far NO, before stabilizing into rightful honesty. In general, the life will tend to be be segregated into compartments for the Attractive, Repulsive, and Comforting areas of Relating and Relationships, though there will be overlap, of course. Where Acceptance finds the most Repellent, the aim is either to learn to say Yes to that which has been difficult to accept, or to say No until you can. Acceptance cannot truly Accept, or move into Agape, when there is no discernment. This is why it is paired with Discrimination. As Acceptance and Discrimination are on the Truth Axis of the Overleaf System, these Goals are an aim toward honesty and integrity. The "truth" is often nuanced, so it is not necessary to be conclusive in your Yes, or your No, but to be clear where you can say Yes, and where you can say No. The key would be in whether it is Truthful. As Acceptance and Discrimination are Expression Axis Goals, this would also require communication in some way. You cannot presume that another will "get you," or that they "should know." More than any other Goals, these two need to EXPRESS, put into form, the truth that is part of their Goal. The more defensive and reactionary, the less one is being honest. When one is honest, there is a peacefulness, even if awkwardness, about the decision to say No or Yes, because it is the truth. For Discrimination, the swing of extremes tend to be reversed so that the life starts with many decisions already having been made for the fragment. Discrimination is the process of refining one's capacity to choose, and this could translate into learning to say with integrity and honesty, NO. Those in Discrimination will often start with a great deal of NO around them, or simply find ways of avoiding saying YES. There is no Sophistication to their process of choosing, but, instead will simply inherit Rejection, find Rejection from others, or Reject all but a very slim sliver of existence. This is the embrace of NO without any integrity or honesty, no Truth. Eventually this swings to the extreme of having to be in situations where one now realizes how often one must say YES in order to truly mean NO. Again, this requires honesty and communication. To simplify and be more specific to Relating: For those in Acceptance, one is learning to bring kindness and acceptance to your communication when saying No, and to rise beyond ingratiation and obligation when saying Yes. For those in Discrimination, one is learning to bring clarity and refinement to one's communication when saying Yes, while rising above rejection and reaction when saying No. Goals of Growth and Re-evaluation For Growth, Relating is all about extracting Meaning. When one forces or imposes that Meaning, it can move into Confusion. When one creates that Meaning, and allows it to change, there is Evolution. For those in Growth, all Relating tends to have "some kind of meaning." Growth tends to swing in its extremes from "what does this mean about me?!" to "wow, that says a lot about you!" to a balance of shared Meaning that is nuanced and inclusive, rather than divided and exclusive. It is paired with Re-evaluation, because Growth often requires a return to simplicity for help and returning to Meaning, or Evolving, through Relating. [Question] What is the difference between "forcing" or imposing meaning and creating it? [MEntity] Forcing is prejudiced and decided before the Relating has even started. Creating is to use the ingredients available in the Relating. Confusion leaves out many of the ingredients that Relating, or a Relationship, provides. Evolution uses all of the ingredients that are available. In other words, "you mean something to me, you evolve me, only if you do so on my terms," and sometimes, "I mean something to you, I evolve you, only if I do so on your terms." Evolution, however, is "we mean something, we evolve each other, only if we do so on our terms, and those may shift and change." In terms of Relating, Growth then would be learning to Create Meaning when aiming to Evolve, and to Allow Meaning when rising above Confusion. Goal of Flow In terms of Relating, Flow is the process of learning to NAVIGATE. The extremes for Flow tend to be that one will swing to the extremes of letting anyone and everyone else be the navigator, steering the flow of the life. You simply hang on. This is then countered by an extreme swing toward taking complete control of that steering, and anyone who cannot keep up will fall simply fall off, or be left behind. Both these extremes tend toward Inertia, which is either keeping a momentum that never seems to change, or running in place, like running upstream. When it comes to Relating, Flow can often be heard saying such things as "no matter how hard I try..." Inertia comes from presuming that an aim should be clear, tried, and true, mapped out, and clarified. Freedom comes from fluidity, flexibility, and guidance. The map is a guide, not a trajectory. Your Goal is partnered up with all other Goals because it is often necessary to recalibrate, aim differently, navigate various paths, often on multiple levels of the life. True Freedom requires structure. And so it is when it comes to Relating. In simple terms, then, Flow is learning to provide structure when in Freedom, and learning to change course when in Inertia. Freedom is not a free-falling abstract state. It has footing. Without that footing, there is Inertia. And so it is that most who are in Flow will experience Relating as a process of creating or finding that footing. We described to you the Triad, which is the FUNCTION of Relating, or how Relating functions, but the PROGRESSION of Relating tends to be through the process of REVEAL, AMPLIFICATION, REVELATION, and INTEGRATION. For most instances of Relating that is not a Relationship, one of these four stages would be exemplified. This is because Relating is not simply an external progression, it is an internal progression. You Relate to You. And you do so through others. Depending upon where you are in the progression of Relating to yourself, your Relating may tend to show up in these various stages. [Question] do you mean Personality to Essence and/or Personality to sub-Personalities? [MEntity] We will keep it simple here as self to self, as a more holistic phrasing, inclusive of all of these variations on "self." The stranger who smiles at you can tend to reflect where you are in your progression with yourself. That stranger's smile can elicit a Reveal, Amplification, Revelation, or Integration. We will define these terms now. Reveal is the display of commonalities, whether these are differences or common ground. Amplification is the honing in on those differences or that common ground. Revelation is realization that what was experienced was just what was needed. And Integration is the use of that realization, or the ownership of that Revelation. So the stranger's smile can be playing into any one of these stages. For example, you may be having a hard time learning to love your appearance or your body, and depending on how you are Relating to yourself, you may find that smile to be mocking, pitying, or healing. If you are in a mocking relationship with yourself, then you will find that the smile Reveals to you that others feel the same way. You may find that it Amplifies what you already fear. You may find that it to be a Revelation in that someone has actually honed in on your vulnerability. You may find that it confirms what you thought was true all along and you Integrate that. If you are in a loving relationship with yourself, or attempting to, then the smile can mean Reveal to you that others are offering kindness and nurturing, too. Or it can serve to Amplify and propel what you are already trying to do for yourself. Or it can surprise you that this smile is just what you needed that day. Or it bring Integration of the truth that you can be appreciated just as you are. Because of time constraints we realize we are not going to be able to give elaborate examples, but these are a start. The point being that where you are with yourself often determines where others are brought in to serve that. In terms of Relationships, this is much more obvious. Common Ground is Revealed, then Amplified, and then the Revelation that you have learned something from it, and then the Integration of what was learned. Keep in mind that Common Ground includes differences, even vast differences that cause conflict. That is your common ground. In those terms, you are Equals. You are willing participants in an attempt to learn, to fulfill your Goals. Knowing this, you can ask yourself, "how can my Relating, or "how can my aim to fulfill my Goal help better my Relating, or Relationship?" Keep in mind that your Relationships, the longer they are around you in time, and the closer they are to you in space, will cycle through the functioning of the Attraction, Repulsion, and Comfort Triad, and progress through the Reveal, Amplification, Revelation, and Integration. These overlap and change over time so that, for instance, if a Relationship started from Attraction/Reveal, it will tend toward Repulsion/Amplification, then Comfort/Revelation, and then Attraction/Integration, the back to Repulsion/Reveal, etc. None of these must be dramatic or theatrical, but are often quite subtle and enlightening, depending upon where one is with himself or herself in his own Relating. So to summarize: You are Relating to anyone when there is any interaction of significance. Relating is a Triad that either aims at one part of the Triad, or cycles through it over time and space. You only Relate to Equals, as they are serving your Goal, and you, in some way. You Relate as a means to fulfill your Goal. Relating turns into Relationship the more time and space is included. Relationships move through a progression of Reveal, Amplification, Revelation, and Integration, and are perpetuated by the function of the Triad. We realize this is a lot of technical mapping, and if you choose to use this, it is helpful, but if you choose to reduce this to the simplest terms, then you can do so and still benefit from the responsibility that your part in Relating entails. Good day to each of you. We will conclude here.
  4. Kasia

    Tribonds

    [Excerpt from TT (POF): 2011-05-04] [Question] Can you give us more detail about the tribond (you said it was intense and karmic)? [Michael_Entity] A triad or a tri-bond is always unstable and is always in a constant state of seeking balance. The mere act of walking is a good example, with a double pendulum process in motion that has the center of gravity thrown forward, one stabalizing force, and one propelling force. Karma is a triadal force. These triadal forces are in their most basic forms a dance among Positive, Negative, and Neutral. Propulsion, Center, and Stability. Any group of three fragments will always take on those forces as part of a triad, even in a social situation. In terms of the Entity, those who are proportionally and mathematically in the “same position” on each “side” of the Entity would form this bond. The positions of Positive, Negative, and Neutral would usually be relative to the positions the Personalities take with one another when in a lifetime, but between lifetimes, and within the dynamics of the Entity, this usually defaults to the first fragment being Positive, the second being Negative, and the third being Neutral. Or, the Truth fragment being Positive; the Love being Negative; the Energy being Neutral. As a triad, or tri-bond, certain themes would be explored, with each contributing a force to the process of that exploration, not only via the default force from within the Entity dynamics, but then there are the variations that result from the choices of the Personalities and their relationship with one another, if there is a relationship.
  5. Kasia

    Configurations

    [Excerpt from TT: 2002-02-21] Configurations [M_Entity] We are here. One Moment. We understand the topic as being Configurations. The topic of Configurations is avoided by most of our students and channels for a couple of reasons in general: Understanding Configurations depends on your understanding of the very basics of our system; and as the complexities of each Configuration grows, the contexts for understanding each position changes a bit. This can be confusing to most since many want the differing systems to be more consistent. We will define “Configuration” as any number of Fragments beyond ONE who act together with a common goal. There are FORMAL Configurations and INFORMAL Configurations. FORMAL Configurations are based in Essence “plans” and can have a goal that does not get accomplished for many lifetimes. INFORMAL Configurations occur in any number of situations in which you are in any kind of group. These could easily be called WORKING CONFIGURATIONS and SOCIAL CONFIGURATIONS, respectively. Understanding a Working Configuration can shed light on your life as you grow through your 4th Internal Monad and begin your own personal Life Task. If you are part of a Working Configuration (which most are), you will then find the insight leading you closer to maintaining True Personality and connection to Essence. Understanding Social Configurations can shed light on your life as you grow as a Personality, at any physical age or soul age, and allow you to understand why certain dynamics occur in certain groupings. As we share with you the dynamics of each Configuration, remember that the information applies to BOTH Working and Social groups, unless otherwise indicated. The only difference is this: In Working Configurations, the Position you play within your group DOES NOT ALTER. In Social Configurations, your Position will alter as necessary. For those of you who will try to link the Configurations to what we call a Support Group, we suggest you not jump ahead before the completion of the information. Support Groups (a group of 12 fragments who enrich and empower your life) are of a different context to a small degree and we will clarify as time permits. First, we will share with you the correlations basic to understanding Configurations. This will be familiar to some of you. The information will come as follows: NUMBER – ROLE – Configuration Position 1 Server – Love 2 Artisan – Knowledge 3 Warrior – Power 4 Scholar – Support 5 Sage – Revolutionary/Eccentric 6 Priest – Integrator 7 King – Leader/Observer 8 Server – Pivot 9 Artisan – Intuitive 10 Warrior – Discipline 11 Sage – Healer 12 Priest – Enlightener 13 King – Muse A Configuration beyond this begins to become ever more meaningless in terms of a given lifetime, though if any student were interested, the numbers do continue. There is a mathematical meaning behind this sequence. There is also meaning as to why, in the numbers beyond 7, though the Roles repeat there is no Scholar listed. This is because when the Configuration grows to the number 13, Position 4 moves from being considered SUPPORT, to being SUPPORTED and is the pivotal focus among the 12 other Positions. We will elaborate on that as time permits, but for now we will begin with the more evident and useful Configurations you may find yourself as part of in daily life. The smallest Configuration is a TRIAD. Though we listed the correlations above, in the case of a Triad, the terms above DO NOT APPLY. When 3 people are involved, there are the very basic Positions of POSITIVE – NEGATIVE – NEUTRAL. A group of 3 will ALWAYS be a catalyst for transformation and progression through some kind of Karma, internally or externally. 3, and by extension Karma, is the very basic Configuration that allows this Universe and an Essence to grow. In groups of 3, there will usually be “issues” raised and if the Configuration is serious and committed, each new challenge will take each Fragment forward. We believe the inherent tension found in a group of 3 is where the phrase, “3 is a crowd” comes from. Based on limited time, we will quickly cover each Configuration, and then take your questions. We note here that there are NO WORKING CONFIGURATIONS of 3. The next Configuration is a Quadrate. In a Quadrate, the Common Goal is usually directly linked to each Fragment’s own Life Task. Beyond the Quadrate, into higher numbered Configurations, the Life Task is not necessarily linked to the group goal. We say this in reference to Working Configuration ONLY; in a Social Configuration, no personal Life Tasks are necessarily relevant. As we share with you the differing Configurations, we note that EVEN-numbered Configurations up to 10 MUST have all Positions being filled by Physically-incarnate Fragments. ODD-numbered Configurations can tend to have the final, odd-numbered Position filled by non-physical Fragments acting as guides, or the Position may be filled with a Concept/Ideal representing that Position. Even the Configuration of 3 may have only two Physical participants, while the “issue” is the “third position.” In most cases, however, ALL Fragments tend to be extant, except in the highly unstable group of 5. Beyond the Configuration of 10, no more “rules” apply except that the BASIC QUADRATE (4) is incarnated. QUADRATE In a group of 4 in either Social or Working Configurations, each will fall into one of the four basic positions inherent to that Configuration: LOVE, KNOWLEDGE, POWER, and SUPPORT. Something unique to the Positions defined in a Quadrate is that EVERY INDIVIDUAL EXTANT falls into one of these basic 4 Social Positions as a means to interact in groups with no specific goal, such as a party, or night out, or reunion, etc. No matter the size of the group, most Social groups with no goal will reduce themselves to smaller interacting groups of 4, and each Fragment interacting will take on one of these 4 Positions, however insignificantly or meaningfully. A Quadrate with a goal may have been behind organizing the event, but subsequent interaction within the event will simply be of basic socializing. We would call this additional level of Configuration with no goal, a “CASUAL Configuration”. LOVE Position: This Position is the one who brings the initiation of ideas to the group. They are usually very inspiring and naturally seem to be able to get everyone “psyched up” about something to do. They do not, however, have the ability to actually make the ideas happen. In fact, it is not their “job” at all. In a group of 4, the person who inspires and generates the ideas might be best left to simply doing that. In a Social situation, this person is usually the one who initiates the gathering or comes up with the suggestions for what to do, once gathered. In a basic social situation, this is usually the most humorous, entertaining person in the group; the “social butterfly” who moves from group to group, one conversation to the next, bringing a light air to any gathering. KNOWLEDGE is the person who refines the ideas generated by LOVE. In a basic social situation, a Knowledge person will usually root themselves into a conversation, debate, or discussion with one or two people and remain there for a great deal of the event. They can sometimes become irritated by the whimsical, flittering of Love throughout the groups if this distracts from the more “serious discussions” Knowledge is having. POWER is the one who is in the position to actually make the ideas of Love, refined by Knowledge, happen. In a basic social situation, this person can express in any number of ways, but they are easily the Fragment who ultimately controls the mood and focus of the group/s. They can end the fun as easily as they can sustain it. They can shift the direction as easily as they maintain it. SUPPORT is the mediator and cohesiveness that keeps the group stable. In a basic social situation, this person will gravitate toward any position of the most use. In most cases, they will at least pair themselves with one other person. The Support person is the one who usually gets “stuck” tolerating, or listening to, any of the other Positions as they may express themselves inappropriately or tediously; such as a Knowledge wielding lengthy lectures on topics few are interested in; or the Love Position as they turn to the use obnoxiousness as a means to generate interaction; or Power as they may sit and brood for not getting what they want. Support will either find himself or herself in that situation or in the broader position of making sure everyone is having a good time and happy and taken care of. A Quadrate is the most popular and most stable of all Configurations. It is usually very successful in all endeavors, either as Social or Working Configurations. The Casual Configuration is the root of all basic, stable interactions among groups of Sentience. Incidentally, many successful sitcoms or dramas are rooted primarily in a Quadrate interacting together. Using “I Love Lucy” as the example, LUCY is the LOVE Position, Ricky is the POWER Position, Fred is the SUPPORT Position, and Ethel is the KNOWLEDGE Position. These Positions rotate occasionally, but we are speaking of the characters’ interactions as a theme. In general, Love and Power tend to pair up, while Support and Knowledge do so, as experiences are generated and goals undertaken. Love and Knowledge do not necessarily “pair up”, but they eventually do tend to lead the group, even if indirectly. Power and Support tend to remain “quieter”, though they are the Fragments who usually find each experience’s conclusion and resolution. In the example of “Lucy”, though “Ethel” and “Lucy” are always leading the group into new adventures, “Ricky” and “Fred” resolve them. When participants in a Quadrate are not available, Love/Power take on either or both Positions, while Knowledge/Support does the same. Though Knowledge could take on Power, or vice versa, and Love/Support can also be exchanged, it is not as comfortable. PENTAGON When a FIFTH Position is added to a Quadrate, it then becomes a Pentangle, or Pentagon. The new Position is called a REVOLUTIONARY. In groups of 5, there will always be one person who challenges the very stability of the focus. In Working Configurations, a Pentagon is either a formidable force, or a flailing disaster. In Social situations of 5, there will always be the fifth person, the Revolutionary, who will complain, fall asleep, try to redirect the group, or finally they will simply leave the group. In a successful Working Configuration of 5, the 5th Position is usually filled with a CONCEPT instead of a Person. The Beatles are an example of both a Concept as Revolution, and a Person. The Configuration when it held a 5th person collapsed in stability, but when the Position turned to a Concept, the group excelled in tremendously successful ways. While a Quadrate has a goal of manifesting or accomplishing something, a Pentagon, if seriously undertaken, is out for transforming things on great levels. SEXTET The next Configuration is a SEXTET, adding the Position of the Integrator. The Integrator becomes the strength and higher inspiration for longer-term sustenance of that Configuration. Usually, because of the inherent instability of a Pentagon, at some point, it will either shift to a Quadrate, or bring in an Integrator. A Sextet, then, is the next most popular and successful Working Configuration. The highly successful series called “FRIENDS” is a good example. This example of a Working Configuration of the characters is as follows: LOVE: Rachel KNOWLEDGE: Ross POWER: Monica SUPPORT: Chandler Revolutionary: Joey Integrator: Phoebe SEPTET The final Configuration we will comment on tonight will be the SEPTET, adding the Position of LEADER/Observer. A Septet’s Goal is usually one that is based in SEARCH and DISCOVERY. Most teams of 7 are based in a common goal of seeking, exploring, discovering. Many Septets are involved in medicine, science, and metaphysics, as you may have assumed. The highly successful series of Star Trek is based primarily in Septets. The LEADER/Observer watches over all of the participant’s contributions and makes the most difficult and larger-themed decisions as to any new directions or steps. They provide the clearer template for where the growth and direction of the group will go. This topic is a large topic, we realize, and we do note the limited time available to you. Using the list we shared at the beginning of the chat, you can extrapolate from it and determine varying meanings of Positions people may take in groups under 13. In terms of Working Configurations, the dynamics may or may not be as obvious. We will speak on the 6 other Configurations of meaning in another session. We will take your questions now, if there are any. Q & A [Cathy] Regarding Triads, my husband Brian and I have a friend living with us for an extended period of time while she is getting her business started. Can you tell me how this fits as a catalyst for transformation and progression through what kind of karma, internally or externally? [M_Entity] The Triad Positions of Positive, Negative, and Neutral will shift among the three of you. In any given challenge, the Positive Position will be the catalyst, such as “invading privacy”. The Negative Position would be the person whose privacy was felt to be invaded. The Neutral Position is the person who either does not care, or will step in to help resolve the tension. In fact, the resolution of an issue with a Triad will be in that EACH Person experiences EACH Position before progress is made. For example, the Positive who invaded privacy may feel bad, shifting to a constricted Negative Position. The original Negative Position whose privacy was invaded may reach out, trying to “get over it,” assuming the friendship is more important, moving to the Positive. The Neutral may see both sides, experiencing Positive and Negative, until resolution. As you watch the dynamics among the three of you, being aware of these shifting Positions, even in moments of fun, should prove enlightening. [LisaC] what do the roles listed have to do with the position they were paired with? Like why was server listed as love position? [M_Entity] LOVE is that which initiates and is part of EVERYTHING. Love, in terms of the Configurations and the resonance to the Server, is in the fact that the Server Essence is primary to this Universe. The Server Essence inspires on a most basic and attainable level. Resonance DOES NOT, however, mean that only certain Roles will gravitate to the Positions. We merely showed the correlations so as to enhance your understanding of the Positions. LOVE knows what everyone needs, just as a Server does. LOVE can be inspiring and enthusiastic, or obnoxious and manipulative, as a Server can be. We realize some of the correlations may appear counter-intuitive, but we remind you that correlations must be considered in context. For instance, we do not suggest making this sequence parallel to the Chakra System. Though it may very well “work,” it is not a shared context. We believe the most confusing correlations, besides the Server/Love, may be the Scholar/Support, and Artisan/Knowledge. We find the resonance particular to the Configurations because Artisans are ironically highly structured Essences and can refine a great amount of energy and information quite swiftly. A Scholar does not do so. A Scholar is far more interested in indulging in the information, for the sake of the information, than to refine it. As far as the Scholar/Support, we find the resonance there to be in that the energy of the Scholar does not get “invested” in any one angle, and can therefore remain objective, supportive, and cohesive to a group. This does not mean the Support Position does not contribute knowledge, but that it is not invested in any outcome. [cec] How do cadres and entities play out in the configurations? [M_Entity] GROUPS of Cadres (12) are of a different context. GROUPS of Entities (a Cadre) are all Septets. In other words, there is a 1 – LOVE/Server Entity; a 2 – KNOWLEDGE/Artisan Entity, etc. [MaryBV] In a working configuration you mentioned the work involved the life task. Do the members have the same life tasks or are they similar or complementary to each other? [M_Entity] In a Quadrate, the individual Life Tasks would all complement each other in some way. They may not appear so, but in terms of the larger goal of the Configuration, it is contributing to the same direction. This only applies to a Working Quadrate. In all other Configurations, the Life Task may or may not contribute so directly or complementarily. [nemo-sam] do configurations relate to community jobs? [M_Entity] Yes. “Community Jobs,” if you are referring to the delineation of specific positions of a fragment within an Entity, relate to the higher- numbered Configurations having to do with far larger themes than any individual life may be able to make sense of.
  6. June 9, 2005 Troy Tolley, Channel Michael Speaks Online: Open Floor MEntity: Hello to all of you. We are here. As usual, we will respond to questions as they are presented to us in the order created from the queue. [H2OSprtlvr] Just last week on the news they showed a pod of orcas that beached themselves. Can you tell us why this particular pod ended up beaching themselves, since this is very odd for orcas to do? MEntity: We are not clear as to the details regarding any recent “beaching” of “Orcas,” but there is indication that pollution may have been the cause, altering the navigational capabilities. Though we are not clear as to whether this has to do with the Orcas to which you refer. Several species have become compromised in their navigational capabilities, due to the consumption of toxins that affect these senses, some of which create severe hallucinations. Unfortunately, we do not have more information specific to the pod in question, but we will continue to search as we work through the next questions. [Annsge] I would like to know about the secondary chief feature. I’ve heard that it affects the mode and/or it affects relationships. Is there anything in particular that is helpful in working with the 2nd CF? How does it affect relationships–and/or does it affect relationships more than the Primary CF? MEntity: We have spoken of the Secondary Chief Feature as affecting the Attitude and the Mode, depending on the context of the questioning. When we spoke of the Attitude being affected, there was less understanding as to how the Mode worked. The Mode is not one of the more understood Overleaves. We would, then, say that there are three tiers to the effects of a Chief Feature, making a Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Chief Feature system. Primary Chief Feature affects the GOAL; the Secondary affects the MODE; the Tertiary affects the Attitude. It is NOT that there are three distinctly different Chief Features in your Overleaves, but that there are three AREAS in which a Chief Feature will be distinctly visible. Although these areas may very well have three distinctly different Chief Features, it is also quite common to have one Chief Feature rule all three areas. These areas, then, would be the areas of Self-Fulfillment, Relationship-Fulfillment, and Philosophical Fulfillment, or the Goal, Mode, and Attitude, respectively. The Chief Feature that affects the Mode is the Chief Feature that affects your experience of EXPRESSION. In addition, then, the Chief Feature that affects your GOAL affects your experience of ACTION, while the Chief Feature that affects your Attitude affects your experience of INSPIRATION. The Chief Feature that affects your Mode/Expression/Relationships is the Chief Feature that is used to protect you from INTIMACY. Your Mode describes not only how you express yourself internally and externally, but it also describes how you approach or repel Intimacy. When we speak of Intimacy, we are speaking of the spectrum of experience that could be described as SAFETY. In other words, the Chief Feature that is enlisted as your protector against Intimacy is doing so because you have learned that you are UNSAFE in your Expression and in your Relationships. We remind you that a “relationship” and “intimacy” is not exclusive to human interaction, but can include your sense of relationship to and intimacy within yourself, your aspirations, goals, etc. This subject can be explored much more deeply in a more appropriately provided format. We believe what we have shared is a good start. We, of course, have much to say on this subject. In terms of alleviating the effects of the Secondary Chief Feature, one would always find the quickest and “easiest” route to be through that of the Attitude. In ALL cases of Chief Features, the Attitude is the one overleaf that can dismantle them all. If one can find a conscious means to implement a behavior to bring the Attitude into the Positive Pole, one can dismantle the effects of the Chief Features in a powerful “domino or cascade effect.” [Note: I suspect Michael meant Third Chief Feature rather than Secondary Chief Feature in the paragraph above.] Using the Positive Pole of the partner Attitude on the shared Axis, one can then move directly into the Positive Pole of the original Attitude. For example: If one is an Idealist, one can move from Naiveté (negative pole) to Coalescence (positive pole) by using INVESTIGATION, which is the Positive Pole of the Skeptic. To explain this more personally: The Idealist sees life in terms of how it SHOULD BE. This often leads to Naiveté because he tends to believe he can or should do far more than he is capable of doing. The Idealist then piles his life full of obligations and improvements to the point of disappointment and sometimes to the extent of harming himself or others. He has not accepted that to get from point A to point Z requires the steps in between. This is a form of Naiveté. This “negative” Attitude then cascades throughout the Overleaves, weighing them down into the Philosophy of CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT (or that everything should be “better”) without the means or method to do so. The Philosophy is not the problem; it is simply the lack of Coalescence that blocks this fragment. Coalescence could be defined as the culmination of several factors that can eventually manifest the Ideal. One can now see how INVESTIGATION might help an Idealist to dismantle his fears. If he would simply seek to understand (investigate) the steps required that would create his Ideal, he would not remain under the weight of Naiveté. Once he grasps and implements the process of realizing the Ideal, he is immediately back in Coalescence and free from Chief Feature. This same method can be applied to ANY Overleaf, but starting with the Attitude is the most empowering and immediately revitalizing because Attitudes are linked to the energy of Inspiration. Once the feed of Inspiration is returned to the Personality, most often “anything” can then be done. Next question [Tibtyc] Good evening, Michael. How can one speed up the work on karma, external and internal? I begin to realize that I have procrastinated a lot in my life. Also, in what way can the concept of Triads helps us to understand, and work on, karma? That is my question. MEntity: In answer to your first version of the question: One can “speed up” the process of Karma simply by doing it. There are no “shortcuts,” but there can be resistance, which can greatly delay the balancing of Karma. In terms of external Karma, all Fragments involved must be present, so a great deal of the “speed” of that process is dependent on group effort. [Tibtyc] Present on Earth? MEntity: If the Karmic scenario originated “on Earth,” then it is most often balanced in the same arena. There are exceptions, however, if the primary element of the Karma is Intellectual or Emotional. In terms of internal Karma (self karma), one merely need drop all resistance and choose to do the work that is required. In answer to your second version of your question: The concept of the Triad is tremendously helpful in approaching, processing, and integrating the experience of Karma, internally and externally. ALL KARMA is approached from either the Positive or Negative and is concluded in the Neutral. In MOST CASES, the Karma is approached from the POSITIVE, moved into and through the Negative, and finding resolution in the Neutral. We will clarify here that we are speaking in terms of Balancing Karma, not Creating it. If one were to think of the process of walking as the same process of balancing Karma, one can understand the Triad: A step is taken forward (Positive), there is an off-balance, mid-air moment that leaves everything dependent on one leg (Negative), with a final landing of both feet on the ground (Neutral). Karma is one of the many reasons so many relationships seem to go “bad.” They are initiated with an alluring, compelling magnetism simply to get the Personalities into the Karmic Sequence, which then allows the elements for the Negative phase to unfold. Often, when the Karma is balanced, there is no longer an interest in the relationship; the relationship is often just a means of balancing that Karma. For most Older Souls, there is little external Karma with which to deal, but a seemingly unending source of Self-Karma to endure. In terms of Self-Karma, we would say that to find conscious Neutrality, one must first determine the battle that is occurring internally and name it. In other words, if one has Self-Karma around Body Image, it will be helpful to define the Positive and Negative aspects that create the inner polarization, such as “I AM UGLY” vs “I AM BEAUTIFUL.” In all cases of Self-Karma, there are “two sides” to the battle. There is a perpetual conflict between The Truth and The Lie. The Neutrality comes only when one is capable of seeing the commonality between the two. In other words, the commonality between the concepts of “I am beautiful” and “I am ugly” is… I AM. The definitions beyond “I AM” are merely a means of dividing yourself. [Tibtyc] Sorry, what would Intellectual Karma be like? MEntity: Lying to an individual wherein he makes a choice that is affected by that lie can lead to Intellectual Karma. That is one example. [kittlekats41] thank you. I am curious about how much of what actually happens to us on earth could be considered truly accidental. How often does a true accident such as an unplanned injury or an unexpected illness or even environmental genetic damage cause us to make a significant change in our life’s plans – a change made ‘on the fly’ so to speak? And is this rate fairly constant or increasing with the greater degree of environmental damage our bodies now face? MEntity: In the true sense of the word, accidents DO happen, but only on the level of Personality. In terms of Essence, there has never been and never would be an accident. Personality CAN, but does not, anticipate everything, but Essence can and does. Even when Essence is “surprised” by an event that was caused by the choices of its Personality, the array of effect from a single choice can be easily seen, and it is not interpreted as an “accident.” [kittlekats41] Are all ‘unplanned events’ then foreseen by essence or essence just accepts what comes and rolls with the punches:-)? MEntity: There is nothing in your reality that isn't CREATED or ALLOWED by either Personality and/or Essence. Those are the only two methods of existence. You Create your reality or you Allow it. Most Fragments do not entirely Create or entirely Allow, but utilize a mix of both methods, leaving room for the so-called “accidents.” An example of the mix of Creativity vs Allowance is in that many Fragments focus their conscious, creative energy in the direction of Relationships, while leaving their Bodies unattended; guided only by the events that unfold around it (Allowance). The Older Soul eventually begins to have Personalities who share in the process of Creating the entirety of the life along with Essence, but many souls do simply resign the life to some higher force to direct all events, or specific areas. It would do all of you well to know that any “higher force” simply has no investment in your experiences beyond EXPERIENCE, so the life left “up to god” tends to be more like a “pinball” in a game dictated by unconscious drive, reactions, and the choices of others. All experiences are foreseen by Essence, but never rejected. Choice and Decision are the tools of Personality for creating its life. While Essence can see that an “accident” is about to occur, it is keenly aware that this “accident” is merely the result of Personality’s choices, decisions, creation, and/or allowance. This does not mean that one should then “blame herself” for all of the pain and accidents within the life, unless one believes that is the path of most interest, which is as valid as any other choice. What this knowledge does mean is that you are not trapped by any accident, regardless of your awareness of its approach. You simply make another choice. And continue making choices beyond that. You are never condemned by any event, accident, or situation, no matter how much time has passed or how recent the experience. You can always continue to choose, and choose again, creating within and beyond the apparent confines of the situation. [kittlekats41] thank you very much Michael. I didn’t see it when I asked the question, but your answer allows me to see that my question and your answer very much relates to my chosen ‘platform’ for this year – I just love synchronicity! [merri korman] About a year before an accident occurred, I dreamed it, yet when it presented, I didn't recognize it and proceeded anyway. It has led me down a really painful road and I am having trouble forgiving myself and moving on. Any help? MEntity: Many fragments are presented with information, insight, or intuition that is then dismissed and only upon retrospect seen as having been valid. This is simply a part of living and learning and experiencing. [merri korman] How can we shift into making better choices so we learn with grace and ease instead of pain? MEntity: The key to the forgiveness is in your moving your attention from the concept of having made a mistake, to the concept of your having simply made a CHOICE. You made a choice based on more than intuition and prophetic dreams. The path that you describe as having been painful was the path that you chose; not because you made a mistake, but because you were courageous. Many Fragments are given the clues and warnings of potential pain “ahead,” but they continue into that pain, not because they are stupid, limited, or making a mistake. They are simply making a choice. Many Older Souls continue to struggle with the battle between that of choosing Pain or choosing Pleasure. There is a deep belief in the nobility of Pain and a deep belief in the Sin of Pleasure. While we described you as “courageous,” we do not mean that you were more noble or “right” in your choice toward Pain, but that you are courageous enough to have known that you could seek Forgiveness on the other side of the experience. [merri korman] whoo yeah, but why is it so hard to see the courage and so easy to see the mistake, self-forgiveness? MEntity: Often, those who struggle with the concept of Forgiveness are simply meaning that they ache for someone to tell them that everything will be okay and that you are safe now. We tell you that, now, not as an act of consolation, but as a truth. We do not tell you anything that you do not already know, but we do act as a form of validation, and we can tell you that it is over, Merri. It is now your choice as to whether you are ready to be free, and you will choose when you are ready. We will continue this conversation with you in private. [Fyredeva11] Recently, conversation on TV3K has brought 9-11 back up and conspiracy theories concerning the events. My question is: did the planes that hit the towers bring them down or were there also bombs planted that the government knew about? Also, did a plane really hit the Pentagon? [upstaate] or was it a missile? MEntity: The towers in question were not brought down by the planes, but by explosives that had been in place for at least 24 hours previous to attack. It does not appear that your “government” knew about these explosives, but did have at least conceptual knowledge of an impending attack. [Fyredeva11] was it the Israeli Secret Service? MEntity: Although a connection could be found to the Israeli Secret Service, it would not have been of an official capacity. Those directly involved with the destruction were extremists. It is valid that a plane did crash into the Pentagon, but it does not appear to be of the same identity as that which was understood to have done so. [Fyredeva11] it just seems so convenient…giving our govt an excuse to go into Iraq MEntity: We would say that the attack was exploited as an opportunity, but was not created through a conspiratorial event. The greatest contribution to the events labeled as “9-11” was negligence. [Fyredeva11] why didn't these bombs make the news? MEntity: The materials used in the materials for bombing were of advanced and unheard of explosives. These materials appear to be under investigation by only a few who could recognize them as having explosive properties. [H2OSprtlvr] What steps can we take to overcome the blocks that keep us from doing what is good for ourselves? What prevents us from finding the “switch” inside of ourselves to turn on to get us to do what is right and good for us to do? Thanks! MEntity: There is no other “switch inside” beyond CHOICE. We remind all of you that it is more than a new age catch phrase that we say that you are here to learn how to choose, and to choose how to learn. [H2OSprtlvr] I knew you'd say that, but I can't make myself do what I think I'm choosing to do. I choose to lose weight, but find myself not following the program MEntity: Let us suggest that it is not “weight” that is the issue. It is Love. You would lose the weight if you believed it was an issue. Many fragments choose false goals as a means to fit into the current social game, but underneath this falsity is a truth that is implemented more powerfully, and that is that you love yourself more than you give yourself credit. The key then is not in losing the weight, but in honoring what your body knows is the truth, even if your heart and mind have forgotten. We have said this before to many of our students, but we will say it here, again: How can one expect the Body to adjust to your ideals under the pressure of criticism, hatred, and resentment? This can easily be likened to the limited ability of a child to learn math while being beaten with a ruler as he flounders. When you begin to see your exercise, health, and diet as GIFTS to your body, and not as PUNISHMENTS, you will find your motivation. [H2OSprtlvr] that’s very true. I need to wrap my mind around that. MEntity: It can be a powerful transformation for all of you to take a good, long look at your Bodies in a mirror and with as much heart as possible, honor it with your most loving approval. Your Bodies are not imposed upon you, but consider the fact that every cell, molecule, and layer is the most innocent level of consciousness that completely, utterly, absolutely believe in you. When we say “believe,” we use the word to capture the imagery, not the literal meaning. Quite often, weight is gained as the inner sense of resentment and criticism rises. This is often a direct result of the Body’s defense system against its annihilation. As “you” seek to escape its confines, “it” seeks to ground its source. Once you begin to be present, loving, and offering of gifts to the Body, its shape begins to reflect that Beauty, which is NOT ALWAYS within the confines of social definition, but ALWAYS within the perimeters of “good” health. In conclusion, when you find you are not choosing in the direction you feel is “good” or “right” for you, it is never outside of your reach to AT LEAST choose to love anyway. However controversial this statement may be, it is a truth that eating a bag of chips on the couch while watching TV can be as “good” for you as a run on the treadmill, when consciously offered as a gift and let alone to be just that. There are no rules.
  7. Michael Speaks - March 13, 2011 Troy Tolley, Channel "Frequencies and M/F Energies" MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here. We will share on the requested topic of Frequency and Male/Female Energy Ratio. First, we will point out that these two characteristics are those of Essence, and NOT of Personality, so they may or may not be obvious to those in a Body. The human body can accommodate the entire Frequency that is used to describe human sentience, and the Energy Ratio of the Body is relative to the gender. The less a fragment manifests Essence, the more one is inclined to default to the inherent qualities of the Body. In the case of Frequency, regardless of your Essence's Frequency, one who has rejected Essence would be an open-range of Frequency that can often lead to frazzled, short-circuiting, and many illnesses. In the case of Male/Female Energy Ratio, the gender of the Body would be the emphasis, so that a male body leans strongly toward focused energy, and female toward creative. For the first seven years of life, in general, this is the case for everyone. This is why gender roles are often so immediately established, and why children are quite sporadic in how life is processed. We will define FREQUENCY as that range within the spectrum of Human Consciousness/Sentience that describes how a fragment processes experiences. The Frequency Range that we use to describe where your Essence functions is only within the range of HUMAN Consciousness/Sentience. Frequencies range far "above" and "below" that of Human Sentience. But your particular point in the Frequency of Human Sentience describes just how your Essence processes its experiences, and more one is manifesting Essence, the more one is aligned with that Frequency. When one is aligned with his or her Frequency, then processing experiences is comfortable to one's familiar pace, and no amount of pressure, shame, or discouragement throws that process off. One who processes experiences slowly over time will do so and be fine with this because it is how he or she learns and grows, and this is owned as a part of wholeness. One who processes experiences quickly, but must often repeat them for the sake of working through the layers, would know this and allow that to be his or her way. One who is more flexible and processes some experiences in repeating layers, and others in long stretching, completed arcs, understands that he or she does things differently in different situations. The HIGHER FREQUENCIES are 65 and above, and these are the Essences who process experiences in layers, in repeating scenarios, in repeating patterns. They store their experiences in the cells of their bodies in a way that can be activated in "the blink of an eye." These activations often fold time in a way that the past is suddenly the present all over again. The pros of the Higher Frequencies are that experiences can often leave one unscathed, unaffected, and generally trusting because one learns that to go through an experience over and over means that one can handle most anything in life. The Higher Frequency can help one to practice non-attachment and be free from the weight of the Physical Plane demands, even if those demands are great. The cons of the Higher Frequency is that experiences are often repetitive as a means to work through the layers, and just when one thinks he or she is "done" with an issue, it will suddenly spring from the moment in a way that seems it never left. The Higher Frequency will also tend to have long stretches of great health, and then plummet into something that can often be life-threatening or profoundly debilitating because the cells have been carrying the unfinished, unprocessed experiences of so many events, relationships, etc, and it must eventually "catch up with itself." The pros of the Lower Frequency of 35 or below are that experiences may exist within the life for great stretches of time, but when they are done, they are done. They are fully completed, comprehended, integrated, and left behind. They do not return, at least not in any significant way. These fragments can have a sense of intimacy with the Physical Plane and their bodies in a way that often translates into a kind of confidence and security. The cons of the Lower Frequency are that the weight of a long-arcing experience can sometimes be the death of that fragment, literally, because it is simply too overwhelming to endure. The Lower Frequency can become completely bogged down with many blind spots internally and externally, and "stuck forever" in one experience, even as other unfold all around him or her. Frequency is directly reflected in the Immune System of a body, and those of a Higher Frequency can tend toward non-specific Autoimmune dysfunctions, while those with Lower Frequencies can tend toward more specific Immunity issues, such as cancer in specific areas. We will speak more to the extremes of Frequency for the sake of differentiation, but we state here that those in the mid-range may find relevance in both the higher and lower of Frequencies. As Frequencies describe how one processes experiences, it also means how one processes the experience of OTHERS. When OTHERS become involved, then, there are various Frequencies involved, naturally. Every fragment has the capacity for "stretching" his or her Frequency up or down 20 points. So a fragment with a 60 Frequency could fluctuate up to 80, and down to 40. To go above 80 or below 40 would be extremely difficult, if not impossible. This means that this fragment with a Frequency of 60 would gravitate toward others who share in that similar Frequency Range because that would mean experiences are shared. For that fragment to experience someone outside of his or her range would either result in complete discord, confusion, misunderstanding, exhaustion, or exasperation, or it would require a third Frequency to bridge between the two extremes. As Frequencies are that means for sharing experiences, then the Frequencies of those in groups will tend to naturally fluctuate to the greatest common denominator range. A party, for example, would gravitate toward the greatest common denominator, and those above or below that may or may not remain, or enjoy the experience. Knowing that you may be in a relationship or in a work situation with someone whose Frequency is outside of your own range can help you to determine if mediation is necessary. The older the soul, the more flexible within those ranges one can be, but in the earlier cycles, these are far more rigid. Within each lifetime, the process of adolescence is when the Frequency is most locked and inflexible, leading to vicious or cowering cliques and dangerous outcasting, so one can see why flexibility and fluctuation are much more preferable. If FREQUENCY is how one PROCESSES the experiences of life, then Male/Female Energy is how one CREATES the experiences that will be processed. Though a human body without Essence is either 100% Male, or 100% Female, as the Essence manifests, that energy adjusts and adapts. The body would always remain with its base energy, but the Essence would override this to a great extent. More accurately said, Essence would use that base to its advantage, or override it. Even more accurately said, Essence and Personality would use that base to its advantage, or override it. Male/Focused Energy is that energy that is naturally linear, planning, strategic, forceful, with momentum, direct, and action-oriented. Female/Creative Energy is naturally non-linear, spontaneous, intuitive, chaotic, spiraling, indirect, and inspiration-oriented. Those with a higher Male Energy at 65 or higher could be said to create experiences from those qualities described above, and those with higher Female Energy at 65 or higher could be said to create experiences from those qualities described above. The Ratios do not fluctuate. However, because this is a means for creating experiences, and the cycle of incarnations offer a complete range of experiences, and Essence wants to experience that range, then each fragment eventually learns to balance his or her Energy Ratio with various external means. Both the Frequency and the Ratio lend themselves to provoke, at some point, the necessity to turn to each other for help, for balance, for wholeness. So those with Higher Male Energy would eventually find ways to implement the support from those with Higher Female Energy, and vice versa. Again, those who are balanced in these energies would fluctuate between the qualities described above. All Entities are designed so that the Energy Ratios are 50/50, when averaged. All Cadres represent the entire range of Frequency from 0 - 100. Frequency and Energy Ratios are those elements of Essence that one accesses before anything else. Even the most rejecting of fragments tend to allow their Essence's Frequency and Energy Ratio through to some extent. QUEUE IS NOW OPEN for those who may have questions relative to the topic. Typing 3 asterisks *** indicates that you have a question, and we will take those in order. Yes, Maureen. [Maureen] For example - where would someone like Robin Williams be in Frequency, Male/Female Energy MEntity: The fragment who is Robin Williams appears to have a Frequency of 80 and an Energy Ratio of 60 Male to 40 Female. [Geraldine] Since Frequency and Energy ratios are Essence overleaves, how much do these play a role in how Essence integrates not only its fragments' experiences, but those of others in the Entity? MEntity: First, we would not call them "Overleaves," but we understand your question. We would call them "of Essence," but not Overleaves. Next, we would say that Frequency plays a strong role in how Essence processes its Personalities. Higher Frequency fragments might find obvious "circular" or spherical patterns across lifetimes and Personalities, whereas Lower Frequency fragments may find something more like "pyramids" or triangular patterns. We will elaborate upon this in another exchange with you, if you choose to explore it. Frequency also tends to affect how Personalities are integrated in terms of how many tend to require "collection" at the end of any given Soul Age Level. Higher Frequency Fragments tend to "leave" the most Personalities "behind" and then circle back to collect them at the end of that Soul Age Level. In other words, Higher Frequency fragments tend to be the most-fragmented, and then require great downtime, so to speak, for reintegration. This can also carry over into a single lifetime regarding the generation of sub-personalities and their reintegration. The concept of "soul retrieval" is a Higher Frequency concept. Those with Lower Frequencies tend not to require the gathering of those fragments in quantity, but compartmentalize them, and then integrate them at certain points. To be clearer: compartmentalize them along the way, and then integrate them. The fragments within an Entity tend to group up in terms of Energy Ratios so that the group is 50/50 average, and then expand beyond that. Because the Energy Ratio is one that is focused on creation of experience, this tends to average or "zero out" since the emphasis within the entity tends toward the processing of experience. The Frequencies within an Entity tend to create a kind of spiral, or fractal, when layered in terms of overlapping ranges, and this is then an even more elaborate spiral in terms of the Cadre. When combining both Energy Ratios and Frequencies, the best we could describe the process of reunion is by crudely describing it as a sort of rebuilding of a DNA chain. [Geraldine] Thank you -- anything that helps us visualize [Oscar] Hey M's =) How are the frequencies distributed over the Cadre? Like a Bell curve with the median at 50 or differently? MEntity: Yes, in what might be considered a bell curve, with 50% ranging between 36 and 64, and 25% at either extreme. [Bobby2] You've referenced before that as the Soul Age/level increases we tend to go outside our comfort zones with regards to frequency and m/f energy ratios. I think I can really see that taking place within my own life. Would you care to say anymore on that? MEntity: Every fragment is a fragment of Tao, and in so being, each inherently, ultimately craves creation, expansion, and evolution, and while any pattern of comfort and familiarity is necessary for some amount of assimilation, comprehension, and steadying, it always gives way to the creative, expanding, and evolving. The nature of evolution is one that is built from Triads or Positive, Negative, and Neutral. For most Fragments, the incarnational process is one that moves from Positive to Negative to Neutral, so the incarnations begin with all of the elements that are directly inherent, and then expand into those that are directly challenging, and then toward balance. This happens on large and small scales, of course, because one can see these same patterns within a single lifetime, but this is why one might find himself "going outside of his comfort zone" because he is ready to take on another part of the triad of evolution. However, we would like to point out that "going outside of your comfort zone" does not always mean that you are moving into Negative, or challenging states, but that you may be opening to the neutralizing elements, such as those who complement your Ratio or Frequency in a way that brings balance. [Diane_H] Is the speed at which people tend to move through life related to high and low frequencies? For instance some people talk fast and have fast reaction times, whereas others have slower speech and physical movement, or somewhere in-between. MEntity: Behavior is not linked to Frequency. There is a tendency to associate flighty, speedy, or chaotic behaviors with higher Frequencies, and solid, sedentary, or steady behaviors with lower Frequencies, and while this CAN be the case, and often is, it is not consistent enough to be a correlation. The Essence known as Stephen Hawking has a Frequency of 92. This is not to say that one cannot "feel" the Frequency of another, especially if one is intuitive, but it is not always reflected in behavior; it is reflected in life patterns and that person's processing of experiences. More often than not, the higher Male or Female Energies are far more reflected in behavior, so that the Higher Female Energy displays the more chaotic, creative, and non-linear; the Higher Male Energy displaying the more direct, strategic, and linear. Keep in mind that no single trait of Essence or Personality can be discerned in such an isolated way, as they are all parts that add up to a whole that is greater than those parts. The reason Frequency is often associated with Behavior is because Frequency most obviously shows up in how one uses his Primary Centering, which is the Body's means of processing experiences. In other words, if someone is Emotionally-Centered and of High Frequency, then it could be said that he or she is Emotionally Fast. If someone is Moving-Centered and of Low Frequency, he might be of Slow Motion. The Energy Ratio is then reflected in the Part of the Centering. Centering is how the body or Personality processes experiences, and the Part is how the body or Personality puts what was processed back out into the world. Centering is how one finds his or her way around, and Part is how one determines where one is. If someone is Emotionally-Centered, Intellectual Part, and with a Higher Female Energy, then that Personality's expression into the world about what is emotionally experienced may be scattered, unorganized, non-linear, etc. Troy would be a good example of this dynamic. So, it could be said that Frequency is the "speed" at which one Thinks, Feels, or Moves as a means of navigating life, and Energy Ratio is the manner in which that is expressed, inspired, or acted out in the world. Yes, there are fragments at 0 and 100. The fragments at 0 tend to have the most lifetimes/Personalities, and the fragments at 100 tend to have the least. These usually make up less than 1% of a Cadre [Bobby2] wait, I thought it was the other way around, lower frequency = less lifetimes and higher frequency more lifetimes? since lifetimes would equate to more fragments to collect MEntity: Bobby, when we said that those of a Higher Frequency tend to have more Personalities to "collect" or integrate at the end of a Soul Age Level, we meant that in terms of relativity, not quantity. In other words, even if a Higher Frequency fragment has only 3 Lifetimes for a Level, they might have to "collect" those three Personalities at the Level transition, whereas a Lower Frequency fragment may have 100 lifetimes for a Level, and have none to "collect" at the transition. [Brian_W_] So then how does one correct it so that we can focus ourselves better? MEntity: Brian, first one would do well not to think of his or her having to "correct" any natural element of himself, herself, or Essence. One would want to do what he or she does WELL first. So if one is chaotic and intuitive over strategic and logical, then one would want to BE that to the degree that he or she does it well, and then that becomes a resource for those who are "too" strategic and logical, while those who do strategic and logical well then become a helpful resource for the chaotic and intuitive. In your current, dominant paradigm, and culture, "chaotic and intuitive" have negative connotations, but they are profoundly vital strengths that develop even the cultures most resentful of those qualities. For instance, The United States was built from chaos and intuition, and openly encourages them, but only insofar as they contribute to the strategic, logical, and planned. If not for the chaotic, intuitive, and creative, the United States would not exist, but then, neither would they exist without the strategic, logical, and manufactured. Our point being that there is nothing to correct, but if one chooses to do so, the effort to balance the extremes can be of benefit. And that balance is an obvious process of enlisting those with strengths that one does not already have, and then allowing that to be a part of the life. For instance, in using Troy as our example, his patterns will never change in outcome without the complementary qualities that are inherent in those who will eventually help to balance out our work through him; that is, if they choose to endure. [AnnH] On Earth, do nations/countries have frequencies and M/F ratios? As a collective? MEntity: Ann, yes, there are collective Ratios and Frequencies. More developed and stable countries are near the 50/50 ratio, and represent the wider range of Frequency, whereas the less-developed, struggling, and challenged countries tend toward extremes. For instance, the United States could be said to be at a Frequency of about 55, with a 45 Male/55 Female Energy Ratio, while Egypt might be now at a spike toward 75 Frequency and a 20 Male/80 Female Energy Ratio. This is not to say these same characteristics are of the individual, but that they generally manifest in this way collectively. [Karine] Recently, you told me that my Essence's higher frequency sometimes shows up as feeling as if I am the one doing all the work of a relationship, and that my higher female energy contributes to that. Is this a characteristic of everyone with a higher frequency/higher female energy? How does it work for people who have a lower frequency/higher male energy or are more in the mid-range? MEntity: It seems that it is fair to say of anyone who is of the higher Frequency or higher Female Energy in a relationship that he or she may feel as if he or she is "doing all of the work" of that relationship because those with the higher Frequency and/or higher Female Energy can tend to be the more adaptable. It will not matter if one is in the extreme of higher Frequency or Female Energy, but that it is higher than someone with whom one is relating. The higher Frequency and the higher Female Energy tend to be expected (internally or externally) to adapt faster to the solidity of the lower Frequency or Energy. Of course, the higher one's Frequency and Female Energy, the more one would experience this. For those in the mid-ranges or balanced ratios, the challenges of adaptation are relative to the comparison between their own numbers and others. [ClaireC] Michael, is there any similarity between frequency and David Hawkins' calibration of consciousness ? MEntity: There are similarities, but they are very different systems. Our system is inclusive of all Sentience, whereas the system in question is relative to human experience only. The terminology is in conflict with our system, as well, since "enlightenment" or "shame" are not relative to one end or the other, for example. The Frequency we describe is not relative to emotional, intellectual, physical, or spiritual evolution, but simply a description of a point in a spectrum, much like describing the colors of visible light within the broader spectrum of light waves. For example, while we can describe Human Sentience with a spectrum from 1 to 100, Human Sentience within the range of Sentience is at the 75 point in that spectrum of ALL Sentience. Cetaceans would be at approximately 40, and Gorillas at 85. And none of these represent any more enlightened than another. We will conclude here for today on this subject. Good day or evening to each of you. Goodbye.
  8. 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.
  9. [Michael Entity] : Hello to everyone. We are here. [QUESTION] : I see a lot of folks who have bad dreams in my work and have found that while interpretation can be useful, people often find relief just by imagining a better ending for the dream. I don't remember where I learned that (maybe from you?). Anyway it seems to bring relief from nightmares. What is the mechanism by which this works? is it just that I say it will and people believe me? Or is it something astral? or simply the subconscious mind doing its thing? All that seems to be required is a good imagination and being in "alpha" waves. [Michael Entity] : There is a level of dreaming that is primarily symbolic and these dreams are where issues from the waking life are being processed or examined. It does not require a fragment to be asleep for those symbols to be meaningful, but the symbols that are recalled from the dream are often the most directly-significant to the issues. For most fragments, the dream state can help resolve these issues being played out symbolically. This symbolic level of dreaming is very similar to how fragments experience and interact on the Astral Plane anyway, but for those fragments who have not resolved the issues being played out in symbolic dreaming, then bringing in the consciousness of the waking personality can help break the worrying cycle that has led to what some describe as "nightmares." This method of resolution is a natural strength for most fragments, which is why it so naturally occurs during sleep where the Personality dissolves to its default nature of strengths and weaknesses. Nearly all fragments assign symbolism to emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical elements of the life, though this symbolism is often lost to the conscious personality (waking state). When you, QUESTIONER, direct a fragment to use those symbols and experiences from the dream in a conscious way to bring about a break in the cycle and to direct toward resolution, it is not only resolving the issue in many ways, but bringing about an alignment between the conscious and subconscious selves. This same method can be used for those who are not having nightmares or remembering dreams: Examining an issue within the waking state and breaking it down into symbolism, then manipulating those symbols into a way that brings about a sense of direction, closure, or change can help implement those very things in the reality. For instance, a fragment may be feeling obstacles or patterns that keep him or her locked into poverty or survival modes. This fragment might choose a symbol to represent himself and the obstacles or patterns, adding in a current idea of a solution, and manipulate these into a way that displays a symbolic solution. Keeping that symbolic sense of solution at hand, in mind, heart, or even visually depicted (drawn out), can help to break the current symbolic pattern. [QUESTIONER] : cool! bypasses the intellect setting up barriers I would think [Michael Entity] : Your assessment is valid, for it is the Intellect that often keeps movement locked into an undesirable pattern. This is by no means true in all situations, but in many, it is. [QUESTION] : Could you give an example of this conscious working with symbols such as the poverty or survival mode idea? [Michael Entity] : Questioner, the symbolism would have to be specific to the individual, so our example will not be universal. For instance, one example might be a CAT to represent the individual, a BALL INSIDE A CIRCULAR TUBED TRACK with just a bit of a slit along the inside ring of the tube for reaching at the ball, to represent the pattern/obstacle. The current situation has the cat swatting at the ball over and over and often in a frenzy while the ball is forever locked inside that circular track. No amount of swatting or maneuvering is going to change this ball's circular roll within the tubed track. This person might then change the pattern by realizing that the symbolic pattern of the ball in the track means that everything about what the cat is doing is never going to get anywhere beyond chasing current ideas, actions, and feelings in circles. [Michael Entity] : This situation would either require intervention (maybe a human to come along and break open the track to get to the ball) or to simply walk away to a completely new adventure. For the sake of this example, it might seem to be the most directly implementable action to simply walk away from the current ideas and actions. This person might then imagine the cat walking away wistfully and finding a small tree with accessible branches bearing dollar bills, all dangling in the wind. The cat is seen as having an hilarious and playful time jumping and swatting at the branches and knocking down the dollar bills into a pile. This person, then, might keep that image in mind when he or she begins to feel trapped again within patterns that are obviously not working so that he or she can be open to other, more accessible, inputs and possibilities within the reality. Keep in mind that these symbolic plays are NOT the solution in themselves, but are symbolic shifts toward internal solutions or breaks from patterns in how one is perceiving and interpreting reality, which is then a powerful step toward finding and creating external "real life" solutions and breaks. We would also suggest examining why this person might have chosen himself to be symbolized by a CAT, looking at all that a cat means to that person and applying that insight as a way to discover how he or she sees the self in relation to the issue. We will point out here that this topic could be an entire discussion in itself and one that might be worth examining in the future. [Michael Entity] : NEXT QUESTION [QUESTION] : What is meditation? Is it just silencing the internal chattering, or is something else involved? I recently had some personal advice in meditation from Michael, but trying to follow it, I started wondering what meditation actually is. [Michael Entity] : From our perspective, "meditation" is a word to describe the work through a triad that leads to adaptable balancing among all centers. This triad could be described as: EXAMINATION, IMPLEMENTATION, REALIZATION. We will describe this in detail now. First, a fragment would Examine the life to determine which Center is seeming least used, least effective, least understood, etc. For simplistic purposes, we will contain this to the 3 Primary Centers. So if one were to see that the MOVING Center is being used the least, or is the least effective, then this would determine the direction of IMPLEMENTATION. This would mean that your "meditation" would be of a Moving-Centered sort. Stillness or stereotypical concepts of "meditation" would not work for this fragment. This fragment could then Implement a moving meditation into his or her days. This moving meditation could be anything that includes the body and movement, which means that meditation could be anything from exercise to dancing to simple movements of the body while seated. Once a method has been Implemented, then the practice of this on a regular basis will lead to REALIZATION, which simply describes the effect of that particular meditation. In this case, a balance within the self that has taught the body how to call upon its moving center in a more effective way. The Implementation stage is the most important stage as it requires some amount of commitment for Realization to come about. The entirety of the experience from Examination to Implementation to Realization is "meditation." In other words, Meditation is not simply a separation from your routines (examination), nor is it simply the clear focus of intent during parts of your day (implementation), nor is it just the benefits on the other side of implementation (realization). It is a triad of effort. [QUESTION] what would be an example of using Emotional as the Center for Implementation? [Michael Entity] : Listening to music that stimulates the emotions could be good for some fragments, while watching dramatic movies could be good for others; still others might find a walk through beautiful environments to be a means for implementing Emotional; exploring art could be another example for some. [QUESTION] : So it doesn't matter if I think of this and that during implementation, as long as I move? [Michael Entity] : The more consciousness one can direct toward that which is being implemented, the greater the Realization. So if one is implementing Movement, one can think and feel whatever one wishes, but allow the consciousness to fully embrace the body, the sensations, the experience of the movement as clearly as possible. It cannot hurt to be as focused as one can be on the implementation, but it is not necessary to block other natural elements within you. [QUESTIONER] : I thought so [Michael Entity] : Those who experience the Realization will find that one can think, feel, and act in a way that each does not overshadow or block the other. [Michael Entity] : This is another topic worth exploring, if our students wished. [Michael Entity] : NEXT QUESTION [QUESTION] : I want to know about the 4th internal monad and how one would know if they were on the way to manifesting their true personality [Michael Entity] : The easiest way one can gauge whether one is moving forward through the 4th Internal Monad in a way that is a positive transition, or to gauge whether one has completed a 4th Internal Monad in a way that was in the Positive Pole, is to ask one, simple question: DO I LIKE ME? [Michael Entity] : To the degree that a fragment can honestly say that he or she likes himself or herself, is the degree to which the 4th Internal Monad is being completed, or has been completed, in the Positive Pole. [Michael Entity] : The Positive Pole of the entire 4th Internal Monad is Self-Realization, which is the experience of being present with who you are and generally liking who you are. The Negative Pole is Acquiescence, which is the feeling of being forced or succumbing to "who you are," and not really liking who that is. [Michael Entity] : In short, if you can answer the question DO I LIKE ME? with an answer of "yes" to any degree, then you are generally manifesting True Personality to that degree. [Michael Entity] : NEXT QUESTION [QUESTION] : There are different ”schools” teaching how to do psychic readings/how to read energy fields/do energy work. When doing a reading it’s sometimes being used different energy techniques for different issues coming up in a reading. For instance: 1.Create and destroy, 2.Removing fear energies, 3.Delete programming, 4.Erasure and 5.Astral healing. If possible I would like Michael make a comment on the use of these techniques and the fact that some of these schools, even today, try to keep some secrecy around the energy techniques. [Michael Entity] : Many "schools" who claim secrecy over their techniques are run by, and determined by, Baby Souls. The techniques involved would be beneficial to other Baby Souls, and to some Young Souls, but probably quite ineffective for Mature or Older Souls to use. This is because the techniques and beliefs that make these work are mythological and superstitiously rooted. If one can adapt these Baby Soul concepts into a more mature language and method, then the schooling might not be lost on the Mature or Older soul, but this would have to be kept in mind along the way. For instance, the idea that one can heal another is a Baby Soul concept, but the reality that one can help another to heal himself is a Mature concept. Even on the most physical of levels of intervention, a physical doctor can only do so much in treating a fragment and the fragment "being healed" must ultimately do the healing. Tending, or intervening the impact of wounds is one thing; but healing is always a personal matter. [Michael Entity] : The older souls know this. [Michael Entity] : We mention this as an example because many of the more secretive techniques and schoolings teach as an undercurrent a kind of power over others (whether for "good" or "bad,") and this ultimate power is simply not valid. [Michael Entity] : If your technique for healing is considerate of the dynamic that needs to be in place between healer and wounded, with an holistic awareness, then the technique would be the most effective and valid. Techniques that leave out the choice of another tend to lead to Karma. [Michael Entity] : NEXT QUESTION [QUESTION] : I have recently been involved in discussions with a few of my friends regarding political and governmental systems regarding which are the most effective. My friends would gladly describe themselves as “libertarian” whereas I cannot completely proscribe to such an ideology, if only because their description of “libertarianism” seems to give too much authority to the private sector and private interests; of which I am not entirely comfortable. They would likely label me as “socialist” or as “bleeding heart liberal” if they didn’t know me better! I guess the questions are: Is there or are there ideal governmental system(s) or ideology for the current average soul age we are in currently, based on what Michael has perceived from other sentient beings? What do these systems look like? Perhaps what the United States and the rest of the world is currently experiencing in their governments are pretty typical for our current soul age development? That would be my perception at least. Also, what do typical governments look like on worlds that have a majority of old souls? Or do they even have governments? [Michael Entity] : The politics of any given region or period of time usually describe the friction between the approaching paradigm and the current paradigm, each respectively defined by the approaching dominate Soul Age and the current dominate Soul Age. Many of the names assigned to the varying "parties" are tedious and unnecessary, so we will speak in broader terms here. [Michael Entity] : It could be said that the following political systems are associated in this way: NOTE FROM TROY: Some editing was done from the original text as I asked Michael for clarifications and questioned a couple of the original details. Also, the true definitions and delineations for all of the political/governmental systems can really get complicated, so Michael's response seems to be exactly what they've said, a "broader" perspective, at best. They did explain to me that there are really only three political systems, but a multitude of systems within those systems. If anyone wants to take this on with Michael in the forum, please check out this thread: GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS THREAD [Michael Entity] : Infant Souls have no politics or order, and are therefore at the mercy of whatever dominant political system is in place at the time. However, they may be most comfortable with Dictatorship, which would be implemented by Baby Souls. The Baby/Young politics have shown up as Dictatorship, Capitalism, and Socialism. The Young/Mature politics have shown up as Monarchy, Republic, Socialism, and Communism. The Mature/Old politics have shown up as Monarchy, Democracy, and Anarchy. Old Soul politics return to a state of no politics, but more of what might be considered Anarchy. We use the word "anarchy" in its true definition, not as the Young or Mature soul might exploit the term. The anarchy usually takes on a form that would be recognized as Tribalism. [Michael Entity] : In response to your questions: We would say that the politics of your current world are exactly indicative of the shifts from the dominant paradigm/soul age to another. From what we can see of other populations dominated by Old Soul Ages and paradigms, there are no governments that you would recognize beyond being more tribal groups in communication and exchange with one another, but with no discernible leader or authority. This is one of the reasons our teaching is particularly attractive to the older soul, since there is no discernible authority beyond the self, and even the sense of self is held in question to a degree that allows for sensitive consideration of all factors involved in the life. An Old Soul world is similar. [QUESTION] : I realize my background in government is obviously lacking when I ask this question, but: Is there any distinguishable difference between a democracy and a republic according to Michael's perception? By including both, it seems to be implied that there is a difference. [Michael Entity] : We differentiate a Republic from a Democracy in that a Republic has a more specifically-defined body of qualified voters or elected representatives, while a Democracy seeks to include all people, even those who might not be obviously qualified. The concept of Democracy can get confusing in some cultures such as in the United States because several forms of government are in place. Rather than a pure Democracy, the United States is far more accurately described as a Republic, which is a form of Democracy, but not true Democracy. In addition to this, the general promotion of Democracy is run from an Authoritarian perspective, or as a Plutocracy, to be specific. It could be said that the Physical economy of the United States is run by Plutocratic (authoritarian) politics, while the Emotional economy is run by Republican (Democratic) methods, and this is to be considered when looking at politics. There are Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual levels of Politics and Economy to consider in any system. [Michael Entity] : The closest to an old soul political system that exists in your world today is what is experienced as "the Internet." [QUESTION] : How are the Internet and politics related? [Michael Entity] : If "politics" is seen as a term to describe how a body of people govern themselves and resolve apparent conflicts, then the Internet could be seen as a system of politics. In this case, as would be the case for the Old Soul world, COMMUNICATION would be at the core of those politics, or the INTELLECT as economy. [Michael Entity] : The Infant Soul uses Freedom; the Baby Soul uses Authority; the Young Soul uses Capital; the Mature Soul uses Well-Being; and the Old Soul uses Communication at the root of their politics. The "ultimate" political system, in the end, will have to utilize all of these factors to govern a mix of soul ages. Hence, the politics of a Democracy or a Republic will include previous political emphases to some degree, but with the more current politics being the emphasis. [QUESTION] : And so, just as we are doing here in this chat, everyone determines for themselves, and then relates to the outside world through communication. but as an autonomous being similarly engaged with other autonomous beings/people? Something like this? [Michael Entity] : We think we have understood your question and we would agree. It could be said then that the politics of the Old Soul are CONTEXTUAL. Certain politics apply within specific instances, but are not seen as appropriate across the board. And each person determines his or her level of compliance within certain contexts, or freely moves to more appropriate contexts. [Michael Entity] : We realize this is far from being deeply explored, but we will move on now. NEXT QUESTION [QUESTION] : Since we acquire new bodies each lifetime, why do we still carry "memories" of injuries from past lives into new lifetimes? How does this work? For ex. my back pain has been channeled as being from an injury from a past life that I am working out. [Michael Entity] : One only carries "memories" of injuries into a current life when those injuries or memories are relevant to the current life. They are never random, and never literal. For instance, your back pain is a manifestation of similar patterns being explored within this lifetime that are resonant to other lifetimes of similar exploration. It is not that the injury was literally carried over, but that you are doing similar things in a similar way that then resonate to that other lifetime. That resonance can help in healing the current injury only insofar as insights can be gained from experiences integrated by your Essence from that lifetime. The resonance to the other lifetime is not to give justification or distraction from your current ailments, but to allow a means of direct access to the wisdom stored by Essence from that lifetime. If one can imagine one lifetime as one point on a line, while another lifetime is another point at a distance on that line, and then imagine a line being drawn from one lifetime to another, that line CANNOT be "drawn" without first creating an arc through Essence, which is "above the line." Often Personality can relate to other Personalities before it can relate to Essence, so it "remembers" (or receives through a channel) the reference to another lifetime of similarity, but this is merely a method for indirectly accessing Essence. Keeping that in mind can help the point of that remembering and resonance. However, to be more specific in response to your question, it is not the injury that carries over, nor the memory, but the PATTERNS that are stored in your Instinctive Center, which is pulled from one lifetime and then "inserted" into another lifetime. This is not a literal event, but the image is helpful. It can also hep to think of it as a program, or a collection of programs/software that is now available to the new personality. Depending on the choices of the current personality, certain programs/software/patterns will emerge for use, and many will not. In your case, QUESTIONER, you have called upon a theme of self-esteem issues, and these issues are often ignored or overridden on the emotional or intellectual levels to a degree that physical manifestation helps in tending to that theme of issues. You will then find resonance to lifetimes where a similar physical injury or ailment was being explored for similar reasons. [QUESTION] : Could Michael suggest some energy-work on such an issue? [Michael Entity] : The "energy work" for any given ailment would have to be relative to the ailment and the individual, but we can say that any chronic aching that is related to self-esteem issues would require "energy work" on the Emotional Body as a focal point, while emphasis of RELIEF on the Physical Body will help in allowing that focus. This energy work on the Emotional Body might be anything from cathartic expression to gestalt therapies to flotation therapies to singing therapies to permission therapies that allow for more of what one craves, etc. We wish to point out here that the patterns carried over from one lifetime to another are only brought into reality by the choices of the current personality. For instance, there have have been lifetimes for the Questioner that have been lived between the past life back injury and the back injury of this lifetime. Back pain was not an issue in those lifetimes between. [Michael Entity] : A more poetic way to understand this might be that the songs heard from other lifetimes depends on the melodies played by this one. [Michael Entity] : NEXT QUESTION [QUESTION] : I would like more information on the upcoming (or current??) nexus. It feels to me as if everything over a period of some months has been leading to this (at least for me personally.) Lots of old wounds and even fear patterns (particularly self-esteem, self-worth issues) have been triggered. I recognize them for what they are, but I need to find a way to stay focused on what it is that I want to create, particularly in terms of my career. I am also dealing with a boss who has a very different approach to life than I do. I am guessing she is some combination of sage/priest/warrior - very focused, driven (passion mode?) energy though even though I think she is emotionally centered. Whereas, even though I am a scholar, and intellectually centered, my approach is more fuzzy, diffuse, and go with the flow, or at least it feels that way. Any suggestions here? Please direct your answer in any way that would be helpful to others in general. I can follow up with Troy on the more personal aspects later. [Michael Entity] : What we can say about the upcoming Nexus is that there seems to be an exploration of the concept of COMPARISONS/CONTRASTS. This seems to be resulting from the enthusiasm/collapse extremes that we have described for many of our students. The enthusiasm comes from the Persistence energy that pushes beyond the collapsing experience of Unchanging energy. It is fair to compare and contrast the unchanging energy with the persistent energy, or the collapsing energy with the enthusiastic energy, but will not be fair to oneself to presume one is stuck in this pattern indefinitely, or to presume one has to remain in one or the other. In light of this, many of you may find representatives of your inner enthusiasm/collapse around you. In your case, it could be said that your "boss" represents the enthusiasm, while "you" represent the collapses. This then leads to your attributing distaste for enthusiasm because your boss expresses it differently from what you would, and this leads to distaste for yourself since you see most easily the collapse in you. [QUESTION] : and how to move beyond this? [Michael Entity] : What one could do, using your example, is to try what we suggested in our Energy Report, which is to DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. In this case, it might mean to flip and reverse your perspective and interpretations in a completely enlightening and revitalizing way (instead of in the debilitating way that is your current pattern). Allow your boss to be the wonderful representative of how you create your collapses, and for yourself to represent what actually inspires your enthusiasm. In other words, doing things your way actually leads to productivity, creativity, and meaning, while doing things her way leads to confusion, overwhelm, and hopelessness. [QUESTIONER] : I'm not quite grasping this [Michael Entity] : If we are seeing the situation clearly, we would say that your collapses come in your comparing yourself to others forms of productivity and trying to implement methods not natural to you, whereas realizing what does and does not work for you allows for you to implement practices that encourage your enthusiasm and do not require you to conform to anyone elses methods. [Michael Entity] : We believe we may be getting into personal territory and will halt our response here, but simply point out that the upcoming Nexus is one that emphasizes CONTRASTS and COMPARISONS and this is to allow for heightened awareness of what IS and IS NOT working for you in various areas of your life. The process of Comparing and Contrasting can often feel like self-judgment or judgment of others, and it is just that, but it is not something to be feared. It is simply a natural method for navigating life. To fear it is to remain stuck. To remain stuck is to remain at the extreme of collapse. [Michael Entity] : We will conclude here, then. Good day to each of you. Goodbye.
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