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OMW - March 27, 2010 - Facets of Personality Troy Tolley, Channel Michael Entity: Hello to each of you. We are here. We will begin with our elaboration on the concept of each Personality having variations that could be described as "facets" that can each be described in terms of Overleaves. For every Personality, there are actually a multitude of Overleaves that could be used to describe variations on the Personality and its expression by the individual, and its reception by others. We think it is helpful to understand this as it not only helps in your personal process of validation of the Overleaves, but it puts the Overleaves in a context that can be helpful in unique situations involving your behaviors and experiences. There is only one set of Overleaves that are genetic, or True, and these are on record in the Akashic Plane. These are often the most difficult to access, comprehend, accept, and/or validate. The complication in accessing, comprehending, accepting, or validating the True Overleaves is due to the myriad of ways that an individual can choose to present himself or herself, and just as many ways for that individual to be interpreted by others. Those variations are NO LESS VALID in their meaning, usefulness, and accuracy, at least in the short-term, or within certain contexts. And ALL variations can be useful, meaningful, and accurate to the extent that one aims awareness toward the Positive Poles. A roomful of fragments with variations in Soul Ages, Levels, and vastly different Overleaves will all "get along" and find value in each other to the extent that the members of this group are in the Positive Poles of their overleaves. Not only do the Positive Poles bring a wholeness to the individual, but they bring a cohesiveness to a group. This does not mean that the group or the individual would be without fear, extremes, emotions, ups, downs, differences, etc, but that the skills and tools for navigating these experiences are consciously utilized. The difference between Positive and Negative Poles is really just the difference between Wholeness and Division, Conscious and Unconscious, etc. The irony that many students miss in the process of working toward True Personality, the manifestation of the Personality in the Positive Poles, is that the Positive Poles INCLUDE the Negative Poles. The Positive Poles do not move away from the Negative, nor do they rise above them, or any other means of separation; they INCLUDE them. So in the process of aiming for the Positive Poles, you will "circle back" to include the Negative Poles; however, in that experience from the Positive Poles, you would understand, accept, utilize, navigate, and embrace the reality of the spectrum of who you are, how you feel, etc. There will be times that you do not feel whole, do not feel aware, do not choose to take the higher road, etc., but when the Positive Poles have come to be a regular part of the Personality, then those experiences are seen for what they are: temporary, relative to the moment, and informative of your feelings, thoughts, presence. There is no sense of being consumed, overwhelmed, trapped. We start off explaining these Poles as that will be helpful when we speak to each of you about the Facets of Personality and what it means for you, and how to work with that information. For instance, your Personality from the Positive Poles does not fight or reject or rise above Fear, but asks what information is in that fear, and then weighs that against the validity of threat. If there is no threat, the fear is appreciated and released. If there is a threat, then it is appreciated for alerting you. It is equally "Negative" for a fragment to walk through the woods at night terrified at every cracking twig as it is for that fragment to walk through the woods with no concern or awareness for the safety of the Body. It is part of your design to protect yourself, and to embrace any teaching that encourages your diminishing that part of yourself, over increasing its skill and usefulness, is to embrace the diminishment of your faculties for discernment, choice, and intelligence. As we said, each of you have a True Personality that was designed by Essence, and further molded by your first 3 years of life. Only the Centering is part of that "molding," but it is fair to include that. Your True Personality is WHO YOU ARE with or without your consent, agreement, or expression of it. It is your genetic dynamic and the Overleaves as they stand on record in the Akashic Plane. In the same way that one may fight, reject, hate, reshape, cloak, or redirect attention from his or her body type that is not to his or her liking, so will the True Personality remain intact despite the same. From the moment of Birth, and often before, the PUBLIC FACET of Overleaves begin to form. You are what others want or see you to be. This can eventually shape into what we have described as your Family Icon (or ikon), which is a conscious or unconscious presumption of role to play within the family that you may find yourself fulfilling. That icon is generated from those around you, and accepted as fact until you eventually question that role. If that questioning process does not happen, then that role can carry on for the rest of the life, often tucked away and only brought out when back in the context of family, but there, nonetheless. You will also find generated for your Personality a societal icon, friendship icon, personal icon, intimacy icon, etc. which we will not get into today, but you will see how they play in what we have to share today. For the most part, your Public Facet then will reflect the means to which you are playing the roles expected of you, consciously or unconsciously. This Public Facet is flexible and changes in its Overleaves, since they are not "real" beyond the projection or interpretation of othes, but there is often a pattern that is consistent. If this Public Facet, or the role assigned to you over your childhood, is finally questioned and processed for release, then the Private Facet begins to develop. The Public Facet could be said to be firmly seeded, even if not fully developed, by the age of 3. Or during the 2nd Internal Monad. The Private Facet is firmly seeded during the 3rd Internal Monad, or during the late teen years. The Private Facet is born from how one WISHES to be interpreted in the world. The Private Facet is often one's method of expression for processing the entire 4th Internal Monad. To the extent of discrepancy that the Public, Private, and True Overleaves are from each other is the extent to which one may feel fractured, living multiple roles, experiencing divisions within, and frustrated with his or her experiences in the world. If those Facets are experienced as expressions or interpretations from the Positive Poles, this is experienced far more joyfully and practically than if they are from the Negative Poles. Consider an actor who grows up with 3 Facets firmly locked in place with vast discrepancies among them, but moves himself or herself into the Positive Poles as often as possible. This fragment is embraced for many years and lives a fruitful, joyful life, despite how differently he or she feels when alone, when with fans, and with family. Brooke Shields would be a good example of this faceted life, but without division. Now consider an actor who grows up in the same conditions, but moves through life in the Negative Poles, generating deep fractures within the Personality, eventually consumed by these and often ending in suicide or overdose. The recent death of Corey Heim is a good example of this. Or Michael Jackson. For most who are not in the spotlight as a famous actor might be, the pressure to resolve those conflicting Facets may or may not be so strong, but the older the soul grows, the more it seeks to resolve those conflicts and fractures. They are no different from the fracture or breaking of a bone, in many ways. It is the infrastructure of "who you are." And when "who you are" is fractured, mobility in life is just as complicated as when the bones are broken, fractured, or brittle. Sub-Personalities From these Three Facets come the birth of what we describe as Sub-Personalities. Sub-Personalities are generated from the "mating" of two Facets and are not complete sets of Overleaves, but are specialized functions that emphasize specific Overleaves. For instance, if your Public Facet is difficult to embrace from your family's interpretation of you, and you wish to express Private Facet, it can often be met with resistance, which prompts the birth of a Sub-Personality that will emphasize a compromise. This compromise might be the highlight of the ATTITUDE that all of you can agree upon (figuratively speaking), and thus you find you can function within that context as that Sub-Personality. Again, the more that one functions from the Positive Poles, the more easily this is managed and not experienced as an assault against ones Being. In fact, the measurement of fracture within your Personality, and the extent to which you function from the Negative Poles, can often be found in how, when, why, and where one feels the most assault against one's Being. This is not a "bad thing," but an informative means of self-awareness for navigating into the Positive Poles, if you choose to do so. EXERCISE - Our first question to you, then, would be for you to quickly assess yourself by sharing: ONE - to what extent do you feel frustrated, invisible, assaulted, imposed upon, or even in betrayal of "who I really am." TWO - and in what context do you find this to be the most obvious (work, intimacy, social, family, etc) You may answer the first question with: OFTEN, SOMETIMES, NEVER You may begin your responses. [AnnH] sometimes [Martha] often [Diane_H] Often in work and family [Kerrin] often/work [Martha] work and family [ladycat] never in all [Kerrin] and family too [Geraldine] rarely (sometimes) -- social, family [AnnH] sometimes/family [AnnH] and social [AnnH] (I'm like you, G. Rarely, but it happens) [ChrisLeBlanc] I have felt frustratingly invisible to my mom, unable to express all i can be to her in person and my spiritualist attitude finds little space for expression at most jobs I have done, although working the dance floor lights lately has been great fun. Michael Entity: We have said before that these Facets often contribute to the discrepancies among our Channels, as some channels are more inclined to deliver what the student wishes to be, while others may present how the student comes across. We find this to be as helpful as any other set of Overleaves, if the aim is for the Positive Poles, as there are no harmful or "bad" Overleaves that can be assigned. It is also an opportunity, not unlike every exchange with us, even through your most-trusted channels, to discern against your own wisdom and evolving experiences. These fractures and facets may be found in responses from among our different channels. We have much to say about how to go about retrieving Overleaves from us through various channels, and how to go about validating that, but we will speak about that in other exchanges with you. EXERCISE TWO - Now we would ask that you examine a single context in which you feel the most pain, frustration, gap, etc. between "who you are" and how you experience yourself in that context. For Catheann, who responded that she "never" feels a discrepancy between who she is and how she is interpreted or expressing herself, we can suggest that you lightly observe further to see if you may actually have an example, and if you still do not, then simply sit this exercise out. For those with discrepancies, we suggest that you ask yourself: "WHAT DO I LONG FOR IN THOSE SITUATIONS THAT I FEEL I CAN'T BE, HAVE, or DO?" [Kerrin] my single biggest frustration would be with coworkers who think I am "always angry" or can be mean Michael Entity: To be more precise with our language: "What Do I Long For In Those Situations Where I DECIDE I Can't Be, Have, or Do?" [AnnH] besides leaving? :) [ladycat] thank you michael can remember past times where i felt frustrated because what I had told someone was not validated until they paid a professional to say the same thing. realized that i could continue to speak truth without needing validation. [Martha] I wish my family could appreciate me for who I am, or that I could stop imagining that they don't [Geraldine] I simply feel quite different within my living neighbors peer group -- I guess I long for more compatible neighbors, i.e., all Michael Students rather than church-going Christians; I think we're different soul ages, too -- but I don't really want to change anything, either -- I accept things as they are or are within range of "norm." [AnnH] There are situations with a friend who I like very much, but I find her overpowering/controlling in certain situations. [Diane_H] With my family, I long for acceptance instead of needing me to be who they want me to be. [AnnH] And I'd like to feel less overpowered or like a side-kick. [Kerrin] I wish people (mainly coworkers) saw me for who I am just a little bit- but in a mainly young-soul environment, they just don't "get me" Michael Entity: To Ann: If leaving is what you long to do, but do not, then it is important to note this. However, if this is a situation where you choose to remain, then we would suggest looking beyond the obvious solution of leaving, and into what it is that you long for that would make staying more pleasant. [AnnH] I'd like to "shine" more and engage with people, when I'm with her, in ways I prefer. [ChrisLeBlanc] I find it nearly impossible to find permanent work that could bring me as much fulfillment as making music and yet my past experience and training have nothing to do with music [ChrisLeBlanc] i guess i've always tried to fit a mold for reasons other than those that bring me the most joy [ChrisLeBlanc] and now it's time to shed those unjoyful imprints [ChrisLeBlanc] sorry for sounding so scattered/unfocused - my one input has become taxed like crazy with children and family gathering around me now - sigh Michael Entity: The second part of Exercise Two then is to ask yourself: WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT? This is not to provoke dismissal of your experience, nor to remedy it, but to generate insight. If "Why Is This So Important?" is difficult to answer, then ask, "HOW WOULD I BE DIFFERENT?" presuming your context aligned to your desires. [ChrisLeBlanc] I would hope to be able to focus without distraction from competing 'paradigms' on what I want to accomplish first of all, lol [Geraldine] It's not terribly important to me; hence why I'm quite content to be fairly reclusive and interact with the world in a way that is meaningful to me via the internet. [ladycat] connected to self worth [Kerrin] the opinions of these people really is not so important except that I find it hurtful to be thought of as hard or unkind when I am very much neither [Martha] it would be nice if I felt like my family was proud of me, and respected me. Is it life or death, no. [AnnH] I like to engage and have fun on my own terms. [Diane_H] I would feel more supported by my family. The only thing different would be I'd feel more at ease around them. [Martha] ditto Diane [ChrisLeBlanc] me three :) [Diane_H] Instead of dealing with having to tell them things they don't want to hear ;) [Kerrin] I really don't care what my family thinks of me- they don't really know me at all [AnnH] And mine sure isn't life or death [Martha] but it's around my family that I feel least able to be my real self, and it feels like I am forcing myself into a shoe that is too small when I am around them [ladycat] my lesson was when i finally told my mother who I was and watched the words come out of my mouth and right over her head. she did not hear me only what she wanted but that cleared me to always speak truth [Kerrin] I would say I "adjust my personality" according to what my family needs me to be [ChrisLeBlanc] yes 'dumbing down' is way too uncomfortable for this spritualist in growth too [ChrisLeBlanc] that sounds like some dynamic sub-personaltiy generation Kerrin [Kerrin] yikes! [ChrisLeBlanc] just in reference to what Michael have said above [Kerrin] maybe I should have been an actress [AnnH] I just clam up (under these social circumstances) and get crabby and bored [ChrisLeBlanc] yeah, feeling stifled sux [Kerrin] I found it helpful to move far away and only see family in short episodes where everyone stays pleasant. 2-3 hrs tops Michael Entity: There are two things we would say in response to your assessments: [AnnH] it's not a feeling of being stifled so much as I can't find a way in to connect with others when I'm with her. And I get resentful . Uh [ChrisLeBlanc] no way to 'bridge the divide' [Geraldine] I suppose, "Shut the fuck up!" doesn't work all that well, Ann? [AnnH] No. [Geraldine] Pity. :) [Kerrin] it probably would feel pretty good... [ChrisLeBlanc] i tried that with my mom, and she kicked us all out into a emergncy shelter for 41/2 months, lol [Diane_H] I actually like my family, but they don't know who I really am. [ChrisLeBlanc] probably should've waited till we had our own place first though, lol [Geraldine] do you think you know who they really are? [ChrisLeBlanc] yeah that's just it [ChrisLeBlanc] i love them forever [AnnH] There's nothing mean-spirited or even over-talkative, it's just that certain social interactions can only be on her terms. [Diane_H] Probably not [ChrisLeBlanc] but i wanna be so much more then there is space for in their cinsocusness sometimes Michael Entity: First, it will always be the case that you feel out of place and different and beyond the capacity for younger souls to comprehend, respect, relate, and admire you. To wish for them to comprehend you is similar to an adult wishing for a teenager or a toddler to relate to the adult perspective. It will always be that you must find the common ground that is within another, regardless of soul age, and build upon that. [Diane_H] Actually, I should probably amend my first answer to sometimes rather than often. I mainly get frustrated with my parent's expectations of me, and not so much with others not knowing me. [Kerrin] "respect" is the keyword I missed- it's more annoyance with not being respected than even with not being understood Michael Entity: To insist that a round peg be accepted by a square hole is inherently going to be met with resistance, pain, and frustration. Even if the only common ground between you is that pegs are "supposed to" go into holes, then that can be enough to bridge the gaps between you. [ChrisLeBlanc] well there would seem to be a lot of those mismatched pegs when it comes to soul age, are there better places than others in the search to find common ground? Michael Entity: That is highly simplistic analogy, but it is fair. We will address this first comment further in a moment. The second thing we would say is that it is important to remember that you are a part of the equation that contributes to the Facets of those around you. Your presumption that they should "respect" or "get you" when you have not done the same (even if you feel you have) is part of what contributes to the pain and division. For if you "respected" them, or "got them," you would understand their limitations, fears, inabilities, etc. We are speaking to all of you, though we use only a couple of quoted examples. Our point being that often the very problem of division and frustration and pain is precisely found in your issues found with the "other person." Whatever you find that the other person should do to help make the situation better is often the very thing you refuse to do. You have decided upon what their Public Facet is and left them there. You have not sought to go beyond the Public Facet until they have gone beyond yours. If you feel that you have gone beyond the Public Facet, yet still remain frustrated, then you have not gone beyond the Public Facet. Barring physical abuse, violation, or removal of your choice, your divisions are often a matter of refusal to embrace the truth of another. Refusal to embrace that person's capacity to Love, and method for Action. It is often touted among spiritual and new age circles that in order to be loved, one must love oneself, but we point out that this can only go so far. It requires practice in both directions. The capacity to which you can embrace the unlovable is the capacity to which you can embrace yourself, express yourself, and be yourself. It also goes that the more you are "yourself," the more invitation and opportunity for acceptable love, truth, and energy you bring to all exchanges. This is NOT to say that this will alter the behavior of those who are "difficult," but we can say that your reaction and response to that difficulty alters your experience of it, and therefore CAN alter the patterns of a person relating to you. It will always be helpful for you to remember that no matter how well you know someone, you are always filtering them through the Public Facet; through YOUR interpretation of that person. [Kerrin] I don't know if that's always the case. Sometimes the acceptance only comes when you can act, look and "fit in" with what others deem acceptable Michael Entity: We are not speaking of your being accepted, but of your finding the experiences acceptable. It will always be helpful for you to remember that no matter how much you are yourself, you will ALWAYS be experienced through the Public Facet, or others' INTERPRETATION of you. In short, you can only ever truly BE YOUR TRUE SELF with YOURSELF. [ChrisLeBlanc] we cannot share our unique perspectives on experience 'first hand' [ChrisLeBlanc] just share our experience of it Michael Entity: This may or may not extend into your outer world, or into your interpretations of yourself, but it is vital to remember that NO INTERPRETATION, OR PREFERRED EXPRESSION OF YOU, WILL EVER CHANGE WHO YOU REALLY ARE. Ever. [Geraldine] Michael -- is this similar to auras -- one always perceives another's color through one's own color, too? i.e., through one's own public facet, too? [ChrisLeBlanc] and we certainly can't control how it will be perceived by others either - nice to know that nothing can change us from without Michael Entity: We do not say that as a means of comforting you, but as a point that beyond all interpretations and preferred expressions, you are still YOU. And all of those interpretations and preferred expressions are a PART of that. You are NEVER NOT YOU. [ChrisLeBlanc] that is truly profound, and profoundly simple Michael Entity: In response to Geraldine, not exactly. One is usually unaware of, or not privy to, the Public Facet, so it is not a filter in itself to how another is interpreted. Even when one is aware of how others interpret them, they are only aware of this by virtue of symptoms, not experience. One will NEVER be able to truly see oneself from another's perspective (until cycling off and reuniting within the entity.) [ChrisLeBlanc] when it becomes part of your existential perspective Michael Entity: One can gain clear accuracy in that interpretation, much the way one can empathize with someone's pain, even as that pain is not directly felt, but it will still not be the same interpretation or pain. There are three solutions to any painful or frustrating divides between yourself and another: ONE - remove yourself. This is often the quickest and most-immediate (though not always the easiest) solution. TWO - embrace your role. This only feels as awful as you resist it. The conscious embrace of your role within various contexts can help you to "be yourself" as fully as possible within that role. It will not destroy your Being, and it will not alter the validity of who you are beyond that role. This is an important option if there are consequences to breaking that role that you do not care for, but enjoy rewards from playing that role. This is not a betrayal of self, but an embrace of self. One way to help you understand this choice, and its importance as a valid choice, is in comparing it to your existence in the first place as a Personality in this lifetime. Your Essence must "squeeze itself" into a Personality that is infinitely focused in definition beyond what it is outside of the incarnational cycle. This is why we use the term "role." Your Essence can love beyond those limitations you set upon it, and even though you often reject the perspective of Essence, it would never abandon you, condemn you, or reject you. Essence does not require you to "get it" for it to feel the validation of its existence. There are countless lives lived through Personalities that will never know it had a soul. In that same way, as you grow older in soul age, you will come across these limitations and "roles" within your exchanges with others in a lifetime. The irony is in that you are now aware of the vastness of yourself and the possibilities beyond limitations, which was gained through the patience, embrace, and higher perspective of your Essence for your Essence Role. You were created in this lifetime by your Role from a place that comprehends its vastness more than ever. But in that realization of vastness and capacity for acceptance and love and Being, you now expect this from all contexts of your life and relationships without remembering the eons that it took you to get to this place. We realize the limitations on time, and all personal information will be sent outside of the chat. The personal responses we have are rather useless without these broader contexts. However, we may use Kerrin as an example in a moment. So option Two is to bring "pay forward" the kind of compassion and patience that allowed for you to get to a place where you even notice limitations, let alone the tangibility of potentials beyond those limitations. THREE - to be yourself. By this we mean that you leave it to others to deal with the consequences of your being true to what you feel best represents you. The key here is in realizing exactly what it means for you to "be yourself," and this may take more thought than you realize. For instance, are you more "yourself" to be argumentative and combative to get a point across, or are you more "yourself" to take a passive position and allow another to leave thinking he or she is "right." On the surface it may seem as if you are not free to be yourself because your perspective was ignored or lost, but in truth you were more true to yourself that you did not engage in useless combat. We would suggest careful examination of yourself in your most uncomfortable contexts to see just how true you are to the core of yourself, despite whether the varations on that core receive acceptance or expression. You may be surprised. In MOST instances of contexts where these frustrations occur, ALL THREE SOLUTIONS are available at all times, to be called upon appropriately. You may choose to sometimes leave, to sometimes compromise into a role, and to sometimes break out of that role to surprise with who you 'really' are. This is a whole person. This is a True Personality. This is the Positive Poles. To feel trapped in a context, or to insist on choosing one of the three solutions, is an indication of your division within, and the depth of your fracturing, or Negative Poles. Realizing that you can be Whole by being greater than the sum of your PARTS is a step toward your last lifetime. The Parts of you are True, Public, and Private. You cannot exist fully without embracing the reality and validity of all of them. And in that regard, yes, Kerrin, you can be an angry person, yes, Martha, you are radical crazy, yes, Diane, you are well-behaved, yes, Christian, you are "out there," yes Geraldine, you are unforgivable, yes Ann, you are a sidekick, and Catheann you have been a liar. This does not mean those interpretations are "true," but that they are true for someone else, and you cannot always control that. [AnnH] Just call me Hop-a-long Cassidy--or Ethel Mertz [ChrisLeBlanc] i'd be ethereal hertz, lol Michael Entity: You can always invite more accurate interpretations of you, but it would always do you well to see these as invitations, not as demands. What we can say is that there is NOTHING UNTRUE about others' interpretations of you. [Kerrin] I shall embrace the "Angry Redhead" Michael Entity: It is "true" within the context of your relationship with that person, and it is your choice in how to experience that. What we would say to you, Kerrin, is more that you find a way to appreciate the fact that these younger souls are keen enough to see beyond your surface and into your frustrations that bleed more into your life than you care to admit. It is not untrue that you are angry (feel helpless) in your work environment, and this is not easily hidden. Of course, this is exacerbated by having it called out as an identity, but it does not change the fact that this is the means through which some younger souls try to relate. Younger souls tend toward one-dimensional identities for one another, and once that is defined, it is difficult to transform. This is why it is frustrating to you, we would think. Because it is not so much that it is untrue, but that it is NOT the only truth about you, and that other truths that you find more pleasant might like to be acknowledged. [Kerrin] and I think the role doesn't help the situation Michael Entity: Again, we suggest the 3 solutions: remove yourself from the situations; embrace the role (which can often mean exaggerating it or "camping it up"); or display breaks from the role on your own terms. What we will provide for each of you outside of this chat is our interpretation of your most consistent Public and Private Overleaves, along with a commentary about what you shared as your most frustrating context. [AnnH] Dang! [Martha] when we ask Troy for a profile, is it the True overleaves you give? Michael Entity: Based on our understanding of Troy's schedule and patterns of behavior, we would suggest expecting this by Monday evening. [ChrisLeBlanc] i doubt it Martha - diving into the Akashic records is quite an involved and lenghty process from what i understand [AnnH] me, neither [ChrisLeBlanc] although i imagine Role in Essence and casting are pretty consistent Michael Entity: Yes, Martha, through this channel we retrieve what is in the Akashic Records. This does not mean that what is received is above question, but that the focus is for the Akashic Record. [AnnH] But maybe the channel has other things to do? [ChrisLeBlanc] k, i stand corrected :-) sorry to speak for you Michael Michael Entity: Most of our channels have not differentiated or questioned in the direction that clarified these facets. That is not to say that other channels do not receive the True Personality as on record, but that the variables are in favor of dependency on what has become comfortable for the channel, or preferable to the student. [ChrisLeBlanc] the facets and fractures of sub-personalities and public and private overleaves have clarified things wonderfully for me tonight :) thank you Michael Michael Entity: Some of our channels leave it up to whatever is most useful for the student at the time, and this has worked, whether it is the True, Public, or Private set. Ultimately that will always be the case for our clearest channels, even when the aim is for the Akashic Records set. We offer this differentiation only for your consideration and for your process of validation and discernment, not as a means to describe a hierarchy among channels. With this awareness in place, it would probably become easier to discern which channels depend upon physical plane cues for interpreting the Personality, which ones depend on your feedback for intuiting your Overleaves, and which ones simply leave it to us. [Geraldine] those needing photographs would seem to depend on physical plane clues Michael Entity: We would also say that accessing the Akashic Records is only a painstaking task for the Personality and Essence still incarnating. It is not complicated for us to access it. Our channels simply relay from the work that we do, and are not a part of the process. [ChrisLeBlanc] or when I was asked what i thought mine were first, that channel's were probably public overleaves Michael Entity: The more physical plane cues our channel uses, the more it is the channel intuiting or interpreting the Overleaves, which is just as valid and can be just as accurate as letting us convey our perception. [ChrisLeBlanc] oh, i had thought retrieving info from the Akashic was in fact a difficult skill your Entity was presently developing Michael Entity: We say that it is just as valid in the sense that it is still your responsibility to validate, and even when we share what we see as your True Overleaves, it is OUR interpretation of the records. You can never escape Interpretation or Expression. That is the nature of Existence. Accessing information from the Akashic is no longer a complication, but we continue to learn how to interpret the records. [ChrisLeBlanc] and expressing that interpretation through channels i imagine too Michael Entity: Access is "easy." Reading and Conveying is a different matter. [ChrisLeBlanc] that resonates :) Michael Entity: The Overleaves are part of the records we started with, so we no longer have any complications in reading those, but no matter how clear a channel is, or how well we can read/interpret, there will always be built-in distortions that affect transmission to a channel. That can be said of even your clearest modes of communication among you, as well. It is the nature of exchange. We remind you that channels who rely on physical plane cues and intuition does not preclude them from accuracy in discerning what would be your True Overleaves, especially if there is little discrepancy and division within you. We only differentiate this set as 'true' as they exist with or without your approval or acceptance, and include the Public and Private Facets as potential support rather than as troublesome nuisances. To conclude here, we will remind you of the most important part of what we have shared tonight: Your Essence Role gains wholeness BECAUSE of all of its parts (lifetimes/personalities), as you gain wholeness BECAUSE of all of the ways you experience yourself, see yourself, and find yourself reflected from others. And when you find yourself reduced to a PART, a Role, remembering that this contributes to the Whole may help you to lose your sense of being consumed by that role, or imposed upon, or trapped within. Allowing for you to more joyfully and easily slip into your next context, role, or part. In the same way that YOU exist within your Essence, rather than the other way around, so do the roles you find yourself in exist within the greater (or true) YOU, and not the other way around. And finally: gently consider moving beyond the concept of "Being Yourself," and into the concept of "Being Everything." Because by now, you have been. And many of those whom you find the most challenging are opportunities to gain more understanding about yourself, and to embrace parts of the experiences of your world that have been the most difficult to embrace. We have a different kind of humor than when incarnated, but we do find it "funny" that most of the most annoying of personality types and soul ages that our students find challenging now were some of their very own favorite personality types or soul ages. At some point, your Essence thought it would be interesting to revisit those Personality types and soul ages, and as you embrace more of your Essence, your life moves in directions originally intended by Essence. We know that many of our students can be condemning of the most obnoxious of teenagers, for instance, while having been one themselves within this same lifetime. If the same personality can forget within a lifetime, we point out that it cannot be expected of you to "remember' that some of the more difficult people around you are also a part of your "past." We will conclude here.
June 21, 2001 Troy Tolley, Channel Open Floor Note: This content has been corrected based on Troy’s acknowledgment of errors on June 26. Although the report is for two weeks, Michael included info regarding a shift in August. [Michael_Entity] Hello. We are here. We will begin with the Energy Report as it stands for the weeks between June 24 through July 7. We will comment momentarily that the energy over the past couple of weeks has built and will peak this weekend, for most of you. We speak in a wider meaning of “you” at this point. This weekend will be a pivotal social experience for some of you. It is suggested that you take part in any events you have been invited to or are considering in any way. We do not wish to infuse any more meaning into this weekend than you, individually, would extract, but the energy is there for this to be a great change in your usual setting. If you are in some way involved in a larger gathering or social event than you have been for a while, we suggest it is in an indication that you are, indeed, considering more of your Needs being responsibly fulfilled. If you are not involved in any events of this nature, it may be simply an indication that you are open to examining the more social aspects of yourself, responsibly considering your personal Needs before exposing yourself to a larger circle. Regardless, the themes over the next couple of weeks are, indeed, about exposure and even further reaching out to other fragments in Agreement, Karma, or any other connection. Many of you older souls shy away from the more “silly” aspects of being “out there,” resigning from indulging in social activities and playfulness. It is not because you do not crave it, but that you feel as if “there are more important things to do.” Even if you believe you are a fairly playful and social person, as our channel here does, we still suggest that there is an opportunity this weekend, and over the next two weeks, to “let your hair down.” Your Chief Features will be highlighted, but only lightly, in relation to how you feel in groups, and as part of a group. August 4 marks your next Parallel Shift; this one focusing on arranging, rearranging, adding, and moving away from people in your life. Any relationships that are not fulfilling to you on at least two levels (out of 4; Instinctive, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical), will more than likely dissolve. Any relationships that have been introduced within this year that are “new” and are fulfilling at least two of your levels (and reciprocated, of course), will more than likely take a serious, permanent turn. We include the next ten days or so as a period of time in “finding” some of the “new” relationships, as well. This does not have any bearing on relationships outside of this context, as anyone met after August will have different contexts and “reasons” of their own. We do not mean to imply anything more or less about relationships outside of these parameters in the Energy Report; we are merely commenting on the nature of the energy at this time. During this Nexus, you will be DIVERGING Parallels, primarily, meaning you will be in a period of potentially obvious Choice Making. Your choices will determine the nature of any parallels created or sustained. We realize choice making occurs at all times, but during a Nexus, there are either MERGINGS or DIVERGENCES, primarily, and with Diverging, there is a heightened sense of needing to consider your choices. While during a MERGING, there is a sense of needing to sleep, wait, exhaustion, etc., as with the previous major Nexus. We will begin with your questions, either about the Energy Report, or otherwise. [MaryBV] Well, it is interesting that you brought this up, because I have been wondering about the nature of the TrueView list now that the membership has changed. Can you comment a bit on the purpose of the list now? [Michael_Entity] The “TrueView” list has several “purposes,” many of them personal to the participants. In and of itself, though, “TrueView” has as its “purpose” to house the elements of your Cadre and Energy Ring who are concerned with this Teaching as it can be applied in the lives of others. We do not mean “apply” in terms of recruiting or teaching it, yourselves, but rather, many of you are serious about how to translate the elements of your lives through the lens of this teaching, and utilize that insight as a means to help others. We have seen a common denominator among those of you actively participating with “TrueView,” in that you are “working on yourselves,” not as a means to only “better yourselves,” but as a means to be MORE for others. Each of you appear to be “touchstones” for many in your contact circle, and whether subtly or more openly shared, your perceptions are used as a means to better your relationships, and this extends into helping others with their own. If “TrueView” were to have a “Task,” it could be said to be “to comprehend and embody the importance of being Needed and Wanted.” [ludmila] This changing of relationships you refer to, as happened with people unsubscribing from this list, and still others recently joining, does this mean the agreements have been filled or just changed, or is it that those people who left resonate more to another channeler? [Michael_Entity] Many Agreements were abdicated, while still others simply resonate more to other speakers. Those that have abdicated will find other Agreements to fulfill; those who were left with the abdication will find their second strings of Agreements to fulfill. Agreements are malleable, as you know, and are not Karmic in their fulfillment or abdication, for the most part. Abdication though, does tend to bring out any Self-Karma for examination. The shift in the list you refer to certainly created a wave of self-examination and self-karma, mostly around acceptance and, as we said, the nature of being wanted and needed. [Dewliet] Hi Michael. Aside from what Troy would call “sucky channeling,” what are some reasons for discrepancies in overleaves channeled by different people? [Michael_Entity] There are three facets to a Personality, the Akashic Records (or True Overleaves), the Perceived Overleaves; and the Projected Overleaves. The True Overleaves are just that, the True Overleaves. They are sometimes not understood or agreed with because they do not “match” the behavior the fragment appears to be exuding, but they are the Overleaves, nonetheless. Due to Imprinting, a fragment can appear completely in opposition to his/her True Overleaves. No amount of valid channeling will bring awareness or validation to this fragment or those trying to comprehend them. Perceived Overleaves are the Overleaves of another fragment as they are filtered through your own or a channel’s; it is how YOU see Other. Channeling the Overleaves of a fragment as they are being perceived by those around them can be very freeing and enlightening. This, then, can bring understanding and acceptance for that aspect of them and/or free the Perceived fragment from the confines of the imprinting and bring about the True Overleaves. Projected Overleaves are those being attempted to as a presentation from the fragment in question. Regardless of the True Overleaves, this fragment may have decided on a way of being and behaving that is conducive to certain tasks or images. This does not change their True Overleaves, but certainly affects how they are perceived. Channeling for that fragment or about that fragment can bring understanding and acceptance about the nature of their Ego and self-perception. It can be said that the Perceived Overleaves can shed light on the nature of the fragment as they are expected to behave, while the Projected Overleaves shed light on how that fragment expects to be accepted. ALL versions of the Overleaves are “valid” in their own contexts. Many channels are not aware of these differences as Facets. So, aside from “sucky channeling,” there is this to consider. [Annette] Psychic Sylvia Brown has stated that the soul chooses three “exit points” for its lifetime – possible “outs” in case life isn’t working out and fragment chooses to return, or when fragment feels work is done. Can Michael comment on this? [Michael_Entity] We have seen the average as being 5 Exit Points. We concur other than that minor point. [Liiona24] During last report on Needs, the statement was made that we should watch our reactions and that those indicated where we needed to be doing more for ourselves, if I interpreted correctly. However, some needs appear to be “other” oriented such as Exchange. How is this resolved then, how does one meet a need for “exchange” unilaterally, for example? [Michael_Entity] ALL Needs are only “Other-Oriented” in that they do require a certain circuitry for their fulfillment. What we mean in terms of these Needs as being the individual’s responsibility to fulfill, for instance: if you believe there is no fulfilling Exchanges in your life, then you would seek out more appropriate “circuits.” If you are trying to have a meaningful, deep, emotionally/intellectually/physically satisfying Exchange in a relationship that is not creating a circuit, then it may be appropriate to lose the expectations of that being your source. Exchange is not just about giving something to someone else, but that you are having True Communication on some level. Exchange can be satisfied even in the realms of financial investments, so it is not simply about Other. Their is no way to “unilaterally” be concerned with the Needs of Others, except in terms of what you feel you are comfortable in offering. You will all find your sources and matches in some way. [JNelson] What emotions are goosebumps and the “chills” a physical manifestation of, not counting responses to temperature? Or intellectual manifestations of, for that matter. [Michael_Entity] This could be called “Instinctive Realization.” It is the result of the Lower Centers responding/reacting simultaneously as PARTS of the Instinctive Center. This experience is always linked to “realization” on a level that bypasses all of the Lower Centers, but creates a release in them as Parts in the Instinctive Center. When this occurs, it is safe to say that the very base part of you has resonated to something rooted in fear or desire. Fear may be obvious, but when the realization is in desire, as it is meant here, is in the connection made on a level wherein you had no previous realization that you were “expecting” something of that nature. [ClaireN] Would Michael please comment on the function of the pineal gland and any disorders that it may cause? [Michael_Entity] The Pineal Gland is related to what might be considered your Higher Emotional Center, 6th Chakra, or “Third Eye.” We have seen its function directly related to dreaming, astral perception, channeling, imagination, and true perception/love. It is highly affected by the amount of sunlight, or any light for that matter, that is taken in through the sense of sight, and as the light permeates the forehead. Those who have a block or “disorder” in this gland can tend to have fertility problems, menstruation problems, and inability to have imagination of an optimistic nature, inability to recall dreams, may have depression and sleep disorders. One of the major contributors to the suppression of this gland’s ability to function properly is in the use of what is called “microwaves.” Food prepared in this fashion tends to carry within it “vortexes” of energy that, when integrated over a short period time, can lead to lack of motivation and lack of clarity for a future. The “vortexes” remain in the body, particularly affecting the Pineal, for an average of 7 years. We do not have a term through this channel to more adequately describe that which is transferred through the act of microwaving, but this will do. The “vortexes” collect in the center of the food prepared, in a size approximately equal to a golf ball. Larger ovens preparing larger foods can create collections in sizes up to a tennis ball. Those who are overexposed or underexposed to sunlight can develop a disorder of this gland. Those who are overexposed to what is called Fluorescent lights are susceptible to this, as well. We will conclude here. Good Night.
MICHAEL SPEAKS 030809 Open Floor [Michael Entity] Hello to each of you. We are here. We will begin with the question from Toni. [QUESTION] Hello Michael, could you please elaborate on why different sets Overleaves such as the Public Set, Private Set, and the True Set. Thank you! [Michael Entity] Most of our channels have not questioned the discrepancies to any extent that helps to make sense of the variations in sets of Overleaves among channels. Most of our channels presume the discrepancies are a matter of accuracy vs inaccuracy, and some are quick to defend accuracy (which immediately affects accuracy). A few of our channels have explored the variations enough to ask the right questions and we responded with information to help in validating and differentiating the various sets that might come through a channel. While it is often the case that the channeling is simply inaccurate, some of the channeling is "inaccurate" "for a reason." For instance, the student does not need or want to know his True Overleaves, which are the Overleaves on file in the Akashic Records. We refer to these as True because they are valid whether the public or private perception agrees, or not. What a student may want or need at a given time is his/her Public Overleaves, which describe how his/her general behavior is interpreted by those around him/her. What a student may need or want is his/her Private Overleaves, which describe how the individual wishes to see himself/herself. These sets of Overleaves would still be considered valid by us because they are relevant to a great degree, even if different from those Overleaves on record. So these three sets are valid and they cater to the various preferred approaches to learning. Beyond the need of the student, a channel may simply default to being very good at reading Public Overleaves, or Private Overleaves, and leave a student with those, even when thinking these are True Overleaves. Channels who use tools for divining Overleaves, such as Tarot, pendulums, Astrology, photos, or questionnaires, are more prone to defaulting to Public or Private sets of Overleaves for the student. [QUESTION] Could you say then they are different lens that pull focus then, variations of a theme so to speak? [Michael Entity] Yes, if accurate, the Public/Private sets are simply variations on a theme. [QUESTION] Ok, does working with your True Overleaves overwhelm most? [Michael Entity] When a fragment prefers to work with his True Overleaves, he/she is more inclined to create clearer pathways for Essence to manifest, but the True/Public/Private are all in effect at all times. [QUESTION] as in context with your current environment? [Michael Entity] Yes, the Private and Public sets are contextual. There will always be your Public set, if you engage in the world, and there will always be the Private set, if you are self-conscious/aware. The True Overleaves do not change, but the Public/Private change depending on contexts/relationships. The True Overleaves would be like the "hub" of who you are, while the Private and Public are variations, sub-personalities, or facets. For many of our older students, the Public, Private, and True sets are the same. The more conscious the fragment, the more likely he/she is consistent in who he/she "is." Keep in mind that the Public and Private set are symbolic, and not literal. They are interpretations, whereas the True set are being read from what is on record, though it could be argued that those, too, are interpretations in themselves, but from a broader perspective of you. The True Overleaves describe what your Essence intended, whereas the Public and Private are what Personalities interpret. [QUESTION] While you've said many times that the essences within the first two humanoid Energy Rings have been ensouling into the physical plane for 6 million years, it's hard to grapple with that number when the human form we use has only been around for perhaps 60,000 years. You've also said that these essences started out incarnating elsewhere, on Sirius. Is this time gap due to this earlier start and then waiting to adapt to the new humanoid form found on this planet? Also, what was the average soul age of those who did begin incarnating on earth from the first two Energy Rings? [Michael Entity] It is not accurate that the human form you recognize as your evolutionary ancestors is merely 60,000 years old, but more that evidence has only been found (and publicly-made) that can be understood and evaluated within a limited time frame. There are anomalies that we see may eventually find substantial positions within your scientific history at some point. For now, those anomalies are set aside. However, it is accurate that there was a long "gap" between the shift from Sirius System and bodies to your current planet and bodies. Bodies had to be found that were similar to the original bodies and then manipulated to a point where Sentience could be sustained. There will always be that "missing link" in your evolutionary theories due to this transfer and manipulation. The average soul age of those who started in Sirius and then moved to the Milky Way were Infant. The only reason your species became endangered in Sirius was because of the gaining of Sentience. Once Sentience sets into a species, behaviors change rather drastically. [COMMENT] I thought Sirius was part of the Milky Way [Michael Entity] You are correct. We will clarify that with "a move from the Dog-Star/Sirius System to the Solar System." [QUESTION] So, it's not uncommon for a newly sentient species to become endangered? [Michael Entity] It depends on the dominant Sentience already in place. [QUESTION] Are the Pleiadians going to help us on earth? Are they already? [Michael Entity] In the case of the shift from Sirius system to the Solar System, most of the reigning sentience were early Young at the time. Those that are considered "Pleiadians" were instrumental in forcing your sentience to move to a safer location. They preferred your being made extinct, but the animal rights networks fought for your protection and transference. Part of their telepathic contact now is to help remedy that sentient faux pas, though they still feel a repulsion toward your species to a great extent. The same situation may happen between your sentience and Gorillas as they grow in sentient numbers. The realization of their intelligence and sentience could lead to a rather amazing relationship, along with a strong rooting of the Maturity of your species, or potentially to another round of mass slavery. One of the "worst" things any sentience can do in the scheme of things is to destroy or interfere with another sentience. We would think that humans inherently understood this by now, but that remains to be seen as a realization among the masses. The Mature Soul paradigm may bring about that empathy and awareness. [COMMENT] Gorillas are so endangered, it's highly likely that they will fail to achieve the numbers they need to remain here. [Michael Entity] Gorillas will continue their ensoulment, even if not in all parallels. There will be at least one parallel for this to happen. [QUESTION] There is a theory that inflammation caused by substances that the organism isn't used to leads to obesity, so that for instance low-fat products and artificial sweeteners actually are fattening. What are your comments? [Michael Entity] We would agree to some extent. Part of the equation is in the chemicals and manipulations of the foods, which literally (and ironically) do cause weight gain, but another part of the equation is in the blind trust that these manipulated or chemical alternatives will "do the work" for the body in maintaining its weight. In short, we see no benefit to using those resources as a means for weight management or loss. [QUESTION] What is the best way to lose weight? [Michael Entity] That question may be best answered on an individual basis, but the simple answer is one that is the most rejected: eat less, move more. It really is that simple. We say "simple" in terms of the actual answer to weight loss/management for many, but we do not mean that it is simple to do so. The degree of simplicity would depend on the individual. For those who are compromised in weight control, loss, diet, or movement, then the answer could be said to Worry Less, Love More. The simple embrace of the reality of your body in space as a representative of yourself at any given moment can do much to free the body to process nutrients and energy far more effectively. Your bodies are not prisons or impositions. We have said this before and will say it again now, that your bodies are your SOUL's idea of what is beautiful. Your temporary social standards do not stand a chance against the beauty that your soul sees in you. We do not say that as some poetic salve. It is simply the truth. [QUESTION] my question relates to earth history; let me type it in here: we are in the 4th world- and; it would seem that is about information; how quickly will we move into a 5th world; can the earth history& sort of be related to the 1-2-3-4-5-6-7; assuming the 3rd world ended with pan, or pan-gaia maybe 750,000 years ago; is the 4th world related to the role of scholar in some way; where we are at; in this 4th cycle does earth move through stages- like roles ? it appears many are becoming verbal - like sage role flowing through all the fragments on earth - it appears; maybe earth follows this sequencing and, advanced math; shows we have a little bit; of all of it, in all of our makeups; does earth have a chart; of some kind - a collective grouping of advanced math of all who choose to be here, in any particular moment of a now? [Michael Entity] We do not use that terminology, but we can translate that to correlate to some degree with the shift from Young (3) to Mature (4) and then to Old (5). In that case, you are barely beginning the "4th." Each shift tends to take half of the time of the previous Age. The previous Age lasted approximately 3000 years, so we suspect the Mature Soul Age would last at least 1500-2000 years, though none of this is on a schedule. There are cycles beyond Soul Age paradigm that can be described and patterns that can be calculated, but that would require a more elaborate response than we have the capability of conveying here. We invite you to explore this further, however, in other formats. The Soul Age cycles we paralleled to your terminology are relative to your species, but there are broader cycles and patterns that include far more than that. To respond more accurately to your question, we would have to understand your terminology, as well, which would require some amount of elaboration on your part. [QUESTION] Hello Michael. Could you please offer your perspective on the current economic crisis, and if the "fixes" offered by President Obama are likely to improve the situation? Do you have any suggestions on how people of limited income can best weather this economic storm? [Michael Entity] The "fixes" being brought into the situation now are only part of the potential solution, and the full solution would have to come from full comprehension across parties and countries, with a unity of support for implementation. At this point, the "fixes" will have an impact, but there are many who are doing their best to sabotage the efforts and deter the implementation. We cannot predict if/when everyone would "get on board" to any effective degree, but we can say that encouraging everyone to do so is like "pulling teeth," or "shouting at windmills" or "yelling into a fan" right now. Our perspective of the economic crisis is that it would most likely not fall into a full depression, but it may be true that "things will get worse before getting better." The greatest solution would be in the move away from a debt-based economy and into a choice-based economy, and the current situation is inspiring a new generation of thinkers and doers who may implement that shift. Most who struggle with limited incomes already have skills in place for navigating through this "tight" economic situation and we would suggest allowing that to be recognized as a strength and not just focus on the inconveniences and fears around this time. In most parallels, the current economic "crisis" is the seed that shifts the economy from debt-based to choice-based, though that implementation would take multiple decades to implement. We only mention this because this is the potential, pivotal point. [COMMENT] debt-based economy is a false economy similar to false personality -- it's a house of cards. [Michael Entity] For most of our students, trusting their resources and taking a stance of helping others when one can, and asking for help when one needs it, are the most effective and abundant forms of navigation through these times. The Young Soul paradigm had an undercurrent of shame and a hailing of pride, but the Mature Soul paradigm finds no shame in giving or receiving when one feels it is necessary. Though most of you are old or mature souls, you have lived your lives in a young soul world, so you may also have to address your shame and pride regarding material well-being, including your health. We can help in that process by discussing your Tertiary Chief Negative Features (your habitual methods for protecting your bodies). We will share this with you in another format. [QUESTION] Our space brothers / and, sisters Ashtar how does that affect US NOW, NESARA [Michael Entity] We do not understand your question. Please rephrase in another way, if you will. [QUESTION] what role will our space brother/sister play in the NOW; and how do you feel about NESARA? [Michael Entity] Currently, there are various ways in which non-human, off-planet species interact with your species. The two most direct interactions are between those species that have your well-being as a priority and are seeking to make the case for your sentience so [it ] can be included in the galactic consciousness, or awareness of other, off-planet species. A percentage of the Crop Circles (a kind of Rorschach Test) are one way of helping to prove your sentience and intelligence, and the telepathic species (known in cryptozoology as "bigfoot" or "yeti") most directly responsible for your safe movement to Earth are regularly checking in on your development. Beyond this, the only other off-planet species interacting with Earth are "tourists." The concept of "Ashtar" is one person's interpretation of the very real galactic security that is in place that is both to help your species and to protect other species from you, or other unruly species. We see "NESARA" as a product of Mature thinking, if we are seeing it clearly, and though it is highly resisted at this point, we do see a refinement and implementation of some variation of this being a natural part of societal evolution for the most part at some point. [QUESTION] Thank you, Michael & Troy. Can you share any thoughts on learning to better allow essence manifestation through music? Similarly, any observations on how to enable/allow essence contact through music as a vehicle for healing/self-healing for the people involved? [Michael Entity] One way to help manifest Essence through music, whether in sharing or in creating, is to understand the PART of your Centering. The PART is how "you" most easily and habitually bring yourself out into the world, into manifestation. Centering can help one to understand how one experiences music, while the Part can help one to understand how this music represents one in the world, whether in creating or sharing tastes. Emotional = fluid, non-linear, vocals as instruments; Intellectual = structure, patterns, lyrics; Moving = beats, rhythms, tribal; Each of these elements will be found in most music, but we are answering the question as to how one can manifest Essence through music, so we delineate here to help explain. For those CREATING music, then this is easier to understand as one emphasizes what one is creating, so the fragment in the Intellectual Part might be more inclined to manifest Essence through compositions that are structured, patterned, and with lyrics. For those SHARING music, this general information can help you to understand how best to manifest your Essence in the music you share with others, so that the fragment who is in the Intellectual Part can share Essence through songs that are catchy and express stories about oneself. When dealing with music as a form of healing, then the CENTERING would be best to consider. So that the Emotionally-Centered fragment does well with listening to fluid, non-linear, and vocalization in music. And so forth. Again, most music will have elements of two or more centers, but listening for what is emphasized can help you to determine your Essence music and your Healing music. This is a highly generalized response to accommodate the format, but it is a start. We will conclude here. Good day to each of you. Goodbye. Note from Janet: Following the original posting of this session, someone asked in comments: Has Michael ever talked about what a "choice-based" economy looks like? Troy responded with a link to a Q&A topic that included the following response from Michael. Since this response does not reference any other session or transcript, it is included here. It is dated 10/24/08. FROM MICHAEL: An economy generated by Choice would be one in which each individual finds that which he or she is best at contributing and then does so because it feels good to do, create, give that thing. This is then reciprocated by the joy others have found in discovering what they feel good about doing, creating, giving. Access to all resources is based on personal need and not on hoarding. No one would tend to take more than is needed because the concept of competition has come to a close. Competition is replaced with Contribution. Natural joy and fulfillment evolves from the emphasis on Giving, and not just on the Consuming. "Laziness" is no longer a concern, because it is comprehended that for one to Give or Contribute, it must come from Choice, not from obligation or expectation. This tends toward a community that sustains inspiration and enthusiasm, while honoring the fluctuating moods and choices of the individual. There are no debts because when one cannot, or chooses not to, give or contribute, he is seen as simply making a choice that will then be replaced with another choice at another time. This economy tends to begin with a leaning toward fields organized within contexts of NEED and WANT, with some amount of overlapping. For instance, foods, sanitation, water supplies, healing, teaching services may fall into the NEEDS contexts, while arts, entertainments, invention, spirituality may fall into the WANTS contexts. Of course, the overlapping occurs when one can see Art as a form of Healing, or Invention as a form of support for Sanitation, etc. The economy of Choice then tends to discover that everything is "needed," and that "want" is a concept of the past when it was assumed that Want was less important than Need. In the evolved economy of Choice, it is quickly discovered that it is rare that one Wants more than one Needs, and that this is a relative concern best left to the individual's choice. While there would still be pros and cons to this kind of economy (such as structure and consistencies), the pros far outweigh the cons in terms of health, happiness, and peace. We have more to say on this.
MICHAEL SPEAKS 120207 Open Floor QUESTION : WHEN TROY POSTED THE CHIEF FEATURES OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, HE SAID THE AKASHIC FEATURES WERE BEING ACCESSED, HAVE NOT HEARD MENTION OF THIS DISTINCTION, CAN YOU CLARIFY? MICHAEL: Through some of our channels and students it has become clear, through questioning and observation, that there are three versions of an individual's Essence and Personality Profile: the Private Version (that which you wish for your Overleaves to be), the Public Version (that which others assume you are), and your Akashic, or True Overleaves, which are on record and may or may not coincide with the projected overleaves (private) and/or the expected overleaves (public). These variations have always been in effect due to variations of clarity among channels, but only recently have the channels begun to truly explore the apparent discrepancies. All three can lend insights to a Personality and a life, so we do not imply that one is better than another. They are simply different angles of approach to understanding the Personality. In many cases, for instance, regarding public figures, our channels and students often interpret the fragment by the persona seen through the filters of media, thus interpreting aspects of the profile to fit those observations, instead of reading the True Overleaves. QUESTION: For the chief features, though, I don't understand. Since, supposedly, according to Michael, it is a pivotal event that is the catalyst to put us into our chief feature and it is not pre-chosen? MICHAEL: You are correct. Chief Negative Features are not pre-chosen. This, however, has nothing to do with an individual's interpretation of himself or his interpretation of another person versus the Akashic version of either. We will give you an example: A fragment in Arrogance may not see himself as Arrogant, but sees himself as Impatient, since he equates his quick judgment of people as a form of intolerance. Still others may interpret him as Stubborn because he avoids intimate situations and does not budge from that stance. Those interpretations from the self or from others does not change the fact that on record his fears are rooted in Vulnerability, or Arrogance. Each version will lend insight, especially if understood within the proper context. It is Good Work to understand how others see you, and how you see yourself, and how you ARE. That is triad of self. QUESTION: Like so many others, we work thru life issues in dreams. Intense dreams with water....flooding. dark, raging storms or instant floods...swim through...waking up up very emotionally spent. Please explain the flooding in dreams. thank you. MICHAEL: It is true that one level of dreaming is for the processing of events. In many cases the universal symbols are used to work through these events, such as Water equating levels of emotions. It could be said, then, that these descriptions you lend to your symbol of water are equated with the same descriptions you would give to some obvious experiences of emotion (or fears) in your waking life. However, what tends to be even more insightful in your dreaming is your position relative to the symbol. If you are drowning, the "meaning" can be very different from if you are managing a rocking ship. It is always a more direct and accurate route of dream interpretation for the individual to write down what the symbols mean to himself or herself and then put it back into the context of the dream and assess how those symbols interact with each other and the dreamer. In general, though, water is often used by fragments to symbolize emotions, or the lower astral plane (emotional plane). QUESTION: I've been reading a lot of previous groups' postings from the Michael groups and have answered more than one of my questions; however, "essence mates," from other grand cycle ETs, remains inexplicable. Can you elaborate on them and the role they play in many of our current lives or cycles, and conversely our role in theirs? MICHAEL : They rarely play a significant role beyond the opportunity for Essence Recognition, which is the only form of true evolution. In that regard, they are highly significant, but that is not exclusive to an Essence Mate; all fragments with which you have had past contact are potential opportunities for Essence Recognition. Essence Mates could be likened to an "Ex" with which you have had a relationship that ran its course and transitioned positively with total closure; the nostalgia and resonance is warm and soft, with undertones of deep appreciation, but no charge; no intensity. Spending an entire Grand Cycle with a fragment leaves even the "spark" with the "memories." This is because a Grand Cycle to your Essence/Spark is like a single lifetime is to your Role, taking with it the memories most resonate and impactful. An Essence Mate can often be included in the new cycle as a significant relationship again within this new context, but that is a relationship between Roles, not the Sparks, and "Essence Mate" refers to the Sparks' relationship. We will include here that what we mean by "Essence Recognition" is the profound "knowing" that one has a relationship with another fragment or self beyond the present version. We will also include the note that, while "Essence" and "Role" are often used interchangeably, they are technically different: the Essence takes on a Role, hence your Essence Role, or Role in Essence, but your Essence, itself, does not have a Role. QUESTION: More like Traveling Companions? MICHAEL: No, Traveling Companions are yours because of current-cycle mathematical associations. Essence Mates do not necessarily have any mathematical resonance and ties. They are simply remembered. QUESTION: My question concerns identifying Input sources when one is receiving information/energy from a source beyond one's self, whether in channeling, tarot, dreams, etc. I once had a dream in which Michael said, "Every time you have thought it was us, it was us." Could you give me specific ways that a student who is openly seeking contact might know when they have contact with the Michael entity, as opposed to their Essence, guides, or other teachers? In what ways might we experience Michael's influence in our daily lives, when the channels are not around? MICHAEL : We try to be as present as possible for all who call upon us, even if the channel is a "fraud" and even if the student is "delusional." We are aware of when any of you call upon us. Our presence, however, is as clear through a channel, or to a student, as that person is with himself or herself. This is why many of you who begin accessing higher sources of contact (for lack of a better phrase), whether this is us, or your own "Higher Self," the voice or energy "sounds like you," or feels like your own imagination. This is because it is a necessary part of the process in clearing out a channel to a higher source that you first clear out all of your own ideas, prejudices, and presumption about what should happen or what should be the responses to your inquiries. One of the easiest and most direct ways of learning to differentiate our energy from your own is to go ahead, freely, with your use of imagination as your form of contact. Imagination is the highest frequency owned by a physical fragment and its use is entirely misunderstood by many, at least in terms of its use for "extra-sensory" perceptions. As you keep track of your contact, you will begin to notice glimpses of validation for contact with us that are clearly not "you." There is not as easy a differentiation when accessing your Higher Self (Essence), however, as that IS you to a great degree. But that is not your question, so we will not elaborate at this time. We can also add that many of our channels and students interpret our energy as Blue, as a Crowd, as literal images of Kings/Warriors, and as a sphere of some kind. These are only a few examples, but each finds his or her own means of interpreting us. We've seen our energy interpreted by your dreams as a medallion in the past. QUESTION: Hello Michael! I was really fascinated by last month's message about how to develop one's communication with Michael. Can you elaborate on the part about how to build strength in the axes where we lack emphasis in our charts? MICHAEL: Yes. This is already in the works with Troy in his posting an "MBlog" entry soon, which will elaborate on this. A response to your question will be found there. QUESTION: We've had discussion threads about the different feel to different Channels of You. Is the primary difference due to different fragment groups being accessed within You? MICHAEL: We have elaborated on this question in the past, and will include it with Troy's edited transcript of this session. This may shed a great deal of light on your question. (NOTE: see excerpt added at end of transcript) We can say to you now, however, that the accessing of various groups of fragments among us through different channels has the least significance in what you experience as differences. This is often used to explain the differences, but it has little, if no bearing. We are a reunited entity and speak as one, regardless of the representative speaking for us. We are not fragmented into groups and we do not run our communications among us from separate "cubicles" that do not interact or share the same perception. We do not have various personalities and we do not have different things to say from among us. These explanations are conveniences created from various levels of understanding of the process of channels as a means to explain discrepancies and variations of feel and expression, but they are not valid. The primary differences are found in the level of agreement with us for communicating our teaching and the level of presence from the personality conveying our energy, whether verbally or non-verbally. We will conclude here. Good day to all of you. Goodbye. ADDITIONAL CHANNELING: QUESTION: Please elucidate on the type of channeling agreements you have with students, Michael? MICHAEL: We have three tiers of Agreements with fragments who work with us in the form of “Channeling.” “Primary Students” are those fragments with whom we share Agreements that extend across many lifetimes and, of course, from before birth for this current lifetime. Our teaching is used by these students as one of their primary philosophies, if not their only philosophy. “Primary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share Agreements that extend across lifetimes and, of course, from before birth for this lifetime to use our teaching as a primary philosophy, and to help impart our teaching as a primary philosophy by giving us a medium of expression into the physical plane to our Primary Students. “Secondary Students” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement, but we develop an Agreement to accommodate their experimental exposure to our teaching. These fragments will most likely take only parts of our teaching as needed and not use it at a primary philosophy. “Secondary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement to act as our channel, but we develop an Agreement to accommodate these fragments who feel a strong drive to build their own teaching upon our philosophy. (note: Michael has said that most of their channels come from this category) “Tertiary Students” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement and the student may never find valid contact with a channel, but we develop an Agreement to help guide in the use of our teaching as they might choose to use it as a guide for a period of time. “Tertiary Channels” are those fragments with whom we share no original Agreement, and these fragments do not have valid verbal channeling skills, but we develop an Agreement to help build those skills, even as he or she may grossly misrepresent himself, herself, or our teachings. In other words, anyone claiming to channel us will automatically find a connection to us, though their ability to hear or convey us may be severely limited, despite their eagerness and sense of connection to us. These channels are most often noted for the valid and powerful "energy work" that is felt from us when working through them, even as the verbal channeling is lacking in clarity or accuracy. “Regulators” are those fragments with whom we have Agreements (which may or may not have been generated before birth) to not only gather tangible records of all works offered by our Primary and Secondary Channels, but to help question, authenticate, and validate (and invalidate) this material. In some cases, there are overlapping Agreements, such as an Agreement to be a Regulator while also being a Primary Channel or Student. Ultimately, we come to all who ask. Our teaching is accessible to anyone.