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December 6, 2001 Troy Tolley, Channel Centers and Body Types Note from Janet: Although the intent for the topic was Centers and Body Types, no discussion of Body Types occurred. [Michael_Entity] We are here. Hello to all of you. We will begin with the Energy Report as we see it for the weeks of December 9 through the 22nd. It is, of course, not a coincidence that many of you have begun discussing the properties and personal experiences of the Centers, as many of you are shifting into next year’s basic Centering at this time. Though a year’s “Overleaves” are not defined entirely and are not static at any given time, there is an overall set that does appear to have influence over varying levels of consciousness, at least symbolically. In the case of Older Souls, that set of influences can begin to take place in the few months before the new year. We will also note an unusual phenomenon that is occurring for all of you: currently, in such a short time span between them, another larger Nexus Shift occurs. It is not uncommon for great shifts to occur throughout a year, but another shift is beginning on the 10th, and another in January/February, while this is all following the large shift in November. These shifts with little “breaks” between them are creating a great amount of shifting in levels of Energy among your Overleaves and your ability to participate in the world. There appear to be distinct days when your energy seems quite inspired and above normal, while the next few will find you seeming to be locked in an infinite stream of constricting thoughts and low energy. For some this will feel like “limbo,” while for others this can feel “manic.” The Center for the next year, at this time, appears to be Moving, with bursts of Higher Moving. Unless you are Moving Centered, yourself, this is going to begin to feel like a time of shifting into OBVIOUS manifestations of what you are DOING. (We remind you that our Energy Reports are not predictions, they are merely comments on patterns and how you might be able to use them or dismiss them.) Having a field of Moving Centered Energy as the context for a period of time can mean a great deal of attention would be coming to the body and its relationship to its environment. We are speaking of its Physical environment, which can translate into a range from its sources of stimulation, affection, and activity, to its ability to use the finer energies that make up and create the Physical Plane. Some of you may begin to pull out your old copies of teachings which focus on the concepts of “creating your own reality” and take a more active approach to reality than usual. While others may begin to feel overwhelmed by the “responsibility” that the Moving Centers imply while Physical. Besides the fact of what you call “the holidays,” a stronger and stronger desire to be with those whom you care for and feel part of will begin to be a priority. If these basic trends continues and the next year continues with the Moving Centered theme, we will be able to comment more accurately on how it might manifest. For now, a primary theme appears to be those points we just mentioned, along with a heightened awareness of your food intake and ability to literally move (health). We will conclude the report here and take any questions about it before we discuss the Centers. [Kathryn] Many of us, myself included, have been feeling very drained and tired or just down lately. Is this the reaction to this energy report influence? [Michael_Entity] We don't believe the Energy Report itself has any influence as such, but the Energy, itself, we are reporting about may very well be what you are responding/reacting to. For those who have any kind of health deficiencies, however minute, the Moving Center will markedly “force” the body into a position that is more inclined to facilitate recovery. This can be sleep, mental distraction, high activity, anger, etc., but it’s point is to facilitate recovery. Another important factor to consider is the inherent nature of any Nexus having a sedating effect on the Human body as realities shift and creativity on another level is affecting the body. You do “create reality,” and that still uses energy. Most of the time, that energy is being held preciously by the Personality for reasons it doesn't even understand. The sedation and “tired phase” allows the “grip” to loosen and your reality can then free up some energy for changes to be made. Most of you have your Personalities quite in charge of your lives, even if it doesn't quite “know” what to do. When a shift is needed and the Personality is choosing to work with Essence, the Personality will gladly concede and “take a nap.” At some point, in some lifetime, a shift will happen wherein the Personality and Essence are aligned enough that control is not shifted from one to the other, but is shared. If there are no other questions on the Energy Report, we will discuss CENTERING. We feel there is no need to introduce the Centering to you, as many of you are already fairly studied in this area of our teaching. We will, however, respond to all of your questions about this area so as to clarify and help with the application of the information. [MaryBV] How does centering affect memory? [Michael_Entity] ALL Centers have their form of Memory in storage and retrieval. The Intellect stores and retrieves memory in the form of Thoughts, Ideas, and is Visually interpreted. The Emotional memories are stored and retrieved in the form what are commonly understood as Feelings, Emotions, and are Aurally interpreted. The Moving stores and retrieves its memories in the forms of Health, Activity, and are Sensually interpreted. Each Center does affect how events are remembered; especially in the mixture of the Centering with the Part. The Intellect affects the memory with its level of beliefs and justifications; the Emotions affect memory with its sentimentality and attachments; the Moving affects the memory through its levels of vitality and productivity at the time. For each of these examples above, they are only part of how each Center may affect memory, and those factors always stem from the PRESENT (retrieval), not how or what was stored. Each Center is involved in Memory, of course, but the habitual Centering will affect how a fragment's memory is used habitually. Each Ordinal Center is referencing memory of the current lifetime and physicality. If more information outside of that realm is required or resonating, it is then drawn through the Higher of that Center. The Instinctive Center is the communication medium between the Cardinal and Ordinal. Since the Instinct/Assimilation is usually maintaining the task of protection of the body, most memory filtered there is decidedly fearful or not. This is why most long-standing memories are either decidedly joyful or painful. We can continue to extrapolate on this topic, but we will ask if we are answering your question appropriate to your intent. [MaryBV] Well, I should have asked also how the role plays into this, but that is probably a topic for a whole discussion. [Michael_Entity] The Roles play little part in how memory is used or affected, since each lifetime sets a new design for the body and the Body/Personality is the tool for memory. The Essence's choice of Overleaves is the most direct impact. Since Time is not a factor for Essence, it does not have the need for “memory” as it is experienced on the Physical Plane. [MaryBV] I see, so what accounts for smell/taste, etc., in memory? [Michael_Entity] Every Cell and Atom in your body has the ability to “remember,” which means it has the ability to re-create. When the Personality or Body calls on a memory to be reconstructed, it will call on these minute parts of self to participate. It is of no mystery that you can recall a scene in a movie, which is Visual, but it is no more a mystery for the other senses to have that ability to reconstruct, as well. [WickedBear] Could you discuss the fundamental differences between the two action centers? [Michael_Entity] The most fundamental difference is in that the Ordinal pertains to the immediate environment of the Personality and Body, while the Cardinal pertains to all that encompasses that. The Moving Center, then, would govern and process the events of the actual, Physical Body and its health, activity, manipulation of environment, etc. The Higher Moving Center would then govern and process those similar things, but as they pertain to larger patterns that include everything pertaining to the Essence. It could be said that the Moving Center is the manifestation/expression of that particular Personality's part in the Higher Moving tapestry of the Essence. [Elf] Is the Part of Center chosen about the same time as the Centering? And what is most influential in that choice? [Michael_Entity] Centering is chosen by the age of 3 in most cases, while the Part/Trap is a habit by the age of 7 (approximately). The most influential aspect of that choice is in the major theme then settled on for the lifetime as to how to process events. The Center/Part becomes the Body's primary strength and challenge, and sets the stage for relationships, health, and beliefs for the majority of the life. Depending on your Centering and Part, you will find that your PART/TRAP becomes the defining obstacle to hurdle in coming to peace with a lifetime. If the balance can be called upon for any Center, regardless of habit, then a great freedom is experienced within the lifetime. The first examination of this is in the 4th Internal Monad when the Part is either simply a Part, or continues to be the Trap. Most will find as the life progresses that the Part becomes the Trap, the more they ignore the need for that third Center to be incorporated. As part of the process for finding that balance, the neglected Center will eventually require attention. For those lacking in the Moving Center, then health, prosperity, material security, physical need for affection and validation can become stages for its balance. For those lacking in the Intellectual Center, then over-questioning, overwhelm, isolation, indecisiveness, and unacknowledged dependence on others for direction are examples of where the imbalance can show up. For those lacking in the Emotional Center, then alienation, hypercriticism, unacknowledged issues of rejection, can tend to be some of the arenas for balance. [Elf] Thank you. So the Part/Trap of Center is then somewhat a part of the Life Task? [Michael_Entity] Yes, the Centering/Part are intrinsically linked to the Tasks of the Life. Centering habits tend to define how the Personality uses its 4 “pillars,” of which the Life Task (True Work), is one of those pillars. Your True Rest is directly linked to the use of your neglected Center. Your True Work is directly relating to the Goal. The Centering/Part is not inherently a challenge to your Life Task, but it is a powerful definition of the path. And with that, we will conclude. Good Night.
September, 2008 The 9 Pillars aka “trues” Many of you have heard “True Work (Life Task);” “True Play;” True Rest;” and “True Study.” These are known as the 4 “Pillars of Vitality.” They create a quadrant. These were the most immediately applicable for most of our students once there is comprehension of the Overleaves. In fact, none of the “trues” are very practical if the Overleaves are not validated, accurate, and understood. True Work, or the Life Task, is the core of each Quadrant. This is because the Life Task is anchored to the Goal for the life in the Overleaves and its fulfillment pulls from all layers and dimensions of the Personality, Essence, and Life. The initial triad of Play, Rest, and Study is the first ring of support for the Life Task or Goal of the life, creating the most immediate quadrant. True Work and Life Task can be used interchangeably, though some of our channels and students prefer differentiating the two. True Work is a listing of suggestions for how to fulfill the Life Task through action, but these suggestions often work against the idea of the Life Task because the list is taken literally and is often given as various occupations. All suggestions for any “True” are meant as just that, suggestions, and not as a limited list of assignments. All “Trues” are relative to the current Personality and its relationship with Essence, Others, and Life. “Trues” are not static, even within a lifetime. “Trues” are assessed as a collection of factors that include the history of Essence in other Bodies (past lives), the original intent of the Essence for the lifetime, and the current intent of the Personality. Considering all of these factors helps to generate a self-sustaining matrix through which both Essence and Personality can function and manifest within the Physical Plane. The first quadrant of “Trues” is the Personal Quadrant, or Pillars of Vitality, and they are True Work, True Play, and True Rest, of course (adding the Life Task creates the quadrant). If these are addressed, the Personality co-creates with Essence and feels alive, dynamic, and directed. The awareness and benefit is of the immediate well-being of self. While this quadrant is of use at any point in the process of lifetimes, this quadrant is usually of primary implementation and development during from Mid-Young Soul cycle through Mid-Mature Soul cycle. The second quadrant of Trues is the Community Quadrant, or Pillars of Harmony. If these are addressed, the Personality and Essence co-create in a way that includes consideration of consequences, impact, and exchanged effects on the self as it exists within a body, environment, and community. These Trues are known as True Home, True Health, and True Spirit. While this quadrant is of benefit to know at any point during the incarnational cycles, it is most often implemented and developed from Mid-Mature to Mid-Old Soul. True Home is any variable or element within the immediate environment outside of the Body that tends to create an exchange of harmony. True Home can be described as geographical locations or “zones,” or in terms of elements such as general weather, temperature, types of nature, colors, etc. For the most part, True Home may tend to be a combination of two Zones. There are 7 Zones: “Ocean,” “Desert,” “Wilderness,” “Jungle,” “Plains,” “Urban,” and “Mountain.” One does not have to relocate in order to implement the benefit of True Home. If one’s True Home is in the “Desert Zone,” for example, even if one is geographically located in an “Urban Zone,” decorative elements can be used in the immediate environment to draw in the energy of the Desert Zone. In fact, the type of nature, colors, weather, and temperatures that can help to describe True Home could be said to all be extensions from one of the 7 Zones. Creating one’s True Home can help one to feel in harmony with his immediate environment in a way that brings more of Essence and Personality into the community. True Health is a description using percentages of emphasis that one might consider for optimum physical health in terms of interaction with the environment. These percentages are suggested as divided among 7 categories that describe a physical body’s “diet.” These 7 categories are described by as Exercising, Feeding, Socializing, Sleeping, Schooling, Entertaining, Meditating. One’s True Health may have more of an emphasis of percentage on Feeding, Sleeping, and Socializing as a means to support health, over someone else who might have higher percentages in Schooling, Entertaining, and Meditating. ALL categories are addressed in the daily life of a Personality, but being aware of what most immediately and effectively supports the overall health, one can sustain well-being and balance within the exchanges between the body and community. We can suggest percentages across all 7, but a more practical approach might be to simply be aware that ones True Health could be described as a combination of 2 or 3 categories of emphasis. True Spirit is one’s medium within an environment for encouraging expression of Essence more fully. There are 7 media: Independently-Mobile Beings (e.g. animals), Dependently-Immobile Beings (e.g. plants), Ritual, Labor, Arts, Technology, and Communication. One’s True Spirit is usually a combination of 2 or 3 media. There are 7 “zones,” “diets,” and “media” in the above because they are on the level of interaction with environment and community, and this lends itself to a sort of structuring that is unique to this quadrant. The last quadrant could be described as the Planetary Quadrant, or the Pillars of Transformation. If these are addressed, the Personality and Essence co-create in a way that contributes to the evolution of the self, the planet, and sentience. These are True Love, True Core, and True Gift. While these can be important at any point during a cycle of lives, it is during the Old Soul Age that these begin to feel vital to comprehend. True Love is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together to generate Agape from Personality and Essence into the world. True Core is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together for embedding one’s Truth into the world. True Gift is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together for amplifying one’s Courage into the world. When any of our students ask us about these 9 Trues, or 3 Quadrants/Pillar groups, our responses are always our interpretation and suggestion, but we encourage our students to validate and discover their own interpretations and suggestions. Each Quadrant or group of Pillars would do well to have more elaborate attention.
OMW - Aug 16, 2014 - You and Your Nine Trues Channel: Troy Tolley (Note: See end-of-session for "The 9 Trues" transcript from September 2008.) [MEntity] Hello to each of you. We are here, now. [MEntity] Today we are asked to discuss you and your set of "Pillars," as they have come to be called. [MEntity] We have discussed these indepth in various ways that can be accessed for reference outside of this interaction, so we will focus as much on each of you as possible today. [MEntity] First, we will elaborate a bit on each area in a way that we think will add to what is already accessible. [MEntity] The Life Task for an individual is also referred to as True Work or Right Work. [MEntity] This is at the core of the concept of the 9 Pillars. [MEntity] Everything in your set of 9 Pillars is to support the Task. [MEntity] Because this is a concept that requires the Physical Plane, then Action is the hub of the concept. [MEntity] This means that, regardless of how broad or conceptual one's Task, it will require ACTION to fulfill. [MEntity] The point of a Life Task is so that the Personality has an aim for putting into action that which Essence has learned or is interested in learning. [MEntity] This is why the Life Task is not an obligation, and can be rejected. [MEntity] Whatever your Task may be, it is one of the very few specific details describing the idea that Essence had for the current lifetime. [MEntity] Your Overleaves are another area that helps point to the ideas of Essence. [MEntity] Regardless of any ideas Essence had for the lifetime, all of these can be altered, overridden, or rejected by Personality. [MEntity] To choose to fulfill the Task means choosing to be conscious. [MEntity] Choosing to be conscious is, at its very basic, a choice to take care of oneself, to nurture oneself. [MEntity] Though no Pillar is really more vital than any other, it could be said that most other Pillars will suffer if the Inspiration Pillars are not upheld as a priority. [MEntity] This means that your True Rest, Spirit, and Love, are of highest priority among the various Pillars. [MEntity] If you choose to fulfill your Task, you will REQUIRE those Pillars to be upheld. [MEntity] Your LIfe Task can be fulfilled in 3 areas of effect while in a lifetime. Not all areas will be of interest, it can still be important to consider the Inspirational Pillars of all areas. [MEntity] Your Life Task can be fulfilled on a Personal, Community, and/or Planetary area of effect. [MEntity] Depending on your choices, imprinting, passage through Internal Monads, etc. you will fulfill the Task in one, two, or three of these areas of effect. [MEntity] For maximum fulfillment, one MUST fulfill these in ways that build upon each area, or there can be painful consequences of effect in areas of neglect. [MEntity] For example, if one aims for fulfillment of the Task on a Planetary scale, but neglects the Personal scale, "the world" will have benefited from the Task, but the self may never fully grasp the effects of fulfillment. [MEntity] This happens in such cases as that of the fragment known as Robin Williams. [MEntity] This is not uncommon among those whose Personalities emphasize more and more public accessibility and effect. [MEntity] The more public the access, the more the individual can lose sight of the Task as it serves the self. [MEntity] In contrast, the more public one is while restricting fulfillment to the Personal area, the more that public would be more repelled. [MEntity] This can be the case for many politicians who are fulfilling their Task, but have no interest in fulfilling that on a Community or Planetary area of effect. It is only to serve the self. [MEntity] This is why understanding all areas of effect is beneficial because one cannot "go wrong" if each area is considered. [MEntity] So if your True Rest, Spirit, and Love are considered, the other Pillars often come more easily to the range of support for the Task. [MEntity] The suggestions that we give each of you for most of your Pillars are based on cumulative experiences of fulfillment pulled from your Instinctive Center. [MEntity] For instance, if we suggested that your Rest is to "people watch," then it is likely because several other Personalities have found this to be an inspirational, restful experience that has supported a Task of similar or themed nature to the current one. [MEntity] Your True Rest is something that "should" be implemented at least one hour a day. [MEntity] By "should" we mean that it is that important, but we put this in quotes because one does not want True Rest to become an obligation. [MEntity] When we suggest your True Rest, we are by no means giving you an exhaustive list, but are offering up ideas based on what can see as restful. Many of our students do not even realize just how restful some of the suggestions can be because they immediately reject the activity or behavior as not of interest, but that is why we suggest them. We suggest them because you may not have come up with these on your own, and experimenting with actually implementing these restful behaviors can be life changing. [MEntity] We will pause here for interaction and ask each of you what you think or feel about your True Rest suggestions, and share if you actually implement any of the suggestions. [Maureen] I know I have great difficulty with rest in general. [DianeHB] I'm wondering if I have other activities I do that fulfill my true rest. I think I only do reading consciously on a regular basis. Mine are: "floating; reading; running fingers through hair; closing eyes at random" [Bobby] I know I do get a great deal of enjoyment around Observing. Frequently, I like to go to a public place and just "watch" [ViP1] Mine are " learning something new; imagining possibilities; watching the sky/stars". [GeraldineB] The last set is the more inexplicable one to me as I have no idea how to implement - TRUE REST: true stillness and silence; listening to intricate sounds; witnessing/expressing compassion [ViP1] I find that learning something new is actually restful in the sense that it releases mental stress, but I'd like to do it more often. [ViP1] Imagining possibilities is also very enjoyable. [Bobby] My other 2 were Expanding Vividry which I can see doing especially while Observing and Walking. I could do more on the walking ;-) [ViP1] I'd like to be able to make time and relax for these more often. [MEntity] Diane, yes, of course there is True Rest outside of our suggestions. [MEntity] Geraldine, this can be done by noticing the kind things being done by others, or noticing when you do kind things, or when you are hit with empathy in a way that allows you to love another, care for him or her. However obvious or routine, these moments of compassion are all around you. [Maureen] Mine are True Rest: learning; listening to wind; storms. I know I don't do listening to the wind or storms enough. I thought I was OK with "learning" but now I am wondering if I'm actually understanding what "learning" is for me -- related to my True Rest. Also, as Diane, I was wondering if there might be even more accessible ways to gain True Rest. [MEntity] Maureen and Diane, the suggestions we offer have effects, and each should be fairly immediately or regularly accessible. Sometimes there are conditional elements necessary, such as an actual storm passing in the case of listening to a storm, or winds, but these happen enough to use them. [ViP1] Bobby's and Maureen's remind me of a couple other things I find restful or at least soothing and very renewing: 1. letting myself sink into the surroundings and hear and feel everything very clearly, with a very slowed-down sense of time passing (is this like vividry?); and 2. listening to wind and rain from indoors. Pretty close :-) (or just rain really, not the wind as much) [MEntity] Maureen, "Learning" as a form of rest is a process rather than a destination in this case. There are many days that you go to bed perplexed, agitated, frustrated, or even worried, and these are elements of Learning. You are in the process of growing, changing, evolving, trying to understand something, trying to make something work, etc. This is Learning. Taking great peace from within that process helps bring Rest to the patterns that eventually lead to what has been LEARNED. [Maureen] Thanks [MEntity] Diane, raking your hands through your hair as a means of massaging your scalp can be done at any point in your day, and the effects may be more beneficial than you may suspect. [MEntity] One of the best points of any day for implementing one's True Rest is an hour before one wishes to retire for the day. [DianeHB] Actually, I take back what I said. I do run my hands through my hair a lot without thinking about it. :) [MEntity] In your case, Geraldine, a way to bookend your days can be to peruse your feelings of closeness and kindness toward those people in your life, from strangers to acquantances to distant friends in Essence to even us. This does not mean you must be sentimental, but noting this "good" in your life can do wonders to keep your sense of Inspiration up and alive. [MEntity] Visaish, many suggestions of Rest can be universally beneficial because many of these are universally experienced as restful and stored instinctively in nearly everyone. [GeraldineB] sounds like a variation on a "gratitude list" [MEntity] Geraldine, a "gratitude list" may be a bit too "cheesy," but a quick smile to think kind thoughts about someone, or to embrace the idea that others may be thinking kind thoughts about you can be quite nurturing. [MEntity] Maureen, for more accessible ways to listen to wind, one can set up wind chimes, or in your modern age, download a windchime app that gently adds ambience to your space. [Maureen] Can one get inured to a True Rest? For example, leaving a CD on all the time with the sound that is restful. [Maureen] To the point where it isn't effective any more. [MEntity] Yes, which is why one would want to do these consciously and in rotation with other Rest. [MEntity] These suggestions are not magickal, so your participation is vital in the effects. This is why making a "gratitude" list is far less effective than a glance of awareness that makes you smile for a moment, for example. [MEntity] Or how Diane's running of the hand through the hair was missed. Habit is not the same thing as conscious. [MEntity] If nothing more is gained from our exchange today except that the use of Rest in a conscious and regular manner can help all other Pillars, each of you would/could drastically increase your sense of fulfillment of the Task. [MEntity] However, to see tangible fulfillment of the Task, it can be helpful to look to one's Goal. The Task is tied to Action, which is tied to one's Goal (regardless of the Axis of the Goal). [MEntity] There must be "real-world" examples of how one is fulfilling the Goal. If one is fulfilling the Goal, one is more than likely fulfilling the Task. [MEntity] By "real-world" we mean that you can see that you are aiming for that Goal. The Goal can never be completed or perfected, but is more like a state that comes to be more and more in effect. The "aiming" would not mean that the Goal is easy or that, for instance, you are already "Accepting," but that you clearly see that you work on Acceptance. [MEntity] When you aim for the Goal, the path for fulfillment of the Task tends to be cleared. [MEntity] Considering the limitation on time, we will now open the floor to your questions about your own Life Task and its Pillars. We can always elaborate further on the dynamics of the Life Task and its Pillars as a concept, but you may have questions that help shape that direction. [ViP1] You gave the following keywords as my planetary quadrate: [ViP1] True Love: Loyalty [ViP1] True Core: Fantasy/Day Dreaming [ViP1] True Gift: Adaptability [ViP1] Could you provide some insight on how these would support my Life Task of "To Embrace Friction"? [ViP1] I can see how Loyalty would be involved in "friction", at least at a surface level and it's important to me, and how Adaptability would help to do so, but less clear on Fantasy/Daydreaming. [MEntity] For most who are not going to be public on a planetary scale, this area of effect described as "planetary" must be considered on the scale of "your world." This would mean your experience of the world and all of those involved in it. [MEntity] So when it comes to the Pillars that support your Life Task in "your world," the way you demonstrate your very ideal of Love is through Loyalty. Loyalty is considered a potential for helping to inspire others and the self through the challenges of friction. The way you demonstrate your very core truth is through your Fantasy and Day Dreaming. You always aim for problem-solving, solutions, [MEntity] ways to work around and with scenarios of friction. Your Truth is that when this is implemented, friction can be made beneficial. So your Fantasy and Day Dreaming shows you a whole range of possibilities. [MEntity] The way you demonstrate your Courage/Gift/Beauty is through your Adaptability. This means that you help others to be strong by demonstrating how to roll with the punches, to lubricate the friction if it gets "too hot," and this is not an easy practice. It takes courage. And it is beautiful. [Bobby] One my True Plays has always given me a chuckle, Mocking Insecurities. It almost seems anti-anything you would condone :-) Would you briefly comment on that particular True Play and its relationship to the Life Task of True Security? [MEntity] Bobby, this Play is one that can help one not to take oneself too seriously, or to take too personally those who would wish to punish you for their own insecurities. If done with malice, it is not Playful, but seeing the comedy in the scenarios is quite helpful. This sets your Attitude back on track. [MEntity] We are not in any position to condone or not condone, but we are always up for a good laugh, and much of what is funny about life is the absurdly serious nature imposed upon the most inconsequential. [Bobby] I would agree with that [MEntity] We used the term "mocking" because that is what it often looks like while incarnated, but it is often just a matter of it being funny. Humor is generated from the resolution of paradox, and in this case the paradox is that something of little consequence is taken as profoundly consequential. [Bobby] Ok, so I can now see then not letting an upset knock me into Confusion that is more than likely how it relates [MEntity] That is a healthy way to use that Play, yes. [GeraldineB] My Life Task is "to draw soft conclusions" and my Goal is Discrimination -- I see a bridging between the two. I've become milder and milder in my discriminating, i.e., more flexible, also a willingness to see subtleties. I'm progressively less "black and white" or extremes of belief or reaction, and far more the myriad shades of gray between. I will accept any suggestions or advice on how I might improve my implementing of any of the Pillars. [MEntity] Geraldine, consider replacing your term "milder" with "more and more refined." You have moved toward refinement in your stances between YES and NO. In earlier days, YES or NO came from defenses or from familiarity. Now your YES's come with consideration, and your NO's come from clarity. The lack of defense has brought about the fulfillment of the Task. [GeraldineB] yes, that is definitely a better way of stating what has happened [MEntity] Your consideration at this point in your fulfillment of the Task is in how it applies to all areas of effect. You have secured good footing in the Personal area of effect, and to a great degree your Community, but now you seek to have this in effect on "your world." You may find that world events are far more inciting to you than may have been in the past, and this is because you now aim for the Task to be fulled in that area. [GeraldineB] inciting? [GeraldineB] but, yes, I'm getting agitated once again :) [GeraldineB] and am seeking more global understanding [MEntity] As in, they are more provocative. [GeraldineB] indeed [MEntity] To help you in keeping your spirits up, your enthusiasm, and your sense of value placed on the world, it can be helpful then to look at your True Love, Gift, and Core. [GeraldineB] May I have them? [MEntity] Of course. We will deliver these to you outside of this format. We will include elaboration for you. [GeraldineB] thank you -- I only have the first 4 Trues [DianeHB] In the last few weeks I've been thinking about how I've done enough of my own growth that I'd like to do something with my life that has tangible beneficial effect on a larger scale. How could my planetary quadrate support that? I've gotten some elaboration on my planetary quadrate in my 9 Pillars Report, but not how they relate to the life task. [DianeHB] True Love: through creating and nurturing common grounds [DianeHB] True Core: through inspiring one individual at a time [DianeHB] True Gift: through overcoming paralysis of expression [MEntity] Diane, these are fairly self-explanatory in that if you aspire toward work that is for benefit of others on a larger scale, those key Pillars can help you to question if that path is in alignment with these important factors. However, do not confuse the Life Task with the work that you would wish to do as an income or as a career. These go hand-in-hand, of course, but are not the same things. [MEntity] In terms of the Life Task, True Work is often used interchangeably, and we rarely offer suggestions for True Work, since these tend to form most naturally of all of the various "Trues." We also do not offer suggestions because it is too easy to confuse work with True Work, which can be any activity, not just for income or career. [MEntity] But if one looks at the description of the Life Task and it can be applied to a position in caeer or as a job, then that career or job can often be quite fulfilling. [MEntity] In your case, the position as a mediator that generates common grounds for negotiations, communication, and expansion of that common ground can be found in many positions of work and career. [DianeHB] Yes [DianeHB] Except that paralysis of expression is a pain in the butt [MEntity] This is not limited to the obvious, either. [MEntity] Diane, that is why it is so beautiful. That is why it is your Gift and reflects your courage. When you implement that Pillar, it is often pivotal. [MEntity] In the context of your question, you would want to look at where you already feel the most comfortable because of experience in pivoting beyond that paralysis, or consider where you feel paralyzed in expression, and work on generating those moments where you overcome that so that it helps clear your path to your aspiration. [MEntity] We must conclude here for today, but each of you can explore further with us based on your questions in other formats. We know this is a rather expansive topic, but the points shared today can help you begin to see your Pillars and Task in a more meaningful and useful light. [Maureen] Michael, I came into today’s session thinking that I rarely rest, based on my Trues. If I am actually utilizing my True Rest why don’t I feel more rested? [MEntity] Maureen, keep in mind that Rest here is in the context of Inspired. Your physical rest, though related, can have its own realm of challenges that interfere with it. [MEntity] Implementing your True Rest can help you to keep your spirits up, stay inspired, and sustain your self-care, even as you may not be sleeping well. [Maureen] I see. [MEntity] If the suggestions we have given for your True Rest do not seem to be working, and you have given them a nice try, we will look at other suggestions and share these with you then. ******* The 9 Trues September 14, 2008 Channel: Troy Tolley This article is the result of a personal question from a student in another part of this forum. FROM MICHAEL: The 9 Trues (or 9 Pillars) True Home is part of the 9 areas of life one can consciously manipulate through choice, creativity, and intent to help one to feel alive, in harmony, and fearless while Physical. In short, it is a way of helping the Personality to experience a sense of confidence, peace, and transformation. Many of you have heard "True Work (Life Task);" "True Play;" True Rest;" and "True Study." These are known as the 4 "Pillars of Vitality." They create a Quadrate. These were the most immediately applicable for most of our students once there is comprehension of the Overleaves. In fact, none of the "trues" are very practical if the Overleaves are not validated, accurate, and understood. True Work, or the Life Task, is the core of each Quadrate. This is because the Life Task is anchored to the Goal for the life in the Overleaves and its fulfillment pulls from all layers and dimensions of the Personality, Essence, and Life. The initial triad of Play, Rest, and Study is the first ring of support for the Life Task or Goal of the life, creating the most immediate Quadrate. True Work and Life Task can be used interchangeably, though some of our channels and students prefer differentiating the two. True Work is a listing of suggestions for how to fulfill the Life Task through action, but these suggestions often work against the idea of the Life Task because the list is taken literally and is often given as various occupations. All suggestions for any "True" are meant as just that, suggestions, and not as a limited list of assignments. All "Trues" are relative to the current Personality and its relationship with Essence, Others, and Life. "Trues" are not static, even within a lifetime. "Trues" are assessed as a collection of factors that include the history of Essence in other Bodies (past lives), the original intent of the Essence for the lifetime, and the current intent of the Personality. Considering all of these factors helps to generate a self-sustaining matrix through which both Essence and Personality can function and manifest within the Physical Plane. The first Quadrate of "Trues" is the Personal Quadrate, or Pillars of Vitality, and they are True Work, True Play, and True Rest, of course (adding the Life Task creates the Quadrate). If these are addressed, the Personality co-creates with Essence and feels alive, dynamic, and directed. The awareness and benefit is of the immediate well-being of self. While this Quadrate is of use at any point in the process of lifetimes, this Quadrate is usually of primary implementation and development during from Mid-Young Soul cycle through Mid-Mature Soul cycle. The second Quadrate of Trues is the Community Quadrate, or Pillars of Harmony. If these are addressed, the Personality and Essence co-create in a way that includes consideration of consequences, impact, and exchanged effects on the self as it exists within a body, environment, and community. These Trues are known as True Home, True Health, and True Spirit. While this Quadrate is of benefit to know at any point during the incarnational cycles, it is most often implemented and developed from Mid-Mature to Mid-Old Soul. True Home is any variable or element within the immediate environment outside of the Body that tends to create an exchange of harmony. True Home can be described as geographical locations or "zones," or in terms of elements such as general weather, temperature, types of nature, colors, etc. For the most part, True Home may tend to be a combination of two Zones. There are 7 Zones: "Ocean," "Desert," "Wilderness," "Jungle," "Plains," "Urban," and "Mountain." One does not have to relocate in order to implement the benefit of True Home. If one's True Home is in the "Desert Zone," for example, even if one is geographically located in an "Urban Zone," decorative elements can be used in the immediate environment to draw in the energy of the Desert Zone. In fact, the type of nature, colors, weather, and temperatures that can help to describe True Home could be said to all be extensions from one of the 7 Zones. Creating one's True Home can help one to feel in harmony with his immediate environment in a way that brings more of Essence and Personality into the community. True Health is a description using percentages of emphasis that one might consider for optimum physical health in terms of interaction with the environment. These percentages are suggested as divided among 7 categories that describe a physical body's "diet." These 7 categories are described by as Exercising, Feeding, Socializing, Sleeping, Schooling, Entertaining, Meditating. One's True Health may have more of an emphasis of percentage on Feeding, Sleeping, and Socializing as a means to support health, over someone else who might have higher percentages in Schooling, Entertaining, and Meditating. ALL categories are addressed in the daily life of a Personality, but being aware of what most immediately and effectively supports the overall health, one can sustain well-being and balance within the exchanges between the body and community. We can suggest percentages across all 7, but a more practical approach might be to simply be aware that ones True Health could be described as a combination of 2 or 3 categories of emphasis. True Spirit is one's medium within an environment for encouraging expression of Essence more fully. There are 7 media: Independently-Mobile Beings (e.g. animals), Dependently-Immobile Beings (e.g. plants), Ritual, Labor, Arts, Technology, and Communication. One's True Spirit is usually a combination of 2 or 3 media. There are 7 "zones," "diets," and "media" in the above because they are on the level of interaction with environment and community, and this lends itself to a sort of structuring that is unique to this Quadrate. The last Quadrate could be described as the Planetary Quadrate, or the Pillars of Transformation. If these are addressed, the Personality and Essence co-create in a way that contributes to the evolution of the self, the planet, and sentience. These are True Love, True Core, and True Gift. While these can be important at any point during a cycle of lives, it is during the Old Soul Age that these begin to feel vital to comprehend. True Love is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together to generate Agape from Personality and Essence into the world. True Core is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together for embedding one's Truth into the world. True Gift is a way to help one grasp those factors that come together for amplifying one's Courage into the world. When any of our students ask us about these 9 Trues, or 3 Quadrates/Pillar groups, our responses are always our interpretation and suggestion, but we encourage our students to validate and discover their own interpretations and suggestions. Each Quadrate or group of Pillars would do well to have more elaborate attention.