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  1. Truth, Love, or Energy is a variation of the game Truth or Dare that utilizes the overleaf cards. The game is for 2 or more players. Note that trust and consent are required for this game; players may not use this game to coerce or manipulate others into compromising or illicit situations. Setup Players sit in a circle and a dealer shuffles the cards. The cards are placed face-down in the middle of the players. The player to the left of the dealer begins the game. Simple Version On their turn, the player draws a card from the pile. Cards are either Truth (Expression axis), Love (Inspiration axis), or Energy (Action axis). Assimilation axis and Wild cards allow the player to choose either Truth, Love, or Energy. If the player draws a Truth card, they must truthfully answer a question. If the player draws a Love card, they must say/do something positive about/for another player (with consent from that player). If the player draws an Energy card, they must successfully act out or perform a dare. The player hands the card to the person on their right, who determines the specific question, task, or dare. This person hands the card back to the player after they have attempted or declined the turn. If the player succeeds, they keep their card, which is scored as a point. If they decline or are unsuccessful, they must return the card to the pile. Play then continues to the left. The game ends either when the stack has run out of cards or when the players decide to end the game. The winner is the player with the most cards (i.e. successful turns). The game may also be played without the use of scoring. Advanced Version In the advanced version, the player draws a card as normal. Along with the card’s axis, however, the overleaf of the card determines a specific category of task. If the player draws a wild card, they still decide Truth, Love, or Energy, but the person to their right decides the overleaf. The person to the right still determines the specific question, task, or dare, but must adhere to the categories as outlined below. Soul Age – relating to memory or knowledge. Role – relating to an activity, service, or job/activity. Goal – relating to a challenge, goal, or taste. Mode – relating to relationships, affection, or touch. Attitude – relating to opinion, philosophy, or sight. Centering – relating to repetition, habit, rotation, or sound. Body Type – relating to physical appearance, state, talent, or balance. Chief Feature – relating to fear or smell. For example, if a player draws a Soul Age card, the person to their right might ask them about a childhood memory (Truth), recall a fond memory of another player (Love), or be asked to recite the alphabet backwards without error (Energy). Tasks may also reference the overleaf directly. In the example above, the person to the right may also ask the player how they experience their Soul Age and Level (Truth), to guess the Soul Age and Level of another player (Love), or to act out a Soul Age stereotype (Energy). Three-Deck Version If all three design styles of the Overleaf Playing Cards are available, players may opt to combine these and play the three-deck version. In this version, the three decks are shuffled together into a single pile and placed in the middle of the players. When the player draws a card, however, the card’s style determines if it is Truth, Love, or Energy rather than the card’s axis. Classic-style cards act as Truth cards, Soul Spectrum (rainbow)-style cards act as Love cards, and Midnight (black)-style cards act as Energy cards. Wild cards and overleaf categories (as applicable) remain the same.
  2. July 15, 1999 Troy Tolley, Channel Parallels and Processes [Michael_Entity] We are here. We will begin in one moment. What we will do is discuss the Parallel Shift coming up and respond to any questions you may have about it. Then move into another area if time permits. We remind you that the window appears to begin on a larger scale starting the 17th, with the actual shift window for most being on the 19th, and continuing through the 29th. The reason for the extended time window is due to the nature of the Community Shift. Some within your circle may begin or end their own version of the shift at a different point than yourself. A solidifying factor for this shift can be seen astrologically. We do not practice astrology, but a quick glance at some events at the end of the month and the beginning of the next should provide some insights from another angle. The process of passing through the parallel shift is in three stages; a Triad: Negative/Positive/Neutral. Though some may reverse the Negative and Positive phase, the process always moves to Assimilation/Neutral as a conclusive factor. It is rare to begin in the Positive. What we will describe can be experienced on all three levels of shifts, Individual, Community, and Global Levels, so this can be applied at other times than this shift currently unfolding. The window indicated by us through our channels is always the general window of the “positive” phase. It is most easily identifiable and marked, while the first and last thirds of the Triad are less defined by time. In the Negative phase (Phase One), Personality begins going through what some may consider a drop in energy, a sleep-like phase, sometimes depression or simple disorientation. This is what may easily be considered sedation of the Personality. This is caused by a more “horizontal” flow of energy and a time in which Personality must sustain itself on a basic instinctual level. In most cases there is a sense of disconnection from Essence, a sense of “just getting through the day”, and/or the dream state takes on a vivid life while the waking state seems gray or less-than. This is all due to the evaluation process occurring by Essence. Essence is “looking in” on all parallels, evaluating where energy has been utilized by all aspects of itself to date, in all of its manifestations, measuring this against several factors. During this first phase many “realities” are being generated in a potential state. Personality is in a state of sedation, so to speak, since this takes much energy that is usually available on a daily basis for creativity by the Personality, and redirecting it in a very specific manner. The very end of the Negative period is marked by a swift uplift in energy, a shift of sorts internally, marking the end of the exploration by Essence and an inclusion of Personality in the process. This is usually where Personality now suddenly feels inspired, senses potential on a vague but motivating level. This is where Personality will then make final decisions in what directions to go through the shift, selecting from the potentials generated by Essence. Shortly after this, the Positive phase begins (Phase Two). The window for the actual shift in parallels occurs during this phase. This phase is interpreted/experienced differently by different Roles and is further affected my Attitudes and Centering. In general, the more fluid Roles (Priests, Sages, and Artisans) can feel giddy and inspired, confused, but uplifted and energetic. The more solid Roles (Scholars, Kings, Warriors, and Servers) can feel slightly agitated, introverted, “serious” and feel a need to focus. The more solid Roles will usually find “projects” that focus the energy for this period of time or find sexual arousal distracting. This is their way of “staying in the body” during the shift. The shift tends to find an individual feeling scattered and this is not particularly comfortable for a solid role. This is all highly general, but accurate for the most part. Once the shift is finalized (and an astrological event usually parallels this), depending on the individual or community or planet (relative to the type of shift) the fragments settle into their new vein of experiences. This third phase can take as long as individually required, though it is usually within 60 days from the shift. During this phase you begin to experience that which is “next on your agenda” as determined by Personality and Essence. We will stop here and ask for your responses, validations, etc. Any questions. [Jn] Are these shifts “cosmic” events or determined by Essence or groups of Essence (community)? [Michael_Entity] They are determined by Essences, individually, and/or collectively. For instance, the Cetaceans have their own parallel shifts. The highest level, the global level, is more likely to include all of sentience on that planet. [Jn] So do the shifts happen mostly during Internal Monad periods? Like the 4th IM? [Michael_Entity] No, shifts happen all the time. More individual shifts may occur during personal revelations, but that is individually determined. Each year, there are an average of 4 Individual Shifts, 2 Community Shifts, and one Global Shift. They are all built upon by “decisions” that lead to the major “choices”. [aa] Can personality’s desires and wishes influence essence choices regarding a shift? [Michael_Entity] Personality is entirely influential. In fact, parallel realities would not be a necessity if not for the dynamics of a Personality. This is the Tao’s way, and Essence's way, to accommodate the wishes, creativity, and even rejections of Essence from the Personality. Just previous to a shift, however, a momentum has already begun long before by your Personality’s day-to-day reactions to experiences, your decisions, your thoughts, feelings,… all this is fed to Essence as factors for consideration. Once the Negative phase has begun (Phase One), most of what is considered for your “future” parallels is already “collected”. As you begin as an older soul to recognize these shifts, processing them more consciously, there may be a tendency of the Personality to want to “be a part” of the shift by trying to “influence” it through focusing at that time, etc. It is actually more empowering and influential a perception to consider your daily reactions, responses and decisions are what “matter” in terms of creating your future, not the window for the shift. We know of some Personalities being anxiety riddled at the nexus points, “hoping” they pick the “right” parallel. This is completely invalid. Once the shifts begin, Personality is in a space where surrender is the most empowering strength. There are some things the Personality was not designed to do. Trusting Essence is the primary challenge for the Personality during a parallel shift. [Jn] For Global shifts, all sentience on our planet experienced the shifts, but what about alien visitors here? Do they participate? I am curious to know if our shifts (parallel universes) have effects on other planets (or vice versa). [Michael_Entity] There are actually 7 levels of shifts that occur or are possible in the Universe. We remain dealing with only these basic 3 shifts until more off-planet concerns are a factor. We will discuss the fourth level at the end of this year. In answer to your question: If there would be an alien visitor, it would participate in the shift relative to this planet as well, yes. Your local shifts for your planet affect other planets only to the extent that off-planet exploration is utilized. For now, other civilizations off-planet would have more influences on your planet, than the reverse. Next question… [La] So far, most of what you’ve told us would apply to the Individual Shift, but I’m unclear as to the dynamics of a Community Shift? [Michael_Entity] The primary difference is that MORE of you are shifting together in one context. It still occurs individually, without exception, but there is a factor of agreement in a larger circle. This means that a group of fragments have agreed on a future that would like to be experienced in terms of interaction with each other after evaluating Agreements, Karma, contacts, Sequences, Vectors, etc. When done on the Individual Level, after a shift you may view many things differently, feel different motivations, all of which seem detached from the perceptions of those around you. You will notice that in a Community Shift or Global Shift, more media is involved, more gatherings, more impact FROM others or ON others around you. Each Community shift usually has a theme. This shift is specifically about manifesting True Soul age on a Psychological Level. The mundane effects of this are in the loss of people or the gain of people in a significant way in your personal support circle. This is why we spoke earlier of the window being a longer time frame; to accommodate the actual Individual shifts involved. If there are no more questions about the shift, we will take a question from each of you. Depending on its nature, we will respond to it tonight. [aa] I had a dream where images were flashing in too fast to recognize. Was this some sort of “processing”? About twenty images in a sequence of flashing. [Michael_Entity] We would think so. This is not unusual. The Dream State becomes a meeting ground for Essence and Personality for some considerations of potential futures. This is usually the “uploading” of certain experiences that have not been “updated” for Essence evaluation. You may experience them as if they are being fed to “you”, but this is natural since they are moving to a conscious level from your Centers where they were stored previously. It may be assumed that Essence is involved in all activities and experiences and “knows all” while you are incarnated, but this is just not the case. Essence, of course, is involved on all levels, but in many cases “allows” the Personality its own terms for much of its life. The Personality will report or check in or make contact when wanted or needed. This contact can easily be sustained so that Essence is purely manifest, but we rarely see a Personality interested in this except in extreme trauma. [Dd] What does the maxim: You create your reality NOT entail? [Michael_Entity] Though this is a rather “large” question, we can assure you that most mistake this as the Personality’s potential, when it is not. The Personality is highly limited in its “creation” of reality. Personality, though, is the highest consideration by Essence in terms of what DECISIONS Personality has made for a length of time. Essence takes these factors into consideration as the Essence creates reality. The Personality is a sensory unit for the Physical Plane, and though it has the definite potential and goal for pure manifestation of Essence, allowing Personality a co-creative stance, it will always be Essence that creates the actual reality. This is why we encourage Essence Contact. The more consciously involved “you” are (as Personality) with Essence, the more influence on Physical Plane manifestations and abundance. A missing link in many endeavors for “creating your reality” is in the lack of actually “asking” for what you want directly to Essence. It is most often “left to the Universe” or “released” to a vague source or “God” for its manifestation. The most irresponsible and indifferent mantra we have seen used by Personality in reality is, “It will happen if it is supposed to happen”, or similar. We say “irresponsible” in its true sense, not in the judgmental manner this word usually entails. Since Essence (and certainly the Tao) does not “think” in terms of “supposed to” this lends little direction to an event and what results is usually another opportunity for Chief Feature manifestation. [Dd] So has the Seth material been largely misinterpreted much like the words of Christ were? [Michael_Entity] There is no such thing as misinterpretation. Nothing can be misrepresented or misinterpreted; only individually perceived. It is an individual determination and based on relativity. What is seen as “misinterpretation”, at least in this context, is more a frustrating need for validation of that individual perception. This has been the contributing factor behind most religious conflict, in fact, most conflict. [Dd] We all yearn for the truth. [Michael_Entity] It has never been the “words” themselves that contribute to the situation, but rather the need for validation externally of the words as seen individually. We are being truthful when we say that all is true on some level. Reminding yourself of the three levels of Truth (Individual, World, and Universal) can alleviate many distractions with conflict. All of the material from Seth is valid and applicable. If it is to be used for personal exploration of power and conflict, then it is still serving the students. We would suggest looking beyond the surface to what the personal challenge is. We do not see it involving philosophy, but simple self-karma. We will take another question, then conclude. [By] First, as I understand it, essence can split off and create alternate or parallel realities so it can experience different “what if” scenarios – right? [Michael_Entity] This is a valid angle, yes. [By] Then can through some form, say meditation, can I contact essence with intense desire that it try something else and then when it is finished, it will merge the split off fragment back and at some level I will benefit from the learning of the fragment? [Michael_Entity] You already do this; it is inherent in the process of a life. It does not require meditation. Frustrations, reactions, responses, decisions, emotions, thoughts, ideas, etc. all contribute to the diverging/branching of parallels. The merging is based on a quantity of similarities in certain parallels and the lack of need for individual realities. “Benefit” is gained on many levels. A drive to have children might spawn a reality where that is the choice, lessening the drive in “this” reality so as to focus on other agenda. Benefit can also be more consciously gained through simple visualization and if you prefer, meditation. Visualize what “you” are like in a reality that has done or is doing or having, etc. what it is you are seeking. We have spoken on this many times, stating that your imagination is all that is needed for this exercise. Though we realize it is highly mistrusted, the imagination is the highest frequency owned by a body and extremely empowering. In your visualization, choose a simple habit, style change, or activity that “you” do “there” that you do not do “here”. In the replication of this in your reality, you will create a link, or bleedthrough, helping to direct a manifestation. [By] So that the direction to try a different existence comes from me and not from essence as such? I have trouble distinguishing between “me” and “essence”… [Michael_Entity] We have said before, but will here say again, that the dynamics of Parallels is designed to accommodate both the Essence’s AND Personality’s development of a life. The “direction to try a different existence” comes from both Essence and Personality, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in complete discord with each other. Essence will never interfere with the ideas of a Personality however removed they are from the “original plan”. There is plenty of “room” for “all of you” Another reason for parallels is that Essence CANNOT experience all of the Physical Plane while the Personality IS of the Physical Plane, therefore, Personality has an “edge” on what is important, needed, or wanted. Personality gives the Essence a source of “feedback” from the Physical Plane so as to make more and more complex, elaborate and meaningful choices as Soul Age progresses. [By] I guess “I” am a creation of essence so if “I” wish essence to try a different scenario, then it is the same as essence doing it. Or am I getting confused here? [Michael_Entity] There is really no need to distinguish between “you” as personality and essence since as older souls you are seeking alignment more and more. [By] ok, I think the subject of who can initiate the creation of parallel realities is a little clearer for me now, thank you. [Michael_Entity] If there is confusion in your life, it is best to assume yourself as Personality. This will allow a clearer path of communication to Essence when important. A sense of knowing and trust for the next moment or experience being felt may be considered being in Essence. Either way, there is the same amount of impact available on reality. It is merely within the acceptance or resistance of this that a challenge can occur. We will conclude here.
  3. Michael Speaks 021410 MEntity: Hello to all of you. We are here now. We understand the subject for discussion is our perspective on Love as defined by what some call "Levels," others call "degrees," though we think the word "rings" carries a more accurate visual for how these manifest in your life. We also know that we have already provided text documentation of this topic that can be referred to as part of this discussion. What we will do here, then, is synopsize our perception, so as to make more time for your questions. In that synopsis, however, we will emphasize and elaborate upon key considerations that we feel may be meaningful. We would first want to emphasize that your Universe, in all of its variations and parallels and dimensions and physical space and distance, internally and externally, is ALREADY LOVE, ALREADY LOVED, and ALREADY LOVING. There is no way around that Universal Truth. Love is an independent state, quality, action, etc that is not affected by any beliefs, time, distance, feelings, plane, etc. LOVE simply IS. We would define Love as NON-ATTACHMENT. This is often described as "unconditional," as there are no conditions where Love is not present, no conditions under which Love is not accessible, no symptoms upon which its presence is dependent. When we define Love as Non-Attachment, we mean that its existence is not contained or limited by any symptom, shape, or expectation. We also mean that Love is INCLUSIVE, so that no state, no feeling, no action, no expectation that can be conceived is not a PART of Love. To help you in imagining exactly what Love is as a Universal Truth, shift this concept to the idea of Energy as it exists among you. Energy comes in all shapes, dimensions, and times, and it exists not just within all of those things, but those things exist within it. In the same way that you could travel to another star system and find Energy as a matter of fact, so would you find Love, regardless of what it is called, or how it is perceived and shared or rejected. Because the concept of Love and all of its ramifications has either become so "cliche," or so attached to symbols and symptoms, we think it is important to emphasize the fact that Love exists, not just in those instances, but beyond those in a way that is far more abundant when acknowledged. When the fact and existence of Love is acknowledged and embraced within one's life, it is no less-powerful than acknowledging and embracing the impact of your Truths, and your Energy. Embracing and acknowledging your Truths simply means to bring a conscious awareness to the fact that your experiences are dictated by your interpretations, and to then take responsibility for those interpretations. Embracing and acknowledging your Energy simply means to bring a conscious awareness to the fact that your actions, reactions, decisions, and choices are the primary creators of your life, and to then take responsibility for those actions, reactions, decisions, and choices. Embracing and acknowledging your Love simply means to bring a conscious awareness to the fact that YOU ARE ULTIMATELY SAFE, and then to take responsibility for appropriately enlisting protection as necessary, instead of at every turn. There is no more immediate way for you to call on the power of Love than to still yourself with the reminder that YOU ARE ULTIMATELY SAFE. We have said that Truth is the Greatest Good (energy), and that Love is the Highest Truth. We say this for several reasons. One of those reasons is to reflect the fact that calling upon the power of Love automatically pulls in the higher values of Truth and Energy. This pattern will always be the same: Energy is shaped from Truth is shaped from Love :: Love aligns all of these. One can take responsibility for the power of Truth, which immediately aligns one's power of Energy, but still not experience the validity of Love. One can take responsibility for the power of Energy and learn how to choose, and choose how to learn, but still remain lost against Truth and Love. However, combining the process so that one leads to the next, leads to Love. OR calling upon the power of Love immediately includes the previous processes. In other words, when you know you are safe, you are able to make better choices, and more clearly utilize your truths. In addition to this, once you have embraced your safety on such a profound level, it immediately drops the useless, outdated, and unnecessarily protective truths and choices/energies. Making this statement of safety helps one to validate exactly what threats there may very well be, and then to respond to those more effectively, and it helps one to see where the lies are being told to oneself about the threats in life that are merely echoes of pain, confusion, longings, etc. and then to tend to those more effectively. When one makes the statement I AM ULTIMATELY SAFE, if there is a consciousness brought to that statement, one should feel the body immediately relax, the mind to slow, the forehead, face, jaw, back, torso, shoulders, feet, hands, tongue, etc. all fall into a simple presence. The Physical Plane is a plane filled with threats to the body and experiences can and do harm one's psyche and other subtle bodies, but the greatest threat to older soul that causes the greatest debilitation and scathing is the constant sense of lacking safety. When we speak of Safety here, we speak to the fact that in most instances, there are no immediate threats to warrant your fear, and certainly not to warrant your rejection of Love. We also speak to the fact that every worst-case scenario is death, and even then, you are ultimately safe. Growing older in soul age does not mean you grow weary of the Physical Plane, as most have presumed is the case for the Old Soul, but instead you grow attached to the Physical Plane and to your creation of more and more refined Personalities that you nurture so lovingly. You being to "love this place." So when we speak of your Safety, and you state that you are ultimately safe, you are speaking on behalf of both Personality and Essence. The irony in the increased attachment to the Physical Plane and to the various Personalities is that the blows to your attachment is what leads to that final lifetime wherein it is grasped that you can truly Love and be Loved in a way that has expanded absolutely beyond attachment to any symbol, shape, or symptom. And from that perspective, it is a profound realization that nothing was, or ever will be, lost. We have much to say on the subject of Love, of course, and our time is limited through this channel in this format at this time, so we will open the floor now to your questions, if you have any, and leave the synopsis to be included in the final transcript. * MEntity OPENS THE FLOOR [Student] Greetings Michael. I have a question about terminology. What you term Love has been called different things in different philosophies, surely. What are these names? What would it be called in Alchemy, Kabbala, Chinese Taoism or the Gurdjieff system? And why do you see Love as the preferred term (if you do)? Thank you. MEntity: Regardless of language or terminology or teaching, we would say that this state by any name would be one of RESONANCE, EQUIVALENCE, AFFECTION, etc. We do not have a preference, though we do see the word "Love" as being more capable of embracing all of the variations, as opposed to a more specific word. In Alchemy and Kabbala, "Love" is often represented in phrases described by "Laws," whereas in Taoism and Gurdjieff, "Love" is represented by parables and pondering. [Student] It seems to me that the word "acceptance" comes very close to Love, while lacking its more sentimental qualities. MEntity: The reason we refer to Resonance, Equivalence, and Affection is because they hint at the ultimate state of Love, which is not only inclusive and embracing, but capable of adapting to, or altering, the frequency of that which is Loved. Acceptance is a word we've chosen to represent the highest capabilities of the Personality for manifesting Love. Striving for Agape (affection), the positive pole, moves one toward manifestation of Essence, which is the only aspect of "you" that can truly Love. [Student] Re. Gurdjieff, I was thinking of the Affirming, Denying and Neutralizing forces. MEntity: The Personality is incapable of truly Loving (complete non-attachment), and it is painful and cruel to pretend that it is possible; however, when Essence is present, which can happen in a single moment of safety, then Love is capable of being present. We can comment on Gurdjieff's interpretation of our teaching and the process of Love at another time as that would be an elaboration that this allotted time frame does not allow. [Student] Thank you Michael for the teachings today. Through my few experiences in this incarnation with relationships, whether it be colleagues, friends, close friends or failed attempts at intimate relationships, I have found myself at the end of those relationships feeling guilty and shameful for having allowed myself to love another person, often due to my own causes for the various failures of the relationship. How do I begin to correct this so that I no longer fear love or fall in love with being in love, so to speak? Thank you. MEntity: The most powerful means we know of for bringing Love to a relationship, before, during, and after, is to bring into your awareness the state of PERMISSION. We use this word to describe the act of acknowledging all of the dirty, shameful, guilty levels of your experience, allowing yourself to process these, while embracing the fact that Love has plenty of room for all of that. That would be the initial starting point for transforming those energies; the Permission to experience them. [Student] I don't quite understand what you mean, could you elaborate? [Student] How do I experience them without becoming completely absorbed by them? MEntity: They are YOUR experiences. They are YOUR choices. They are YOUR defenses. You implemented them for a reason and that is reason enough. You do not have to justify them, nor do you have to make sense of them. You simply encourage yourself to allow room for those interpretations of your experiences. In the act of giving yourself permission to feel the way you feel, to interpret life the way you choose to at the moment, you then make room for other possibilities. [Student] The few times I have allowed myself to feel those emotions often lead to large set-backs in life, and so to some degree from those, I fear them. MEntity: The more you resist, shame, reject, and fear what these interpretations are, or what they may mean, the more you become addicted to them in a way that then becomes preemptive. We would say say that if it is true that you allowed yourself to embrace those interpretations, then either those "setbacks" were a part of the process of opportunity for you to transform your experiences. Otherwise, the setbacks were an extension of your resistance to the interpretations. What we mean by "permission," is not the same thing as "indulgence." [Student] could you explain the difference in this sense? MEntity: Permission is not consuming. It is not overwhelming. It is not further indulgence. It is a method for processing. [Student] By further indulgence, do you mean obsessing? MEntity: In other words, it could be said "I feel this way now, and that is okay, but it is not the truth." FEELINGS are never the truth. They are simply indicators of how you are interpreting the truth. Therefore, to try to make sense of your feelings in way that matches the truth can be a painful and unending process. [Student] Isn't Love a feeling? MEntity: When we say that Feelings are never the truth, we merely say that feelings are your response to what you have determined is true. Therefore, examining your feelings is only going to give you a pale reflection of the truth. [Student] So then as my final question on this, how might I dig deeper to see beyond the feelings? MEntity: So when we state that permission is powerful, we are suggesting that you allow your feelings to exist, while making room for the truth beyond those feelings. We realize we have not solved your dilemma, but we must conclude here as we have already run over Troy's allotted time frame for this session. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye.
  4. KurtisM

    12 Universal Laws

    I was looking at the Law of Gender when it suddenly hit me that sages often say there are 12 Immutable Universal Laws. I realized these would correlate to the Support Circle in this teaching, so I decided to theorize on what law might relate to which position. Here's my conjecture: 12 UNIVERSAL LAWS LOVE= Law of Oneness- all parts of life are interconnected with Tao/Source, and eternally fragment then reunite through the gravity of love. KNOWLEDGE= Law of Energy Ratio (Gender/Duality)- all parts of life inherently have feminine/creative and masculine/focused aspects within and without. COMPASSION= Law of Trinity ("Duality")- all things have a neutral state, -pole and +pole. MENTOR- Law of Evolution (Rhythm)- all things vibrate, move and grow through regular cycles and stages of development. BEAUTY= Law of Reflection (Correspondence)- the ordinal order(lower patterns/microcosm) reflect the cardinal order(higher patterns/macrocosm) & vice versa. CHILD= Law of Choice (Causality/Cause & Effect)- all lifeforms have some level of choice through reaction and response. HUMOR= Law of Change (Transmutation)- a difference, solution, opportunity or second chance always exists, as we are never stuck forever in one state/pattern. DISCIPLINE= Law of Manifestation (Action)- we must learn how to use the center of our plane of existence to tangibly manifest our intentions. ANCHOR= Law of Frequency (Vibration)- all things move, vibrate, exist and operate at a specific rate. HEALER= Law of Karma (Compensation)- all things that intensify, imbalance and interfere with one's capacity to choose will be balanced to resolution. ENLIGHTENMENT= Law of Meaninglessness (Relativity)- our perspective determines the meaning we give to reality. MUSE= Law of Attraction- our vibration attracts those/that at the same frequency.
  5. KurtisM

    4th Level Old

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: Soul Age Levels] MEntity: The FOURTH LEVEL is always about the spectrum between CONSOLIDATION and ACHIEVEMENT. ... The 4th Level would be that of the Consolidation or Achievement of Truth. Consolidation here is meant as the full expression of the whole Truth, whereas Achievement is the accomplishment of reaching and expressing the next truth. ... The 4th Level is then about bringing [the Old Soul's perceptions and context] back out into the world in some way. For those who are 4th Level Old, there may be this understanding that one has progressed in the lifetime in definitive steps that lead to plateau, then more steps, another plateau, etc. The steps are achievements; the plateau are Enterprise. It is when one takes a break from learning and moves into applying. Neither is at the expense of the other, of course, but there is emphasis in cycles.
  6. KurtisM

    1st Level Old

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: Soul Age Levels] MEntity: The FIRST LEVEL is always about the spectrum between PURPOSE and SIMPLICITY. ... So a FIRST LEVEL OLD SOUL would tend to emphasize "the truth" of one's PURPOSE. This tends to be explored through SIMPLICITY, first, and then moves into a sense of direction. It is utterly horrifying to have come "this far" and then find that "we did this just for the fun of it?" That phrasing is in jest, but it is fair. Most fragments who arrive at this Level, or are manifesting at this Level, will succumb to a sense of exhaustion, of a daunting sense that one just wants to "go home," and is dreading the work of making sense of it all, and making sense of the self. Now, adding in the Internal Monads within the Level, one who is, say, at the 3rd Internal Monad within the 1st Level of the Old Soul Age will be a combination of challenges and experiences around Self-sufficiency, Purpose/Simplicity, and Truth. Or put another way: discovering one's Truth of Purpose through Self-Sufficiency. The 4th Internal Monad would be something like refining one's truth of purpose through self-definition. And so on. This gives you the gist of how the combination of terms and levels within levels can have more personal sense made of them. ... The 1st Level of any Soul Age is about the exploration of the new perceptions and context.
  7. KurtisM

    Priests and Love

    [Excerpt from a private session for Maureen on February 18, 2016] MEntity: The less one understands something, the more it is feared. The more one understands something, the more it is distrusted. This is because that which is now understood is also that which has been exploited or abused the most. ... Priests know that Love is raw and ugly and not always what one expects it to be. Many a Priest or Server have known that to Love is not always pretty. It is not always without sting. It is often delivered through Truth, and Truth is not often wanted or is deeply feared. The Snake in the Garden of Eden was Love. It only pointed to The Truth. ### Note: You can comment on this material within the original post. See Dream of Essence and Truth, Love, Energy.
  8. KurtisM

    Sages and Dishonesty

    [Excerpted from a private session posted by Maureen on February 18, 2016.] MEntity: The less one understands something, the more it is feared. The more one understands something, the more it is distrusted. This is because that which is now understood is also that which has been exploited or abused the most. For example, the Sage will tend to distrust others in terms of their honesty because they know the nuances of dishonesty. This is not an indication that Sages are dishonest, but because they know how easily dishonesty can be packaged in honesty, they are far more wary. ### Note: You can comment on this material within the original post. See Dream of Essence and Truth, Love, Energy.
  9. Maureen

    The 7 Types of Dishonesty and Honesty

    Originally posted as a private blog. From a POF on May 19, 2014 Maureen: Are there 7 Levels/Stages of Honesty vs 7 Levels/Stages of Lying (dishonesty)? If so, what are they and what are the negative/positive poles for each Level/Stage? MEntity: It may be more accurate to say that there are 7 Types of Dishonesty and Honesty. Dishonesty and Honesty are dynamics of Personality. The type of Honesty or Dishonesty can be linked to a positive or negative pole of an Overleaf, but do not have their own meaningful poles. In other words, if one uses White Lies, it might be hooked in to his or her Mode and its negative pole, or the Goal's negative pole, etc. There is a fairly consistent correlation between the types of honesty and dishonesty and the Axes, but it is not a fixed thing. For instance, White Lies are associated with the Ordinal Inspiration, or the Overleaves corresponding to Server. In terms of the 7 Types of Dishonesty, or Lying, there are: WHITE LIES (Server); DELUSIONAL LIES (Artisan); DEFENSIVE LIES (Warrior); HABITUAL LIES (Scholar); MANIPULATIVE LIES (Sage); DISSOCIATIVE LIES (Priest); COMPARTMENTAL LIES (King). Most of these are fairly clear in how they might show up, but we will elaborate a bit on the Dissociative and Compartmental. Dissociative Lies tend to come in a spectrum that ranges between not feeling responsible for the impact of a lie to having a branching tree whose branches of lies spread out into various parts of the life in ways that are intended never to cross paths. The lies "get out of hand," if you will, and take on a life of their own. Compartmental Lies tend to come as a means of maintaining facets of the self for facets of the life. This kind of lying does not like for certain circles of friends to meet with other circles of friends, for example, because the sense of identity in each of these is carefully constructed from lies specific to that group. The correlation between the Roles and the Lies above does not mean that Priests are prone to Dissociative Lying, or that Kings are prone to Compartmental Lying, but that the entire Axis associated with that Role, if in the Negative Poles, can use that type of lie to protect oneself. All types of lying are accessible, regardless of one's Overleaves, but some are more appealing and more manageable, based on the Overleaves. Maureen: What are the 7 Types of Honesty? MEntity: We could say that the 7 Types of Honesty are: INHERENT/NATURAL (Server); SELECTIVE (Artisan); STRATEGIC (Warrior); OBLIGATORY (Scholar); REVELATORY (Sage); BRUTAL (Priest); CATEGORICAL (King). Do these require elaboration? Maureen: They are clear to me Michael Note: You may comment on this material in the original post. See The 7 Types of Dishonesty and Honesty.
  10. Maureen

    The 3 Components of the 3 Levels of Truth

    Originally posted by Maureen as a private blog From a POF on May 19, 2014 Maureen: Michael, we know of 3 Levels/Rings of Truth, Personal Truth, Global Truth, and Universal Truth, and you have spoken of a 4th one, Community Truth, between Personal Truth and Global Truth. Are there more? Are there 7 Levels/Rings of Truth? MEntity: There are different ways we can elaborate upon the 3 Levels of Truth. Here, we will offer this angle: Each of the 3 Levels of Truths could be said to have 3 components, or means of expression. Truth is an Expressive quality in the universe, so Truth shows up through expressive means. For Personal Truths: HONESTY, SINCERITY, and INTEGRITY. For Global Truths: COMMUNITY, NATIONAL, and PLANETARY. For Universal Truths: BODY, MIND, SOUL. Each of these 3 components corresponds to Truth, Love, Energy. These components are under the umbrella of the larger Tier of Truth. We can elaborate upon this further in other exchanges. Maureen: Michael before you close out, would you clarify where Truth, Love and Energy "fits" for each of the components? For example for Personal Truths I think this would fit: HONESTY: Truth, SINCERITY: Love, INTEGRITY: Energy MEntity: That is correct. Respectively, for each: Personal Truths: HONESTY: Truth SINCERITY: Love INTEGRITY: Energy Global Truths: COMMUNITY: Truth NATIONAL: Love PLANETARY: Energy Universal Truths: BODY: Truth MIND: Love SOUL: Energy From an ASK MICHAEL on July 6, 2014 Maureen: Michael, I can see how Personal Truths line up: HONESTY: Truth, SINCERITY: Love, INTEGRITY: Energy, but I'd like your take on how Global Truths and Universal Truths line up with Truth, Love and Energy. The one that I'm having the most trouble reconciling is the Global Truth of NATIONAL that lines up with Love. I'm not sure how that fits as many of us Older Souls don't see “Love” of a country or being nationalistic as fitting in with our larger view of “the world”. If there is time, would you provide a short explanation for the Global Truths and the Universal Truths so we can see how they align with Truth, Love and Energy? If not, just an explanation of the Global Truth, NATIONAL: Love, would be appreciated. MEntity: Nationalism/Nationalistic is not the same thing as Love for one's country. The former tends to be built upon notions of superiority, whereas the latter is built upon gratitude, nostalgia, and appreciation. When one tends to one's home, it can be from notions of superiority to one's neighbors, or it can be from the sense of importance to nurture one's space. This is true on the National scale, as well. The people of a Nation are benefited when there is Love of those peoples. This can be a dividing line in Politics, for example. Self-preservation based in superiority, or nurturing on a grand scale for as many as possible. However, keep in mind that our response for corresponding Truth, Love, and Energy to the variations of truth within each category of truth, is only for convenience, not from literal representation. It may be more accurate to see these as Axes, not as specific terms. So, for example, Honesty is Expressive, Personal Truth. Sincerity is Inspirational, Personal Truth. Integrity is Active, Personal Truth. Remember that Truths are relative here. Community is Expressive Global Truths, or how a Community expresses, represents itself within the spectrum of how other communities do so.; National is Inspirational Global Truth, or how a people of a nation feel about their place on the planet among other nations; Planetary is Active Global Truths, or how a planet of people behaves in relation to other planets/off-planet life. We think we have expanded on these enough for now, but we can further clarify these in further discussions. Note: You may comment on this material in the original post. See: The 3 Components of The 3 Levels of Truth
  11. This question was originally posted by Jon on 10/26/07. There seem to be two main theories as to how the universe works. Some say that we create the universe with our consciousness & belief. Others believe that the universe follows certain laws which we have no control over, and that everything is predetermined. I have personally experienced manifesting (seeing is believing), but I also know that Gravity existed long before anyone believed in it (and I don't become weightless if I stop believing in gravity). My question is: Are there universal laws which our beliefs do not affect? • If so, is choice just about how we navigate these laws or is there still some aspect of creation involved? • If not, then why do these "Laws" seem constant throughout the universe (even in places we did not know existed until recently? RESPONSE FROM MENTITY: Your questions correspond to the concepts of the three spheres of Truth: Personal, Community/Global, and Universal. Personal Truths are those truths that are flexible and varying among fragments, such as the preferences for certain temperatures, or the preferences for certain flavors, or the preferences for certain spiritualities, etc. These Personal Truths may change over time, or remain fixed, but they only have bearing on the individual who has developed these Truths. Community/Global Truths are those truths that exist in place for a particular group of consciousness and/or for a planet, such as the experience of what is called "gravity," or the Sun, or the measurement of time and space, or the reality of photosynthesis, etc. These Truths exist with or without Personal Truths supporting them. For instance, a Personal Truth may be that the Sun revolves around your Earth, but it will remain a Global Truth that the Earth, in fact, revolves around the Sun. Universal Truths exist across all forms of existence, regardless of planetary system or plane. Universal Truths are concepts such as Truth, itself, Love, and Energy. These exist with or without the Individual's belief in them; with or without a Global emphasis or realization in them; and exist beyond your current concepts of existence. No matter "where you go or what you know," Truth, Love, and Energy will exist. In light of that, and in a more direct response to your question, it is a universal truth that your universe is created by consciousness, but that your experience of the universe is created by your beliefs and intentions. Your universe as created by consciousness does not mean that you are generating your entire universe from the individual stance of one lifetime and one personality, but that your consciousness is part of the consciousness that created the general "laws" that are in place for this particular universe before "you" got there. Once "you" are present within that creation, then it is a matter of creativity and navigation within the playing field that is already in place. In other words, yes, Gravity is a global truth, but creativity and navigation have allowed for freedom within that important truth, giving flight to humans beyond the "law" (or more accurately, the "theory") of Gravity. In the same way that a wall might be in place on a path, so are global truths and universal truths able to be encountered, either as obstacles that halt navigation, or as tools themselves for a greater, creative navigation. Another example may be that of "manifestation," which is not a magical tool, but one of harnessing elements already in place within your playing field of reality and creating or navigating in a way that brings to you what you intend. While certain parts of your universe are in place for the sake of structure and embrace, it will never be the case that you are limited by those structures or embraces; you are only limited by your individual beliefs, creativity, and efforts, at least in terms of navigation and experience. Other than simple structures and embraces in place, there is nothing predetermined beyond that. To understand this, consider that a car is a structure and embrace for obvious reasons, but this does not limit your choices or navigation in any meaningful way, but, in fact, may be the very means through which your choices and navigation are enhanced.
  12. [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: January 2007] [stryper] My question deals with what seems to be a mis-definition. In the overleaves for this year it seem that Michael mention there would be much revealing of truths. The biological reaction being tears. Connotatively crying is usually called an emotional reaction. Yet the recognition of Truth is intellectual. So it seems to me that the definition is backwards. What am I missing here? [Michael Entity] Tears are the biological reaction to Truth; more accurately speaking, Tears are the biological response to the ACCEPTANCE of Truth. Acceptance is also Intellectually-based, or resonant to the Higher Intellect. People have come to associate Tears with Emotions because of the feelings that are often involved in the processing of Truth, and while the Emotional Center is used as a part of the process, so are other Centers, but the use of various Centers as a means to help integrate Truth does not mean that the symptom of Tears is linked to those Centers, specifically. Tears associated with sadness, elation, awe-inspiring beauty, happiness, excitement, pain, etc. are still provoked by the TRUTH of those experiences, not in the emotions fluctuating around those experiences. We have never said that Tears are not associated with Feelings, but they are not reactions or responses to Feelings. Another reason Tears are often thought to be associated with Emotion is because part of the blockage to Truth is frequently in the emotional realm. When that emotional blockage is breached, healed, transformed, etc, the acceptance of truth can be had, thus resulting in tears. Tears mean that there is no denying the truth of that moment or experience, ranging from a stubbed toe to the loss of a loved one, from a thrilling moment of clarity to a life-changing realization. [stryper] Would the removal of blockage be part of the relief people often feel after crying? (i.e. having intellectually known the truth, yet emotionally not accepting it) [Michael Entity] There are chemical compositions within Tears that are as biologically important to release as any other “waste,” and in that release there is often relief. Often the “waste” is directly related to the build up of denials, distractions, false truths, emotional blockages, etc.
  13. Kasia

    Meaning and Truth in relationships

    [Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2007] [Michael_Entity] We now find that the emphasis may be shifting into an exploration of MEANING and TRUTH within your relationships. Moving away from the HELL YEAH! of April as your exclamation of commitment and conviction, you may now be moving into more of a WHAT THE HELL??? scenario of exploration. By this phrase we mean it in two ways: the playful tossing up of the hands to go forth with what may not “make sense” at the moment, and in meaning the more perplexed confusion that comes from the contradiction between what you thought was true vs what has come to be known as true. This spectrum within WHAT THE HELL??? comes from the exploration of Meaning and Truth within whatever is the focus for your RELATING during the month of May and possibly into June. Many of you search for meaning and truth within this life, in general, and this gets played out in the microcosmic level, if you will, within your relationships. However, as your soul matures, so does your realizations regarding Meaning and Truth. And as with the realization that will one day be found by all of you about life, the same will be found in regard to your relationships at some point: THERE IS NO MEANING TO BE FOUND. This threshold of realization can be one of the most terrifying crossroads for any Essence and particularly for the Personality within a lifetime that finally grasps this Universal Truth. MEANING DOES NOT EXIST AS SOMETHING TO BE FOUND. MEANING IS SOMETHING THAT ONE MUST CREATE. Note that we have not said that there is NO meaning, simply that it cannot be FOUND; it must be CREATED. Only insofar as you are participating in the creation of meaning in your life and in your relationships will you experience the discovery. Many of you tend to find that your relationships must come with a built-in significance that is unveiled and discovered as one assumes past lives are involved, Essence Contact, Cadre and Entity resonance, or Agreements, but this is simply not the case. In every moment one has to create meaning between who you are and to that which you are relating. Beyond that, everything else is simply information, static facts. The profound resonance one may find with another is NOT the meaning that will be the foundation of the relationship. That attraction is only the memory of other meanings, other facts, and the initiator of contact, but it is NOT the meaning. This holds true for those relationships that are not pleasant, as well, or that are anticipated with dread. The meaning you “find” within those instances are as created by you as any of your most profound joys between you and another. The longer you wait for meaning to be revealed to you, the longer you will remain asleep and in the negative poles of your Overleaves. We call this “meaninglessness” of life a Universal Truth because that is what it is, and it is True, with or without your approval. However, as with any Universal Truth, it is not a truth that can be told to you, or given to you, and then made true for you; it must be sensed, searched for, evolved, and then comprehended. By this we mean that you must eventually feel you have had the proof you need for this truth to be a Truth. For most of you, we believe you have found the proof of meaninglessness in many of your daily activities and long-term goals, as well as within your most beloved relationships and repulsive enemies. You SENSE this meaninglessness as a Truth because part of you is beginning to suspect that meaning is not inherent, it is created. It is yours. You have seen the proof of this in your fluctuating feelings and commitments to those things to which you relate. One day you may feel inspired and in awe of the one beside you in bed, and the next day you may feel repulsed and agitated with a sense that feels overwhelming to ponder.
  14. This was originally posted on 6/17/08. Thanks to the hard work of CHERYL for making this possible so quickly! Based on the combined videos of my recorder and Cheryl's phone, we were able to transcribe the session as best we could for your reference and archiving. A document version is attached to this post for your convenience, as well. I have taken the liberty to add or change a very few parts of the session that just did not flow well or make much sense. The spoken word is so different from the written word, so I apologize for the meandering way I channel vocally. I tried to clean it up a bit here. I also forgot to bring up after the session that I KNEW something was mis-channeled; that something had come through that was misinformation, or a mistake, but not until I saw the video did I realize what it was. I've corrected it in this transcript, but it was when Michael was giving examples relating the Goals to the Alive Factors and they related Server/Change to Submission... it should have been Re-evaluation. Nothing huge, but it was still some bad channeling I wanted to correct. I am posting the fairly raw transcript here before posting publicly because I just wanted you to have it asap. I will post it publicly later this week. Enjoy! MICHAEL SPEAKS Mid-Atlantic Region Gathering June 14th, 2008 VIDEO/AUDIO TRANSCRIPT Courtesy of OceanCheryl MICHAEL: We are here, and hello to each of you. Please bear with us as we come through because it takes a little bit of time for us to get a smooth flow going through Troy, but it should be cleared up as we progress. So again, hello to all of you. We understand from Troy that the question posed to us, or the topic posed to us, is that of differentiating between "living your life," and "being Alive." And as with a great many words in our system, in our philosophy, there are nuances that are worth exploring, and this would be one of them: the difference between "living your life" and "being alive." And as with several parts of our teaching, we can put it into a system that can be used by you as a reference so that what we share with you today is within reach of your daily living. And as with a great amount of our teaching, it may or may not seem unfamiliar to you. For most of you it will feel rather familiar, as we put it into a system of seven frames of reference. So first we will define what we would have as the definitions for "living your life" and "being alive." We could say that "living your life" is simply maneuvering through your days in reaction to stimulation. When you are simply living your life, and we are saying this not in a way that is to describe it as "less than" or unappealing, or bad; it is simply a different way of living, and it is a very common way of living, but when you are simply living your life, you are living in states of reaction, for the most part, through being stimulated by events, people, or things. Your choices become less empowering, and more towards the side that we described as reaction, more passive. You react to things that happen in your life and you build upon this. What can happen as you live your life is that you build a foundation based on these things, and then it is very difficult to get out of those patterns. So what we will describe to you as ways "to be Alive" are very simple redirections in your day--to--day living, so that maybe you can make a change that you would prefer. Because while it is quite fine to live your life based in reactions and stimulation, it can get tiring. It can be difficult. And if you don't prefer those, there are other options for you to choose. To "be Alive," then, may be obvious to you in that your day-to-day living would just be a matter of conscious choosing. What you do with your day is your choice. How you respond to the events, and people and things in your life is a matter of response, not reaction. You are present in those experiences, and so you are "Alive." You are experiencing; you are not avoiding. If you are afraid, you embrace that fear as a form of information, and you do not let it dictate your choices for you. So a very simple way of defining "being Alive" is simply being able to consciously make your choices in a direction that you would prefer. Now what we'll do is describe some areas that we feel need to be in place to understand the difference between living and being alive. And the first place we'll start is with the concept of Change. In order for you to feel Alive, to be Alive, change is an important part of existence. It is an important part of being on the physical plane, or on any plane for that matter. Things change. To be alive is to be open to this change, to allow the change, to make an effort to do things differently than what you have been doing, if things are not working. So in order to be alive, to feel alive, allowing for making the effort for change can go a long way, a lot farther than you might have anticipated. When change happens TO you in a way that seems like it is an imposition, you still have the ability in those moments to make conscious choices in those matters, to respond to the change rather than to react to it. But what most of the students that we know do in order to feel alive, which in reality is simply living, is do the counterpart of Change, which is Crisis. In order to feel alive, many of you create, find, attract crisis situations into your life on a regular basis, and this keeps you feeling alive. Whether you like that idea or not, it is an exciting prospect for Essence to have the sense of being alive, whether it is in that form or in the other form, whether it's in crisis, or in active change, or conscious change. But many of you default to allowing life to change only during moments of crisis. As we said at the beginning, there is nothing wrong or bad in that, but it does help you to look at the spectrum of your days in your life to see whether you're living from a matter of default, where crisis is what propels you forward in your life, or whether you are at least countering that with active efforts to make change and conscious choices as a form of direction. As we go through these, if you feel you would like to make a comment or ask a question, feel free to do so. The next area that we feel brings an aliveness to you, to your life, is Beauty. And by this, we mean the ability to look at your life and see the bigger picture, to be able to look at your patterns of existence and find the beauty in them, to be able to understand where you are in relation to your past, and your anticipations of the future. Seeing your life as a tapestry that was created by you, and not just imposed on you. Keeping in mind that the more active your choices are, the more likely your life will look a little prettier, or beautiful, than those who are a little more passive in choices, and living from states of reaction. Often, when living from that state, life doesn't look as beautiful. But at any moment you can shift your perception to find the Beauty by looking at the patterns, looking at what has led up to where you are, and making your active choices from there. This does not just include the bigger picture of your life, but the bigger picture of other people's lives, looking at the beauty in the world as it is, regardless of war, regardless of poverty, regardless of health issues. This does not mean you do not care, but that you find a way to see the beauty, and this can be tough for many of our students, to find a way to see the beauty in the hardships that some or many fragments endure for a lifetime. And by beauty we do not mean that you are literally seeing something pretty, but finding an appreciation for the awe in how it's all ultimately working. When you are not able to make your conscious choices, and live your day--to--day state from a place of being alive, then this particular area that we refer to as "finding the Beauty in life" defaults to Chaos. And this is where you start to break down the patterns that are in your life into what could be termed ugliness, or confusion, feeling as if life is happening TO you, instead of FROM you in your day-to-day living. When you have defaulted to reaction and stimulation, it looks like life is a mess. It looks like the world is a mess, or that others are a mess. Acknowledging that you may not grasp the bigger picture is the first step towards being able to see the bigger picture. Allowing room though, in your consciousness, to trust that you are part of a pattern that you have created, or a part of a pattern that you are interpreting from your experiences, can help you then to move more towards seeing the beauty, and feeling alive again. But most of you know what we are speaking of: where you look at the world and think that it has more symptoms of chaos than beauty. But the truth is that there is beauty in any pattern, when you look at it from a wide enough perspective. The next area that we feel might contribute to your understanding of what it means to be alive is to choose and create Freedom; in your day-to-day living. Each of you requires a certain amount of Freedom for you to feel alive. If that freedom becomes restricted, it can feel unpleasant. This freedom applies to many levels of you, of course, your spiritual freedom, your intellectual freedom, your emotional freedom, and your physical freedom. Understanding what it means for you to be free, or to have a free amount of choice in your day-to-day living, is important. But what many of you do is fall to the default of freedom, and experience Boredom. Because with freedom... most of our students have come to learn that with freedom comes a need for structure. They go hand in hand; they are not mutually exclusive. With freedom comes a sense of responsibility, a sense of discipline. When most fragments start to create a certain amount of freedom within the life, it becomes terrifying, because then issues of responsibility come into play. Issues of discipline, self--discipline (which simply means a heightened awareness of your choice making process) comes into play, and then what you do is you fall into the default structures, which we could describe as routines, repetitive patterns, or Boredom. You check out, and you let life fall into its own shape or a momentum that you've already started, and this can make you feel less alive. In order to break that you simply need to define what it means for you to feel free in your day-to-day living, and then allow yourself the permission to create the structure required for that freedom to be in place. We will go through each of these quickly, but revisit them if you have questions at the end. The next area that we would describe as needing to be in place for you to feel alive is Love. This may seem obvious, but we are not talking about sentimental attachments, we are talking about true embrace, true intimacy, being able to relate, to resonate to something beyond yourself, and allowing that resonance to come to you from other sources. When we are speaking of Love in this context we are talking about your relationships, your connections, to others... your embrace of differences, your embrace of self. What most of you do as a way to feel alive in your day-to-day living is to sort this experience and reduce it down to what we would describe as Contrast, or comparisons. So in order to feel loved, you compare yourself. You stimulate yourself with the idea of who is better and who is worse, how you are better and how you are worse. And then you feel as if you have an idea of what's lovable and what's not lovable. This, of course, inherently divides you from parts of your life, parts of yourself, other people, and it can become quite debilitating when you are constantly comparing. The next area that we would describe as being needed in place for you to feel alive is Truth. And by this we mean that you have a true form of communication happening in your life; that you are able to listen. That you actually take a moment to comprehend your exchanges, your interactions, what's happening in your life. To look at your perspectives more closely, rather than dismissing them. Because we have seen many students decide what is true without examining that decision. And quite often, when you do not like what you see as the truth, you start to break down your circles of communication, so that you can keep the truth that you have decided is true, without getting feedback to contradict it. So the default version of truth, the default that many of you resort to as a form of feeling stimulated, is to simply return to Entertainment. And we call this Entertainment because it is quite often a form of escape. It is a form of checking out from the reality of Truth into places that either distract you from the truth, or help you to put into place a truth that you find more appealing. It could also be described as lying. But in your day-to-day living, so that you could see where your default behavior falls, entertainment could be the easiest way to describe this. This does not mean that if you enjoy entertainment that you are escaping, but that in terms of being stimulated versus being alive, or feeling alive, many of you substitute Entertainment as a form of reality, as a form of truth, as a form of communication. In fact many of you will use entertainment as a medium for communication with others, so that you can talk about TV shows and the latest movie, without having to talk about what is happening in your life. Even the news could be deemed a form of entertainment that distracts you from the truth of your life, and the truth of reality, because what you see on the news does not reflect the entirety of reality. The next area that we would describe as needing to be in place for you to feel alive is to have a Vision. It is very important for people to feel as if they have a Vision of where things could go, possibilities, potentials, dreams if you will, although we wouldn't particularly leave it as just dreams... but a Vision. And by this we mean that you are able to see all the parts of your life and put it together in a way that it works for you as a resource for making happen what you want to happen next. So having vision, having clear vision, can help you to feel alive. What many of you do instead is default to one of the most destructive words that we have seen in language, which is Hope. And as many were shocked by our take on the word Faith, we would also put together similar responses to the word Hope. Many of you default to a form of Hope that things will get better, you Hope that someone will love you, you Hope that you can do what you want to do. Hope is a disengaged form of creating your life. It is a presumption that something else is going to make things better. It's a presumption that life happens TO you, and not FROM you. And the truth is, that it happens in both directions, but when you resort simply to Hope, you've left out your part. What we would suggest for some of you who use the word Hope is to move into a more empowering way of looking at your future, and possibly use the word Trust. We've always encouraged the word "Trust" because this is based on experience; it's based on its being time-tested, and it's personal. And we use the word Trust to describe the fact that you have had similar experiences or patterns in the past and you have survived them. You have made it through. So it is okay to trust that you will make it through again. This is more of an interactive approach to living your life; a more Alive approach, rather than simply sitting back and "hoping for the best." The last area that we would describe as needing to be in place for your sense of being alive is Spirit. Although there are many who would claim to be atheists, or rejecting of concepts of non-physical worlds, that does not need to be in place for a person to have Spirit in the life. By Spirit we mean that you recognize yourself as a part of something bigger, that you recognize yourself in others, as part of being a dynamic that, at this point, is not quite fully understood. It is a sort of surrender to the magnitude of the force that IS life. It is an embrace of the concept that, however much you would like to understand life, people, God, Essence, us, that it is truly, at this point, not completely able to be concluded in concept. So it could be said that to have Spirit in place is to have a sense of open consciousness beyond your personal philosophies. What many of you do (and we are going to make this more specific to our students) is that you'll default to a need for simple stimulation as you live your day-to-day [life], and you resort to what we would describe as the Supernatural. It must be exciting. There must be something supernatural, paranormal, and this is where you get your sense of Spirit, from this place; this playful, if you will, place of approaching Spirit. And as we said at the beginning, this is not bad. It is not a negative thing. But if you reduce the concept of Spirit, if you reduce the concept of your being a part of a bigger source, to the Supernatural, then you are constantly looking for proof, for something that we, at this point, have not seen capable of being proven. This does not mean that you cannot have your personal experience that allows you to validate your experiences; this is not what we are saying at all, but looking for proof of Spirit is quite often a failure, because they are very different dimensions of experience. So allowing room in your day-to-day life for Spirit, for the existing philosophies and perspectives and ideas and ideals, can allow you to feel more alive rather than simply living by looking for proof of Spirit around you. And we realize that we trudged our way through these concepts through our channel, but we will pause here before going into other layers of it to ask you if you have any questions regarding it. And if not, then we may have questions for you. NICK: I have a question. The concept of freedom for people who seem to really have a strong need for freedom in their lives, that's like a recurring theme beneath the freedom, do they tend to also have, or to fall back on, addictions? MICHAEL: Addictions can fall into place for most of these areas. It's not really exclusive to one or another. We are looking to see if there is anything that stands out, but we would have to say that it is not exclusive to the area of freedom, but that the type of addiction that might occur is usually specific to an area, of one of these areas. So if a person has a strong need for freedom and then falls into addiction, that may be a way for them to be finding structure. The addiction forces them into positions where others may intervene to create the structure, and redirect them into a way that brings them back to a place of responsibility and personal choice. So we can't say that it is exclusive to any area. Other addictions may be related to other areas that we could give examples for if there is a necessity for that. If not, does this answer your question? NICK: Yes. MICHAEL: Next question, if there are any. We will give you a moment to think it through. We don't want to put everybody on the spot. GLENN: I am curious to know, what would be the best method to determine how true our Truth is, or whether we are establishing a false Truth and defending that, or actually using a right method of finding Truth. MICHAEL: We would say that if you are bringing a sense of Truth to your days, then that sense of Truth needs no defense. That sense of Truth needs no escape. It need not be imposed. When a person has created a Truth, or has discovered a Truth, or has found an alignment with the Truth, or is sharing a Truth, there is simply no need for it to be defended. That is the clearest and easiest way that we can respond to that question. It does not mean that you have concluded the Truth, but that there is no need for you to protect it. There is no need for another person to accept it. There is no need for another person to understand it. That it is simply your Truth. That does not mean that it is going to be an ultimate Truth, because it's very difficult, as you know from working with our material, that there are various levels of Truth, and most of the time you are going to be dealing with personal Truths, which are not always going to be the same as everyone's around you. Personal Truths are simply that, your personal truths, but you can determine whether these are personal truths that are bringing you a sense of aliveness versus simply living, if you can ask the question, "Do I defend these or do I hide them?" And if you hide them or defend them, or avoid, or escape, then you are probably creating a deceitful approach to your life. You are simply moving into lies and entertainment. Do you understand? GLENN: Yes. MICHAEL: Any other questions? Well, what we can do now is point out another layer of the information that you might find helpful in terms of your overleaves, so that if you look at your role, or your Essence, and your casting, and find which of these particular areas [of aliveness] they match up with, which we'll get into in a moment, it can give you an idea of areas where you tend to default, and where you may have challenges in terms of simply living or being alive. The Servers or Server--cast fragments may have the most difficulty with Change, and defaulting to Crisis. It is very fruitful for many Servers or Server--cast fragments to feel as if they are saving the day, as if there is something being rescued, or challenging the resources of a Server to make things better, and so it can default to Crisis. Actively making choices for Change are inherent qualities for the Server because they CAN make things better, by their own definitions, but quite often this is prompted by Crisis situations. (note: Here Sandy has a fit of coughing, and Server Sheryl goes to get her a bottle of water, saying "here I am, jumping up again" as if to illustrate the point on cue. Michael smiles.) The Artisans or Artisan-cast among you may find Beauty as a form of strength, but also having difficulty with issues of chaos and overwhelm, and trying to control the patterns of life rather than observing and finding the Beauty in them. As we go through these, if you are of the roles, or the casting, you are welcome to chime in if these are resonating with you, or making sense to you, and you are welcome to ask for further details. The Warriors, or those who are Warrior cast, can have the strengths of providing Freedom through structure, but also defaulting to boredom, routine, and confinement. The Scholars or the Scholar-cast fragments resonate to the issues of Love, and for those of you who are Scholars or who know of Scholars, also know that there is a great deal of struggle with the issue of comparison, or contrast, gauging, and anticipating. Sages and the Sage cast, of course, will resonate to the issues of Truth, and possibly default to Entertainment, as we discussed already. Lies, self-deceit... and we don't describe those words in a way that is particularly as harsh as they sound, but they can be quite subtle, and very simple; that you tell yourself one thing about yourself, and try to prove this to others, or that you tell yourself something about others, and constantly look for evidence of this, and so forth. SANDY: How about telling yourself something about yourself, and then trying to prove it to yourself? MICHAEL: What is your question? SANDY: I was just wondering if that would be similar to what you were saying: if that would be a latent tendency for the Sage, to try to make it true? MICHAEL: If you are trying to make it true? this is a question that's not quite as specific as we... SANDY: Let me try to rephrase. You were saying that the Sage might have a tendency to tell themselves something about themselves and try to make other people believe it, and what I was wondering about was if there is the same tendency to try to make yourself believe it. MICHAEL: Yes, but, we want to make it very clear that there is a difference between trying to better oneself in one's own eyes, or to grow into a concept that one might have about one's self, but usually, if it's in the case that we think you are describing, then the self-deceit is much more difficult to sustain. And so yes, it's true that you can decide what's true about yourself, and then try to convince yourself of this, but we are looking at that, and it's very rare that it doesn't include trying to get others to believe it, so that you can [believe it, too]. Do you understand? It's usually not an isolated event. It's very difficult to lie to yourself without trying to find somebody to mirror that lie back to you. So it could be said that yes, that's a possibility, but it's a little more difficult and usually does include other people. If not, then it goes toward seclusion, isolation, avoidance, and distractions. The Priests and Priest cast, of course, resonate with the Visionary strengths in the world, and in life. Being able to see the potential, bypass logic in order to see how everything can come together as a resource for an idea to be implemented... but they are also the ones who'll be the first to tell you to have faith and Hope, and to blindly move forward in your life and "hope for the best". And the Kings and King cast, of course, resonate with Spirit and often default to a distraction with the Supernatural. And we can go into more details for any of these if any of you would like. Keeping in mind that we are speaking in terms of your role and your casting. If you would like to see where in that system you might have some strengths and some defaults, you can also translate your profile by looking at which axis or role your overleaves resonate with, and interpret it from there... which would be too complicated to interpret for everybody, but if you have a great amount, let's say, under the Server [category/column/axis], that resonates with the Server qualities, then you would also want to look at the issues of Change, Crisis, etc. So did all of this make sense to you, and do you see the differentiation in your own lives? Do you see your defaults? Do you see your strengths? And do you see the options that you might have in your day-to-day living to bring about a greater sense of Aliveness versus Simply Living? You are welcome to speak up. We know we have some Sages here. GLENN: Wouldn't the Goal be a factor in determining this search for truth, for being Alive? MICHAEL: Yes, it can be a factor, as well. We simply point out the Role and the Casting because they will always have a great deal of influence during a life. The Goal, and all of the other overleaves, will have equal influence, but what you can do is take each within a context and say that, for instance, if you have a goal of Re-evaluation or Growth, that you might have issues of Change and Crisis, or Vision and Hope. (We can go through all of the overleaves, but we think you can reference this later.) But within the context of a Goal, we remind you that a Goal does not necessarily describe you, or what you are; it describes the quality of life that you are extracting from the life, that you are looking for within the life to experience, and so if you have a Goal of Re-evaluation, you may be more inclined towards issues of Change and Crises, because it brings about experiences that will lend more to your Goal. SANDY: Michael, I am a Sage with Scholar casting, and from the beginning as you were describing the two sides, in each one, in each pair, I identified with one or the other, and I thought "Oh! Oh yeah, that's what I do! But I'm not a Server, I wonder why?" Then you went to Artisan, and on one side I identified with one more than the other, and I went "ok, why am I doing this?" It's like, I have all of these. Could you help me understand that? I mean, I know what you said about following the numbers and all that, but... MICHAEL: We suggest to you the cross-referencing [by Role/Casting/Overleaves] simply as a way to explore further, but all of these [factors for Aliveness] are relevant to all of you. It is not one area or another, although you may find yourself relating to one more than the other, we tried to put together a picture here that is a picture of an individual experiencing the whole of life. And these seven areas seem... [to offer a picture of what needs to be in place for bring about an Aliveness to the whole of life for everyone.] (battery died on the video and ended mid-channeling) END PART ONE BEGIN PART TWO (taken from video recorded as quickly as possible from Cheryl's phone) MICHAEL: .....to you as a form of helping to bring about a sense of wholeness and aliveness, and ask you a few questions as a form of bringing about doing things a little differently than usual, contributing to your first area of change. So, what we would ask is if any of you would like to share an idea that has come to you while listening to this, that you feel you would like to implement, for instance, starting tomorrow. What first came to mind to you to implement differently? SANDY: Ok, I'll go first. I would have to say that the first thing that really occurred to me that I really wanted to make a part of my life is to stop reacting as though life is something that just happens to me. I would really like to have a more positive attitude towards being in charge and making things happen but at the same time the only things that gets me scared of that is that I also feel its important when things don't go the way I planned, to be able to make the best of what is, and it's hard for me to understand how to reconcile those two things. MICHAEL: How to reconcile trying to create what you want, but allow room for ... Well, this goes back to what we described as simply control. There is a great difference between creation and control. If you look at your days, if you look at your life as something that needs to be controlled, then it will become painful when you lose control, when it's not something that you can manage. But when you look at your life as something that you are creating, what you do instead is that you are contributing to your days, you are participating in your days. You are not dividing yourself from the process as a way to control it, but you are shaping it, you are, for lack of a better word, creating it. When things do not go the way that you would like them to go, it is much like... and we usually do not speak in such poetic ways, but it is much like planting a seed, and having that [plant grow and the] flower bloom, you don't know exactly which direction it's going to grow, or how it's going to grow, or its strength, but your ability to respond to the needs of the moment is a form of creation. But to control a plant's growth, which is possible, we are not going to say that it's not, and it may not be the best analogy, but to control it is a form of monitoring that can become exhausting, and is a matter of stimulation and reaction. If it's going this way or that way, there's a reaction to it, but creation is the ability to respond to the moment's needs, if necessary. And we will also remind you to throw in looking at the spectrum that we have described in these seven areas and see what might help you in your situation, and in this case it might be to remind yourself of the concept of Spirit, that there are parts of this that you are not going to understand, and we are speaking from the lowest levels to the highest levels of it, when we say Spirit. Sometimes you just won't understand. This doesn't mean you can't continue trying to, it doesn't mean that you don't try, that you have to resign from trying to understand, but sometimes you won't, and sometimes you won't like what you've begun to understand fully, and the concept of Spirit can help you to recognize that it is a part of being Alive, is allowing room for those unknown factors. So do you see the difference between creation and control? SANDY: Yes. MICHAEL: And does this help you to look at a situation that may have gone awry, and see how responding to it is different from reacting to it? SANDY: Yes, very much. MICHAEL: Next question. CHERYL: I'm a scholar-cast warrior, and on the point of structure going to confinement, I've found the past few years, I've almost gone into a self imposed confinement, justifying it with things like a broken leg, and not being able to leave the house, or feeling like if I can't do anything about a situation I sort of retire into my "cave", and I'd like to sort of break out of that and be able to put a more productive structure into place rather than finding even physical reasons that I must remain confined. I don't enjoy it particularly, but I find safety in it in a weird way, and I'd like to change that. MICHAEL: And your question is how to break that? CHERYL: How to break the habit of a self imposed confinement when I find myself in situations of change or crisis where it almost becomes an excuse that I can't do anything about it because of this self imposed or physically imposed confinement, and I do have physical issues. MICHAEL: Yes, and that is a reality, that's simply a part of the Truth of your life. And to own that is its own form of Freedom. To work within that structure is its own form of Freedom. To use it as an excuse to retreat is a completely different angle, and you do recognize the difference between acknowledging the truth of the situation, and retreating by using it as an excuse; there is a difference. The way to break out of this is often very simple, and that is simply to do something different; to go to the larger picture of Change and implement something different. We don't think that we are telling you anything you don't already know, but it is very easy not to do the different thing. It is very easy to default, and that is fine. Giving yourself permission to have been doing it that way over time is its own form of Freedom. But implementing something different and following through with it looks like one of the only ways that you could break that pattern. So, to be more succinct, we would say that owning the confinements that are in place, the Truth of the reality of some of your limitations, allowing that to be the Truth, is its own form of Freedom. But if you want to do something within that structure, rather than thinking of it as restrictions or limitations, look at it as a structure, then it becomes a playground of Freedom in itself. Then you can choose within that what you can do differently. There are many things that we can suggest that you could do differently but those are personal matters and we can discuss this with you at another time, but that is the clearest we can get at this point, that you would just need to do something different. There are no magic answers beyond your own efforts. If you are not making the effort, then the change won't happen; then the Freedom won't be there, then the Truth won't be there, and then you'll lose your Vision. Your efforts, your participation, is the key. So if you have resigned to the default, which is fine, and a matter of choice, then there is nothing that is going to rescue you from that, except you. Do you understand? CHERYL: Yes, very much so. I understand that it requires action, but sometimes you don't know which direction to go. MICHAEL: If you are confused about which direction to go, then you would want to look at these options as clearly as possible and simply move in a direction that you feel is most appropriate and then, once you have explored that option, don't condemn yourself to having made a mistake, to give you further proof as to why you should have stayed confined. Retroactive confinement is just as powerful as current confinement, so looking at your past as a pattern of mistakes or as a pattern of bad judgment is its own prison, whereas looking at the opportunities and experiences, and the adventures that have come from these so called mistakes, (and we won't argue with you that it would be easy to call them mistakes, or easy to call them difficult directions,) but there was definitely a beauty in these that you may have overlooked. CHERYL. I agree, there is. MICHAEL: So, when you are looking ahead at all of your options, to avoid choosing those options is still a choice, but it won't move you forward. Moving forward, and knowing you can trust yourself to deal with it, to handle it, to adapt, and giving yourself credit for that, is the only way truly to break out of what you described as your confinement. Sometimes, the options ahead, based on where you are now, which is a result of past choices, can also look like whatever direction you go in, you're going to have to run through fire. CHERYL: (laughing) Yes, it feels like that sometimes. MICHAEL: And we would not disagree with you; we would not say that there was one safer route than another, or to even direct you in one safer route than another, as that would take away your choice, but it is valid that quite often you corner yourself in your life in a way that when you look up everything looks on fire, or everything looks underwater, however you would like to describe it. And you can still get somewhere through that. Getting through that opens up more options, and branching your way forward through your choices is the only way to get out of that space that looks surrounded by fire. We just wanted to throw that in because we don't mean to diminish the experience of being physical and looking up and feeling like your choices are extremely limited, or difficult in making as you move forward, and thinking it must be obvious what to do next, because it should be a beautiful, lovely route that stands out. Quite often, it's not. It's a rickety old bridge that's your only way forward. Next question, if there are any. GLENN: I'm a sage, artisan -cast, and I found great resonance in the concept of retreating into entertainment, distractions, not remaining creative. That's an area I would like to change. I've seen that behavior in myself. I know we are not dealing with polarities, but in the positive sense, you would want to remain creative, and not, as you say default and not let your choices... ...and the other part I resonate with is that, well I have difficulty with actually, is that... how do I see the beauty in many of the choices I have made? Some of them are... you mentioned the word awe, but I would say "awful." I am hoping to find a way to reframe that in a way that, going forward, will give positive results. MICHAEL: We will point out that as you grow within a lifetime, or across lifetimes, you are going to look back and see where things could have gone differently, where choices could have been made in a way that would be more to your liking from your current perspective. It is easy to just look back and see those moments, from "Oh God, look at that hairdo" to the awful, as you say; choices that have been made that impacted others [or yourself] in painful ways. The way to see the awe, and the Beauty is to translate that into the Innocence by looking back at your choices and honoring the Innocence in who you were, or who that person was, in the past. That person did not know, or have the same perception, that you do, now. So, condemning yourself to past choices that were made does not necessarily bring about the opportunity for creativity or the Truth. Instead, it locks you in the past, in a place that is not you anymore. Looking back and finding the Beauty and the innocence can allow the forgiveness that might be needed or required for you to move forward, which of course falls under the aliveness factor of Love. Forgiveness would be included in that. Looking back at yourself and finding the ability to embrace that, to honor the Innocence that was you, however "awful" it may have been, can help you to... telescope, or embrace those fragments [of yourself] that you left in time, to bring about an energy that allows for creativity and the Truth. Does this make sense to you? Does this work a little better? GLENN: Oh yes! Very much so. SANDY: I have a follow up on the same line there. In the process of looking for the Beauty in some of those, as Glenn put it, "awful" decisions, I'm wondering if some of this stuff might not connect with Karmic situations, agreements, monadal relationships. Wouldn't honoring those things some of the time, couldn't they have sometimes caused us to make decisions that from now, to the personality, might look awful, but to the Essence might look validating and fulfilling? MICHAEL: Yes, and that is one of the double--edged swords of being alive, or even living, is that Essence pretty much gets a kick out of everything. And this can be very disturbing to Personality, or to the physical self who has one life, and Essence is enjoying all of the struggles and difficulties and pain that you are going through, in its own way. Not in some sort of sadistic way, but in a way... in the same way that many of you go to the theater, or go to the movies, and lose yourselves in those experiences, knowing you are safe, knowing that you ARE safe and are not actually a part of that movie. Yes, it can resonate with you, it [the movie] can bring out emotions and experiences and fears, but it's not the whole truth, it's not the whole picture. Essence has a little bit of an edge on your life in that regard, that it knows that ultimately, you are safe. This can help you at times in your life, from the angle of looking at the factor that we have described as Spirit. It could also included in that sphere [of Spirit] that you are ultimately safe. You could call it safety, that ultimately, you are safe. That's a quality that falls under the heading of spirit. Recognizing that there is a part of you that may have gained something from what you've experienced, something that you probably at this point, or most likely at this point, do not understand. Give yourself time to understand it, give yourself room to grow into, or grow out of the experience that you've just had, or have had. But we will also point out here, that personality ultimately has the control over the choices within the lifetime. Essence will never override the choices of personality. Essence can have the greatest, most beautiful ideas for a lifetime, and personality is born, and finds itself in many more messes than Essence could have anticipated. So it could be considered a factor that some of the experiences that you go through are a part of a plan, if this is what you mean? SANDY: At least could be, in at least some situations. MICHAEL: You have to be a willing participant in those plans, for them to be implemented. The only time that it's not is in situations of karma, where someone has interfered with your choice. When someone interferes with your choice, in earlier lifetimes [younger soul ages], the karma was created. Karma is easily created, and it is a very dramatic and exciting experience for Essence, because when your choice is interrupted, a lot of reaction comes from this, and karma is basically the balancing of that [energy generated from] reaction. It's not black and white, it's not tit for tat, it's simply a balancing. But, as you grow older in soul age, you tend to RESPOND to interruptions of your choices rather than REACT to them. And so karma is less and less a factor in your life. So keeping that in mind, that there is an intelligence in your personality that goes beyond just this lifetime, or [an intelligence] that you have the capacity to access that goes beyond this lifetime, that can help you look at your daily life and experiences, that can look at the experiences that may have been karma, or created karma, and that your RESPONSES can help create the next moment rather than your REACTIONS causing more karma. So we wanted to throw that in there as an observation for where you are now as older souls, whereas in earlier lifetimes it may be true that you are knocked around a little bit like a pinball [in a pinball] machine, and you learn to, you learn within that structure how to maneuver. But even then, personality is a willing participant. Even in karmic payback, for lack of a better phrase, those [instances] are not imposed on you. SANDY: I think I understood that they weren't imposed, but what I was looking at in this, part is hypothetical, but in an earlier life, something happened between me and person B, and they owed me a karmic debt, let's say they killed me, and they've taken all this time, and that karma was never resolved, the debt was never repaid. Now here I am at an old level, and it may have happened at a baby level, and I happen to run across them again could that not lead me to make a decision in my relationship with that person that a few years later looking back at it I say "How could I have done such an awful thing?" Whereas really I was doing what, if I look at it from the point you're saying now, of awe, if I could understand it I would realize that it's a beautiful thing, that I was balancing this thing, and I shouldn't be kicking myself for what I did, because there was a good reason for it. MICHAEL: Yes, you could look at it from that perspective. SANDY: I am going to be more specific. Michael, is this okay? CYPRUS: They like it when we solve our own problems. SANDY: I have had a karmic relationship with a fragment whose life... I caused their death. I wasn't told that I killed them, but I caused their death, and so I had a debt to pay. An agreement was made to make that repayment by giving that person life this time, where they could be raised by someone who was their Essence twin, to be their parent, and I was going to repay the life by giving the life to that essence by the birth, [but giving the baby up for adoption]. So the debt was repaid by the birth. My personality obviously went along with that, and did all that, but for a good many years after that happened, I was sitting around going "How could I have done that? How could I have given away that child?" I could be in horror of the decision I had made but later with perceptive in the way we are talking about today, you could look at the awe of the whole thing, of how beautifully it all played out, that it didn't have to be an eye for an eye or a death for a death. The repayment was made, I judged myself harshly and wrongly for a really long time, but now I can see the beauty of the whole thing, that I couldn't see before. Not to diminish personality over essence but it is all kind of tied together, Karma and personality and essence, and that's what makes it awesome. CYPRUS: I agree with you that it is beautiful, but let's say you didn't have contact with Michael, and let's say you didn't have that opportunity, I think the concept is to be able to see the innocence in yourself at that time, and forgive that person without that external information, or without the pretty picture that you paint. I'm not saying that's doesn't make it easier, and that it's not the way to do it, but to be able to look at yourself without that knowledge and say "I did this, I did it out of innocence", and see the innocence in that decision ... not just forgiving yourself but forgiving others. So maybe even though it is a beautiful big picture, the concept is that you don't always know what that big picture is, you don't always have that all laid out for you all beautifully. And you have to be able to, in situations where you don't have that, still see the innocence in you. MICHAEL: Yes, as Cyprus points out, you may not have had the luxury of, and we use that word loosely, of having the insights that we would offer to you, (and even then you may have rejected them,) as a way of getting out of the pain that might have been caused by the choice of the past. So with or without the information that was shared with you about the past, it's still a matter of choice as to how you interpret the past, how you look at the past, and how you find the beauty of that. Another fragment may have looked at that and found the beauty or the innocence in his or her own way without our information, or another fragment may have received this picture of an awesome pattern of which he or she has taken a part and still left themselves completely condemned by that past choice. So the point that we are trying to make is that it does not matter what information you have, or lack of information you have, or how choices were made, or what influences may have been involved, your perception of the past is still a matter of choice, it's still a matter of interpretation. It is still a matter of finding the Beauty, the Truth, the Love... all of these factors that we have described as being a part of the whole life or a life that is felt as being Alive. All of these factors need to be owned by you when looking at your past, so that it can be interpreted more productively, more creatively, and with, for some of you, forgiveness. If we get lost in all of the causes, in all of the reasons, then you get lost in the default. You get lost in the stimulation. You can look back at the situation that you described, and see it as a beautiful pattern that essences were involved in, or you can look back at it and say from a very simple perspective "I made that choice, and it was the best choice that I could have made at the time." Whether you would choose differently or not is not a matter of reality, it is not a matter of concern. So we hope that we are conveying to you that all of the ingredients you are describing as being factors in the past are not as important as your perception of the past now. SANDY: I guess what I was trying to say in a very convoluted way is that if one defaults to beauty, if one can achieve a habit of defaulting to looking for the beauty, that whether or not you know those specifics, one can then accept the idea that everything happens in beauty, and if you happen to learn the details of it, that's swell, but even if you can't, if you can get to a place of defaulting to beauty you can make it your task of seeing beauty out of the situation. MICHAEL: Yes, except that you will never default to those areas because they require conscious participation. They require choice. So it will always be an active effort to interpret and see the Beauty in your past. We want to point that out because it is not something that you can work to finally achieve; that it will be [permanently] in place, and from now on everything will be beautiful. SANDY: Well no, I don't mean that's something that will happen, but won't it happen more often if you practice that? MICHAEL: It won't "happen," as much as you will make it happen. SANDY: You have to default to something. CYPRUS: Yeah, but Default is not the conscious choice, default is the automatic... it's the reaction, not the response. You have to learn to respond with seeing Beauty. The default is when you just... SANDY: Well that's what I want to do, to just change the default. CYPRUS: Well you'll have to make that choice time and time and time again. MICHAEL: That [default to being Alive] is not going to happen: it's a manual process, because you are not going to stop life from having chaos, you're not going to keep life from having crisis. You are not going to be able to avoid that part of life. Instead, the part that we described as being Alive, is being conscious, whereas defaulting to an area means you have excluded the possibility of the Aliveness factor; Beauty in this case. When you are in a moment of chaos and you make the choice to find the Beauty in it, then you have created a more spherical experience. We are not saying that once you have reached a place where you are able to see the Beauty in things, that everything will suddenly be beautiful, though it will become easier, or more second- nature if you will, to be able to find those patterns of innocence, Beauty, awe, and you will not feel so trapped in chaos, or any of the other defaults that we have described. CYPRUS: And sometimes you're not always ready to make that choice at the time, and maybe not even ten years later or twenty years later... you look back and you see that you made the choices, and now you feel more comfortable, more accepting, whatever, and you are able to see it, when you weren't able to see it when it was closer. It's not always immediate. MICHAEL: Which would go into the factor we have described as Spirit. Sometimes you simply won't understand at the time. And to give yourself room for that understanding and comprehension is a way of bringing Spirit to it. So it looks to us like we might want to wrap this up and if there is another question we will take it, otherwise we will conclude. KERRIN: I have a quick question. You brought up Spirit, and I'd like to know a little bit about why the supernatural comes as a default. There is much about the supernatural that is real. CHERYL: Just non-physical. MICHAEL: It is not surprising that the King would bring this up. We use the word "supernatural" specifically for the older souls simply because it can become very enticing to look for proof of "other," proof of the beyond, proof of something; another source. But as we said, even in this particular event that you are describing as channeling and we are speaking to you, there is no proof here that we are Michael, there is no proof here that Troy is not accessing some part of his own brain in a creative way that is simply misunderstood. Allowing that unknown factor to be a part of the process is bringing Spirit into the arena of your life. Being distracted with the proof of the experience may have made you miss out on all of the information that we shared here. Looking for the supernatural in this... if you would like us to make the pictures dance on the wall so that the rest of the information is valid, then you have lost Spirit, you have lost your openness to other avenues of information and source. So that is why we have pointed out the supernatural as a default for a lot of the older souls in particular. Because as you grow older and you start to ponder, and truly begin to embrace the idea of having a soul, in a more tangible way than in many of your other lifetimes, then it becomes a conundrum to say " I have accepted that I have a soul, now where is it?" And having contact with us in this way can help bring about the symptoms and the insight and the information that can help you towards that reality, but Spirit will never be able to truly prove itself to you. We will be able to prove to you our existence, for example, when we see you after this life and all of us "wave" at you. GROUP: (laughing) We'll wave right back. UNKNOWN: I have a question about seeing each other after this life. Do we actually get to a level where Michael will be moving on from the causal or another plane, and we have so many other journeys to make, so do we eventually meet up? MICHAEL: Oh, yes. UNKNOWN: Eons from now? MICHAEL: It won't be eons once you are outside of the physical plane because the concept of time takes on a completely different experience and dimension. It's very difficult to convey, but in your linear time it might be quite a while, but outside of this plane it's not quite the same. And as far as your "in between" lives, for instance, we have met with several of you in order to have this group, in general. Not all of you, but a lot of you in this room are here because of agreements that we talked to you about before this life. And it [our having contact with Michael between lives] could be likened to various continents on the same planet, so that there is always communication, and there is the ability to interact, albeit in some ways limited to a certain degree, but none of us are separate, none of us are divided. And eventually, yes, your entity, your cadre, your energy ring, will exponentially grow and learn and do whatever it wants to do in these other planes, and we don't want to use this phrase, but it's appropriate in terms of Time, will "catch up" with us, and merge in a way that, at this point, is a little incomprehensible while divided. UNKNOWN: I have another question. When this happens, do we go on to incarnate in other planets, or other realms? Or once we reach that causal plane and passed that in our own cadre/entity group, do we stop incarnating? MICHAEL: There will be at least two more incarnations for your entity, or your cadre, because you only have, while individuals, the five soul ages, while incarnating on your own... Infant through Old. Infant, Baby, Young, Mature, and Old. But there is still Transcendental and Infinite, and each of you, as an entity, will incarnate one more time somewhere, in some parallel, in some version of your world, to be a part of that experience. That way one fragment will incarnate to represent the experience of the entity as we have described for such people as Gandhi and Socrates being Transcendental. Christ and Buddha, for instance, being popular Infinite soul representations. So there will still be, at least, those two additional incarnations, and most often it will be within the planetary system where most of the rest of the population is still incarnate. UNKNOWN: The planetary system being earth? MICHAEL: Yes. But by the time you are reunited to a point of incarnating as Transcendental or Infinite souls, who knows where your people will be. GLENN: What are Michael's plans for the future? MICHAEL: We have our own relationship to what you could describe as an Entity Twin rather than Essence Twin. Part of our "future" is the merging with our Entity Twin. This twinning is a matter of mathematics and resonance. Within a cadre, for instance, and this is not by any means a constant, if two entities have a predominance of essence twins shared between those two entities, they are Entity Twins. And so, every entity has its own twin, in the same way that almost every essence has its own essence twin. And so, if we were to describe our "future," it's the process of integrating with our Entity Twin and we are working on that. UNKNOWN: Is it exciting? MICHAEL: That would be a matter of interpretation. It is a unique experience. [QUESTION INAUDIBLE, but possibly, "Will you incarnate as a Transcendental Soul and will we be around to experience that?"] MICHAEL: You will be long gone. And that is not a prediction, it is just a matter of looking at the patterns that appear to be in place, or the momentum. But we may incarnate, and we have done so already in a few parallels, incarnated as Transcendental. So it is not a new possibility. We don't really have to do it again in this particular parallel, because we have our channels where we teach in a different way. And in several of our parallels we are working in this same way. But, yes, in some parallels we have already incarnated as Transcendental souls. UNKNOWN: Nobody we'd know, huh? MICHAEL: It's a completely different parallel. [meaning, we wouldn't know the person, because they don't exist "here."] GLENN: I heard there are a couple of issues on what may happen with the next Infinite Soul, including a different Michael channel saying "look at all the trouble Jesus caused when he showed up." And that a soul might incarnate in multiple fragments in various places. So I'd like to hear your insights on all this. MICHAEL: IF the infinite soul manifests, and we've seen it come close a few times, and it usually will incarnate only as a matter of bringing Logos to bear, (which just translates into "helping get everybody back on the same page, to help get everybody moving in a similar shared direction,") but ironically, with the anticipation of the manifestation of the Infinite Soul coming, and having so many fragments being born to be a part of that, many of them very wise and very capable to contribute to humanity even while having a great handful of people causing what you would deem "trouble," has actually helped to bring humanity, people, sentients, back down into a similar perspective, a moving forward together. If you look at the arc of time from approximately the '60s to now, progressively, the world is getting smaller and that awareness in itself is similar to the impact that the Infinite Soul would have brought with the concepts of global village, "green" living; a more responsible dominion with life rather than a dominance over it.... so now all of the fragments who are incarnated are doing just that, so it doesn't require an Infinite Soul intervention, which is basically what an Infinite Soul experience is: a form of intervention for a sentient species. At this point it is looking like humanity is going to right itself in a way that will provide sanctuary for the life that is here currently, and also to help keep humanity, or the human bodies, available for incarnation. We will, however, validate that what we have seen of the next manifestation of the Infinite Soul is looking to show up in five different places because of the population. The amount of people on the planet is different from in the past, and having a representative in different places in the world, all represented by a similar theme of being a minority and represented as a child, a woman, a homosexual... we're not sure what the other two may have been, but the Infinite Soul representatives were what would be deemed a minority, a representative of the minority, and would help bring about the drastic changes that might have been needed. But we don't see that as being so necessary at this point. So, currently, it is a floating possibility. Does this answer your question? GLENN: yes MICHAEL: As humanity, or as a dominant sentient species, grows in maturity, then the forces at work that help sustain environment, that help sustain the life on the planet, (which we regard as devas, or devic energy), those devic energies begin to withdraw to a point where the dominant sentience is then responsible for caring for those life forms on the planet that have cared for by them up to that point. It is a process of any sentient species to gain that responsibility for the planet, for animals, for others, and this is why you are seeing so much upheaval in the environment, because the devic energies are not there to help correct it. There are not these "magical forces" to pick up the slack or repair the damages that the sentient species causes, and so this experience for sentience is very similar to a person over the growth of one lifetime, where a teenage child or rather a young adult, has to, at some point, learn to live on his own, and create his environment with some sense of responsibility. And so that is the case with a collective sentient species as well, on any planet. UNKNOWN: There are a lot of people on the planet who .... have really been trying to reconnect with these elementals and undo the damage that has happened. It was getting exciting and really tapping into that. Do you think we will really start reconnecting with the energies that are pulling out? MICHAEL: It's not a bad thing that they are "pulling out." What you are describing is parts of humanity finding themselves going where certain parts of the population recognizes the intimacy with these forces that will continue to remain in place, because there always will be some of amount of these forces, devas; it's just not of such an abundance that it takes up slack, or heals the impact from humans. So when these fragments are making an effort to reconnect, to communicate, to manage this network of devic energies, that is exactly where we would think your species would go. It's just that it becomes a more intimate and validated form of helping the environment and humanity itself. Do you understand? So it's not that devic energies are leaving because they are in a huff over humanity, but that it is just simply the way that it works when a planet houses a sentient species; there is simply no more room for new souls to be incarnated, and to have the Infant soul lifetimes that are so important to the beginning process of your grand cycle. And for those "new souls" that are here and shifting into bringing sentience to species such as Gorillas, you will find that the awareness of devic energy that is required for your own personal growth on the planet expands to include the possibility that dolphins and whales and gorillas have a similar concept of "soul." The only way that the Gorilla population will be able to continue in its exploration of housing souls is if humanity expands its awareness to consider these subtle energies in nature. To have a lot of species suddenly take sentience might not be easy to do. For instance, Elephants were up for consideration, but it's simply not a possibility that we can see because of many factors. The reason that we bring up the drop in devic energy is because as devic energies are participating in the various kingdoms, the mineral, the plant, the animal, they are exploring the possibilities of sentience within a planet, and as those possibilities diminish, so does their interest in the planet, and they move on to others. LU: Michael I have a question about machines, do machines or electronics have a specific energy? MICHAEL: Yes, eventually they can start to become of high interest to certain energies that you could describe as devic, yes. LU: Does that mean we can begin to communicate with them in some way? Can we as humans communicate with machines and electronics? MICHAEL: In what way are you speaking? LU: I find that when I have printer problems at work, I often ask the equipment what it needs or what it wants, open all the ports and doors and look around and try to communicate to see what has happened. MICHAEL: That is not quite the same thing as devic energies, no. That is just an intuitive process for solving problems. And it is an effective one, because when you are doing it from that angle you are not limiting your insights, you're not limiting your perspective, but you are inviting other perspectives, and this means opening up to Spirit, opening up to other sources that may be of help to you. Whether those are your guides or other spirits who happen to be in the room and helping point you in the right direction of a solution, we don't know, but as far as that printer housing devic energies, we wouldn't say that is necessarily true. We can say that the higher the intelligence of some processors, the more interesting it becomes to some versions of devic energy to explore those. LU: Do some high level CPUs and processors have sort of a hive soul? MICHAEL: Not on this planet, no. CHERYL: I have often wondered about the internet being... Well, I used to joke that God had an internet account because of so many coincidences, or our meeting certain people. Do non-physical energies have any influence over it [the internet], or is it just random when people come together, such as us through a medium such as the internet? Is it somehow directed? MICHAEL: We have talked about this before that there is a theory that is not quite accurate that says that you use ten percent of your brain, and that there is all of this other processing that is unused. And we have responded to say that that is not true, but that in this case, we could say that ninety percent of your brain is generating the reality that you are experiencing, is being used to generate the reality that you keep in place to organize and communicate and work with all of the things that you don't have to deal with in your daily perception. As a species grows, some of these concepts [floating in the reality-generating part of the brain] that are metaphysical or nonphysical come into being and they become tangible objects [through invention, or creation]. They become real life, useful tools such as the telephone [representing clairaudience], such as television [representing clairvision]. The concept of the Astral Plane is not unfamiliar to any of you because all of you have died and reincarnated, died and reincarnated, so you "know" the Astral Plane is there, at least that "ninety percent" of your brain does, and so somebody got the idea to create a network that mimicked or represented the Astral Plane. And so the internet is the physical idea of the Astral Plane made form, or at least into the limited idea of the Astral Plane at this point. The Internet relates to the dream state, to the astral plane, and to emotional and intellectual realms that are not necessarily within reach of your daily life, but the Internet allows that to come into your space in the same way that, when you are on the astral plane, it's always at your fingertips, as well. Except you don't have fingertips there. (laughter) So in answer to your question, no it [meeting people through the Internet] is not always random as there is very little true randomness in the Universe, but it does give you a tangible method of using the intangible parts of your brain to connect to other people around the world. And with that, we will wrap it up. Goodbye.
  15. This question was originally posted by Christian on 2/5/08. In the post on time and dependency, Michael commented that most people don't trust their Imagination/intuition enough to find it an asset. At least that is my understanding of the comment. What is Intuition? What is Imagination? Are they two sides of the same coin in that Intuition is more sub conscience and Imagination is more conscience driven? FROM MICHAEL: "Intuition" might be defined by us as "a synthesis of sensory input as a means to bypass reason and bring about direct perception." It is the negative pole of the Higher Emotional Center. Intuition is the negative pole only insofar as it describes the fact of divided parts coming together as inspiration, as compared to the lack of division in Love, the positive pole. "Imagination" is a function of the 7th Chakra and included in what we describe as the Higher Intellectual Center, representing the highest vibration "owned" by any fragment while in a body. It allows access to all variations on Truth, from reason to insight, from telepathy to Universal Truth. Imagination is distinct among Sentience and allows for access to probabilities. It could be said that "intuition" and "imagination" are "two sides of the same coin," or more accurately, "two sides of the same triad." The third factor involved here is "Creation," or Creativity, which is the method through which Intuition and Imagination are put into context and made effective.
  16. It is so awesome to see Michael's concept that "feelings are not the truth" make its way into mainstream insight!
  17. Janet

    Choices

    This question was originally posted by Lisa on 10/7/07. When does an individual stop the wrong choices and center on choices better suited for himself and his family? RESPONSE FROM MENTITY: When those "wrong" choices no longer serve him or her. No choice is made without the individual benefit considered first. In many cases of a "wrong" choice, it was merely a matter of not measuring the impact of that choice in terms of benefit. Often the process of choice falls to the individual default, which means falling into the realm of apparent convenience, or apparent ease, or apparent simplicity, etc. over Truth, Love, or Beauty (Energy), which are often seen as complicated investments or directions. While the choice for Truth, Love, and/or Energy can seem complicated, it is never complicated. What many mistake as complicated is actually complexity. Truth, Love, and Energy are complex in design as they weave into every element of a life in some way, but your practice of choosing in those directions is a simple, single step in that complexity. As we have stated before, and will state again, asking these three questions will help direct one in making choices: IS THIS TRUTH... (is this the truth... of what i want,; what i need; about my relationship; about me; about now...etc. is this inspiring) IS THIS LOVE... (will this bring love; will this allow love; will this feel good; will this help clarify my vision, etc. am i allowing/creating room for variation of form and content) IS THIS BEAUTIFUL... (is this pattern in harmony with me; is this direction encouraging; does this feel good; etc. does this bring me closer to me, to my life, to the world, etc.) Keep in mind that we speak of CHOICES, not Decisions. Decisions are the little points throughout your day that lead to Choice. Choices are pivotal moments, whereas Decisions are paths. The more consciously one makes Decisions, the more conscious the moment of Choice will be. In terms of the effect on family, only when the choices for the self take on a conscious awareness can that awareness then expand to include the benefits for family.
  18. September 5, 2002 Troy Tolley, Channel Open Floor [M_Entity] Hello, we are here. We understand the point of interest to be what is called the “energy report,” which consists of our perceptions of patterns found in shared consciousness within certain time frames and geographical locations as they impact individual and group potential choices. We will point out that we realize, to some, these reports seem to be highly practical and useable, while to others, the reports seem as silly as reading any “horoscope” in a national newspaper. We do find validity in the use of, and application of, the perceptions shared in the context of an Energy Report, but the use and practicality of the reports is dependent on a few factors. Our Energy Reports are only as useful as any other energy report, such as the Weather Report in your geographic locality. To the extent that actual, physical weather affects you, the Weather Reports in your area range from being vital for you, to being meaningless. Similarly, the Energy Reports we share are only as useful as your association with, and participation with, the collective energy we are speaking of. If you are inclined to be more psychologically or physically isolated, you will find less meaning in the reports. When we use the term “isolated,” we do not mean that in the “depressing” manner some may attribute to the word; we mean it literally, as usual, as in “free from external influences.” For instance, for some of the Older Souls, the perceptions shared in an Energy Report are meaningless when the Older Soul is striking a sense of independence in a life on some level from what they consider threats to his or her sense of freedom. Whether in a state of independence from, or in a state of high participation with, the collective energy of your area of the planet, the most practical use of the Energy Reports can be found in simply noting the patterns. YOU CANNOT RELY ON THEM, but you can use them as a reference, as with any other pattern of probability perceptions. When you note the patterns described, you may find you experience them internally or externally, and you may find that you experience them personally, or find yourself in a position to understand others who are experiencing the Energy. We share this qualification of the Reports so you can find ways to use them more than as a novelty, though you may choose to find novelty in the experience. We have no conditions on this exchange, of course. With all of that being said, we will now offer the Energy Report. As some of you suspect, yes, a shift in Energy has occurred in the past week or so, around the end of August. This shift was based in collective movement from a closed state of attempted healing, to a more open, vulnerable state of accessibility again, as you prepare for the end of the year and the shift at the end of September. When we say, “shift,” we usually mean this to reference a noticeable change in collective energy and focus, whether you take this as a shift in the concepts of Parallels or simply in the shift of shared ideals and perceptions. The shift at the end of August was a response to a need for closure for many fragments. Many on the planet in the past year have “lost” varying forms of relationships to the point of requiring Grief, while others have shifted their relationships into such a changed state as to render it “new,” implying a loss, even if this is not readily realized. Change always includes Loss in some way, so Grief can be a part of even the most joyous of occasions, as it is a means to process that Loss. This is why people cry at weddings and births, for instance. The crying, which is a biological reaction to Truth, is a tool of Grief, which is merely the acceptance of that new Truth, whether on a Personal, Global, or Universal Level. Over the month of September, the emphasis will be on Closure. This will require vulnerability and a high exchange of interaction to process collective Grief. Many of you may find yourselves in moments of depression and unshakable, vague grieving, seeming to be coming “from nowhere,” but this process is not relative to your daily environment at this point. Instead, the grieving may be your part of “carrying the weight” of collective Grief, as a means to help contribute to a release of the “old” and an acceptance of “new” truths, globally and personally. The new truths “in the air” this year have not been fully defined for each of you, but some of the truths suggested for acceptance include the truths of “vulnerability,” “the importance in choosing to Trust in the face of seeming threat,” “the truth of a shared planet with great amounts of pain that cannot be ignored anymore,” and “the fact that this has to change toward harmony.” We are not conclusively defining these truths we describe above, but defined them based on the collective consideration we see occurring. The shock of the United States being attacked has reverberated through nearly every soul involved on the planet at this time. While war and pain have always been a part of your species in some form, somehow, somewhere, the United States’ symbolism of strength and vulnerability has, for the first time, made a difference globally. That difference now is in the fact that once more, it has become even clearer that your species is a COLLECTIVE. The recent experience affected the world, and the patterns that led to the event started from all directions on your planet. Many are only now realizing you SHARE a world. Everyone lives in each other’s “back yard”. Ironically, due to the high amounts of Young Soul influences still in power, the means to move from Young Soul territorialism, competition, war, and division, is through its own means. The shift from one soul age to another is as much a process stemming from the passing soul age as it is from the soul age being incorporated. In other words, through the processes of what are hallmarks of the Young Soul contexts, the Mature Souls will take rise from that. Thus, a reaction to the events set forth last year from Young Souls are being SHARED as a means to draw people closer Maturely, rather than dismissed as “someone else’s problem.” With that being understood, it will help many of you to move through the rest of this year, let alone the next few weeks, as you realize that much of what you may be processing internally or dealing with externally may all be linked in some way to a collective process of grieving and acceptance of some great changes and new truths. We realize that there are always great changes and new truths, but it is the context that makes the difference. As mentioned before, there has always been war, there has always been threat, there have always been deaths on large scale, but NONE OF THIS has ever happened to YOU, collectively, NOW; therefore, the impact and reactions will be different. So, for the next few weeks, the keywords of CLOSURE and GRIEF may be helpful as you grasp to understand your own reactions and actions to the world and inner life. We emphasize that this is NOT an implication of some length of time of sadness, but that this process is much more of a possible celebration of change, once the reality of shared potential begins to set in. It would be suggested that each of you find ways to participate in groups more than you may have been in the past months. When we say this, we do not mean to simply be present in the group, but to actually BE A PART of the group, as part of its dynamic and rich sharing. Your agreements with those you have potential intimacy and exchange possible will begin to show up for you as you pass through September. As September closes, another shift will be occurring, but we will discuss this with you in more detail as that time arrives, if you choose. At this point, we will open for questions, if there are any. [ludmila] Does our group in particular have an agenda with shared griefs in losing loved ones? [M_Entity] We would not say that you have an “agenda with shared griefs,” but we can easily see that many of you have major life changes having been synchronized upon finding each other. The closer the Essences, the more inclined some of you will be toward synchronizing major events such as deaths and struggle and joy and celebration. This is especially true of those sharing Entities and Cadres. On another level, though, the synchronicity as experienced by many Older Souls at this time, is to bring a level of personal grief to the forefront of the life as a means to personalize the grief experienced collectively. Many Older Souls find the “rest of the world” to feel quite remote and even as you participate, there is a sense of division between you and that world. The personal grief along with the collective grief helps create a bridge for a shift on a much grander scale than if only one or the other were experienced. Of course, we do not say, nor do we imply, that deaths were set in motion simply as a means to heal a “bunch of strangers,” but rather that the consciousness of an animal companion or Essences participating in your life chose timings that did have some potential for this very thing. All Essences/Fragments and Consciousness, such as an intimate animal companion, does seek to have as much meaning in death as in life. [MaryBV] How is the energy effecting the President and Vice President? They seem out of control. [M_Entity] The fragments in question are trying to control a situation that is quite uncontrollable at this point. This does not mean it cannot be guided and managed, but it cannot be controlled. In the personal life of these fragments, the impact of opposing ideas, plans, pressure, and expectation are taking their toll. The fragment known as your President finds he is resorting to “puffing up,” rather than being as practical or graceful as he could be, if he could process pressure and possibilities better. At his most graceful, he is allowing the helpful influence of several other fragments who make up his Support Group, but at his worst, he is on his own, trying to establish his own independence in the middle of a mass event. [old] I felt this shift very powerfully...realized I had made a decision I have been wrestling with for some time – but wonder to what extent the impact was heightened by the 5th IM. [M_Entity] The means to differentiate is in that the 5th Internal Monad is INTERNAL ONLY, while the shifts occurring as part of the world are usually EXTERNAL. The 5th Internal Monad is a process of realizing Internally that you are complete or incomplete in your sense of accomplishing your Tasks attempted or not attempted in the 4th Internal Monad. In that process of realization, the emphasis is on how to now reap the joys of the life, to find recreation, to take time for you, to reclaim freedom. However that process takes is up to you, of course, but the process is internal, even if this leads to actions externally. The shift that is part of what we call the Energy Report is initiated EXTERNALLY and a result of influences, experiences, and observations in the outer world. Though this is initiated Externally, there will be Internal changes, depending on how you choose to adapt, resist, or assist the changes seen externally. A final consideration is a shift that occurs Externally, as part of a shift collectively, will be seen as more striking and surprising, than a shift from the process of an Internal Monad, which is a lengthy cumulative process. [LoriA] Is this energy shift the same across the country? [M_Entity] Yes, it is nearly global, though not entirely, such as Iceland being the most remotely affected. There will be effects seen in pockets of people and pockets of time, but by the end of September, nearly all of the planet will have closure to a sense of collectiveness. This does not mean solutions will have been found, but rather that a clearer definition and acceptance of your collectiveness will have been stabilized, more than likely. [LoriA] The mature souls rising are the countries saying no to war then? It doesn’t seem our [USA] mature souls are all that vocal? [M_Entity] The emphasis seems to have moved from protest to actual Action, which means the voices may not be heard, but the impact of choices in the personal life and community will web their way across the country and planet in ways that a cry against something cannot. Most fragments who cry out against something are usually doing so because of a seeming lack of choices or resources. Currently, many fragments are realizing that the smallest of actions and choice can make the difference between being happy and being harmful. This range of realization is new. This is not a new concept, but the actualizing of it is. [ShannonB] The news in this country is that the US government will soon invade Iraq, based on the idea that Iraq is stockpiling chemical weapons and building a nuclear bomb. Is there a genuine threat to the world from Saddam Hussein and Iraq, or is this just a fear or political opportunism on the part of the US military and the US President? Maybe in terms of percentage of probabilities? [M_Entity] It appears to be a valid threat. Though we do not have any channels or students involved directly with those participating in that drama, we do have access to records seeming to point to that threat being a reality. If it is not a reality, it is intended to be one, and this is enough for your government to feel justified in acting. There is as much political opportunism as there are valid responses to valid threats. The probability of invasion at this point, tonight, is still high, with 64% probability. However, we do see several fragments pressing for alternatives to invasion and war, and if these ideas can be implemented within a time frame acceptable by those who feel more immediately threatened, the percentage may drop drastically. This is part of the process during September, and if confirmation of invasion is not announced during that time, the probabilities have a high probability of lowering exponentially over October and November. [ShannonB] I meant not the probability of invasion, but the probability of mass destruction on the part of Iraq. [M_Entity] The probability of effects from the use of weapons, chemical or nuclear based, from the fragment Saddam Hussein or Iraq is at this point 28%. Within the factors considered for this probability, we include what appears to be Intentions, though these may not even be able to be carried forth. The response from the US on an emotional and collective level, along with the responses from many other countries in power, has at once intimidated all threats to the US and invited even more of a challenge and opportunity. We refer to the response to the attacks. If the next few months are handled well, the seeming stress of potential war or further attacks will continue to wane. We must conclude here, as our channel is finished working with us tonight. Good night. ADDITIONAL CHANNELING: If Shannon was asking about the probabilities of mass destruction TO Iraq: [M_Entity] This probability is currently 67% whether through destruction from outside forces or from within.
  19. December 12, 2004 Troy Tolley, Channel Michael Speaks (Online) – Open Floor [Michael_Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. We understand that this group will be “open floor”, so we will begin taking questions in the sequence we see that has been organized. [H2OSprtlvr] Now that the elections have somewhat calmed down, can you tell us if we are any closer to a change in the political arena, as in finding the problems with the voting process? [Michael_Entity] The problems with the voting system have already been found and have been known for quite some time. The issue is not in finding the problems, but in implementing changes to alleviate those problems. Unfortunately, the “problems” are actually to the benefit of many specific groups and the exploitation of those “problems” is “no problem” to them. We would say that the alleviation of those problems with the voting process is closer to being overhauled than ever before because those who are affected are now more acutely aware of the issues. Children born in the 1960’s through the 1980’s who were raised within a paradigm of “individuality and questioning authority” are now in positions wherein their questioning is taken seriously and not dismissed as rebellious. This refusal to submit to an authority without question is being refined and positively implemented in most cases. We say “positively” as meaning having consideration for the impact of that questioning on the general public. To simply rebel or to demand answers is not effective. There must be refinement and clear sanity in this effort to make such a drastic change to a rooted method of voting. After the recent Nexus, we have seen the effect of the questioning taking a surprisingly quiet turn, with any accusations and announcements being carefully examined and validated before launching. As we have said before, but will say again, we do not see your current process of voting to be in place much longer, though “much longer” to us is within 50 years. [Tibtyc] Good evening. This is Tibtyc (I think). Michael, do you have humour where you live? Do you laugh a lot, and how? Is humour and/or laughter something universal, or merely terrestrial? Some say Jesus never laughed. Does the Tao laugh, and can we join in the laughter? [Michael_Entity] Yes, we have a sense of humor, though from your perspective it may be quite “dry” or even startling. The known universe (as it exists as part of what we refer to as “TAO”) is built from three primary building blocks that can be described as TRUTH, LOVE, and ENERGY. While Physical, there are biological reactions to the pure experiences of any one of those building blocks. Tears are the biological reaction to Truth; Pleasure is the biological reaction to Love; and Laughter is the biological reaction to Energy (which can be translated as Oneness or Beauty). That which brings you laughter is that which implies a momentary, profound resonance. Some of you may believe that some laughter or humor is cruel, but that is not the case when it is genuine, even if you do not agree with the reasons or “tastes” of someone's humor. For instance, there are many non-physical entities who find the afterlife of many fragments to be quite humorous, particularly those who have constructed a “Hell”, but this is not a cruel humor. Humor is entirely based on Paradox, which finds its Resolution in Resonance. When some Entities see a fragment flailing in Hell, it is humorous because it is of the fragment's own making and this self-punishment does not have to be endured, which is the Paradox. The Resolution comes in the slow realization of the fragment that it is not necessary. The Resonance comes in the fact that “we have all been there.” We find many fragments methods of death to be particularly humorous, specifically those of the Expression Axis. We do not have bodies with which to laugh as you would recognize it, but we do “laugh.” [flimflamdamn] er, such as? (Sorry for the interruption but I just have to ask here!) [upstaate] really, such as? [Michael_Entity] One of your more humorous deaths, Leela, was approximately 4000 years ago while living as a brooding hunter who eschewed contact with people as a means to commune with and consume “nature.” [flimflamdamn] don’t tell me, I communed with a poisonous snake, or a bad mushroom. [Michael_Entity] You died on the horns of a buck after several days entangled there. [flimflamdamn] yeesh; ha ha [upstaate] ewe [kittlekats41] well, you did ask. . . [Michael_Entity] We admitted that our humor could be startling. [flimflamdamn] it's funny too [flimflamdamn] makes me wonder what the buck did! Anyway…. [Tibtyc] But can not humour be paradox-free? Just Recognition… [Michael_Entity] We do not know of genuine humor that is paradox-free. There is always an element of surprise, even with recognition, resolution, and resonance. And finally, if one considers that everything is an extension of Tao, then yes, Tao does experience laughter/humor. We will add that many of you can experience a most profound humor if you stop for one single moment and see the higher perspective of your life, including the drama, pain, and challenges. Sometimes a fragment who is extant can “get” the humor of his or her life and appreciate the absurdity of some of the events. If you can see the humor of your life, you are closer to Home than ever. [BradburySE] On “60 Minutes” a couple weeks ago, I saw a story about a 12-year old composing genius. His name is Jay Greenburg, I think, he’s been composing classical music since he was two. This says to me that someone who was not finished being a composer when he/she died came back as this boy and got right to work! Who was this boy before he was Jay Greenburg, and was he a known musical composer? [Michael_Entity] Many fragments who are deemed “child prodigies” are, indeed, completing a Cluster of lives focused on some creative theme, though this is not always the case. The fragment now known as Jay Greenberg is the current Personality of an Essence who is one of many Essences whose compositions were credited to other composers across history. The fragment in question helped create (or specifically created) compositions with or for the fragment who has come to be known as “Mozart.” This was not uncommon. This still remains a common method of publicizing creations, particularly in the field of music. As part of the theme of that fragment’s Cluster of lifetimes, we see that he is now focused on immediate recognition for his work, rather than humbly developing the submissive devotion to his art. [BradburySE] And being a “child” prodigy brings so much attention that would not be given to an adult, that his work could not possibly be credited to anyone but himself. [Michael_Entity] Precisely. [kittlekats41] How do devic energies and elementals fit into the overall physical scheme of things? Will they choose to become an ensouled species at some time or are they an evolutionary end unto themselves? [Michael_Entity] Devic Energies and “elementals” are placeholders of energy for consciousness to explore specific levels of interaction with a particular planet and its life-force. In its early stages, a planet is teeming with energies that act as caretakers and even creators/designers for life forms within the various kingdoms of life on that planet. More clearly stated: there are levels of caretaking that non-sentient consciousness can utilize as a means to explore the various kingdoms of life on a planet. Once the average soul age of a planet reaches Mature, these placeholders for caretaking begin to fall away. As the potential for choosing a sentient species falls away, so do the caretaking positions of a planet. The caretaking positions for the various kingdoms must then be fulfilled by the current sentient species. This means that as the planet has “taken care of” your species, there comes a point where your species must then “take care of” the planet. All levels of exploration of a planet are a potential end-point of interest to a consciousness, so the Devic kingdoms may be an evolutionary “end” for some. The entity known as Lazaris falls into this category. The continuing potential to sustain sentience within the species of the Gorilla appears to be the only avenue for “new souls” to explore beyond the Devic realms of your planet at this point. There is simply “no more room” for souls who are younger than Mature to truly experience the soul ages of growth. As it stands, the Gorillas will have a tremendously accelerated and condensed process of evolution as they follow in the vacuum created by the gap in average soul ages between species. We will also include as part of the realm of “caretaking” for your planet the realms of “gods and goddesses.” For the most part, “gods and goddesses” are merely concepts that then have various entities playing those “roles” for those who wish to utilize them. Different entities across time will play these roles as a means of teaching and learning, lending different interpretations of those gods and goddesses across time. We will add that the roles of gods and goddesses, depending on the concepts that sustain them, can be played by sentient or non-sentient consciousness. We, ourselves, found our students calling on us through the role of Apollo, or The Sun God, at the Oracles of Delphi. [upstaate] How much importance is it to have magnetic energy work to our physical beings in lieu of all the technology surrounding our environments? How much of this new technology that we have……i.e.; cell phones, power lines, microwaves, etc….affects our physical bodies and is it harming us? New Age science says that we need magnetic energy work to balance what is affecting us… “bombardment” is what they call it. [Tibtyc] I had the same question… Are they dangerous? [Michael_Entity] Is your final question about magnetic therapies or about the effects of your electronic society? [upstaate] both [Michael_Entity] We will respond to both, then. In response to the question of whether these energies are harmful to the human body, we would say that they are, though on fairly low levels and not any more harmful than the effects of your own Sun. In fact, we would say that certain rays of your Sun are more harmful than most electronic systems in which you must move. And while we do not trivialize the question, we would also say that most individual belief systems are even more harmful to the body than the Sun, diet, or Electronic influences. We include that statement merely as a means to put the term “harmful” into perspective. We have seen no validity to the use of magnets as treatments or preventions against electronic influences, but this is because the concept is limited at this point in development. The theories are flawed. The human body is highly adaptable, which is why it was chosen by your sentience. The bombardment of energy within a technological society is usually proportional to the adaptability of the body. The most detrimental aspect of your technological progress isn't found in the “waves”, but in the difficulty adapting to the glut of information that is accessible to you. The human psyche has not adapted well to the amount of information and input that is available. This is not to say that it will not adapt, but if there is an effect of detriment to the human, it is on the psyche, not the physical body. Of the energies you described earlier in your question, “microwaves” are the only energies we have seen to have an immediate and long-term effect on the physical body. The use of a microwave for cooking food appears to destroy nutritional value and suppress the Pineal Gland's function. [Tibtyc] Where does this put the Internet? [Michael_Entity] Ironically, what has come to be known as the Internet, with its immediate access to massive amounts of information, has the greatest potential for implementing the adaptation of the human psyche. This is because the Internet, as it becomes available to the average person, will eventually encourage the refinement of the individual's search for information. [upstaate] so, are we what we think or believe then, and only that? [Michael_Entity] It is more than a cliché to say that you are what you think. We would agree with that. [flimflamdamn] What are the chances for a healing of the rift between the Muslim world and the so-called “West”? I include Palestine-Israel and other parts of that region as well. The huge gulf in understanding and perception between us sometimes seems insurmountably huge. I feel like we are a tragically warring family. [Michael_Entity] The more contact the “Muslim world” has with the “West”, the more likely this rift would be healed. It is in the lack of exposure of one culture with another that divisions remain instilled. The chances are quite high that this rift would heal, then, as the world becomes “smaller”, though the process of healing may be bloody for many. The “gulf in understanding” can only truly be healed and bridged through education and reincarnation cycles. There are a multitude of probable futures for your planet from this point where all fragments lose interest in war within 100 years. Once the concepts of privacy, territory, and competition are redefined, your world will find the peace you now conceive as only probable. The most immediate implementation of Peace would be in the form of a massively devastating impact to life on Earth, while the more tedious, seemingly excruciating path would take approximately 100 years. But Peace is not impossible and it will happen. [flimflamdamn] hmm, I guess I'd prefer door #2 then – slow and painful! [flimflamdamn] I try to educate in my small way, but often feel so overwhelmed by the craziness on all sides. [Michael_Entity] Begin with healing your own rifts in perceptions and you greatly contribute to the process. It is not only in educating OTHERS that you may bring Peace, but in educating you, and living as an example. [flimflamdamn] what do you mean by “devastating impact to life on Earth? [Michael_Entity] We would include nuclear holocaust, meteor impact, and alien invasion under that phrase. [flimflamdamn] jeez [faldec] How likely would each be? flimflamdamn: yeah really [Michael_Entity] All are possible, but far less probable than most long-term implementations. The reason for the lack of interest in the “devastating” directions is because your world has already experienced those levels of devastation on large community and national levels. It has proven quite ineffective. They are “last resorts”, so to speak. We state these low probabilities as we see them, not as a means to offer false comfort. It may be of interest to you that most of what would be the devastating probabilities are played out on a mass level through the medium of film. This allows the secret intrigue to be experienced without the actual interruption of life as you know it. We will conclude here. Good night to each of you.
  20. DanielaS

    Energy Report: AUGUST 2015

    ENERGY REPORT August 2015 2015 OVERLEAVES ROLE: Scholar (emphasized all year) CENTER: H. Moving (default to Moving) (emphasized all year) GOAL: Submission (emphasized Jan - Mar) MODE: Caution (emphasized Apr - Jun) ATTITUDE: Stoic (emphasized Jul - Sep) CHIEF FEATURES: Stubbornness/Greed (emphasized Oct - Dec) AUGUST moves into the shift between the Negative Pole of Stoic and toward the potential of the Positive Pole, a precarious shift between Resignation and Tranquility. We say “precarious” because that shift away from Resignation may tend to come only after you “hit rock bottom,” or when you have exhausted your capacity to make excuses for yourself, for justifying your lack of effort, or your repetitive, fruitless efforts. For some, this may mean remaining trapped in Resignation, but for others, it means prompting a complete overhaul in Attitude, a shift toward an awakening in how your inner fuel is used. “Feelings” are not just emotional, not just of the body, but intellectual, as well. Feelings begin with thoughts, are reinforced by emotions, and then are felt in the body. This is part of why we have always said that the Attitude is key to the relief from your Chief Features. If you can change your Attitude, you can change everything. In other words, if you can change your thoughts (intellectual/attitude), you change how you see things and relate (emotions/mode), which can change what you do and how you feel (moving/goal). How you feel about a person, about life, about plans, about the future, the past, about anything is an indication of how you use your Attitude. Your “feelings” are not information. They are byproducts. They are results. This is not to say that feelings are not helpful, but we know that many of our students have been taught to “trust their feelings,” which can often translate into “what I have decided is true must be true.” We have said this before, and will say it again here: FEELINGS ARE NEVER THE TRUTH. Feelings are how you feel about the truth. Feelings are how you react to the truth. Feelings are how you navigate the truth. Feelings tell you how you feel. Feelings tell you the story of you in relation to the truth. Nothing else. To a great extent, then, feelings can be very helpful, but only when they are understood as YOUR STORY, NOT THE TRUTH. This is why it is important to trust your feelings. Because you benefit from learning your story. You benefit from understanding your story. You benefit from seeing the results of your processes and navigation of thoughts, emotions, and actions. But when you let feelings stand as indications of the truth, of fact, of any reality beyond you, then you fall prey to the negative poles of you that then trigger your Chief Features. Again, your feelings are beneficial and there for a reason. They show you the sum of your thoughts, emotions, and actions/reactions. But they are not the truth. If this is difficult to understand, consider these scenarios: A mother discovers that her child is gay. Her child “comes out” and frees himself from the fears imposed by society. She is devastated. She feels her son has betrayed her. She feels he has condemned her life, and his. Is this true? Has his choice caused all of these things? No. Of course, not. These feelings are merely the reflection of her story. Not the truth, and nothing to do with her son’s choices. It is how she feels about the truth, but her feelings are not the truth. Her feelings are as valid as anyone’s, but they are hers. A son “comes out” as gay, and his mother is devastated. She rejects him. She decides that she cannot accept him. He loses his mother. He feels the loss, the pain, and the sadness of all of this. Are his feelings fair? Do these feelings seem more justified than his mother’s? Of course they seem to be, but they are not. They are of the same stuff. They are his feelings about the truth, but they are not the truth. In other words, his feelings are a result of processing his mother’s choices, but they are not the truth about his worth, his value, his choice. His feelings are no indication of what he should or should not have done. They are his story. They are valid. Years later, the mother has a change of heart, an awakening, a realization, and embraces her son. He accepts this reunion and is relieved. Both are truly happy. Both feel happy, closer than ever, and inspired. Are these feelings the truth? No more than the pain of disappointment and shock. No more than the pain of rejection. “Good” feelings are still just your story. They are how you feel about the truth. They are never the truth. When the mother rejected the child, the truth was that he was gay. It was nothing more than that. When the son felt the pain and lost in the rejection, the truth was that his mother did not have the capacity to comprehend a truth. When both were elated with joy at their reunion, the feelings were about the truth of that reunion. The reunion was the truth, but how they felt about that was still their own stories. In each of the scenarios above, the truths can remain the same, and the feelings have been completely different. No feelings would have changed the truths. Feelings would have only told each about their part in the story. However, it is important to note: the more negative and restricted a feeling, the more it indicates that you have either rejected the truth, wish to change the truth, or do not understand the truth. Negative feelings are not bad. If you feel bad, you have rejected the truth, wish to change the truth, or do not have the whole truth. On the other side of this, if you feel good, you have accepted a truth, or some part of the truth, embrace that truth, or some part of it, and have a greater understanding of the truth, or some great part of it. And this brings us back to the Attitude of this year. The shift away from Resignation and toward Tranquility can only come with an acceptance of some truth, or some next part of a truth, can only come with the embrace of a truth, or some greater part of a truth, can only come as you gain a better understanding of the truth. What “the truth” is can be tricky to separate out from your feelings, but it is there, and it is often very simple. The truth is never very complicated. The truth can be complex, but not complicated. There is a difference. For many of our students, then, August is a month of picking through the rubble and jumble of feelings to find the simple truth, and begin the process of differentiating one’s story from the truth, of differentiating one’s feelings from the truth, so that the acceptance, change, and understanding can come, bringing with it the Tranquility. DATES OF INTEREST: August 7 - 11 -- ENERGY SHIFT - ACUTE FOCUS - For many of our students, this energy shift brings with it a highly-focused and intense look at something relevant to each. It looks as if it is a window where something that requires this kind of focus is allowed to have that focus, or the demand for that focus is high. August 14 -- NEXUS - CONVERGENCE - A set of “straggling” parallels appear to be on their way to returning to “this” parallel. These appear to be versions of you that “gave up” at one point, and stopped trying because of some hardships, obstacles, or struggles. Those parallels have gained momentum in healing and effort, and are merging into “this” parallel. The collective momentum may begin to be felt as your own effort, enthusiasm, and energy amplify. HELPFUL THOUGHTS OVER AUGUST: YOUR STORY IS YOUR STORY - Your feelings are not the truth. Your story is not the truth. It is your unique and wonderful and painful and terrifying interpretation of the truth. Listen to your story, but know that you are writing it. You can change your story. The story is yours. THE TRUTH IS SIMPLE - No matter how complicated your feelings, no matter how complicated your story, no matter how wonderful or painful your feelings, the truth that is involved is simple. If you are looking for the truth around which you tell your story, look for it in its simplicity.
  21. DanielaS

    Ask Michael - April 3, 2016

    Ask Michael - April 3, 2016 Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. We will begin with ViP VIP: Hi Michael. VIP: I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but do body types have positive and negative poles, and if so, do they vary according to whether the type is present as Nature, Appearance or Body? VIP: And, if so, could you choose one and give a brief description of its positive and negative pole as an example? Yes, Body Types have Positive and Negative Poles. An example could be LUNAR with a Positive Pole of Luminous and a Negative Pole of Pallid regarding Appearance, with Nature having Unattached as a Positive Pole and Childish as a Negative Pole, and Health as Sensitive in the Positive Pole and Resignation as Negative Pole. We will relay this to Troy so that a comprehensive listing can be added to your library. VIP: Ok, thank you Michael! Next, Daniela. DanielaS: Hi Michael. The March Energy Report said that on March 19 there would be a (mini) Nexus - Divergence: "This looks to be a minor shift that may be related to events generated by a high-profile event or person who represents the force of a population/collective. If this occurs, the effects would be in terms of narrowing paths forward." On March 22 th there was a terrorist attack in Brussels. Was this the high-profile event that ushered in the (mini) Nexus and if so could you elaborate on how paths forward were narrowed? Yes. March 19 appeared to us to be the marked shift toward a high profile event, and the event in Brussels seems to have been that event. We can only see that a pattern is emerging, and can assess upcoming probabilities based on that, but we wish to be clear that we did not "predict" this event. We differentiate prediction from assessing probabilities because prediction implies certainty while probabilities inherently consider even "last-minute" choice. This event reflected a shift relative to the recent Nexus in that patterns are growing "tighter and tighter" in regard to a breaking point for many people. The line of division between Soul Ages is deepening, so to speak, creating a void that will, eventually, be filled. As the division deepens it is creating a metaphorical gap, a fault line, throughout populations on a wider scale than has been the case in a long time. That fault line, or gap, is snapping even the most flexible and compassionate and inclusive of individuals to one "side" or the other. That gap is deepening and widening and this cannot be sustained, so it is contributing to the Turning Point of this year when the tension either gives way and erupts abruptly and shockingly among the masses, or a means of relieving that gap is offered up as a more productive solution. So the "narrowing" is in terms of the apparent sense that even if one did not actively choose so, he or she is likely to be forced to one "side" or the other, and that the resolution is leading only toward two scenarios: breakthrough or breakdown. Next, Connor. ConnorB: Hello Michael ConnorB: Can you convey an idea of what the afterlife was like for the first Humans to die? I'm curious because when the "gun jumpers" of our newly incarnating Design lived out their first lifetimes and died, they didn't have any cycled-off, more experienced friends to help them out. Was the afterlife very chaotic in the beginning? Most new Sentience is cared for by an established Sentience, so there are often plenty of experienced fragments ready to greet and support the newly dead of a new Sentient species. Remember that all Sentient species of a planet share the same Astral Plane. For example, Human and Cetacean Sentience has been supporting Gorilla fragments between lives. Mostly Human, but some Cetacean. For Humans, we had our own "caretakers" and then Cetacean. The constructs of these other Sentient species' own ideas of "afterlife" often inform those early lifetimes so that superstitions are born of the experiences between lives. There are two effects that seem to have been the most deeply affecting upon our earliest Human deaths/incarnations: One is along the lines of all variations on Shamanism, and the other is the deep, aching longing for a "home" that seems not to be of Earth. This is because precedence was set in those early afterlives by non-terrestrial relationships, and then Cetaceans informed us of more mystical relationships with the planet and its life forms. Keep in mind that the above is relative to the individual and his/her allowance of Review between lifetimes. In those instances there is teaching from those relationships we describe. However, most Infant Souls scramble desperately to return to a body and do so with little Review. ConnorB: I'm certainly looking forward to hanging out with dead dolphins. It is not unusual for the Astral interval to be "skipped" entirely and have back-to-back birth/death for several lives. ConnorB: Reminds me of waking up in the morning without remembering any dreams. It could be said to be chaotic, but it is a beautiful chaos that eventually leads to an awakening that perpetuates the evolution. ConnorB: Very cool, Michael, thank you. NEXT, Brian Brian_: Hi Michael. I realize this might be simplistic, but what is Truth? What is Love? What is Energy? We will say that Truth is that which True, or that which is in keeping with persistent and consistent understanding. This definition allows room for the 3 Levels of Truth that accommodate the Personal, Planetary, and Universal. Love is the gravity of souls. Energy is the indestructible, but infinitely variable and perpetual, fuel and form of a universe. Brian_: Could you expand upon "Love is the gravity of souls" ? In more material terms, it could be said that Love is a force generated by the vacuum of fragmentation. That vacuum cannot be sustained and is in a perpetual process of closing as a means to reunite fragments. In more spiritual terms, it could be said that Love is the process of remembering. There are many ways that we can respond to the questions of what these terms mean, but this is one way. NEXT, Becca. Becca: Hi Michael. I’m hoping you could elaborate on the themes and specialisations of some of the ‘less common’ cadres for us, today. Becca: You have previous provided some great information about cadres 1 and 2 who seem particularly common within these teaching communities (through some channels these are known as cadres 3 and 4, I believe), and I am hoping you might be able to tell us about other cadres, particularly cadres 7 – 9. Is there a reason it is so rare to come across members of these cadres and ‘higher’? Do they have a particular specialisation/focus of their own that draws them away from these teachings (e.g. are they predominantly younger souls, or have they cycled off already)? Thanks, and thanks for the beautiful responses you've given today. We have only one Cadre and Entity numbering system for a Sentience. All others are creative variations relative to an individual. There are variations of numbering and terms when expanding to include other Sentience, but we tend to emphasize the structure of Human Sentience in our teaching. Cadres 1, 2, 3, and 4 are higher in profile among our students because they are at the Cardinal end of the Energy Ring. These Cadres tend to lead the way in clearing paths, pioneering, experimenting, reaching out, exposing, questioning, integrating, inspiring, facilitating, etc. Cadre 4 specializes in mentoring and guiding and because of this has cycled off, acting as a resource of guides and support for all fragments of the Energy Ring. Because of the emphasis on Love by Cadre 1, and Knowledge by Cadre 2, and Compassion by Cadre 3, the fragments from these Cadres tend to create the network that allows the rest of the Energy Ring to explore in ways that bring a deep sense of safety and direction. When an Energy Ring makes its Agreements with its Teachers, the first 4 Cadres tend to "do all of the work" of directly accessing that teaching and this is then shared among the rest of the Energy Ring. In other words, many from Cadres 1-4 actually teach the teaching to the rest of the Cadre. This is not to say that Cadres 5 through 12 will not be among our active students recognizing our teaching, but many from those Cadres will tend to elect ambassadors or representatives, so to speak, who will work directly with us or a student from Cadres 1 - 4 and then make that information accessible to the Entities of that Cadre. While we have Agreements with all of your Energy Ring, the method of teaching you recognize as "channeling" and direct access to us is not how all of our students will learn from us. We focus on those active students who will then carry forward our teaching throughout the Energy Ring across lifetimes. This is an important dynamic because it is not often that such a method of teaching is actually available. It requires relatively prosperous and peaceful times for us to work through a channel, and even if the channel is available for this method, the students may not be. This is easier in older soul populations and paradigms, but there is no reason to wait for "perfect" states to begin our Agreements. So from among 12 Cadres, if we can get a stable "handful" to work directly with us, the teaching Agreements can be fulfilled any number of ways from there. As for Cadres 7, 8, and 9, we will say that Cadre 7 is focused on exploring decadence, pleasure, laughter, paradox, humor, and levity. Cadre 8 is focused on themes relative to profound responsibility, difficult choices, structure as a path of freedom, discipline. Cadre 9 is spread across the planet with many fragments directly involved in issues of social, political, and philosophical security, accountability, reality-checks, and anchoring awareness. A great deal of Cadre 9 perished in the "Twin Towers" of New York City. Though we can continue to expand our response, we will leave that for further exchanges. Becca: Thanks very much :) NEXT. We can take one or two more questions. AnnH: In the recent NYC Michael Speaks, you said “Pick your parallels wisely.” How does one pick a parallel? Can this be done consciously? We did not say that. AnnH: oops. I quoted it from the transcripts. DanielaS: It was a comment from one of the participants. Brian_: Can we though? AnnH: Oh, well. Can we pick parallels? Brian_: Either attract or repel parallels that we want? TyroneT: (lol) Parallels are always chosen and/or generated from choice. AnnH: Can we do this consciously and in what ways? The idea that one may be better than another is superficial speculation based on the degree of anticipated comfort. By the time "you" reach a point where parallels are converging or diverging, the choices that generate or lead you to a parallel have long been in effect. AnnH: ok Parallels are generated from cumulative effect. So our answer to your question is that, yes, you can consciously choose your parallels, but this is not like a menu at a restaurant where you pick and choose, or an intersection of streets at which you choose which way to turn. Instead, your active participation in consciously creating or moving toward a parallel is directly proportional to you practice in conscious choice on a daily basis. Think of it this way: The paths available upon reaching a branch from a parallel do not indicate options from which to choose at that moment, but indicate all directions that you will already go because of choices along the way. In other words, 3 paths at the intersection are not a prompt for choice, but a product of choice, and all three will be followed. We have worked with Troy on a detailed exploration of how parallels work and we suggest reminding him to direct you to this for more exploration. NEXT, final question Miia: Howdy Michael! Miia: I would like to get some more understanding about choice regarding parenting. Using myself as an example, I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant, and the feeling of responsibility (as I guess is quite normal) is getting almost daunting. I suppose the conflict here, at least for me personally, is the fundamental belief than everyone is responsible for themselves, and yet here I am, making really big decisions for another, very helpless human being. It is hard for me to relax and not feel very stressed about it, and I think one of the main reasons is that it just doesn't sit with the whole philosophy of choice for me. I am trying to think of it as, if something goes wrong, it *is* ultimately also that fragment's choice to agree to that experience. But it doesn't feel quite right, or good enough an explanation. Simply thinking "it is what it is, and just do your best", or "fears are illusion" or "trying to control everything is maya and only brings on anxiety" is just not cutting it in this situation, even if all those things were true. (The only thing I have found truly helpful is focusing on the moment, but that helps, well, for the moment ;)) Miia: So, what is your insight and advice for parents and parents-to-be, how to see through the, I suppose phobia, of possible threats (in my case, mainly but not only toxins, radiation and chemicals in our modern environment, homes and food etc), and the illusion of being solely responsible for the new human's well-being and "destiny"? Thanks! Miia, you are awake, and this is why the empty and inaccurate cliches no longer sit well with you. This is not just about parenting, but about being responsible as a conscious individual. All that happens TO an individual is not his or her choice. What one does with what happens to himself or herself is choice, but not always that which happens TO you. You cannot (always) control what happens TO you. That is simply a part of the dynamic and gamble of the Physical Plane, and what happens to you is often a byproduct of the range and impact of choice that exists for all fragments. In other words, if someone decides to harm you it does not mean you chose that. You may have made choices that led you to be in a position of vulnerability, but that is not the same thing as choosing to be harmed. If you contract an illness, it is not often because you chose to be sick. Illness can form from cumulative choices and behaviors that can lead to illnesses, but that does not mean the choice was to be sick. It is irresponsible and empty for any teaching to teach otherwise. Fears ARE often illusions, but the key element missing from this cliche is that fear is also informative. When you recognize fear, it is not helpful to look away, but rather to look closer. Fear informs you of threats, but your conscious sorting through those fears is the key to differentiating between what is speculative and what is legitimate. As for parenting, it is fair that you are concerned for the well-being of this new body because until that body is at least 7 years old, it is an extension of you on all levels. After 7 years old, the "nature" of the individual activates in a way that can then blend with or overturn the "nurture," but the first 7 years are entirely dependent upon nurture. If something goes "wrong," it is not necessarily because of choice on your part or that of the new Personality and its Essence. It is simply because the Physical Plane is inherently risky and scathing is a part of that risk. If you wish and choose to parent responsibly, let your fears inform you. Look at what concerns you. Educate yourself to your choices. Allow room for surprises and "curve balls" because they will come. Letting your fears inform you gives them a state of usefulness instead of distraction. Life is fragile. Life is messy. Life is chaotic. Miia: Oh man the hours of research and educating myself about all the choices =P Miia: I think its my Idealism that likes to fight against "chance" and "risk' existing. And yet, everything around you lives in some way. However fragile, messy, and chaotic life may be, the point is TO LIVE. And this is the final important note we can share in addition to letting your fears inform you. When you feel distracted by fears, by chance, by risk, by worry, it can be helpful to remind yourself that these are a part of LIFE. And you cannot forget to LIVE. And LET LIVE. In other words, no amount of safety and assurance is worth compromising the quality of living. As long as your fears are informing you so that you and your loved ones can live, then you are doing well. But if they interfere with the quality of living, then they are pointless. Remember to live. Miia: Nice :) Thank you. ! That is the best comfort one can bring to herself when life seems scary. We will conclude here for today. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye, for now.
  22. MICHAEL SPEAKS Online 010707 [stryper] My question deals with what seems to be a mis-definition. In the overleaves for this year it seem that Michael mention there would be much revealing of truths. The biological reaction being tears. Connotatively crying is usually called an emotional reaction. Yet the recognition of Truth is intellectual. So it seems to me that the definition is backwards. What am I missing here? [Michael Entity] Tears are the biological reaction to Truth; more accurately speaking, Tears are the biological response to the ACCEPTANCE of Truth. Acceptance is also Intellectually-based, or resonant to the Higher Intellect. People have come to associate Tears with Emotions because of the feelings that are often involved in the processing of Truth, and while the Emotional Center is used as a part of the process, so are other Centers, but the use of various Centers as a means to help integrate Truth does not mean that the symptom of Tears is linked to those Centers, specifically. Tears associated with sadness, elation, awe-inspiring beauty, happiness, excitement, pain, etc. are still provoked by the TRUTH of those experiences, not in the emotions fluctuating around those experiences. We have never said that Tears are not associated with Feelings, but they are not reactions or responses to Feelings. Another reason Tears are often thought to be associated with Emotion is because part of the blockage to Truth is frequently in the emotional realm. When that emotional blockage is breached, healed, transformed, etc, the acceptance of truth can be had, thus resulting in tears. Tears mean that there is no denying the truth of that moment or experience, ranging from a stubbed toe to the loss of a loved one, from a thrilling moment of clarity to a life-changing realization. [stryper] Would the removal of blockage be part of the relief people often feel after crying? (i.e. having intellectually known the truth, yet emotionally not accepting it) [Michael Entity] There are chemical compositions within Tears that are as biologically important to release as any other "waste," and in that release there is often relief. Often the "waste" is directly related to the build up of denials, distractions, false truths, emotional blockages, etc. [tkmppi] If one chooses one's Chief Feature very early, for instance at 12, what are the consequences for one's development? [Michael Entity] The greatest "consequence" we can see as a result of developing a Chief Negative Feature early in life is either a deeply-rooted rejection of the caretakers, or a deeply-dysfunctional attachment to the caretakers. This is because a Chief Negative Feature is usually not a habit of one's own behavior until approximately the teenage years, and the use of a Chief Feature before that time is usually one imposed by a caretaker, either through the modeling of that fear, or in the nurturing of that fear for the child. It is not that the child is the victim of this imposition, but simply that it is learned from a strong influence. Often a child who exhibits behavior that could be described as a Chief Negative Feature has not actually "chosen" this method of protection, but are merely feeding back, embodying, or complimenting the fears of the parents/caretakers. Until a child has begun the Third Internal Monad, it is safe to say that any exhibited fears are usually an extension of the caretakers' fears. [Kathryn] How does one recognize the start of the 5th IM and what are the various steps/levels experienced as one progresses through the monad? [Michael Entity] Though this question requires a session devoted to it entirely, we can respond briefly here. One can recognize most easily the entrance to the 5th Internal Monad by a strong emphasis in the life to RECREATE IT. The 5th Internal Monad is a process of evaluating the life and all of its accomplishments, fulfillments, agendas, goals, experiences, etc. and then RECREATING the life from a place that could be said to be from a philosophy of "If I knew then what I know now." If one equates one's age with a sense of conclusion or lack of time, then one has either NOT completed the Fourth Internal Monad, or one has completed it in a Negative Pole (which are virtually the same thing.) If one looks up and feels an inspiration to experience the freedom gained from knowledge extracted from previous experiences, then one is probably entering the 5th Internal Monad from a place of strong integration of the 4th Internal Monad. The 5th Internal Monad could be said to have a Positive Pole of RECREATION, and a Negative Pole of RESENTMENT. [Jon] What percentage of relationships is karmic (or in some way predetermined)? Does this mean that we are unable to choose whether to enter the relationship, or just that it is easier to enter (and harder to screw up)? [Michael Entity] Soul Age and Level play a great deal in the creation and burning of Karmic Ribbons related to relationships. The Older the soul, the less likely one is creating Karmic relationships, and the more likely one has burned most Karmic relationship ribbons. That being said, NO relationship is ever "predetermined." To engage in the creation of a Karmic relationship is more obviously a result of choice, but the entering into a relationship wrought with already-created Karma is also a result of choice. Karma is compelling because it is the "Food" of the soul. Much is gained from the creation and balance of Karma, not only on a personal level, but on a level that benefits all fragments and universes. So it takes very little to fall into a Karmic relationship for the sake of balance because inherent in all sentience is a default of balance and imbalance as a means of evolving. Personalities may beg to differ as to the benefit of Karma. Often the Personalities involved may stand in the way of balancing Karma and Essence will NEVER push a personality into a situation that is against a Personality's wishes. However, there are clever and enticing elements to Karma that are just as attractive to Personality as they are to Essence, but for different reasons: For the most part, the more "passionate" and "powerful" a relationship is in the beginning, the more Karma involved. The more addictive a person is to another person, the more Karmic that relationship already is. In fact, most of what has passed as "love" is merely Karmic compulsion. Your culture promotes this angle on relationships to the point of actually missing out on non-karmic relationships because those are actually "boring" by comparison. A Non-Karmic relationship may be "boring" by certain standards, but they are JUST as valuable and meaningful to Essence and Personality, especially to the Older Soul who now finds kindness, patience, honesty, intimacy, etc. which encourages a more internal challenge (or friction), to be more appealing than the more external friction of drama and intensity. NO relationship is of interest if it does not include FRICTION, however. What kind of Friction (internal and/or external) and the extent to which both parties are mutually inclined to deal with that Friction is the kind of relationship that will be created, and the extent to which a relationship will be healthy, fulfilling, long-term, etc. In short, with or without Karma, the choice is still yours. [Jon] Thank You, that is most enlightening. Yes... though I am still not sure what a "ribbon" is [Michael Entity] A "ribbon" is our term for the energetic bond that links one fragment to another after an imbalance has been created between the two of you. This "ribbon" is part of how and why each of you “finds” each other again through time and space. The "ribbon" is unbreakable without the mutual balance of the Karma. [Meredith k] I am having trouble getting along with younger souls, mostly around the area of projections, as I see it. I experience younger souls as blaming outer circumstances. I get so defensive. How not to take this so personally and be so upset? Often, in my "karmic relationship" If the "I" language is too personal, then, how to find peace with younger/different souls? [Michael Entity] One method of relating to Younger Souls is to actually embody and use the perception that you wish to impose on those Younger Souls. In that embodiment, there is an ironic freedom and adaptability that will be developed. In other words, you are doing to the Younger Souls what you are so annoyed with in them: Blaming. They merely challenge your personal truths that you have not quite accepted. This is why you find yourself defensive. Their words are merely your own internal voices being offered back to you. When you hear them, you feel anger because those are the same voices you struggle against within your own philosophies. It could be said, then, that your ability to soften your judgments against those who conflict with your truths will be the strength gained for softening your judgments against yourself for feeling victimized when you DID and DO feel victimized. You have taken a long and painful road from a constant sense of violation and victimization to a place of fragile strength and self-love, so these challenges to your developing truths are only a means through which you can gain a solid strength, rather than a fragile strength. There is a certain sense of satisfaction gained in your exchanges with those who challenge you. It helps to encourage your integration of changing personal truths, especially as others may reject those truths. This personal acceptance of your truths alongside the conflicting truths of others is the crux of your challenges, in general, for this life. It is not through others accepting your truths that you will find wholeness, but through your simply living them, yourself. [Meredith k] How can there be less friction/pain in this? [Michael Entity] Friction cannot be avoided. It is at the core of every evolving thing. However, the "pain" is merely a "red light" to alert you to your resistance. Pain is always a result of resistance in some form. Furthermore, Emotional Pain is always a result of INTERPRETATION alongside resistance. Emotional Pain is a result of resistance to the changing meaning that one has come to associate with certain symbols in life. When Emotional Pain is involved, it is an opportunity for bringing consciousness to the shifting structures of meaning within one’s Being. Rather than experiencing this shift as a form of healthy growth, Personalities get attached to one meaning, resisting the shift, and interpreting the experience as loss. In the end, it is not what happens TO you that matters as much as what you do with what happens to you, however much time, patience, and kindness that process may take. With that, we will conclude here for the night. Good night to each of you.
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