Ask Michael - Jan 3, 2016 MEntity: Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin. QUEUE IS NOW OPEN   Maureen:
I'm curious as to the process of intuition, perception, resonance, etc. specifically around the ‘reading’ of, or the resonating with, someone across physical distance, either through photographs, names, etc. (visual), recording (aural) psychometry (touch), or chatting online, etc., vs. being with someone in person. Are there different levels, stages, rings, etc. of resonance, perception or intuition? Have I included too much in a grouping? Do these need to be parsed out differently?   I'm asking this is as it often surprises me that, no matter how well I know someone, online, by phone, by photograph, etc., or how intuitive I am, it FEELS different in person. Not in a way like I was ‘wrong’ but in the way that people seem to be much more, in ‘the flesh’. They seem to come into focus better. They are often more rounded, warmer, clearer, darker, etc. It’s like we can't dismiss the weight or palpability of what we experience (…or I can't), through the sheer presence of another, while we're on the physical plane.   What am I seeing/sensing here? I'm also wondering if this isn't a much more common experience, or process, than many realize but because it happens at a mostly subconscious level it may be missed.   MEntity:
Distance and Time are not factors when there is a valid "reading" by one individual of another individual. Clarity will remain dependent upon the strength of intuition, psychic capacity, resonance, reception, etc.   However, whether in person or at a distance, the reader will still have his or her art of imagination and degree of projection to navigate and manage.   Projection can alter the clarity of a reading in person and at a distance.   Imagination fuels intuition and synthesis of input, so the more raw and unrefined, the more likely the imagination is filling in the gaps rather than finding and acknowledging the gaps.   The physical presence of a person does not lend greater or lesser accuracy, but the individual who is reading may find some preferences for degrees of proximity.   Maureen: Can the projection of the person being read, for example, how one wants to be seen "publically" through photos, etc., also affect what the reader perceives?   MEntity: If one prefers closer proximity, there can tend to be more comfort found in how a person wishes to present or be himself or herself, or how that person wishes to be seen. For those who prefer distance, there may be an awareness that the reader may be too inclined to please rather than offer insight.   Maureen: Thank you!   MEntity:
In other words, a reader who likes closer proximity may prefer to see the immediate effects of reading so as to adjust information based on subtle or not-so-subtle feedback. Those readers who prefer distance may recognize that they are too inclined to use that feedback to alter insight to please, rather than inform.   So there is no standard or circles or levels here. There are only degrees of clarity, comfort, art, and preference.   We will say that your observation about the presence of an individual is valid. The physical presence of an individual while in the Physical Plane carries with it references that are of this dimension that cannot be read without that presence.   By "physical presence" we mean voice at the very least, and video, or actual in-person interaction.   Maureen: Thank you.   MEntity:
Reading photos is one of the means most susceptible to projection and inaccuracy.   A snapshot in time, a posed image, a behavior caught within a specific context, etc. do not help much with the clarity of intuition, etc.   A photo can help a reader to connect to an individual, but not always resonate with that individual. There is a difference between Connection and Resonance.   Connection is separate parts linked by something between, while Resonance removes that "something between."   Janet: Michael, for the last couple of years at this time you have given us a list of the 7 elements that prompt learning for the year, in the form of questions to ask ourselves. Can you provide the 7 elements that prompt our learning in this Server year?   MEntity: ONE - Will you make the effort to care enough?
(Are you willing to do the work that caring invites you to do?)   TWO - Are you willing to care only because you care?
(caring for the sake and reward of caring)   THREE - Can you care about "the world," "others," and yourself at the same time?   FOUR - Are you willing to step back, rest, and recover when you feel you are no longer effective in caring?
(caring for yourself as your primary fuel, and not as your last resort).   FIVE - Are you willing to respond rather than react?   SIX - Are you willing stop being unintentionally or intentionally hurtful (to yourself or others)?   SEVEN - Are you willing to trust your impulses, instincts, and do the work of providing your very basic needs?   All of the above questions speak to the heightened invitation to care in a Server year.   Janet: Thank you Michael.   MEntity:
In a year when the invitation to care is heightened, the concept is not enough. There is work to do. There is rest required. There are priorities of distribution of fuel for the capacity to continue caring.   The idea of reward and benefit from caring may keep some from caring if the results are not immediate, but the Server year comes when long-term care is needed for preferred changes to come and for safe development to be secured.   The above elements of the Server year can help you to check in and determine where you are and what might need to be done at any given moment.   PeterK: My understanding is that Astral matter is very malleable and that one may form it into whatever one wishes. What are the properties and characteristics of Astral matter that give it such flexibility?   MEntity:
Astral matter is, basically, a less-dense form of Physical matter, so it retains a great deal of the same properties that govern the Physical Plane, but while Physical matter is locked/frozen, if you will, in time and space, Astral matter is not.   Imagine all Planes as having the same matter, but because of the different states of those Planes, that matter behaves differently.   Water can be ice (solid), liquid, vapor (gas). The Physical Plane is like ice, while the Astral is like liquid. The Ice "floats" in the water, or the Physical Plane emerges from the Astral.   Another way to understand how the Astral works is that the Physical Plane is based in Matter, while the Astral is based in Energy.   The Astral, then, could be said to be a vast range of properties more akin to properties of light, but far more than are understood while Physical.   This is a topic worthy of a full exploration.   For now, these simplistic responses will have to do.   PeterK: Thank you very much.   JanaK: Hello Michael, is the theory of Anima and Animus (as per Jungian psychology) a valid one? Can you expand on the topic (within time limit)?   MEntity:
Yes, there is validity here. In our teaching, we have elaborated upon this as the 7 Female Archetypes and 7 Male Archetypes. Every Personality carries within him or her a combination. These have profound effects upon relationships, effectiveness in the world, and behaviors.   We can elaborate upon these in a dedicated topic so that the full context can be shared, because the Male/Focused, Female/Creative Energy Ratios, as well as the Physiological and Psychological gender play roles in determining one's Anima/Animus and what the positive and negative traits are.   But the short answer is that there is validity.   JanaK: Thank you, can I just ask - am I right that you have not shared this via Troy?   MEntity: We have, but we did so in his early years with us.   AnnH: Many John F Kennedy assassination theories out there. In MFM, you said that JFK had a PCF of Martyrdom and he married a woman he did not love. If I recall rightly, the inference was that it was to please family/political wishes. Also in MFM there was a brief interchange in which it was channeled that you agreed his assassination was cosmically influenced. (Can't find the relevant quote). So here is my question: What was behind the JFK assassination? Was Lee Harvey Oswald a "patsy" as he claimed? Is anyone on the right track with this, one of the most controversial subjects in 20th century US history?   MEntity:
The "cosmic" element referenced is about the patterns that cycle across time and become historically significant, acting as turning points, or as a kind of "corner" on the path of time.   "Corners" in the path of time can tend to be replications or mirrored events that act in similar ways for Sentience, such as that of "JFK" and Abraham Lincoln.   These cosmic influences are not from outside forces, but are generated by Sentience and its patterns of choice, action, thoughts, and emotions.   AnnH: Unlike Garfield or McKinley, but like MLK and Malcolm X   MEntity:
The primary motivation for the assassination was the pending legalization of recreational and medicinal drugs. There were other factors, and this may seem petty at this point in history, but the potential loss of revenue on marijuana generated a fantastic panic.   Lee Harvey Oswald was, indeed, a "patsy," and was fairly clueless.   We think there is a subtle, but significant, trail of documented deliberations, discussions, and debates about pressing forward with legalizing recreational drugs in a way that could remove the power from illegal sources and become not only a source of income for the government, but help avoid the rising fears, arrests, and imprisonment around the use of drugs.   It could have "changed everything."   AnnH: Wow. Like the prison industrial complex. So who killed him?   MEntity: In the few parallels where this President was not assassinated and the legalization moved forward, the medical industry shifted drastically toward more balance with holistic and homeopathic treatments/cures alongside emergency allopathic fixes, and the wedge among "races" was diminished greatly as the prison industrial complex could not gain footing.   International relationships improved, as well, when other countries followed lead and reduced the impact of underground, illegal forces.   Though there were three individuals involved, a private military sniper was the one who actually killed the man known as John.   AnnH: From where? The School Book Depository? The grassy knoll?   JanaK: how could have killing him alone make such a difference?   MEntity: We are not certain how to describe the location, but it was outside near/through a fence.   Brian: Hi Michael. This might be similar to Maureen's question, but could you please comment on the nature of "psychic bonds" or "psychic links' between two people and how to strengthen those? How might one "see" or "hear" the other through those links, or is it limited to a "knowing" that the other is present in the form of thinking of the other person?   MEntity:
The more mutual and acknowledged the bond, the more expanded the effects. Though these kinds of bonds can be "one-sided" to some extent, the clarity is increased with mutuality.   In addition to the mutuality, actual practice would need to be in place for developing more conscious ranges of effect. The subconscious and unconscious effects are in place "no matter what," but if more conscious control is sought, it requires practice.   Practice includes literal testing of clarity and communication, such as one person thinking of the other at a certain time of day while the other notes when he or she senses that thought.   Or requesting a phone call and seeing if the other responds. Or "sending" a color to see if the other receives it.   These are ways to increase more conscious, practical, and useful uses of that bonding, but we should point out that most benefits of psychic bonding or linking are related to understanding, compassion, intimacy, acceptance, etc.   That is when the "real tests" can come into play.   Psychic bonding does not require explanations, excuses, or blame, but builds upon a profound trust.   The "knowing" expands exponentially from sensing the thoughts of the other person into fully comprehending and trusting the entire range of motivations and intent of the other.   Diane_HB: This is Tex's question: It seems to me that when the body dies, the personality is in for a rather rude awakening, as all of its beliefs and self-concepts are no longer supported by the physical existence of a body. If the personality thought of the earth life as "real," not just an experience, then its reality had to die too. This extreme loss of emotional investment would have an extreme consequence. If this supposition is correct, how is loss this dealt with after death? Is a lot of our between-life study motivated by overcoming a sense of loss?   MEntity:
What you speak of here is the process of the 6th and 7th Internal Monads. It is true that death can be a "rude awakening," particularly when a Personality has not embraced its mortality.   Most Personalities for fragments with Soul Ages below 3rd Level Mature have a very difficult time with death. This is why it is considered by so many as something to ignore, avoid, prevent, or fear.   The "higher" the Level of the Soul Age, the more likely death is embraced, at least within the contexts natural to the particular Soul Age. It is not true that the "reality" dies with the life, however.   Every lifetime has the option of either repeating in a kind of "groundhog day" recycling that plays out variations on the path of that life, or the life can continue beyond death in a replicated state in the Astral.   Both of these are most likely in the early Levels of a Soul Age and then "wrap up" before moving into the next Soul Age.   Diane_HB: Tex: and these processes are taking place only by the personality, not the Essence?   MEntity:
Both   There are rude awakenings, but once the initial shock wears off and Essence is remembered, the experience is quite elating and blissful. Especially when loved ones, both alive and dead, are on hand for greeting.   Reading more on the 6th and 7th Internal Monads can help understand how best to move toward one's exit from the life.   DianeHB: Thank you   TyroneTT: If there's enough energy or time, can I have the 7 behaviors for transforming the chief feature of Martyrdom? Like the ones we've gotten for Impatience, Self-Deprecation and Arrogance   MEntity:
We suggest leaving this question posed in your final transcript and we will add for Troy to edit in when we return with greater focus through Troy.   We must conclude for today. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye, for now.   UPDATED 2/17/2016: to include the answer to Tyrone's question on the 7 behaviors for transforming the chief feature of Martyrdom:   MEntity:
ONE - NOT EVERYTHING NEEDS FIXING - it is important for those in Martyrdom to remember that not everything needs to be fixed.   TWO - YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN FIX IT - even when something may need fixing, you are not always the one necessary for fixing it.   THREE - THE ONLY SPACE YOU OWN IS YOU - for those in Martyrdom it can be a struggle to control the space around the self, but the self is the only boundary that is truly owned by you. You end where your skin ends. It is okay to expand into the space around you, but you cannot always control that space.   FOUR - YOU ARE A SURVIVOR (not a victim) - If you are alive, you are a survivor. It is undermining to your efforts to navigate life if you presume you are a victim, but it can be empowering to remind yourself that you are a survivor, that you care enough to continue, that your struggle does not define you, but guides you.   FIVE - YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY SURVIVOR - there are true victims in life, and true survivors. True victims have been harmed in ways that force the choices of life toward survival, but victimhood only exists to the extent that one resigns from making choices. Others are surviving along with you in life, and it can be helpful to reach out so that a network of strength can be built, instead of ignoring this survival bond.   SIX - YOU CAN SEE FURTHER THAN YOU THINK - you may be dealing with survival and boundaries and control to the point where you seem to only be able to see what is in front of you, but you can see further than this. Look forward, look further, look beyond. There are truths and inspiration there that can help guide you.   SEVEN - BE NICE - those in Martyrdom can sometimes think it is justified to be difficult, to ignore boundaries, to uphold expectations and entitlement, to fault others for unhappiness, etc. And this often nurtures a license to be insensitive to others until someone is sensitive enough to break through and save you from your Martyrdom.   No life needs to be perfect before being nice. And being nice brings a great wave of support and more valid control over the life than one might expect, and certainly in more effective ways than being difficult can bring.