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KurtisM

This is a profoundly beautiful session.
I'm going to start incorporating this awareness more.

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DianeHB

Thanks for commenting and bumping this, Kurtis. I've been reading and thinking about addiction and wondering what Michael had to say about its cause and healing. I decided to reread this when I saw it on the feed, and to my pleasant surprise there are significant portions on addiction. 

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Christopher LeBlanc

@DianeHB I read this great Huffpost article on the importance of understanding addiction in terms of intimacy a few years ago, published just weeks before this gem of an OMW.  "...if Intimacy has fallen into NEED for too long, and that Need is not allowed or addressed, then the shift toward Addiction begins." explains so much of the science from this article:

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"Professor Peter Cohen argues that human beings have a deep need to bond and form connections. It’s how we get our satisfaction. If we can’t connect with each other, we will connect with anything we can find — the whirr of a roulette wheel or the prick of a syringe. He says we should stop talking about ‘addiction’ altogether, and instead call it ‘bonding.’ A heroin addict has bonded with heroin because she couldn’t bond as fully with anything else.  So the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection.....The rise of addiction is a symptom of a deeper sickness in the way we live — constantly directing our gaze towards the next shiny object we should buy, rather than the human beings all around us.  The writer George Monbiot has called this “the age of loneliness.” We have created human societies where it is easier for people to become cut off from all human connections than ever before...We need now to talk about social recovery — how we all recover, together, from the sickness of isolation that is sinking on us like a thick fog.  But this new evidence isn’t just a challenge to us politically. It doesn’t just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts."

 

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ClaireC

@Christopher LeBlancThanks so much for this link, Chris.  This really has helped me in gaining a clearer understanding of addiction.  The root of it has eluded me until now.

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Christopher LeBlanc

 @ClaireC It is my distinct pleasure :) In fact, I spent the day searching through my many MT documents saved on my computer from various sources for the word “intimacy” just to try discover in how many different contexts our Michaels have actually explored this concept and found some real gems. Please excuse some of the more extended references that have made this ridiculously long and jumbled for a reply comment, but with such useful and insightful wisdom, it’s truly a challenge to know where to draw the line of what not to post! It’s synchronicitous the first instances of “intimacy” I found were also a HuffPost article posted by Geraldine and TED talk by Giedre during those same few weeks of January 2014. It all certainly proves Michaels point that they have had much to say on this truly fundamental subject over their years of communication with us.

 

Vulnerability and Intimacy Posted by Geraldine B on January 28, 2014 at 4:45pm http://truthloveenergy.ning.com/profiles/blogs/vulnerability-and-intimacy

 

One of the undercurrents of many of our negative poles and Life Tasks is to work with Vulnerability and Intimacy, and while Michael has discussed it in detail, sometimes, they lack the nuances of how it works. This is an excellent article that's worth a read - The Power of Vulnerability by Christine Hassler. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christine-hassler/conscious-relationships_b_4644661.html?ref=topbar

 

Comment by Giedre on January 31, 2014 at 9:48am

Love this TED video→ Brene Brown: "The power of vulnerability"

 

 

 

 

From Bill Getman’s Session Offerings for the Seven Oaks Gathering in 2014:

3/ "The Fish Model of Relationship: Preserving Intimacy in Your Intimate Relationships". In it we will explore the current model for relationship which most people use, the Puzzle Piece model, whereby you chose people for relationship on the basis of their outlines and shared interests, and contrast it with another model, the Fish Model, which is based on overlap rather than edge contact, shared space rather than complementary space. We will then explore the idea of the levels of intimacy and see how each model fares as a tool for achieving essence contact which is, after all, the meaning of true intimacy.
 

And from Barbara Taylor for 7Oaks 2014:

2/ "The 12 Forms of Intimacy" - the multiple ways we relate to others and to ourselves

 

 

from OMW Workshop Transcript - "Loving and Being Loved" (02/05/11) a four-and-a-half hour! channeling Posted by Geraldine B on February 5, 2011 at 8:46pm in OMW Member Support

 

...Each of your Personalities come equipped with tendencies that are described by Overleaves.

Those Overleaves and their tendencies color the pursuit and receipt of experiences that are about Loving and Being Loved.

The Choices and Decisions made by Personality set up the experiences and opportunities for Essence to then Love and Be Loved.

The more one is manifesting Essence, then the more the Personality shares in those experiences.

The paths that Personality takes toward Love are universal among Sentience: Intimate, Social, and Task Paths.

Or put another way: Inspirational/Emotional Paths, Expressive/Intellectual Paths, and Action/Moving Paths.

Depending on the Path that you are focused on, certain parts of your Personality/Overleaves will be ignited and ignite in others.

In general, when it comes to Intimate Paths, the Modes are ignited as the means of pursuing Love. Social Paths ignite the Attitudes; and Task Paths ignite the Goal.

True Love, or the Manifestation of Essence through two or more fragments, of course, ignites all of these.

For the most part, when you want to grow closer to someone, you tend to Give and Receive through the Modes. You explore each others' Modes, and your Mode describes what you find as attractive about another person that you might pursue.

For the most part, when you socialize, you present your Attitudes as your means of exchange. This means at new gatherings, reunions, and often in the work place, you are seeing each others' Attitudes play our more prominently than the other Overleaves.

This is why politics get so involved in groups, because the Attitudes are the hub of the Personality, and most susceptible to defense/Chief Features, so gossiping, cliques, and "like-mindedness" bonding occurs.

For the most part, when sharing a focus on Tasks or projects, your Goals will rise to prominence.

Knowing which of your Overleaves, or which of the Overleaves of another, might be of emphasis, can help bring more consciousness to the exchanges and experiences, thus giving greater opportunities for the Personality to Realize and Experience Love.

For instance, a person is Passion Mode is most attracted to the Soul Age of another fragment, because this taps into a kind of transcendence above time and space that Passion Mode tends toward. For those in Passion Mode, yesterday is not much different from tomorrow in terms of measuring time and space.

However, Passion Mode often needs an anchor in time and space, and can tend to use those with whom he or she is trying to love, so those fragments become extensions of the person in Passion Mode, representing him or her.

Understanding this about Passion Mode can help bring both the person in Passion Mode into an awareness of these tendencies, and the person who is in the relationship with Passion Mode, so that room is made for loving, instead of defenses or offenses.

We also have an article already written through Troy about the Modes, which we suggest linking to this transcript for more exploration.

Within the limited time left, we will share the sub-paths of each Path.

These Paths and sub-paths are the ways in which the Personality "loves," or creates the way for Essence to actually Love.

In the pursuit of Intimacy, the paths created for Essence to Love and Be Loved can be Companionship, or Fatuousness.

Companionship is long-term and serious, whereas Fatuousness is short-term and whimsical.

In pursuit of Socializing, the paths for Essence to Love and Be Loved can be Friendship or Infatuation.

Friendship is the long-term sharing of philosophies, whereas Infatuation is the short-term acquiring of philosophies.

In the pursuit of Tasks, the paths created for Essence to Love and Be Loved would be Commitment or Romance.

Commitment is the long-term sharing of direction, whereas Romance is the short-term negotiation of directions.

Of course, we have much more to share on this topic, and we have shared as much as we can in the extended time allotted for this group, but we think this is enough to spark new explorations of Love, Loving, and Being Loved.


 

 

from OMW- Special vs Unique (11/06/10) Posted by Geraldine B on January 19, 2011 at 2:55pm in OMW Member Support

 

We will point out that nearly every group that has ever been a minority must go through a stage of PRIDE or Specialness before moving into a state of BEING, or Uniqueness.

This is true of you as individuals, as well.

It is true of any spectrum with a negative and positive pole.

Everything must move through and from the Negative, first.

There are "Michael Groups" that are entirely dependent upon Specialness as a criteria for its members, while other groups, such as the one you know as "TLE" has no specific criteria for its members.

The same could be said of the "Indigo Children."

The way that one can discern the extent to which a group might emphasise Specialness over Uniqueness would be the extent to which there is consistent inner conflict within that group.

We speak here of actual congregations of fragments who identify themselves as being a part of a specific grouping, not necessarily of the greater label that acts as an umbrella for variations of groupings under it.

[Maureen] Would that be true for couples - as well as "groups" ?

It would be true that to the extent that there is conflict within a couple is also the extent to which one or both is emphasizing Specialness over Uniqueness.

We would say that nearly all conflict is rooted in the concept of Specialness.

[Maureen] big AH-HA -thanks

There are four contexts within which each of you may find yourselves experiencing the spectrum between Special and Unique: SOCIAL, SUCCESS, INTIMACY, and SELF.

You may find that you wish to be more Special in Social situations than you find yourself concerned with that in your personal goals and endeavors of Success. Or you may find that you long for Specialness in your more Intimate relationships than it matters to you when you are with your Self.

Understanding the polarities of these contexts can help you to self-monitor, or increase self-awareness, in those contexts, from which you can then choose to indulge in Specialness or embrace Uniqueness.

SOCIAL: negative pole of PERFORMANCE, positive pole of PRESENCE. In this case, you might ask, "Am I Performing myself, or am I Present?" "Performance" in this case would include your experiences of shyness or any inability to be Present in ways that allow you to express yourself.

SUCCESS: negative pole of REWARD, positive pole of FULFILLMENT. In this case, are you pursuing your career, goals, experiences, projects, with the sight of a Reward as your motivation, or are you doing so because even the process is Fulfilling?

INTIMACY: negative pole of STIMULATION, positive pole of RESONANCE (Affection). In this case, you might ask if you wish to be in a relationship with someone specific or otherwise simply for the Stimulation, or do you do so because you nurture Affection and Resonance? We will clarify here that Stimulation is dependent upon Time, Space, and Bodies, whereas Resonance is free from those confines.

Further, Stimulation is dependent upon how you FEEL, whereas Resonance is not affected by your spectrum of feelings.

We include "Affection" as an alternative to Resonance because they are interchangeable, and one may register more meaningfully with you than the other. Affection is not confined to touch, but to a sense of empathy and acceptance that transcends differences, time, space, and bodies.

SELF: negative pole of EGO, positive pole of ESSENCE/Soul. In this context you may ask if you are looking to satisfy your Ego in your thoughts, feelings, actions, or are you simply being, doing, and having who you are from the core of your Essence or Soul.

It is true that there are some who wish only to be Special to himself or herself, and that it does not matter in other contexts.

This is True of many Older Souls, actually.

Depending on the context within which you find yourself longing for Specialness, and behaving in ways that depend upon Specialness, you would want to look to the Overleaf in your Personality that is ruling that area.

Your SOCIAL contexts are ruled by your ATTITUDE. Your SUCCESS contexts are ruled by your GOAL. Your INTIMACY contexts are ruled by your MODE. Your SELF context is ruled by your ROLE.

To the extent that you are in the negative pole of the corresponding overleaf is to the extent that you may be longing for Specialness in that context.

Or Vice Versa, if you find that it is easier to see from that angle.

In other words, if you find that you behave in ways that are not authentic to your expression in Social situation, it may be your Attitude that is in the negative pole.

To the extent that you find your motivations to be aimed for Reward over Fulfillment may indicate the extent to which your GOAL is in the negative Pole. And so on.

An aside: Fulfillment does not mean you will enjoy the process of aim toward that which is fulfilling, but that you are aware that the process is part of that Fulfillment/Success.

For instance, one may wish to climb a mountain to view the world from the summit.

That does not mean the climb would be easy, or even enjoyable, but it would mean that it is understood that it IS the path to the top, to the summit, to the Success.

Understanding and embracing your path to Success is the difference between a path to Fulfillment vs a path to Reward. For many, the path to Success is paved by resistance, sacrifice, bitterness, unhappiness, limbo, etc, and while the end may be the same Success, it will not have the Fulfillment.

What will do now is share with you the process that you may experience in your stages toward embracing your Uniqueness.

It is the same as any process, moving through 7 Stages, or Phases.

We will describe this process as it relates to this specific context.

FIRST STAGE: CURIOSITY
This is a stage of self-awareness. A realization that Specialness is not all it is "cracked up to be," and that you are actually quite confused about what is special about you, if anything at all. You begin to realize that you may NOT be special, but still grasp that "something" differentiates you from others in some way.

We use the term "curiosity" because it includes the possibility of confusion and feeling lost, even as you step into this unknown by choice.

SECOND STAGE: DIFFERENTIATION
This is a stage where everything you ARE NOT begins to stand out. You may not realize or accept who you ARE, but you do begin to understand what and who you are NOT.

Many fragments can get so overwhelmed by this process, that they feel that the world, people, relationships, and even the self are out to obliterate them, and the sense of identity can become so battered that it either gives in to the craving for Specialness, or one simply gives up the search altogether.

However, for those who understand this stage, consciously or subconsciously, he or she feels the sense of Uniqueness coming into clarity.

THIRD STAGE: ASSURANCE
This stage is not one where an individual truly understands and accepts his or her Uniqueness, but he or she KNOWS there is something Unique about himself or herself.

There is a sense of trust and stability in the character and personal identity that is free from too much distraction.

This is a stage that also emphasizes learning, so that while one has explored what what IS NOT, one is now open to discovering who one IS.

Mistakes are seen as opening other possibilities. Failures are seen as growthful opportunities. Rejection is seen as an experience, not as a permanent measurement of value.

In other words, everything holds within it a sense of Assurance that inspires confidence, honesty, and acceptance.

This stage can last quite some time.

FOURTH STAGE: SHOCK

One has not fully grasped his or her Uniqueness, yet, but has become comfortable with who one is, who one is not, and has learned to gain from experiences, rather than diminish from them. But this is far from embracing Uniqueness. Your Uniqueness is now just beneath the surface of everything.

And so everything is "blown out of the water," shaken up, disrupted, shattered.
Everything familiar is now upside-down, unfamiliar, gone in ways that require an entirely new paradigm to be implemented.

This is SHOCK.

It can come in any form.

Illness, loss, revelation, and even natural disaster, etc.

You are stripped of every preconception and prejudice.

FIFTH STAGE: RECOVERY

In this stage, the healing is done from the Shock of the Fourth Stage.

It is in this Stage that your first true glimpses of Uniqueness come into view.

That is because you are left with nothing more than exactly who you are as part of your healing and recovery.

There is nothing more to rely upon but exactly who you are.

One CANNOT heal or recover without returning to that core of Uniqueness. It is impossible.

SIXTH STAGE: ACCEPTANCE

There are other words we could use for this Stage, but we will use "acceptance" for now. This is an integrative stage that not only brings a sense of understanding and trust to the experiences that have led to this point, but also begins to reveal the beauty of the patterns that had to have been in place to get to it.

This stage is marked by a sense of participation in the process of grasping your Uniqueness, and there is no sense of victimization or imposition. It is a sense of wholeness about the process.

SEVENTH STAGE: REST

This stage is not specific to a seventh position, but can be inserted at any point in the process so that experiences can be had on your own terms, and comprehended on some level. Some may insert this between each Stage, and some may do so after the Fourth, or some may never need it.

And so these are the Stages of Embracing Uniqueness.

We will point out that your Uniqueness is in layers, and so this is not a process that usually happens one time.

When we say it is in "layers," we only mean that your Uniqueness is truly vast, and these layers are uncovered as necessary and as relative to the Personality who is Curious.

Each of you have what could be described as "7 Layers" of Uniqueness, and these correspond to the Planes from which you extend. Therefore, you will always have a Physical Uniqueness, an Emotional Uniqueness, an Intellectual Uniqueness, a Memory Uniqueness, Mental Uniqueness, a Buddhic Uniqueness, and a Messianic Uniqueness.
For purposes of correspondence, we will clarify that the Messianic and Buddhic are reversed.

These 7 Layers exist on every Plane for your Essence and all of your Personalities.
We will elaborate upon these in another exchange with you, but the first 3 or 4 are the layers in which most Personalities tend to be concerned with Specialness or Uniqueness, and these are rather self-explanatory.

As each of you experience your life, you will have these patterns of Personality that are core patterns, but there will be certain contexts that require flexibilities, and while this will never usurp your core patterns, the flexibility comes in handy for new experiences.

The Overleaf that takes the lead in projects and when working with others sharing an intention that seeks tangibility is the GOAL.

The Overleaf that takes the lead in social situations and especially when first introducing yourselves is the ATTITUDE.

The Overleaf that takes the lead in relationships and especially when the intention is intimacy (and not limited to romantic intimacy, of course) is the MODE.

The Overleaf that takes the lead in bonding and creating common grounds through which experiences can be mutually shared is the Body Type.

 

 

 

from OMW Transcript: “You and Your Subpersonalities” (05/07/11) Posted by Geraldine B on May 7, 2011 at 11:19pm in OMW Member Support

 

THE 9 POTENTIAL SEEDS of SUBPERSONALITIES, and the degrees of conscious function for each:

SEED OF SECURITY: Functioning/Fulfilled through Blind Faith, False Hope, Tradition, Theories, Reliable Sources, Experience/Intuition, Tao (absolute trust);

SEED OF ADVENTURE: Functioning/Fulfilled through Drama, Addictions, Physical Stimulation, Mental Stimulation, Revelations, Essence Contact, Enlightenment (full implementation of personal philosophies);

SEED OF FREEDOM: Function/Fulfilled through Irresponsibility, Aimlessness, Physical Liberation, Mental Liberation, Emotional Liberation, Conscious Choice, Peace (absolute awareness of full potential);

SEED OF EXPANSION: Function/Fulfilled through Illness/Cancers, Accumulation/Hoarding, Sprawling, Realizations, Inspirations, Transformations, Prosperity (absolute gratitude);

SEED OF POWER: Function/Fulfilled through Destruction, Oppression, Control, Guidance, Confidence, Ethics, Compassion;

SEED OF EXPRESSION: Function/Fulfilled through Insanity/Total Delusion, Recklessness, Infamy, Projects, Entertainment, Art, Renaissance (rebirth);

SEED OF ACCEPTANCE: Function/Fulfilled through Ingratiation, Subservience, Tolerance, Conditions/Conditional Love, Causal Love, Unconditional Love, Agape (true affection);

SEED OF COMMUNION: Function/Fulfilled through Desperation, Neediness, Fraternizing, Socializing, Mutuality, Intimacy, Unity (spiritual resonance);

SEED OF EXCHANGE: Function/Fulfilled through Slander/War, Gossip, Small Talk/Banter, Trade/Barter, Mutual Profit/gain, Understanding, Comprehension (true teaching/learning).

First: which ONE to THREE of these Seeds could be said to be prominent demands (needs/wants) in your life, and to what degree within that/those seed/s do you feel you function/fulfill?

An easy way to assess this is to look at the list of Seeds/Needs and fill in the statement: "I know I could not live without _______"

For most of you, at least one of these would stand out. For instance, some of you would "die" if you did not have Exchange in your life on some level. The
Need for Exchange is a driving force that MUST be actively fulfilled to some degree, and this would be a Seed for one of your more obvious Subpersonalities.

[Geraldine] Michael -- It appears that each function moves from negative pole to positive pole in steps -- so, each of these subpersonalities would be similarly defined?

That would be correct, and those "poles" would be degrees ranging between unconsious to conscious.

EVERY NEED will be fulfilled, even if unconsciously in some way.

As you can see, the more conscious the fulfillment, the more active and conscious one must be in the process.

And by definition, this would mean comprehending the consequences of the path to fulfilling that Need.

 

 

 

from OMW Transcript - July 2, 2011 -- "Healing Relationships" Posted by Geraldine B on July 2, 2011 at 6:03pm in OMW Member Support

 

[MEntity] And we will begin on the subject of "healing relationships" now.

[MEntity] First, we will define "Relating" as "discovering and/or creating common ground." We will define "relationship" as "an attraction or repulsion."

[MEntity] Correction: "an attraction or repulsion that binds or bonds one to another."

[MEntity] This means that even in hatred, there is a relationship, and the repulsion is still rooted in a common ground.

[MEntity] Often in hatred, the common ground is feared, or is not understood, and this gives rise to the hatred or repulsion.

[MEntity] Love and Hate are not opposites; they are both bound in Intimacy.

[MEntity] Hate is as intimate as Love, when they are legitimate.

[MEntity] Apathy is the "opposite" of both.

[MEntity] It could be said, then, that the positive pole of Relationship is Attraction, and the negative pole is Repulsion.

[MEntity] Another way to describe it may be Resonance and Dissonance.

[MEntity] Dissonance and Repulsion are merely different ways of describing a state of UNRESOLVE.

[MEntity] The lack of resolve is generated by the natural tendency for sentience to generate common ground, yet not being able to understand what that is, or why that is.

[MEntity] Some examples: one who is homophobic tends to relate far more closely to the sexuality that is feared or hated than the phobic one wishes to accept. Rejecting homosexuals, then, is a way of tangibly distancing oneself from the common ground of sexuality.

[MEntity] Another who is homophobic may not be homosexual, himself, but simply have been taught to fear or simply does not understand this version of a common ground of sexuality.

[MEntity] All phobias, then, are Relationships, in themselves, and in the pole of Dissonance, or unresolved common ground.

[MEntity] An aside: Allergies, as well, fall into the category of Relationships, and always represent some form of Denial, or Dissonance.

[MEntity] There are Relationships of Attraction and Dissonance, and all relationships will fall somewhere within that spectrum. In other words, a Relationship of Love may be Dissonant and not be Attractive, and a Relationship of Hate may be extremely Attractive.

[MEntity] Fearing or Not Understanding your Common Ground does not preclude Love or Intimacy.

[MEntity] Wounded Relationships are those relationships that have damaged, lost, or rejected the Common Ground that had previously been accepted. Relationships of Hate, then, are not necessarily Wounded, and Relationships of Love are not necessarily Healed.

[MEntity] If Attraction is the acceptance and awareness of a common ground, and Dissonance is the unresolve of the fear or misunderstanding of the common ground, then ALL Relationships by definition have a Common Ground, whether the extremes of Love and Hate are involved, or not.

[MEntity] The drama, hatred, love, passion, kindness, fighting, arguing, estrangement, romance, etc. are not indications of Wounding, then. They are simply part of the spectrum of Relationships.

[MEntity] Wounding is ONLY when the Common Ground is lost, rejected, or damaged.
 

 

from http://library.truthloveenergy.com/Michael-Teachings/full-transcript-2011-03-12-dying-and-the-afterlife/

 

“…each of the soul ages, is a process of developing a certain kind of relationship with your Essence.

 

And so, for instance, the entire process of the infant soul age, is a process of developing an instinctive relationship with your Essence. It is a process of developing your instinctive center to a degree that it holds as much experience and memory and wisdom as possible between lifetimes. So the entire Infant Soul age is about programming, if you will, the memory disk that will be taken from each lifetime and moved into the next lifetime and built upon.

 

The Baby soul age is entirely about developing a more cohesive union or co-creative relationship your Essence and this is why those who are Baby souls often have that sense of dichotomy with their Essence because they’re developing that relationship with their Essence and they will call it God and they will call it angles, they will call it whatever it is that will personify it in a way that develops that communication and communion that part of themselves. And over the process of the Baby soul age, they will eventually grasp that they are the same thing or that they are one but in that process will personify Essence to

whatever degree helps to develop a relationship the Essence.

 

The Young soul age is all about the rebellion from that communion or that co-creative process and during the Young soul age the personalities have the most running amok of any of the soul ages because personality is, now that they have been born from the process of realizing that personality is also as valid and powerful if you will as Essence, then it thinks it can do everything on its own and doesn’t need that sense of Essence or that sense of soul. And so during the Young soul phase, the personalities reject Essence more often than not and dive right into the physical plane and try to get as much out of it on their own as a means to prove that they are just as much powerful and valid as they have discovered Essence is. Over time however, the different personalities that are a part of that Young soul age begin to realize that the materials to work with on the physical plane are quite limiting and that is the nature of the physical plane. And while certain things can be attained physically on the physical plane such as money and wealth and fame and fortune and physical stimulation, it is limited to the physical plane and it does not carry forward to any great degree of satisfaction beyond the physical plane. And that is the process of realizing that there is more to life than the physical plane and then it is a process of developing an emotional relationship with your Essence or an intimacy with your Essence.

 

Where the Baby soul age is about the recognition of the validation of Essence or the soul if you will, the Mature soul age is about the intimacy that develops from that and the emphasis becomes more about co-creative process and working with your Essence to create the lifetime. And the emphasis becomes more about what will be carried forward from the lifetime rather than what will be left behind. Your cars

and your cash will be left behind but your relationships will not for instance.

 

The Old soul age then is about the expression of your Essence into the physical plane. It is no longer about the co-creative process. It is no longer about the communion process. It is no longer about accomplishing. But it is about actually being your Essence or being your soul while here. And so, the emphasis turns towards spirituality and a very profound process of manifesting more of who you are outside of the physical plane here and bringing that consciousness to the process than it is about just living. Because your Essence is basically just blind, has no feeling, has no capacity of experiencing the physical plane without the personalities, so overall of those lifetimes it eventually gets invited in a way that is quite profound during the Old soul age. And then, you’re faced with the paradox of your Essence of finally being manifested in a way that gets to experience the physical plane fully while the personality craves going home or the integration process that will eventually occur and that will why so many old souls tend to feel tire or bored with the physical plane or not as fulfilled by it and not as interested in it because it knows there is so much more beyond it. While your Essence is, forgive the pun, thrilled to death that it is able to experience the physical plane so fully.

 

 

 

Originally posted 05/23/03 by Troy

Here is a basic reference for all of the Internal Monads and the symptoms of a completed or incomplete progression. I have the details of each of the Internal Monads, too, but I will have to pull those out another day. -Troy

 

The 7 Internal Monads could be said to be the process of INTERNAL rites of passage toward moving through a Soul Level, while the 7 Spheres of Awareness may be said to be the EXTERNAL process of moving through a Soul Level. Both must be completed and experienced within as many lives as it takes before moving to a new Soul Level.

 

The 7 Spheres of Awareness then could be described as follows:

 

Sphere One: This is the simplest Sphere of Awareness. This Sphere is basic to any Sentient Being. This is self-awareness on the most rudimentary and mechanical level. You are aware you are alive; that you must feed yourself; that you must protect yourself; that you must interact with life. Sphere One is the most separated, narrow, and isolated of all Spheres of Awareness. There is no real concept of "spirit" or anything more than what is immediately tangible. This would extend into areas of "love" and other such intangible experiences.

 

The fragment perceiving from within this Sphere merely does what it needs to do to survive and to gain the next experience.

 

This fragment usually experiences life solely from the Negative Poles of the Personality and rejects all forms of intervention for helping raise its awareness. There is an absolute disconnection from all life forms around this fragment. It is hard for them to even understand the "point of living."

 

Sphere Two: This is the Sphere wherein you get a glimpse of life through the Positive Poles of your Overleaves. You gain a bit of awareness as to what your Essence is like, even if not fully defined. You decide you must have a soul. That much is at least considered to be possible.

 

This Sphere of Awareness begins to expand beyond the limitations of the Body and into the realms of possibilities. Imagination becomes more harnessed for creativity, rather than fear and protection, as in Sphere One, and the fragment begins to consider his dreams along with other concepts that are not tangible, yet acknowledged as experienced. It is a Sphere in which the fragment begins to consider his relationship with himself as more than a machine, but a BEING.

 

Sphere Three: Expanding beyond the Spheres previous to this, Sphere Three allows the fragment to begin to consider the intangibilities between it and others, not just within. The fragment begins to long for and seek deeper intimacy.

 

This Sphere is marked with the awareness that other fragments share a history with you that extends beyond the current life and Personality, even if this is not quite understood. The relationship to Time begins to change and there is less emphasis on it as a constraint, but rather as a convenience.

 

Sphere Four: This is the Sphere of Awareness that brings a fragment to the reality its own Past Selves to-date. The fragment becomes capable of acknowledging wisdom gained from outside the confines of the current life and allows influences from Past and Future Lives alike.

 

This Sphere finds Personality capable of recognizing patterns in the life and the life of others, enabling the fragment to envision probable futures as they are created or as were planned before the life.

 

The fragment begins to realize that the Personality focused on at any given moment does not diminish the reality of MANY versions of that same Personality across Parallel Universes created by Essence to house all of the choices possible.

 

This is the Sphere that the fragment truly has the capability for channeling, healing, directing energy, and using psychic tools.

 

(We will note here that ALL Spheres are capable of Intuition, which is simply the extension and combination of physical senses. True psychic awareness, though, is not the same thing.)

 

Sphere Four is the first time a fragment discovers a true relationship between the Personality and the life and finds a deep sense of trust and safety as the life unfolds.

 

Sphere Five: This is the Sphere in which you begin to see others as extensions of yourself. It is profoundly realized that the helping of others to resolve their own troubles will also contribute to you own lessons on many levels.

 

This Sphere brings with it the realization and awareness that the Personality is a temporary and a beautiful “child” of Essence.

 

A strange double awareness will be experienced here, wherein the trials and challenges of the life indulged in, while maintaining a consistent awareness through the perspective of Essence that “all is well”.

 

Sphere Six: This is the Sphere of Awareness that brings with it the realization that the Universe has an awesome structure that can be understood. A new, consistent relationship to what might be called "spirit" then develops. You begin to recognize the "signatures" of different spiritual families, or Entities, and find the lifetime heavily focused on what might be called "the path." This "path" will be, of course, defined and created by the individual fragment, but a deep recognition that ALL are on variations of similar paths will be incorporated into the life.

 

This is the first time the Fragment begins to recognize the value of life in other species beyond itself. Energy and life force, as expressed in all its forms, begins to become deeply important to the fragment to be in harmony with. While the Fifth Sphere allows the fragment to see other fragments as extensions of self, the Sixth Sphere will build on this and find this extends to animals outside the realm of that fragment's own Sentient Species. The fragment profoundly grasps that other beings are capable of relative fear and have relative emotional lives, too.

 

From this Sphere a deep longing for what might be called "home" begins to motivate the life.

 

Sphere Seven: This is the Sphere wherein the fragment finally grasps how to use all of the tools of the Body, the Physical Plane, and the Personality and finds the life unfolding, changing, and being created in profoundly acceptable ways.

 

ALL limitations of the lifetime are found to be acceptable, while all of the possibilities are recognized as well.

 

There is no division between Essence and Personality in any way. All Levels of Soul Age gained to that point are used effectively and appropriately.

 

This is the Sphere where it is difficult to find anything ugly about life. A childlike innocence is regained and everything becomes new and fun again, without fear of anything. We include the "fear of fear" in that statement. Sphere Seven allows Fear as a tool appropriately. If fear is experienced, it is recognized as simply part of everything that is wondrous about the life.

 

There are, of course, far more detailed descriptions of each Sphere of Awareness available, but we share this for you within the time frame available here. What we have shared should allow for adequate consideration.

 

 

 

from March 21, 2002 Troy Tolley, Channel Topic: Chief Features

 

Two areas of the life are usually the focus of a Chief Feature, or two Chief Features: the area of Life Plans, and the area of Intimacy, or the Goal and the Mode, respectively. We refer to the Chief Feature that protects you from the experiences needed accomplish your GOAL to be the PRIMARY Chief Feature. We refer to the Chief Feature that protects you from the experiences needed to gain Intimacy in your life as the SECONDARY Chief Feature.

A Tertiary Chief Feature IS common among Soul Ages Infant to Young, (though it is possible within Mature and Old) and a Tertiary Chief Feature protects a fragment from the experiences needed to develop philosophical structures, or in other words, protects the Attitude from evolving.

 

[Student] Does the primary chief feature have to be stronger in influence than the secondary? Because I see my secondary show up much more commonly than my primary.

[M_Entity] No, we only call the Primary as a means to differentiate. Each will show up as strongly as you need them, in their own contexts. If you find that your Secondary shows up more, it simply means you are more inclined to protect yourself from the perils of Intimacy.

 

 

from MICHAEL SPEAKS 071309 OPEN FLOOR

 

[QUESTION] what are the 7 levels of real essence contact?

 

[Michael Entity] Becoming more intimate and aware of your Essence could be described by these 7 stages below. We are describing them in terms of the level of consciousness brought to the process of Choice.

 

ONE: Conscious Choice; if you are aware that you are making a choice, you are at least within the first stage of Essence contact

 

TWO: Self-Nurturing Choice; if you are aware that you are choosing, and that your choices are intended to nurture yourself, then you are at least within the second stage of Essence Contact.

 

THREE: Pleasurable Choice: if you are aware that you are choosing, that your choices are intended to nurture, and that your navigation is pointed toward pleasurable experiences, then you are within at least the 3 stage of Essence Contact.

 

FOUR: Causal Choice: if you are aware that you are choosing, that your choices are intended to nurture, that your navigation is intended to bring pleasure, and that all of this can be considered in the context of its impact on others and your probabilities (future), then you are at least within the 4th stages of Essence Contact.

 

FIVE: Truthful Choices: building upon the previous four levels or stages, we would describe the 5th Stage as that of being incapable of deceiving yourself or others, or making choices based upon lies that you have come to rely upon as truths about yourself or others in ways that cause harm, isolation, pain, boredom, or lack of fulfillment. We rarely see a full movement into or beyond this 5th Stage.

 

SIXTH: Trustful Choices: building upon the previous 5 stages, this stage describes a sense of peace and trust, not only in your personal awareness and sense of capabilities within the life, but upon your Essence as a part of your resource for knowledge and history. This is not a blindness or moments of leaping into the unknown, but of a deep peace that your intuition and inner guidance is exactly what is appropriate for you, and that if you were discover differently, you would trust that you simply recalibarate.

 

SEVEN: Playful Choice: this is a level of living that builds upon the previous 6 levels and has no fear. Fear is used as a form of information, not imprisonment or paralyzation. It is a deep recognition of your existence before, within, and beyond this Personality and lifetime, and life is then experienced as a massive opportunity to play, whatever that may mean for you.

 

There are other ways to describe these 7 stages of intimacy and embrace of Essence by Personality, but this is one way that is applicable and valid.


 


 

from MICHAEL SPEAKS 021008 Open Floor

 

Even when resisted or when difficult to validated, your Support Circle is in effect on some level, and even when the fragments who could play the positions are ignored or rejected, there will still be the POSITIONS that can be filled by any passing soul (or event, for that matter). For instance, the primary source of intimacy in a life: the Love, Knowledge, and Compassion Positions can be and will be filled in some way, some how, by even the most fleeting of connections. In other words, there will ALWAYS be someone toward which you explore love, or receive love; there will ALWAYS be someone toward which you share knowledge, or receive knowledge; there will ALWAYS be someone toward which you show compassion, or receive compassion. The same can be said of the other Support Positions.

They are not always obvious, and they are not always needed on such an obvious level, but when they are necessary, they are filled, even if by a passing stranger who smiles at you, or a tv show that makes you laugh, etc.

For a fragment who might be stranded on an island and literally isolated from all contact with other humans, this fragment is still supported, though to a greatly-compromised degree, but supported, nonetheless, from energetic levels that might not be as obvious on the surface.

Keep in mind that it is not unusual to have certain areas of the Support Circle dampened precisely as a means of provoking exploration in those areas. For instance, if someone were to see that her Discipline Position were not obvious and not showing up very effectively, it could easily be that this fragment is learning to define a new level of what Discipline means, and the lack of an obvious external support is provoking this exploration so as to better utilize it for a new Soul Level or Age.

Support is a circuit and there is a big difference between Support and Dependency. For some fragments who have come to depend on the Support in a way that has begun to compromise responsibility, Support can show up as remaining out of sight so that the fragment can bring back a consciousness to the circuit.



 

From CQY's "Messages from Michael" Pp40-42

 

PERHAPS IT WOULD BE WISE FOR US TO TAKE TIME TO DIGRESS AGAIN ON THE SUBJECT OF LOVE. MOST OF THE FRAGMENTS ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE DEFINE LOVE AS A SYRUPY SORT OF SENTIMENTAL TERRITORIALITY, BUT THIS IS NOT WHAT WE MEAN. LOVE IS NOT POSSESSIVE, NOR IS IT CONDITIONAL. IF THERE IS LOVE, IT IS GIVEN WITHOUT EXPECTATION. THAT DOES NOT MEAN WITHOUT HOPE, BUT HOPE AND EXPECTATIONS ARE TWO DIFFERENT MATTERS. LOVE IS THE STRONGEST FORCE THERE IS, AND WE SAY THIS AS A UNIVERSAL TRUTH. THERE IS NOTHING THAT IS STRONGER. FEAR WEAKENS AND DISTORTS AND SUBVERTS IT SO THAT IT IS REGARDED WITH SUSPICION AND DISDAIN, BUT THAT DOES NOT CHANGE THE STRENGTH OF LOVE — IT ONLY POINTS OUT HOW SEDUCTIVE FEAR CAN BE. LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF TRUE INTIMACY, WHICH IS THE MOST BINDING EXPERIENCE THAT CAN BE HAD ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE, AND WE DO NOT LIMIT INTIMACY TO SEXUAL CONTACT, WHICH IS OFTEN ABOUT AS INTIMATE AS PURCHASING SHOES. INTIMACY IS VALIDATION AND RECOGNITION AT ONCE, AND CAN HAPPEN UNDER VERY UNLIKELY CIRCUMSTANCES, AS MANY HERE GATHERED ARE AWARE FROM EXPERIENCE.

 

 

 

And lastly, from the Original Michael Transcripts

 

31 January 1974

Are the feelings expressed at the end of the last meeting valid? I feel there are quick subject changes, and that the subject is not explored enough.

WE WOULD CERTAINLY HOPE THAT THIS TEACHING WOULD EVOLVE INTO MUCH MORE THAN CONTINUOUS DIALOGUE. THE FOUNDATION FOR THIS HAS BEEN GIVEN. EVEN THE DIALOGUE WITH US IS EXCESSIVE. THERE IS NOT TIME GIVEN OVER TO REFLECTION AND SEARCHING. VALID INSIGHTS FROM STUDENTS SHOULD BE ACCEPTED: IF THEY ARE INVALID THEY WILL FEEL WRONG, AND YOU WILL KNOW THIS WITHOUT CONFIRMING THIS [with us]. MANY MONTHS AGO WE ADVISED SOME OTHER WAY OF INTRODUCING THIS TEACHING TO POTENTIAL STUDENTS WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE MODE OF TRANSMISSION. THIS HAS NOT BEEN DONE AS YET, AND MANY NEW STUDENTS ARE LOST BECAUSE OF THIS. WE WOULD HOPE THAT YOU WOULD SPEND SOME TIME ON THIS. BODY MOVEMENT WOULD BE GOOD WORK; ALSO MEDITATION, GROUP CONCENTRATION, AND PERHAPS MASSAGE.

Someone asked: What is the value of the group? Someone answered: For energy.

IN ORDER FOR THIS GROUP TO ACHIEVE THE COHESION NECESSARY TO PROVIDE GROWTH, A LEVEL OF INTIMACY AND TRUST FAR EXCEEDING WHAT YOU NOW HAVE MUST BE REACHED. THIS CANNOT BE ACHIEVED THROUGH

DIALOGUE. DIALOGUE IS FALSE PERSONALITY’S DEFENSE AGAINST EMOTIONAL CENTER.

 

27 March 1974

WE ARE HERE WITH YOU.

It seems to me that the causal plane is divided up into sections, with each section having a specialty, like teaching. Is that correct?

YES, THERE ARE CHOICES THAT CAN BE MADE HERE TOO. TEACHING IS ONE, GUIDANCE IS ANOTHER. THE GUIDANCE GROUPS ARE, OF COURSE, CAREFULLY SELECTED, AS YOU WELL KNOW. SOME FORMS OF “THERAPY” DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD

Would you give us more on the teacher-guide?

THE GUIDANCE GROUPS REQUIRE MUCH TIME AND CAN BECOME INTENSIVE, AND FOR THAT REASON MUST REMAIN SMALL, OR THEY LOSE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS. THIS, OF COURSE, IS BECAUSE OF THE TRUST LEVEL, WHICH IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE LEVEL OF INTIMACY IN ANY GROUP. YOU MUST ALSO REMEMBER THAT YOURS IS NOT THE ONLY WORLD UPON WHICH HIGH CAUSAL [transcendental soul] MANIFESTATIONS ARE OCCURRING. THESE, THEN ARE FOR MANY REASONS: TO EFFECT SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CHANGE; TO AVOID ABSOLUTE DESTRUCTION OF CIVILIZATIONS; ALSO TO GIVE IMPETUS TO THOSE SOCIETIES IN WHICH THERE IS PHILOSOPHICAL ENNUI.

In order to teach the logos, must we get rid of problems, such as cultural problems, before we teach?

WE WOULD AGREE WITH THAT. WHERE MAJOR CONFLICTS STAND AS SIGNIFICANT BARRIERS BETWEEN THE STUDENTS AND THE LOGOS, THEN THE STUDENT CAN SEEK THE GUIDANCE GROUP. MOST OF YOU, THOUGH, ARE IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN BEGIN TO LOOK AT YOUR OWN CONFLICTS, AND WITH OUR HELP WORK THROUGH THEM.

 

I feel isolated from people. Is it related to sex or overleaves or what? How can I approach this problem?

WE WOULD ALSO POINT OUT TO YOU THAT YOU HAVE ERECTED MANY BARRIERS BETWEEN YOURSELF AND POSSIBLE EMOTIONAL TRAUMA. YOU DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF THE LUXURY OF INTIMACY. INCIDENTALLY, THE SILENCE CAN BE A MARVELOUS EXPERIENCE, BUT THERE MUST BE AGREEMENT AND POSITIVE COMMUNICATION WITHIN THE SILENCE. NOTHING IS QUITE SO DESTRUCTIVE AS A HOSTILE, ANGRY SILENCE.

There is not enough information for me to work on here.

YOU ARE FEARFUL OF THE PROJECTED RAMIFICATION OF AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP. THESE FEARS, OF COURSE, ARE CULTURALLY INDUCED, BUT THAT IS SLIGHTLY IRRELEVANT WHEN YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH THEM. ALMOST ALL OF THESE FEARS CONCERN SOME MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS, AND AGAIN ARE BOUND UP IN YOUR FEROCIOUS WORK ETHIC — INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS CAN BE EXPENSIVE, FOR INSTANCE. INTIMACY REQUIRES TIME AND NURTURING. TO BE INTIMATE, YOU MUST TRUST.

 

I am becoming concerned about my growing desire to be alone. I’d like to ask about the negative pole of Acceptance (Rejection). I’d like some information on Scholars and running — am I running away from a close relationship?

MOST SCHOLARS DO RETREAT FROM INTIMACY, YES, AND YOU ARE NO EXCEPTION. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOUR WORK ENTAILS TOLERATING REJECTION BEHAVIOR IN OTHERS. IN FACT, IT IS GOOD WORK FOR YOU TO DETACH YOURSELF FROM THE NEGATIVITY OF OTHERS. YOUR WORK NOW NEEDS TO BE DIRECTED TOWARD DEVELOPING YOUR OWN GOOD SPACE TO THE POINT WHERE YOU CAN SEE THAT IT IS ALL RIGHT FOR YOU TO IGNORE THIS PLEA FOR REJECTION. YOU CAN WORK WITH

YOURSELF IN THE AREA OF NOT EXPRESSING YOUR OWN NEGATIVITY. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU NEED NOT REACT AT ALL TO SOMEONE ELSE’S NEGATIVE SPACE. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO SIMPLY IGNORE IT. NO RELATIONSHIP THAT IS NOT BETWEEN BALANCED MAN CAN BE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT INTIMATE. SOME OF THE EXPECTATIONS

PLACED UPON YOU IN THE PAST HAVE BEEN UNREASONABLE, AND YOU HAVE REACTED TO THEM IN THE ONLY WAY YOU COULD. NOW YOU ARE COMING TO THE SPACE WHERE YOU CAN VERBALIZE THAT WITHOUT DIFFICULTY. YOUR CONCERN NEEDS TO BE WITH YOUR OWN GROWTH, AS THOSE AROUND YOU NEED TO BE CONCERNED WITH THEIRS. THE DEGREE OF INTIMACY THAT YOU ALLOW WILL GROW WITH YOUR TRUST LEVEL: AS IT GOES UP, YOU WILL ALLOW MORE INTIMACY. SCHOLARS ARE NOT GENERALLY THE MOST INTIMATE OF SOULS.

 

 

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@Christopher LeBlanc  WOW!  Thanks again, Chris, for doing all this research.  This is indeed a treasure-trove on Vulnerability and Intimacy, a topic I've been exploring in depth recently as I venture forth into my new, single life and find myself forming new relationships with people and equally learning to understand how Acceptance/Rejection works for me.  I'm going to put on my Scholar hat and enjoy chewing on everything you've packaged and delivered here.  ?

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On 12/8/2016 at 7:57 PM, Christopher LeBlanc said:

IN ORDER FOR THIS GROUP TO ACHIEVE THE COHESION NECESSARY TO PROVIDE GROWTH, A LEVEL OF INTIMACY AND TRUST FAR EXCEEDING WHAT YOU NOW HAVE MUST BE REACHED. THIS CANNOT BE ACHIEVED THROUGH

DIALOGUE. DIALOGUE IS FALSE PERSONALITY’S DEFENSE AGAINST EMOTIONAL CENTER.

 

Yes, some nice stuff you posted @Christopher LeBlanc.

 

Reminds me of Chuang Tzu:

 

The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?

 

I've been at facilitated events where silence is honored and the intimacy swells.

 

~~~~~

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On 12/6/2016 at 6:33 AM, Christopher LeBlanc said:

@DianeHB I read this great Huffpost article on the importance of understanding addiction in terms of intimacy a few years ago, published just weeks before this gem of an OMW.  "...if Intimacy has fallen into NEED for too long, and that Need is not allowed or addressed, then the shift toward Addiction begins." explains so much of the science from this article:

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"Professor Peter Cohen argues that human beings have a deep need to bond and form connections. It’s how we get our satisfaction. If we can’t connect with each other, we will connect with anything we can find — the whirr of a roulette wheel or the prick of a syringe. He says we should stop talking about ‘addiction’ altogether, and instead call it ‘bonding.’ A heroin addict has bonded with heroin because she couldn’t bond as fully with anything else.  So the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection.....The rise of addiction is a symptom of a deeper sickness in the way we live — constantly directing our gaze towards the next shiny object we should buy, rather than the human beings all around us.  The writer George Monbiot has called this “the age of loneliness.” We have created human societies where it is easier for people to become cut off from all human connections than ever before...We need now to talk about social recovery — how we all recover, together, from the sickness of isolation that is sinking on us like a thick fog.  But this new evidence isn’t just a challenge to us politically. It doesn’t just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts."

 

Lovely article that validates Michael's contention.  Having had some association with duggies it can easy to fall into the old trap of blaming them and wanting to get rid of them rather than the the compassionate approach to help them find health connections to life.

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Does anyone know 'where' in anatomical terms, the Higher Moving Centre is approximately located? Is it even possible to specify? 

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7 minutes ago, MichaelS said:

Does anyone know 'where' in anatomical terms, the Higher Moving Centre is approximately located? Is it even possible to specify? 

 

Higher Moving Centre (Canadian spelling) is about where the 2nd Chakra is located, which is at the level of the sacral plexus.

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@Maureen and @Timothy J Sullivan Thank you. 

 

I wondered that it might be located just there. For a couple of months after my Breakdown, when Michael said I had accessed/blown apart my Higher Moving Centre, I had the most excruciating lower backache. Pretty much exactly where your diagram indicates the Sacral Chakra, Tim.  It  lingered in my back and progressed into the sciatic nerve of my left leg. It was debilitating and I couldn't walk or even sit comfortably. I visited a chiropractor and thankfully, within the last three weeks or so, it has passed. It has been a nagging problem for the last few years but it intensified in the last 24 months until it reached a crescendo at the end of October. It's all good at the moment, thankfully.

 

Oh, and the point of this is that I recognise a shift in terms of my sense of Intimacy. It's new to me, a little strange but it's jolly nice. :)

 

I wonder if there might be a connection between my backache and my HMC? 

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I had a rather more pleasant experience of the Higher Moving Centre: A powerful energetic "explosion" in that region that felt more blissful but also powerful that had my whole body vibrating with energy. That was the sensation. The feeling and knowing that arose in me at the same time was a sense that  the centre of the universe was totally congruent with my own being, and that point of connection and source was exactly in that location: an amazing felt-sense of my body and the totality of the Being & my Self as one energy source.

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3 minutes ago, Timothy J Sullivan said:

I had a rather more pleasant experience of the Higher Moving Centre: A powerful energetic "explosion" in that region that felt more blissful but also powerful that had mhm whole body vibrating wit energy. That was the sensation. The feeling and knowing that arose in me at the same time was a sense that  the centre of the universe was totally congruent with my own being, and that point of connection and source was exactly in that location: an amazing felt-sense of my body and the totality of the Being & my Self as one energy source.

Lovely, Tim. Unfortunately, I tend to do things the hard way but I can concur with your description of well being. 

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On 1/11/2017 at 7:08 PM, Timothy J Sullivan said:

I had a rather more pleasant experience of the Higher Moving Centre: A powerful energetic "explosion" in that region that felt more blissful but also powerful that had my whole body vibrating with energy. That was the sensation. The feeling and knowing that arose in me at the same time was a sense that  the centre of the universe was totally congruent with my own being, and that point of connection and source was exactly in that location: an amazing felt-sense of my body and the totality of the Being & my Self as one energy source.

 

This is a typical reaction to what is called Shaktipat, transmission of energy from the Guru to the disciple, or Initiation into Kundalini Yoga. That is what happened to me. Energy explosion at the base of the spine, with energy traveling up the spine and exploding out the top of the head, with great understanding and experience of Oneness. Of course, such experiences subside and you're back in your body and still have to deal with it all. The difference now, in this environment, is that these experiences can be integrated with understanding and knowledge and an immediate experience of joy, without all the religious bullshit and kaka about 'purification' and 'earning' and 'deserving' that the Hindu practices are saturated with. The 'cleanness' of these teachings is really appealing after all the religious crap.

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Why have I missed this, gives me bit to think relating to my platform.?

The birth and cause of addiction is just pure gold. Ms so smart.?

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Thank you @Christopher LeBlanc It's going to take me some time to read what you have so graciously posted here, so I just wanted to say it before I disappear into it.

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Just now getting back to this incredible session and really appreciating all the comments and references to other sessions. I'm compiling all the sessions that include references to Kundalini before my next session with Michael, so I know what they have already said on the subject and can focus my questions on what hasn't been covered. My experience with Shaktipat, Kundalini Awakening, was the highlight of my life up to now, and being able to review it with Michael is my current pursuit of comprehension of this experience, its consequences and the path I have been on that brought me here. I'm finding this incredibly juicy and fulfilling and am overwhelmed with gratitude for Michael, @Troy and all the Michael Students here on TLE. :sweet_kiss:

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On 20/05/2016 at 5:13 PM, Kasia said:

Keep in mind that Intimacy does not always "feel good." It can be challenging, terrifying, and awkward. This is because it is not a path that leads you directly to bliss. It is a path that leads you directly INTO WHATEVER IS BLOCKING YOUR BLISS.

This passage reminded me a lot of my relationship with Danny. I remember that the first time our relationship problems began to appear and we began to argue with a certain frequency she used to tell me that this was because we were intimate. And I remember that at that moment I thought, "If that's what it is, I do not know why people are looking for it so much."

Our arguments were so intense that they seemed worthless. And for a while I even forgot how good the beginning of our relationship was. And now we're all right again. I wonder if intimacy always has so many conflicts.

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On 12/6/2016 at 3:37 AM, KurtisM said:

This is a profoundly beautiful session.
I'm going to start incorporating this awareness more.

 

Stumbled upon this session because I am working on myself and my relationship with intimacy.

I was looking for the word "possessive", and that is how I found this gem.

 

I agree, it is a beautiful session.

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