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On 9/6/2020 at 7:25 PM, KurtisM said:

Funny you mention democratic socialism.

When I was doing my parallel reality explorations earlier this year, I realized that if we had made different choices in the 60s & 70s, we could've had all of that already.

Stephen King stated once that his generation had the chance to change the world.  They decided to get rich instead.

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3 hours ago, Martha said:


Reagan’s election depressed the fuck out of me.... I felt that Republicans were heartless bastards who only cared about money. 

In the late 80s...my family visited California friends who were the Reagans neighbours.  Us kids had a blast throwing oranges over the fence surrounding their pool, laughing hysterically the entire time.  In hindsight, I think the secret service would have stopped us if they'd been home.

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@Martha That sounds bleak.. if I were there I'd probably have done the same tbh.

But you are actually correct, upon Reagan's election and him surviving the 1981 assassination attempt, things got very chaotic.

Our parallels seemed to have focused on the neoliberal economics facet of Reagan & Thatcher.

But, Michael says a Nuclear War Child Timeline did branch out in November 1983 due to Able Archer going wrong.

There was also a branch where a large number of people died from suicides or stalker-murders, culminating in a ban on all forms of celebrity and strict punishments of any trespassing a certain population influence. I would assume that the USA, facing the culture wars and the threat of numerous serial killers, merged church and state and regressed into a theocracy not all that unlike the one in "The Handmaid's Tale". I would assume this branched in December 1984, at the height of the Satanic Panic.

Which is funny because The Handmaid's Tale was written in 1984 and we have a total dystopia fiction known as "1984" that probably prepared the collective consciousness for some kinda shit going down.

 

These could only happen with someone like Reagan in power, galvanizing the Crackdown on USSR, Religious Right and Capitalism all at once.

 

@Crystal One cool momentum the 80s had going for it was that towards the end of the decade, prospects were high for a deep dive into cyberpunk and virtual reality. I think the fact that cyberpunk and many other punk genres were born and popular in the 80s is telling that we had high probabilities for moving in that direction.

I'd argue that the World Wide Web winning the Internet Protocol Wars is what crashed this trajectory.

Because the Web had a rival: the Xanadu Project, which if it had won would've created a very different internet. While the Web focused on one way links (point, click, go to next page), Xanadu built itself upon two way links (point, click, go to next page but also see all pages that link is linked to/used on).

This would ensure data transparency, transclusion, a sense of all data as being intrinsically connected rather than separate files. There would be no necessity for search engines like Google, because everything is already interconnected, or for online advertisements, generating money off of cheap link clicks and crowding the net with pop ups. It would also necessitate the development of 3D Modeling and Virtual Reality to visualize the data links, including deep research into the human nervous system and cybernetics.

If Japan hadn't experienced its Lost Decade too, or China had opened up in the aftermath of the pro Democracy movement, then this would allow for a major boom in technology and an explosion of subcultures in an East Asia that is more powerfully part of the global economy. Video games would become even less niche as Japan is able to take advantage of the VR advancements and MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role playing Games) would define the world's social life, instead of Social Media sites.

Naturally, this puts the point of divergence from us, around 1989-91.

 

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1 hour ago, KurtisM said:

One cool momentum the 80s had going for it was that towards the end of the decade, prospects were high for a deep dive into cyberpunk and virtual reality. I think the fact that cyberpunk and many other punk genres were born and popular in the 80s is telling that we had high probabilities for moving in that direction.

I'd argue that the World Wide Web winning the Internet Protocol Wars is what crashed this trajectory.

Because the Web had a rival: the Xanadu Project, which if it had won would've created a very different internet. While the Web focused on one way links (point, click, go to next page), Xanadu built itself upon two way links (point, click, go to next page but also see all pages that link is linked to/used on).

This would ensure data transparency, transclusion, a sense of all data as being intrinsically connected rather than separate files. There would be no necessity for search engines like Google, because everything is already interconnected, or for online advertisements, generating money off of cheap link clicks and crowding the net with pop ups. It would also necessitate the development of 3D Modeling and Virtual Reality to visualize the data links, including deep research into the human nervous system and cybernetics.

If Japan hadn't experienced its Lost Decade too, or China had opened up in the aftermath of the pro Democracy movement, then this would allow for a major boom in technology and an explosion of subcultures in an East Asia that is more powerfully part of the global economy. Video games would become even less niche as Japan is able to take advantage of the VR advancements and MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role playing Games) would define the world's social life, instead of Social Media sites.

Naturally, this puts the point of divergence from us, around 1989-91.

 

 

Ugh, I *wish* we had some Sword Art Online type capabilities now (minus the "death game" aspect). Would vastly prefer a VRMMORPG to Facebook

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I just thought I'd post this excerpt from Michael when they did a report of my Chief Features in 2015. I think because of the year and the times, it may help with those possibly struggling with the Spiritualist attitude of the year. 

 

"MEntity: The key is to move yourself up and out of BELIEF and into VERIFICATION. The Spiritualist tends to leave room for so many possibilities and potential that even the worst of these can be included.

 

MEntity: When the Spiritualist is in Belief, it means he has decided something is true, and has left it at that.

 

MEntity: True potential and possibility is explored by questioning, cross-referencing, validating, verifying.

 

MEntity: When you are in Belief, you can move back into Verification by sliding to Stoicism and TRANQUILITY.

 

Nicholas33: hmmmm ok I think I understand my attitude a little better now. Sometimes it's like I have trouble choosing because of the range of potential. I usually just go "I don't know" and either see where it goes or remove myself from the experience.

 

MEntity: What this means is that if your head and heart are spinning with possibilities and potential that you are reacting to as if they are true (beliefs) then you may need to step back, "chill," relax, slow down.

 

Nicholas33: So not all potentials are "true" but only have that capacity for truth in what's chosen? If that makes sense.

 

MEntity: Correct. And it goes further. Belief concludes potential. So if you are in Belief, you may have failed and now see that as a defining result, losing all perspective of greater potential or possibility. Or someone may reject you and Belief will point out why you were rejected, concluding you to those things, rather than allowing for you to move beyond them."

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On 9/7/2020 at 2:25 AM, KurtisM said:

The election of Thatcher & Reagan in our history was a royal fuck up that set up our world for the way it is today, and we never really collectively changed our system or momentum since, despite opportunities to numerous times (ie. 2000 and 2016).

Barring what Michael says is a set of parallels where humanity is really enjoying ourselves in immersive VR, these social democratic parallels would be the brightest I could find in our own Anchor Timeline.

Thank you @KurtisM. Yes it was a royal fuck up indeed. With MT from 1979-90 and RR from 1981-89. I just couldn't get it how it was even possible that two such horrible leaders were voted in. I disgusted them both and I felt awful just by hearing them talk. All the comedy and humor that was created based on them never helped.

 

The "bomb" was a terrifying thing always in the background, at least in the news/media, but at one point I decided for myself that I would not worry about that, so I waited for the whole shit to just pass, like "one day it will pass". But then came the Chernobyl disaster in April 86, and I remember thinking "ok, so this is the 'bomb' we got instead". The Russians didn't report it until days later after Sweden has discovered it and sent an inquiry. Norway, Austria and Switzerland was hardest hit in Europe, and the disaster had huge consequences for Norway (even though we are far away from Ukraine). We are still dealing with this today (because of wind and rain in our direction and area in the days after). Another disaster in Feb 1986 was the murder of Sweden's prime minister Olof Palme (Sweden is our neighbour country on the east and nothern part).

 

I still strongly dislike the 80's and how the world became during that time. Coming from the 70's with so much potential and creativity the whole 80's became such a superficial/shallow time in my eyes.

 

But in 1989 when finally the Berlin wall was torn town I knew that now the world is heading in a different direction. I was so happy! Also because I had always felt the wall to be so terribly wrong and unrealistic even in a way. I had hoped and often imagined that it simply had to disappear one day.

 

What I decided to do in order to not just survive but thrive during the 80's, was to work to have enough money, and to travel, and fall in love with someone. So I was in love with a nice guy the whole period 🙂 and we worked and traveled. I also traveled alone.

 

oh, this got me going.... 😄

 

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I was born in '72 and was a child and teenager during the last years of the Cold War. I grew up in a very lefty, mostly Jewish enclave in Manhattan, and my mom's side of the family were from Poland and very anti-Communist. AIDS happened a few years before I got old enough to start thinking about sex and relationships. I instinctually hated Reagan from the start, not only because of things I heard adults saying but because I was born a deep lefty and will die that way, and his indifference to the poor and support for violent regimes abroad was evident. Also, my mother worked as a social worker for homeless people, and to this day can speak in detail about what happened to the funding for those services once he came into office. I remember seeing a homeless person on the street for the first time a year after he was sworn in. Because of his disastrous funding cuts, people were kicked out of mental hospitals onto the streets, and that was a daily reality in NYC, on the streets, the subways, everywhere. The terror of dying in a nuclear holocaust was also a daily reality for my generation. I recently watched Werner Herzog's documentary about Mikhail Gorbachev and was dismayed and a bit confused to see Reagan portrayed as a passionate believer in disarmament, because that sure as shit was not the rhetoric back then, but I do not doubt Herzog's sources there, so I'm willing to believe that behind the scenes he was. That does not diminish his crimes. Look up the School of the Americas, and his support for death squads and right wing governments in Central America. Fuck him and his treatment of gay people dying of AIDS, too. Fuck him completely, burn his grave. I'm not normalizing that war criminal.

 

To the '80s itself though, man, I loved being a teenager in the city in the late years of the decade. It was dramatic and sometimes scary, but god, the subcultures were great. It was a great time for experiments in noise rock (it is now, too!), and for art comics and zines, and for American alternative culture in general.

 

I'm in the very early planning stages of book 3 of my New York graphic novel trilogy, which will be partially set in that time and place. So I'm really enjoying thinking about that time, in every way. And I'm deeply enjoying the way others are exploring the time, too. One standout is the show Pose, which I cannot recommend highly enough. It's the first time I've ever seen a New York I recognize depicted in a tv show. Obviously I wasn't part of ball culture, I'm a white Jewish kid from the Upper UPPER West Side, but I recognize that city. Those kids would have been my classmates and those fabulous people would have populated the city I knew. To see a show about New York that is almost entirely Black and Latinx makes me SO happy, because that feels like reality. The clothes are so true to the period, and the music, and everything. Also I feel like I lived in a parallel where there was no Billie Porter until last year. Most of us do not deserve Billie Porter. Nor Angelica Ross or any of those other amazing actors.

 

Anyway there's a lot to explore and discuss about any time period. There's also been a really interesting revisiting of the 1970s in literature, and I really love that. I'm thinking of Lauren Groff's "Arcadia", Susan Choi's "American Woman", and Dana Spiotta's "Eat The Document", but there are so many others. For my generation, we saw some of the aftereffects of the '60s, and those books explore that in various ways. But I remember it from my adolescence, too - there were the kids who grew up on communes or in cults, then there were kids who grew up in activist milieus like one of my oldest buddies whose mom and stepdad were part of the Clearwater (and are absolutely amazing people, I know them still and love them dearly), then there were people like my parents, who went in a more materialistic new ager direction.

 

My big takeaway is that nostalgia will not save us. We need to continually work on who we are now, and have integrity now. Each of the time periods above left us with valuable things and with massive fuckups. Which, oh yeah - have any of you watched last year's Chernobyl miniseries? I highly recommend it. It's stunning. And has resonance to the US covid response, too.

 

As for right now, I just feel somewhat anhedonic. Every day brings more horrible news. I think my numbness is just a survival mechanism. Kindness is the best I can muster right now, when possible. I was trying to articulate something about kindness to my students last night in our Zoom class, but I don't think I succeeded. I wanted to try to tell them to be kind to themselves, as a broader project, and I was trying to contextualize their art making as part of that, but I need to think further about this.

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Crystal

In personal stuff, I have been dealing with a really, really sick cat - my heart cat Neville got a severe bacterial infection under the skin of his stomach, from who knows what - the vets are stumped, and are saying "one for the veterinary journals!" The only possibility is spider bite, but he's indoor only. But at any rate, he's been at the vet since Tuesday and I have been a ball of stress, both over him and the impending enormous vet bill.

 

What I have been doing on a "revisit the past" level is re-reading some of the fiction that I used to love, Jean Auel's Earth's Children series - the one that got me on my pagan, spiritual path and made me a feminist - and Sue Harrison's Ivory Carver trilogy. Prehistoric fiction was HUGE in the 70's through early 90's - I am revisiting my past and the earth's (imagined fictional) past at the same time. I'm even reviving an old EC fanfic that I was working on years ago.

 

And I regret the Reagan/Thatcher path that we took, at the same time, as @Leela Corman was alluding to, who knows what "sheesh why did it have to turn out like this!" might have manifested. I like to think it would have been far better for us, but we can't always say. 

 

BTW @KurtisM you mentioned The Handmaid's Tale. Margaret Atwood herself said that she based the events on things that had happened in various societies in the past, albeit with modern trappings. Around that time, the second wave of feminism was making a curious common cause with right wing anti-pornography activists, For The Children (tm) of course. The "Satanic Panic" was already about The Children (tm)* so I could see some kind of awful snowballing from that. I already had the intuition that some of the parallels that branched off from 2018 and landed on a trajectory to "unimaginable dystopia" may well have merged into a similar 80's Handmaid's Tale like future. Thank you, Essence, for at least keeping me out of THAT shithole. 

 

*I've always felt that the US, in particular, loved to pay lip service to "families" and "children" but really hate both of them. This is me giving a bit of vent to some Cynic that rears its head when my Spiritualist Attitude has about had it.

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@Crystal

I did not know that!

A couple points:

 

First, your exploration of prehistoric fiction makes me wonder again if there are a set of parallels that actually evolved from that time period.

My Essence has told me that a set of parallels branched off 30 000-10 000 years ago that continued our focus on Animal Domestication, living with and among them rather than at a distance. That world has evolved to be alot like what we see in Pokemon. Meaning, city states assembled into loose regional federations whose economies and tourism are based around the unique biodiversity.

But I have not yet been able to ask Michael about this yet, so who knows. It makes sense to me that it would exist though.

 

Secondly, that is interesting about Atwood. Based on historic societies? I wonder which ones?

I can think of a few times in history where society could've evolved towards a rather repressive dominant church. Maybe those are the ones Atwood was referencing?

The first is one that Michael mentioned branched off 2000 years ago, where all forms of self-sufficiency were banned by the church. I would assume the christian apostles got through to a Roman Emperor in the Julio-Claudian Dynasty, and that emperor merged Church & State.

The second is a branch 500 years ago where the church doubled down on Martin Luther and using him as an example, outlawed all dissent; or Luther became pope and reformed the church from within, meaning no Protestant Reformation.

The third is 400 years ago, where the Spanish Armada successfully seized Protestant England and murdered Queen Elizabeth... if Habsburg Spain can maintain its grip on England through implementing a longterm catholic monarch like Mary.

The fourth is 350 years ago, where the Catholics won the 30 Years War by 1635. Germany would remain a centralized holy roman power. This prevents increasing population devastation & loss and helps reinstitute feudalism.

The fifth is 300 years ago where England's Glorious Revolution fails or France merges with Spain due to a total win in the War of Spanish Succession. Bourbon France and Habsburg Spain would dominate Europe, eventually falling and deferring power to the Holy Pope, who would proceed to unify most of Europe and the Americas.

I'm wondering if there are more than this but haven't found any yet.

 

China would remain under some variation of the Qing, an authoritarian, isolationist confucian bureaucratic power that has banned all western religion. Some variation of Wahhabism would dominate and unify the Islamic world, which the Holy Roman Empire would be in an eternal Cold War with. Japan would've been opened up by Habsburg Spain. USA would have split up, especially as a result of the violent reforms by the church state by 1986.

Book burning would be a common practice, so this would be where the book "Fahrenheit 51" might stem from. Female reproduction would be controlled by the church. I think the show "Colony" depicts the kind of world this other timeline would live under as well.

The Internet would exist, mostly as a result of the 1984/85 parallels merging in, but only as a tool for the powerful to conduct mass surveillance and recording.

Megachurches would dominate everywhere, but I am not sure how they would operate in an anticelebrity world. Perhaps preachers and ministers would be given leeway, because they're not speaking as a self but as a vessel for god, or perhaps it'd be voice recordings that guide sermons.

 

 

I am thinking that the parallels that branched off from us over 2016-18, where USA collapsed into Civil War due to political polarization or power grid outages by Russia, or nuclear bomb attacks, or Trump's holding onto power due to no Blue Wave in 2018, are actually heading towards the parallels where the Axis Powers won WW2.

I mean think about it. Fascism and Totalitarianism, a complete regression into dictatorships, absolute grabs for control, total war etc. Very similar to that other trajectory.

I imagine that the Axis Powers won WW2 timeline is currently working on Global Unification in the worst way possible.

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So here's a question that recently occurred to me: how do you know whether you're operating in Belief or Verification?  I mean, it seems like relatively few people go around thinking of themselves as holding onto irrational positions; most people THINK they've done the research and come to an objective, informed conclusion, even if they really haven't.

 

You might try comparing notes with someone else, but that's not necessarily a guarantee of much.  I would think it entirely possible for two people in Verification to nevertheless find themselves in fierce disagreement.  So, what, just do your best to self-question and fact check, and hope it's good enough?

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1 hour ago, Sam K said:

So here's a question that recently occurred to me: how do you know whether you're operating in Belief or Verification?  I mean, it seems like relatively few people go around thinking of themselves as holding onto irrational positions; most people THINK they've done the research and come to an objective, informed conclusion, even if they really haven't.

 

You might try comparing notes with someone else, but that's not necessarily a guarantee of much.  I would think it entirely possible for two people in Verification to nevertheless find themselves in fierce disagreement.  So, what, just do your best to self-question and fact check, and hope it's good enough?

Belief; I know this is true. 

Verification; I think this is true. I am looking for evidence both affirming and contrary to my understanding. 

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2 hours ago, Sam K said:

So here's a question that recently occurred to me: how do you know whether you're operating in Belief or Verification?  I mean, it seems like relatively few people go around thinking of themselves as holding onto irrational positions; most people THINK they've done the research and come to an objective, informed conclusion, even if they really haven't.

 

You might try comparing notes with someone else, but that's not necessarily a guarantee of much.  I would think it entirely possible for two people in Verification to nevertheless find themselves in fierce disagreement.  So, what, just do your best to self-question and fact check, and hope it's good enough?

 

For me it is about being patient to allow for more insight to come in and being open to updating my perspective when that happens. With new insight, there is opportunity for additional verification. I think the key is in not closing ourselves off to that insight when it does come in because then we get locked into what we think is the truth rather than allowing for our perspective to evolve as more insight comes in.

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9 hours ago, Sam K said:

So here's a question that recently occurred to me: how do you know whether you're operating in Belief or Verification?  I mean, it seems like relatively few people go around thinking of themselves as holding onto irrational positions; most people THINK they've done the research and come to an objective, informed conclusion, even if they really haven't.

 

You might try comparing notes with someone else, but that's not necessarily a guarantee of much.  I would think it entirely possible for two people in Verification to nevertheless find themselves in fierce disagreement.  So, what, just do your best to self-question and fact check, and hope it's good enough?

 

I was channeled as having a Spiritualist Attitude by Troy Tolley, and my take on it is if you are in Verification, there is usually a drive to break free of established beliefs and reach beyond that is acknowledged and followed through with. When in the Negative Pole of Beliefs, one tends to hold onto ideas that feel comfortable, either due to social acceptance of said ideas, or because said ideas give one the sense of having found the truth.

 

There is usually an unease even in the Beliefs state that always wants to reach further and second guess everything (thus moving into Verification), so it is not the best place to be in, and often the state of Beliefs requires some reactionary aversion to an oppositional set of ideas to keep up the inertia. Considering this, it is no wonder that some of the most fanatical believers among us humans are also the most vehemently prejudiced.

 

True to the Michael Teachings, the Negative Pole is contained within the Positive Pole, and it can be said that to be in Verification, is the ability to move between beliefs, rather than to be bound by a single set of them, as per the Negative Pole (Beliefs).

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22 hours ago, Sam K said:

So here's a question that recently occurred to me: how do you know whether you're operating in Belief or Verification?

I actually got a hard core intro to this today.  Had to come back and read this energy report and it made sense.

 

In a very large Facebook group, someone posted something about Bill Gates being wonderful.

 

I countered with a very abbreviated critique of thw exploitation that he used to get rich.  And that he actually contributes little to society because of his Billions.

 

I received ridicule, mocking, and derision.

 

I was called an apple fan boy and that I hated Gates.  Even after going into kore detail about why I said what I said.  This guy was so committed to the straw man he made of me that he even posted a meme insinuating that everything I disagree with is communism. 

 

If he'd only listen, then he would see how false that was.

 

 It was fascinating to me to see someone so committed to a false belief about a person he never interacted with or anything and ignore all evidence to the contrary.

 

To me, it demonstrated exactly what someone in Belief would look like.

 

Also.

 

I stated to them all that their comments so far had indicated they had no interest in a discussion and were only interested in ad hominems.

 

They then proved my point with flying colors. Thus verifying my assumptions.

 

 

 

 

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On 9/6/2020 at 12:29 PM, Troy said:

The Spiritualist Attitude is all about POSSIBILITIES, and the only true way to create and experience the best possibilities is to know where you are in the path toward a preferred possibility. This is why Verification is so important. Verification asks, “what is the truth of where are we now and what do we need to do next to get to what we know is possible?” while Belief states “we have decided we are already there and everyone should comply with what has been decided is true.”

 

I see many doing this including people from "both sides" or rather "all sides". The other day on FB I posted a video about a man who was speaking the truth, in that video, but in his broader life, speaks utter bullshit. I decided to take it down after a discussion with a friend because I didn't want to confuse people, especially at this time. BUT I could see the smaller truth in the larger picture of untruth. 

 

What I have found is so many people are looking for "the truth" that they have lost all ability to see smaller truths within larger truths, lies within bigger truths, and truth within bigger lies. Truth is complex and complicated.

 

Case in point (as an example) is Bernie followers who are (still -- LORDY!!!!) blinded by "perfection" of his ideals and are unable to see the merits of Joe Biden. Many are still dug into well, he's _________ (fill in the blank). I love Bernie and his ideals but I also knew, a long time ago, that what would be the best thing for the U.S., at this time, now, would be someone more moderate (and decent and experienced, etc.) who could HEAL THE DIVIDE until we can get to the OTHER SIDE.

 

Also, Bill Gates. To see Bill Gates as the anti-christ who's going to vaccinate you and stick a chip inside you is just insane. I also know the history of Gates and Microsoft and frankly hate that billionaires are having to do so much philanthropy work (at this time if they choose... but many are not) when I see (in the future) that it will be done by all of us, through the "government" or a governing body that represents us all. In the meantime, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are doing great work. It's sometimes fucking complicated and we need to use the mechanisms that are at hand to move us to where we need to go BECAUSE WE AREN'T THERE YET.

 

I'm too much of a Realist to not see the bigger picture and we need all the help we can get right now, whether people like it or not, or whether it pleases their sense of truth, or not, to get us to a better place, in the future. 

 

So, yes, I see it as a spectrum of truths within truth(s), truths within lies, and lies within truth(s) and it's all part of the bigger picture. It's fucking complicated and complex and it's not easy to navigate. Everything that's going on this month and into the next and likely the next... and so on, reminded me of this Q&A I had with Michael on January 11, 2017:
 

Maureen:  I know of some Michael Students who not only passively and naively support Trump (as in leave it up to “The Universe”) they also voted for him and seem quite sure and even fervent about their choice. I know all is choice but it seems so incongruent to me that anyone could be a Michael Student, or claim to be a Michael Channel, and could support Trump or his administration in any way, shape, or form. How can anyone who is seeking to learn about the expansiveness and inclusiveness of Truth, Love and Energy vote for or support someone who is and will potentially harm so many people? Your comments please.

 

MEntity:  This question does not risk Karma.

 

MEntity:  We have students who have beaten their children. We have students who have stolen. We have students who harm animals. We have students who have exploited and manipulated. We have students who lie and deceive. We have students who can compartmentalize as a personal means of defense or need that is a priority over compassion.

 

MEntity:  Being a student means exactly that: they are students. They are learning.

 

MEntity:  Some of you learn faster than others, or learn different things at different times. There will always be a "better" student and a struggling student.

 

MEntity:  There will always be some blind spot or evaded topic that a student's Personality prefers not to evolve or touch because this would threaten their world of convenience, sanctuary, familiarity, bonding, etc.

 

MEntity:  If we were to refer to our students as students only when they are comprehending our teaching, we would have few to no students.

 

Maureen:  🙂

 

MEntity:  To respond more directly to your question, however, this is a matter of selective reality.

 

MEntity:  We could say that it is selective reception, but in many cases nothing is received. This is not entirely unfamiliar to many of our students in various ways. A reality is constructed to avoid the topic or considerations that are too distracting, too inconvenient, too contrary to local social or intimate climate, etc.

 

MEntity:  There will always be students who find a way to contradict or counter basic elements of our teaching despite the apparent study and dedication because there will always be students who have parts of themselves prioritizing preservation over evolution.

 

MEntity:  We are not excusing the power of choice as it affects others in a lifetime. When the consequences of a student's self-preservation have impact well beyond the personal circle of reality, it is fair and healthy for other students to respond to this in ways that are as loving as possible, but also as clear as possible in establishing the boundaries that may be violated.

 

MEntity:  Love does not ignore reality.

 

MEntity:  By "reality" here we mean that which is the more inclusive common ground over the less inclusive.

 

MEntity:  In other words, when you know someone has ignored your reality as a means to shore up and preserve their own, Love does not simply "look the other way," but works to include even those who ignore your reality, while making it clear that you do not disappear because someone ignores your reality.

 

Maureen:  As you have said... Peace isn't always pretty and it's often messy.  🙂

 

MEntity:  For our students who know there is contradiction and countering of our teaching in effect from another student, we can only suggest that you put into effect what YOU have learned. This can be one of the most surprising moments for a student because you may find that you are still learning, as well, and this is just another opportunity to practice the arts of Truth, Love, and Beauty.

 

MEntity:  We can say more on this subject, of course, but we must conclude here for tonight. Good evening to each of you. Goodbye.

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48 minutes ago, Maureen said:

Also, Bill Gates. To see Bill Gates as the anti-christ who's going to vaccinate you and stick a chip inside you is just insane. I also know the history of Gates and Microsoft and frankly hate that billionaires are having to do so much philanthropy work (at this time if they choose... but many are not) when I see (in the future) that it will be done by all of us, through the "government" or a governing body that represents us all. In the meantime, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are doing great work. It's sometimes fucking complicated and we need to use the mechanisms that are at hand to move us to where we need to go BECAUSE WE AREN'T THERE YET.


It's astonishing how many good people spread the anti Bill Gates propaganda. I don't know the truth about him, but the allegations seem ridiculous and childish, and especially the 'proof'. I don't even want to quote what a friend of mine posted in FB. I'm quite done even thinking about it. I'm just hoping the truth will prevail SOON. I'm tired.

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1 hour ago, Maureen said:

To see Bill Gates as the anti-christ who's going to vaccinate you and stick a chip inside you is just insane.

 

And unneccessary. Almost everyone carries a device with them at all times, usually in their hand but sometimes in a pocket or a purse, that has a tracking device in it and which many use to voluntarily be gas-lighted. Bill Gates didn't invent it, I don't think; Steve Jobs was behind one of the most popular types, but also didn't invent it himself - again, I don't think he did anyway.

The fact that many if not most of the people spreading that particular conspiracy theory are doing it on their phones - I don't know if I want to laugh or cry at the irony of that.

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An example I saw last week of someone speaking from Belief when Verification is cheap and plentiful is economist Paul Krugman, who on the anniversary of 9/11 made the egregious statement on Twitter that "Overall, Americans took 9/11 pretty calmly. Notably, there wasn't a mass outbreak of anti-Muslim sentiment and violence, which could all too easily have happened. And while GW Bush was a terrible president, to his credit he tried to calm prejudice, not feed it,"

 

Which is one of the most easily-disproved statements I have ever heard, and is Orwellian bullshit besides.

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19 hours ago, Maureen said:

 

I see many doing this including people from "both sides" or rather "all sides". The other day on FB I posted a video about a man who was speaking the truth, in that video, but in his broader life, speaks utter bullshit. I decided to take it down after a discussion with a friend because I didn't want to confuse people, especially at this time. BUT I could see the smaller truth in the larger picture of untruth. 

 

What I have found is so many people are looking for "the truth" that they have lost all ability to see smaller truths within larger truths, lies within bigger truths, and truth within bigger lies. Truth is complex and complicated.

 

Case in point (as an example) is Bernie followers who are (still -- LORDY!!!!) blinded by "perfection" of his ideals and are unable to see the merits of Joe Biden. Many are still dug into well, he's _________ (fill in the blank). I love Bernie and his ideals but I also knew, a long time ago, that what would be the best thing for the U.S., at this time, now, would be someone more moderate (and decent and experienced, etc.) who could HEAL THE DIVIDE until we can get to the OTHER SIDE.

 

Also, Bill Gates. To see Bill Gates as the anti-christ who's going to vaccinate you and stick a chip inside you is just insane. I also know the history of Gates and Microsoft and frankly hate that billionaires are having to do so much philanthropy work (at this time if they choose... but many are not) when I see (in the future) that it will be done by all of us, through the "government" or a governing body that represents us all. In the meantime, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are doing great work. It's sometimes fucking complicated and we need to use the mechanisms that are at hand to move us to where we need to go BECAUSE WE AREN'T THERE YET.

 

 

And see, this is a good example of what I mean, because you and I differ quite a bit on our read of the situation (regarding the election, that is; Gates is just a capitalist like any other, and the conspiracy theories are asinine).  Biden may be what we're stuck with now, given the grim alternative, but that doesn't mean I find him at all acceptable or decent.  For me, Bernie was the compromise, the one to which I'd say "well, it's nowhere near where we actually need to be, but at least we'd be back in the realm of sanity."  If an actual socialist had entered the primary, I'd have dropped Sanders like a sack of potatoes.  The threat of someone like Trump is literally the only thing that could motivate me to give someone like Biden my vote.  And I think (think, mind you) that I have strong reasons for seeing it that way.

 

But here's the thing: as strongly as I may disagree with you, I don't think either of us are operating in Belief.  I don't get the sense that you're irrationally clinging to your position, and while I can't KNOW I'm operating from Verification, I do try my best to self-question, follow the evidence, and look at things from other people's points of view.  And if I'm wrong, I'm wrong.  Wouldn't be the first time.

 

So yes, I think you're right: Truth is complex and complicated, enough so that a person can look at things with the clearest vision they can muster and still manage to misidentify what they're looking at.

 

Some things are pretty cut-and-dry, though. God, Krugman's such a hack.

 

 

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@Sam K I think the best way to differentiate between Belief and Verification is looking at your level subtlety and "justification." Are you allowing/inviting the subtleties of the situation in your discussing of what you believe, or are you clinging to broad generalizations? Do you consider other points of view on your belief, or do you outright reject anything that doesn't support it and bend over backwards to justify your belief?

 

Belief has blinders on. It refuses to use its peripheral vision. Verification sees the whole of what's around you.

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@Sam K Yeah, I'm with you on the election thoughts, and yeah I think it's very possible for people to be in Verification and still notably disagree. As you and Maureen said, truth is complex, there are often many facets of truth to a given situation, so navigating that isn't always cut and dry.

Notably, Spiritualism is an attitude, aka how one sees the world. As such, one way to think of it is less about how rational or irrational the idea, but how one views and uses that idea...literally their attitude around it. Belief builds and forces the world around to fit its idea and tends to be narrow or rigid, while Validation allows for the idea to update, adapt, or change if needed based on information and experience from the world.

It's kind of hard to notice Belief in oneself I think, but what Becca says could be onto something. Things to think about might be something like, "How nuanced is my idea/perception?" "Do I easily consider possibilities in views unlike or even contradictory to mine, or is it really difficult to even entertain them?" "Do I really examine the nuts and bolts of my views or are they just obvious and given?" "Would I be open to altering or even changing them, or does the thought of that feel notably disturbing?" I do think that Validation allows for much more subtlety, variation, and possibilities, whereas Belief is often more broad/blanket views or generalizations made solid and unyielding.

I think another good showing of Belief is when two sides argue past each other. The sides aren't really listening or speaking to what the other is saying or where they might be coming from, but are more engrossed in how they interpret the other side through existing views. So I guess another good thought would be, "Am I really listening to and considering what is being said/shown or am I more concerned about upholding/defending my existing view of it?"

That said, I don't think Belief is always as obvious as that. Sometimes it could be a subtle belief about yourself or world that colors you worldview/actions, but has become so ingrained as to be automatic. Something as simple as "I'm too poor/untalented/undesirable for this or that," can become Belief if it shuts down any evidence to the contrary or any possibilities that might work around it. Thus, any area of life that you tend to think of as settled, static, or irrefutable could be grounds for Belief. Often those areas seem sensible and are pretty restricted in what is considered possible as well. When Belief shifts to Verification, though, the sudden expansion of potential can be pretty amazing.

 

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On 9/6/2020 at 10:29 AM, Troy said:

SEPTEMBER 20th - ENERGY SHIFT - PASSIONATE AFFECTION or OUTBURSTS

 

This energy shift looks to bring with it a mix of heightened pleasure, sensuality, affection, and intimacy for many, but also a heightened sensitivity that may prompt others into outbursts of distorted passion. Around this time, many students may experience sex dreams that remain lovely for days or shocking accident or catastrophe dreams that haunt for days.

"Sex dreams"? Wow, I think this is happening to me. I'm not remembering enough of dreams lately to log stuff, but dream activity has been heightened the last three nights and from last night I remember a tidbit that was sexually oriented. And nice. But I've had some of the "shocking accident" dream activity too -- enough to wake me to think, "Where did that come from?" But then I didn't retain any details to log.

 

I'm also having a fair number of headaches the past week or so, which is unusual for me. It was enough to make me pull up this session I had a couple of years ago: Dreams and Headaches. If you're having headaches, you might want to take a look. 

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On 9/6/2020 at 3:56 PM, Maureen said:

 

I'm laughing right now, remembering Trump saying, over and over again, that we are all out to get him and "this" was a WITCH HUNT!!!! After seeing what I saw -- this may be one of few "truths" he has ever spoken. 😂😂😂

The "wicked witch" is an essential element in any good, educational story.  I'm grateful for those brave souls willing to play that role.

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Sex Dreams, since 2 nights they are happening, the first morning I wondered why, this morning I remembered, the Michael's mentioning it here.

My  Sex dreams are mostly pleasant and just wonderful, sometimes come elements into it, that are amusingly bizarre, with black and white and colors changing rapidly, the costumes people are wearing are just amazing, these are dreams with a rapid pace, like when you read a book, where the info is so exiting, you want to suck in the whole book at once.

I am glad not having headaches, my body is in a wonderful place right now, and I am very appreciative of that.

 

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Im trying to sleep in syncronicity with my internal clock, but last night even though I went to sleep wonderfully, I have woken up feeling so groggy and uncomfortable.

In this state, my body can't remember any dreams, which sucks. 

At least Im trying to get a better sleep.

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