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Traditionally kings and priests are seen to be male.  @Kat raised a good point that we should strongly consider changing the names of these roles to something less gendered.  The Michael Teachings has evolved to replace "Slave" with "Server" and "Male/Female Ratio" with the "Focused/Creative Ratio".  Perhaps it is time to consider changing King and Priest?  What do y'all think?  Thoughts on what term(s) we might use instead of King and Priest?    

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couple things here, one is that i recall some channeling that kings don't like it when they are in female bodies and prefer male bodies. this piece has some more info on how Michal has selected the terms used, and how they evolve.

 i also recall another older piece that that went into the original intent of the terms which was to connect most easily with the core of the concept describing the energy.

 

i don't see any issue with the current terms, as they seem to be the best available.

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I feel the energy behind the words, behind the Roles, suits both King and Priest. I also still use the term Male/Female Energy as I think it best expresses the energy behind those words as well. Michael has even said that we live our lives, as males and females, based on our Energy Ratio. For example, I’m a 7th Level Old Warrior-cast Priest with 70% Male Energy and I’ve lived 70% of my lives as male. I’m now balancing out more of my later lives as female, living more through female or receptive energy, and swing more towards my complement of Server energy. I see Male/Female Energy as two ends of a fully loaded spectrum — but then I’m also quite fond of the Yin/Yang symbol.

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2 hours ago, Maureen said:

I feel the energy behind the words, behind the Roles, suits both King and Priest. I also still use the term Male/Female Energy as I think it best expresses the energy behind those words as well. Michael has even said that we live our lives, as males and females, based on our Energy Ratio. For example, I’m a 7th Level Old Warrior-cast Priest with 70% Male Energy and I’ve lived 70% of my lives as male. I’m now balancing out more of my later lives as female, living more through female or receptive energy, and swing more towards my complement of Server energy. I see Male/Female Energy as two ends of a fully loaded spectrum — but then I’m also quite fond of the Yin/Yang symbol.

I do remember reading that, but I wonder if the process would be different for roles with more versus fewer inputs. I remember expressive roles, especially artisans, being especially fluid with their sexuality. Perhaps it would also depend on the intent of our GC? I don‘t see focused energy as being particularly opposed to being female and vice versa

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6 hours ago, Maureen said:

 I also still use the term Male/Female Energy as I think it best expresses the energy behind those words as well

same here, i see them as easier to grasp and explain the concept in a way that basically everyone gets and has easily available examples of, i see the focused/creative as more of a subset similar to order/chaos that helps give depth to the male/female.

 

the single input of the warrior/king/scholar give these three roles a more focused masculine element. and the physical plane which is the most structured aligns with the axis the warrior/king are on.

 

at least to me Priest implies Priestess and add nothing; other than perhaps a rejection of the masculine and expression of bing anti male.

 

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Just call it Energy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

The description and comprehension of the 7 different Energies is important to grasp, we and this Universe are made up of those 7 Energies.

Names are not necessary for me.

Server, Artisan, Warrior, Scholar, Sage, Priest, King, all sound MALE to me, not only King and Priest.

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If anything I think Kings need a less high-and-mighty name because people often immediately put kings on a pedestal and have certain expectations when I feel that is not me, and all roles are equal and have their important part to play. Michael once referred to Kings as delegators, and that seems like a nice neutral name to me. 

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1 hour ago, petra said:

Just call it Energy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

The description and comprehension of the 7 different Energies is important to grasp, we and this Universe are made up of those 7 Energies.

Names are not necessary for me.

Server, Artisan, Warrior, Scholar, Sage, Priest, King, all sound MALE to me, not only King and Priest.

I love that!! Good ol' numbers

 

For Priest I like Catalyst 😄 And I agree @DianeHB with Delegators instead of Kings! And Nurturers for Servers.

 

In the spiritual fantasy novel I'm writing I'm introducing Michael concepts, and as for the Roles, I think numbers is a good neutral way to name them.  Of course associated with their colors because I love colors hehehe

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I know this topic is about the King and Priest Essence Role. In being a Server, I thought I would mention that I think the name Helper/Healer is an ideal alternative to the name Server. Servers like to be helpful in some way. The Entity known as The Source channeled by Varda Hasselmann from the book Archetypes of the Soul refers to Servers as The Helper/Healer. I like the suggestion that Petra made for referring to Essence Roles in terms of Energies and associated numbers too.

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Larry Byram, mentored by JP Van Hulle in the 1980s in the Bay Area, borrowed from the Michael Teaching and then went his own way; now living in Boulder County Colorado not far from me.

He now refers to the Roles as "creative expressions", and he uses these names: Implementer, Compassionate, Inventor, Investigator, Storyteller, Visionary, Orchestrator.

Personally, I have not felt the need or the urge to change the archetypal names of the Roles.

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1 hour ago, DianeHB said:

If anything I think Kings need a less high-and-mighty name because people often immediately put kings on a pedestal and have certain expectations when I feel that is not me, and all roles are equal and have their important part to play. Michael once referred to Kings as delegators, and that seems like a nice neutral name to me. 

And if we are going to stick with Kingly terms, "Ruler" is a gender-neutral alternative.

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The following words seem to convey equal Roles rather than a hierarchy:

 

Healer

Creator

Warrior

Scholar

Narrator

Catalyzer

Orchestrator

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I like @petra ideas of numbers because, in French, for example, all except Sage are male names, so automatically associate with male. Indeed, we used different names for females. It would be the same for Larry Byram's names. But numbers are really neutral. A letter or a combination (SIO, AEO, WAO, SNN, SEC,PIC,KAC 🤣), would be also.

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6 hours ago, Anirudh said:

I also think the word Server doesn't represent the Role well. Healer sounds a lot more accurate.

 

Healer is too broad. Server fits the best, IMO.

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Because I am 50/50 female to male energy I am not bovvered either way. I am happy to learn new names but you know old dogs, new sticks, new tricks. Give me time I'll get there. 

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5 hours ago, Anirudh said:

The following words seem to convey equal Roles rather than a hierarchy:

 

Healer

Creator

Warrior

Scholar

Narrator

Catalyzer

Orchestrator

I never really thought about it-  but Priest and King ARE specifically male-gendered names, unlike the other 5. I quite like @Anirudh's list here- although I might change Warrior to "Defender" or "Protector". 

 

As a King, I do personally agree that I prefer being male-bodied, even though my energy ratio is 60/40f.  I think it is really hard for Action roles to be stuck in a body that has (in my opinion)- physical and social limitations.  Being female is a pain in the ass- male is just simply more efficient. I think this is why I resonate with the idea of "gender fluidity"-  as it allows all of us to express gender in whatever way feels most natural.

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5 hours ago, Maureen said:

 

Healer is too broad. Server fits the best, IMO.

I disagree. I think it's the other way around.

 

You can serve by being a subordinate, an equal, or a superior. But the word Server implies subordination. That's why you have civil servants reporting to elected representatives rather than civil representatives reporting to elected servers.

 

A Healer alleviates suffering. Be it mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, financial etc. That's what Servers do.

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1 hour ago, Anirudh said:

I disagree. I think it's the other way around.

 

You can serve by being a subordinate, an equal, or a superior. But the word Server implies subordination. That's why you have civil servants reporting to elected representatives rather than civil representatives reporting to elected servers.

 

A Healer alleviates suffering. Be it mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, financial etc. That's what Servers do.

 

I don’t see it that way at all. I honour serving and don’t see it as subordination... even the word. This is a holdover from the perspective of the younger soul ages. To really “get” serving, in any way, or being a Server you need to begin to see them as equals... as being complementarily equal. Once you can get that you’ll appreciate what serving is all about. Michael knew what they were doing when they named all the Roles so well.

 

As an aside, the Priest Role is also about healing but the name and the Positive Pole, Compassion, which means to co-suffer or to suffer together, already expresses that so well.

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I think Servers are actually one of the most powerful roles we have. Who do they pair with traditionally? Only the most cardinal and political roles i.e. Priest, and King. Servers are political beasts in an ordinal but unambiguous way. They can read the vibe, the room, and are kind, timely, they have incredible social glue power of keeping people maintained and optimal in an ordinal way. It is just young soul stereotypes that has an expectation/assumption that a Server is going to do the emotional work and the caring, (the childcare, the teaching, the nursing, the "women's work") but that underestimates Servers and their preferences. 

 

Servers like serving, so when they serve, they are playing to their strengths, to their powers, and who doesn't love someone who wants to do the things for you that you hate or get bored doing? Its the same with any role, we all have different and equally worthy gifts, so we might as well champion and thank them and play to our strengths. 

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Servers vs Priests ✨💞✨

 

I wrote this years ago for @Moonfeather (C1E7) when she was feeling frustrated in her work (at the time) and was wondering how her Role as Server fit into the "bigger picture". This is how I see Servers ...with a little about Priests for differentiation. 

 

I see Servers as doing their best work when they are able to cut through the bullshit and help others return to their own sense of humanity, dignity, and true sense of self, in a way that allows them to fit more readily and ably "into the world".  A Priest's calling is to help raise people "out of themselves" to become "more" of who they are, innately. A Server's calling is to help people to "stay in their world", more successfully, in whatever way is appropriate or helpful for each person. That's why so many Servers are social workers. What better place is there for a Server to help so many people to find their way back to themselves, back to their families, back to their communities. 

 

Servers offer healing to mankind in so many ways that can go unnoticed -- but that doesn't mean that it isn't needed or valued. Servers at their best help make the world a better place -- just by being themselves. They do this by mirroring the best of who we are, back to ourselves, so we can see who we truly are -- and be healed in the process. Love is a powerful healer. When I "see" Servers I see love, humility and grace.

 

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On 9/1/2021 at 9:59 PM, Maureen said:

 

I don’t see it that way at all. I honour serving and don’t see it as subordination... even the word. This is a holdover from the perspective of the younger soul ages. To really “get” serving, in any way, or being a Server you need to begin to see them as equals... as being complementarily equal. Once you can get that you’ll appreciate what serving is all about. Michael knew what they were doing when they named all the Roles so well.

 

As an aside, the Priest Role is also about healing but the name and the Positive Pole, Compassion, which means to co-suffer or to suffer together, already expresses that so well.

Well we live in a Young Soul world and so we need to be mindful of the Young Soul connotation of most words we use in English. We can't assign whatever meaning we want to words we like overnight.

 

People have tried to reclaim "slut" and the N-word for decades, but the old connotations remain despite society's sexual and racial views progressing as we enter the Mature paradigm.

 

Michael had initially named the Role "Slave", but it was changed to "Server". We can justify the use of the words "Slave" and "Server" for the Role based on etymology or originally intended connotation, but current-day connotation matters.

 

This applies to all languages by the way. I've written about the names of the Soul Ages in Sanskrit. Infant Soul is "Shoodra" and Baby Soul is "Daasya". Both words are considered derogatory now (they mean "lowest caste" and "outcaste", respectively), and I wouldn't use those terms to describe someone who is going through one of these Ages. I'd rather use the English names due to the lack of cultural baggage.

 

Server isn't derogatory, but it does have the connotation of subordination in today's world.

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6 minutes ago, Anirudh said:

Well we live in a Young Soul world and so we need to be mindful of the Young Soul connotation of most words we use in English. We can't assign whatever meaning we want to words we like overnight.

 

People have tried to reclaim words like "slut" and the N-word for decades, but the old connotations remain despite society's sexual and racial views progressing as we enter the Mature paradigm.

 

Michael had initially named the Role "Slave", but it was changed to "Server". We can justify the use of the words "Slave" and "Server" for the Role based on etymology or originally intended connotation, but current-day connotation matters.

 

This applies to all languages by the way. I've written about the names of the Soul Ages in Sanskrit. Infant Soul is "Shoodra" and Baby Soul is "Daasya". Both words are considered derogatory now, and I wouldn't consider using those terms to describe someone who is going through one of these Ages. I'd rather use the English names due to the lack of cultural baggage.

 

Server isn't derogatory, but it does have the connotation of subordination in today's world.

 

I disagree with you, strongly. Let’s leave it at that. 

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1 hour ago, Maureen said:

When I "see" Servers I see love, humility and grace.

 

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everytime I hear the word grace, I think of this scene. Always makes me laugh.

 

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