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On 9/4/2021 at 11:34 AM, Troy said:

2021 OVERLEAVES

CHIEF FEATURES: Martyrdom (emphasized Oct - Dec)

The most significant shift is likely to come toward the end of September as the Chief Feature of the year, Martyrdom begins being emphasized. We will explore the subject of Martyrdom in more detail in the months ahead, but we will point out now that this Chief Feature is all about fearing the loss of control of one’s space, which includes one’s body, autonomy, mobility, freedom, resources, environment, etc

As our students may have already assessed, the world is in a prime position to explore this loss of control. At the moment, we cannot see if this exploration leads toward panic and overreaction or toward assessment and heightened responsibility.

Starting to feel the shift into Martyrdom, and observing differences in others' views of situations.  


One person has valid reason to panic, another decides they're overreacting.
One person dismisses it as something too inconvenient to care about, or act on.
Another assesses it as something significant.  Something worth taking responsibility for, to help direct its ultimate consequences in a less harmful direction.


I'm not just talking about COVID or politics either.  


Rather, situations where one individual refuses to recognize another as a person and human being with intrinsic value... and regards them just as a thing for their amusement.  
Where it's too "inconvenient" to acknowledge / respect / respond to another's concerns and feelings about something.  Therefore easy to dismiss them as overreaction / not worth caring about.

How does one protect themselves from harm, when the cause of it is incapable of even seeing those affected as actual human beings?

 

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I had very involved dreams with many people. Too crazy to go into. At the end @ckaricai and I were on the phone. She was helping me with or introducing me to some game or puzzle that she was proficient in. It had an odd language and she was sorting out all the different words that I needed to use to play. I’m not sure of the purpose. It seemed to be to understand or get to know something better rather than, let’s say, healing or having fun. Cary seems to be really good at experiencing something different, other cultures, etc., but instead of "regular" travelling, like so many other Warriors, she uses these complex forms of journeying through intellectual territory rather than physical territory. Interesting. ✨

 

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14 minutes ago, Maureen said:

I had very involved dreams with many people. Too crazy to go into. At the end @ckaricai and I were on the phone. She was helping me with or introducing me to some game or puzzle that she was proficient in. It had an odd language and she was sorting out all the different words that I needed to use to play. I’m not sure of the purpose. It seemed to be to understand or get to know something better rather than, let’s say, healing or having fun. Cary seems to be really good at experiencing something different, other cultures, etc., but instead of "regular" travelling, like so many other Warriors, she uses these complex forms of journeying through intellectual territory rather than physical territory. Interesting. ✨

 


Ah Maureen, that’s so interesting. Funnily enough I had played a fun simple word game at a staff meeting recently where you needed a pen and paper, and I was thinking of converting it into a formal game with cards and categories and dice to make it more challenging. I even bought index cards. But now I’m dying to know what this dream game was! And I do like to experience new things. I get bored otherwise. 
 

Meanwhile I was struggling to remember what I was dreaming about last night. Guess I was busy playing games. And tonight is game night too!  

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@Maureen, that sounds indeed like @ckaricai, from what she's shared here. Cool dream!

 

My ex husband reported surreal anxiety dreams today, about our country's air space and his personal space. He doesn't remember dreams often, so it's a bit of an event.

I was woken up by a dream where I had the calmest cat I know next to me, and I wanted to fall asleep but couldn't, because someone was listening to idiotic music in the next room, although I had told them several times to be quiet. Finally I got so angry in the dream that I woke up... 7 AM on a SUNDAY! About two hours too early for me. Frustrating to boot: waking up from a dream where you want to sleep but can't, and then wanting to go back to sleep in reality but can't do that, either!
Mine was also a personal space dream, so "yippee", Martyrdom, here we come...

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23 minutes ago, ckaricai said:


Ah Maureen, that’s so interesting. Funnily enough I had played a fun simple word game at a staff meeting recently where you needed a pen and paper, and I was thinking of converting it into a formal game with cards and categories and dice to make it more challenging. I even bought index cards. But now I’m dying to know what this dream game was! And I do like to experience new things. I get bored otherwise. 
 

Meanwhile I was struggling to remember what I was dreaming about last night. Guess I was busy playing games. And tonight is game night too!  

 

The game was in a language I had never heard before. Nothing was familiar to me. I wasn't sure whether you were making it up or trying to translate something. I think you were making it up -- like it was your game. Just for the record I'm not fond of games of any kind, even as a kid, so it stood out to me that we were doing this. I have no idea how or why people enjoy them so much. I get bored after a while playing games, of any kind, and want to go back to learning something. I saw earlier that you are also in a Scholar (Learning) Block, like I am in my Entity. Maybe that's part of the connection. 

 

It was interesting for me to "figure you out" a bit. To see how you traverse territory (which is a Warrior thing) intellectually not physically as most Warriors do. 

 

Yes... also, I feel like I am super stoned today. Like I am high on drugs. WTF is going on? 

 

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ditto @Maureen! my dreams have been very active despite I haven't been tracking them consistently. I posted this on my social media:

 

Last night I requested message from my Essence before going to bed. 

Liz Fraser (from Cocteau Twins) appeared on my dream and it was super cool! I was alone in a theater and she was dancing on the stage. in the background and surroundings there was an exquisite show of changing lights and effects.

 

Every minute she started a different dance in a different costume. Arabian, hindi, cirque du soleil-ish, and more! (one looked like the image below)

 

from wiki: As Nataraja (Sanskrit: Lord of Dance) Shiva represents apocalypse and creation as he dances away the illusory world of Maya transforming it into power and enlightenment. The symbolism of Siva Nataraja is spirituality, art and science merged as one

 

I interpret this as a big hopeful sign that times are changing and we are embracing and unifying seemingly opposing perspectives!!

spirituality, science and art are branches of the same tree!

 

Science has always been the pursuit of Truth, spirituality the embodiment of all our facets as physical and energy beings.

Science is catching up with spiritual practices such as meditation, channeling, energy healing, remote viewing, past life regressions and more!

 

and spirituality will be benefitted as well from science advancements and technologies!! helping us heighten our senses, understand and enjoy our experience in the world!!

and of course, the power of Art is what lifts us, what infuses our life with beauty, what makes us changes makers and trailblazers in this new paradigm!!

 

love this so much for us! let's keep upholding truth love and beauty!!

big giant hug for my truth-seekers, beauty-bringers, conscious lovers and healers out here!! you're doing excellent work. thank you for existing! I love you!242348725_1940231722819528_1690938858462926184_n.jpg242480887_1940231772819523_5605868155462429192_n.jpg

 

 

Yesterday I also spoke to 17-19 year old folks, about their experiences in these pandemic times. some things they said...

 

"I don't remember that much who/how I was before the pandemic, but I think I've become a better person" 

 

"They say everything happens for a reason, maybe it is, maybe not. But I feel things have aligned in the best way for me"

 

"In fact, I am grateful with my life now"

 

I burst into tears. I am so happy that despite everything, our youth can extract the good, inspiring and beautiful within chaos. They are wise. And not only our youth in age, but folks who cultivate this freshness of spirit, trust in the present moment, in that we are going to be ultimately safe. 

 

they inspire me to continue trusting the transformational power of joy and optimism, and the ever-evolving paths of Life 💜

 

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3 hours ago, Rosario said:

ditto @Maureen! my dreams have been very active despite I haven't been tracking them consistently. I posted this on my social media:

 

Last night I requested message from my Essence before going to bed. 

Liz Fraser (from Cocteau Twins) appeared on my dream and it was super cool! I was alone in a theater and she was dancing on the stage. in the background and surroundings there was an exquisite show of changing lights and effects.

 

Every minute she started a different dance in a different costume. Arabian, hindi, cirque du soleil-ish, and more! (one looked like the image below)

 

from wiki: As Nataraja (Sanskrit: Lord of Dance) Shiva represents apocalypse and creation as he dances away the illusory world of Maya transforming it into power and enlightenment. The symbolism of Siva Nataraja is spirituality, art and science merged as one

 

I interpret this as a big hopeful sign that times are changing and we are embracing and unifying seemingly opposing perspectives!!

spirituality, science and art are branches of the same tree!

 

Science has always been the pursuit of Truth, spirituality the embodiment of all our facets as physical and energy beings.

Science is catching up with spiritual practices such as meditation, channeling, energy healing, remote viewing, past life regressions and more!

 

and spirituality will be benefitted as well from science advancements and technologies!! helping us heighten our senses, understand and enjoy our experience in the world!!

and of course, the power of Art is what lifts us, what infuses our life with beauty, what makes us changes makers and trailblazers in this new paradigm!!

 

love this so much for us! let's keep upholding truth love and beauty!!

big giant hug for my truth-seekers, beauty-bringers, conscious lovers and healers out here!! you're doing excellent work. thank you for existing! I love you!242348725_1940231722819528_1690938858462926184_n.jpg242480887_1940231772819523_5605868155462429192_n.jpg

 

 

Yesterday I also spoke to 17-19 year old folks, about their experiences in these pandemic times. some things they said...

 

"I don't remember that much who/how I was before the pandemic, but I think I've become a better person" 

 

"They say everything happens for a reason, maybe it is, maybe not. But I feel things have aligned in the best way for me"

 

"In fact, I am grateful with my life now"

 

I burst into tears. I am so happy that despite everything, our youth can extract the good, inspiring and beautiful within chaos. They are wise. And not only our youth in age, but folks who cultivate this freshness of spirit, trust in the present moment, in that we are going to be ultimately safe. 

 

they inspire me to continue trusting the transformational power of joy and optimism, and the ever-evolving paths of Life 💜

 

 

@Rosario, strangely, here's an excerpt from the first part of my dreaming. I'm not including a huge portion that is too personal. 

 

So involved. .... I was in this expensive high end hotel room where everything seemed to take place. It was someplace like Italy. I had travelled there and knew I was visiting. There was a show that I, that a few of us, were waiting to see. In the meantime, all this lavish, elaborate food was brought in. Huge colourful, tasty mousse sculptures. That sort of thing. There were many actors, stars, wealthy people, interesting people in the business, etc., who were milling about. All top end well known people in the business. I seemed to be there for a handful of days, waiting. We seemed to be waiting for an important show. A stage production. ....  Food was literally front stage in the large living/dining area. There was this huge table with sumptuous food being brought in all the time. I really enjoyed this as did my guests. I knew it was towards the end when they stopped bringing in new food and we were still eating (so much food!!) what was there on the table.

 

 

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What is with these dreams? This time, I dreamed that I was a serial killer.

 

I had killed someone, chopped their body into pieces, and deposited the body parts into several plastic bags. The bags of body parts were stuffed into a pair of blue plastic bins. Those bins were then filled with loose Legos to bury the body parts. On a hunch, I moved the bins from my bedroom to a different room near the backdoor, and not a moment too soon, because dozens of people arrived suddenly through the front door for some sort of party, flooding the inside of my house. Basically, the entire dream was me trying to find a way to get the corpse of my victim out of the house before anyone found it. One of the guests was a nosy journalist who had suspicions that I was a serial killer - she followed me around the party asking prying questions, and if she caught me trying to move the blue bins, I was finished. At one point, the journalist even found and opened one of the bins, but I caught her and stopped her from checking to see if anything was underneath the Legos. Now the journalist KNEW I was up to something, and she knew it had to do with the blue plastic bins.

 

How did I get out of this mess? I asked for help.

 

I asked my old friend and roommate to go outside and bring his car around back. Then I told the other guests that the journalist was on the cusp of winning a Pulitzer. It was a lie, but also sort of the truth, because she probably WOULD win a Pulitzer if she successfully exposed me. Many of the other guests flocked to the journalist, asking questions and offering congratulations. While the journalist was distracted, I slipped out of the room, grabbed the two blue plastic bins, rushed them outside, and stuffed them into my roommate's car, instructing him to drive away. This is when I woke up.

 

This was not a nightmare. I almost never experience nightmares while asleep. But this was definitely a dream from which I was glad to awaken, because the acute relief of suddenly realizing that I haven't actually killed anyone is profound. Funnily enough, it has happened to me before.

 

Years ago, I had a similar dream where I killed a friend in an absurd way: while in the middle of a very animated conversation, I gesticulated too wildly and accidentally clocked my friend, causing her to lose balance and fall in such a way that fatally broke her neck. Fearing no one else would believe that it was an accident, I buried the body somewhere deep in the woods. Then the dream flashed forward to months or years later, and although the body had never been discovered, I KNEW WHERE IT WAS, and I was having a lot of trouble living with such knowledge weighing on my soul. I woke up from that dream when I was gathering the courage to confess what I had done, and the relief was so sweet when I realized my friend was still alive.

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I had parallellish visiting dreams where I was with my current spouse and we were doing things-no pandemic and they had cut their hair very short. Still us, but slightly different. Also very vivid. 
Are the Ms sure there is no Nexus this month?

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I think we're building up for big nexii in the near future.

There might be nexii on smaller regional or personal scales @Juni, but apparently not on a global scale right now?? Regardless it's always important to validate.

 

I sense an absolute exhaustion in everyone around me with how things have been over the last many years. I feel the world will come to aplace where that exhaustion and exasperation reaches a breakdown or breakthrough.

I do not sense in any way that the Turning Point that started in 2020 is done yet. This one might last a few years.

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2 hours ago, KurtisM said:

I do not sense in any way that the Turning Point that started in 2020 is done yet. This one might last a few years.

MICHAEL SPEAKS – TRANSCENDENTAL & INFINITE SOUL UPDATES/Q&A – August 22, 2021

 

MEntity:  Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We can begin.

 

First, we will say that the likelihood of Infinite Soul Manifestations currently stand at around 92%. This would apply to all candidates.

 

We doubt Manifestations would be synchronized but rather staggered over a series of years.

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@WolfAmethyst That's a good point to add, and I will also add this from Post-Turning Points transcript:

 

 

"VIP1: Hi Michael, is it possible for someone to to be navigating more than one turning point at the same time?

 

Ingun: Thanks for that question ViP, I have been questioning the same or navigating different areas in life through that Turning Point

 

MEntity: Yes.

 

Maureen: or navigating through your own while everyone around you is also going through Turning Points.

 

It is rare that there would be more than one full Turning Point, but it is often the case that a Turning Point would have what we refer to as multiple SPAWN POINTS.

 

These could also be referred to as “minor” or “mini” turning points, but we prefer “spawn points” because these rarely feel “minor” or “mini,” and feel more like full Turning Points within Turning Points.

 

Spawn Points are “Turning Points” within Turning Points that must be addressed as part of the full Turning Point. Depending on the complexity of the Turning Point, a Turning Point can have up to 12 of these Spawn Points.

 

NadineA: wow that's a lot

 

These do not have their own Stages.

 

Ingun: I knew it!

 

VIP1: wow

 

Some Spawn Points may be resolved during Grief, some during Empowerment, some during Stability, but they are part of the overall process through the Stages.

 

Ingun wow: this is so validating!

 

Maureen: Would you either name the 12 Spawn Points and / or give us an example?

 

A simple example may be that when one lands in Grief, you must tend to something quite specific being grieved, and this is often its own Spawn Point."

 

 

It's not fully confirmed whether collective Turning Points can have spawn points too, but looking back at history, Id imagine it's pretty likely, such as years like 1945, 1968, 1979-80 etc.

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9 hours ago, Maureen said:

 

The game was in a language I had never heard before. Nothing was familiar to me. I wasn't sure whether you were making it up or trying to translate something. I think you were making it up -- like it was your game. Just for the record I'm not fond of games of any kind, even as a kid, so it stood out to me that we were doing this. I have no idea how or why people enjoy them so much. I get bored after a while playing games, of any kind, and want to go back to learning something. I saw earlier that you are also in a Scholar (Learning) Block, like I am in my Entity. Maybe that's part of the connection. 

 

It was interesting for me to "figure you out" a bit. To see how you traverse territory (which is a Warrior thing) intellectually not physically as most Warriors do. 

 

Yes... also, I feel like I am super stoned today. Like I am high on drugs. WTF is going on? 

 


If I am traversing territory in the way you say, it’s probably because I’m not in a body that is built for strenuous physical activities.


You know you can gamify learning. Duolingo is basically gamification of language learning. Some people are into it and some aren’t tho. It works for me. Having small quantifiable goals keeps me practicing. 

 

I like the social aspects of tabletop play the most. It’s a good way to relax with friends. I’m not the outdoorsy type so this is about as close to team sports as I’m gonna get. I also like the challenge of problem solving within the systems that a game’s mechanics set up. If you play enough games all you need to know is the type of game you are about to play to understand the basic rules because mechanics for each type of game are always the same.
 

My favorite type of game is co-op games. All players work towards a common goal. You win as a team or lose as a team, and because you have to help each other on all turns you have to discuss what to do during each turn. Gameplay ends up being different each time as a result so they are never boring. What feels like an hour of game play can end up being three hours. That happened tonight actually. We were so engrossed in meeting the winning condition that we lost track of time. There are so many types of games. I wonder if there is at least one that you would like. My gaming buddies are currently obsessed with a bluffing game called “cockroach poker.” It’s super easy to play and we end up laughing hysterically each time. It’s a lot of fun. 

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12 hours ago, ckaricai said:

You know you can gamify learning.

 

I have played many games. I even did some sports as a child. I have played team building games through work events. I have watched many games. I hate watching anyone gaming. It's boring (to me) watching other people playing anything. The games I liked the best (years ago... not now) were baseball and golf. I like quiet games. For someone (me) who doesn't like to play games, or gaming, or watch others gaming or playing sports (I don't even watch the Olympics), that would take all the "fun" out of learning... for me. I particularly hate the winning/losing aspect of games. I used to break down crying looking at the "losers" faces after a game and I can't tell you how tired I am of competition in general.

 

P.S. I can't even stand the sound of sports crowds (super irritates me) so my husband wears a headset when he watches TV. He mostly watches sports... of every kind. 

 

12 hours ago, ckaricai said:

If you play enough games all you need to know is the type of game you are about to play to understand the basic rules because mechanics for each type of game are always the same.

 

Funnily enough, Diane and I thought we might like to learn to play Bridge (we had read about it in so many books growing up) years ago so we signed up with a really great teacher and group in Toronto. We both, independently, worked out that you win at Bridge by learning it's language and then communicating that to your partner. Diane said, why don't they just say what they want in English, i.e., that you don't have a hand that your partner can play. Why do they go through this elaborate process just to communicate something simple? We're both into simplifying things in life and we discovered that Bridge is into complicating. I mean, really? Creating another language when you could just say what you mean. We both decided that if we wanted to learn another language our time would be better spent on learning a real language where you could end up actually talking/listening to others for real not on a game language from within a closed system. Also, if you got really good at Bridge you could "see" if you were going to win or lose just by the hand your were dealt. So it felt like, what's the use, it's rigged from the outset and the people who win are the ones who master the language not the ones who can usually think their way through things. 

 

P.S. There is a board game I used to play with my husband called Sequence. We've discussed playing it again. He takes all the fun out of it, though, because he gets really upset when he loses (even as he's losing in the game like when I take a spot that he thought he was going to take on the board) so it makes even thinking of playing it somewhat repugnant. Apparently when he was a kid and he lost a board game to his brother he would flip the board over onto the floor. That's how it feels playing with him. It's all great until he loses but he is a magnanimous winner. I go into games hoping he will win so I won't be stressed out so what's the point. 🕊️

 

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@Maureen I remember reading somewhere that every language has what it needs. I wish I could remember where I read that or who said it, but it stuck with me. Game lingo exists because players needed it. The trick taking rules for bridge are complicated so the lingo makes talking about the rules faster. Trust me, without the lingo discussing the rules or who did what when becomes confusing very quickly. Any lingo is a convenient shorthand most of the time. When you start talking about rule clarifications and strategy and such, it really is faster to use game lingo. Lingo exists for a lot of things tho, not just games. Knitting, computers, teaching, linguistics, fashion design, etc. So why does game lingo rankle more than other types of lingo? Is it just that games are anxiety producing period? Are they anxiety producing for you? I find your perspective really interesting. I've never heard anyone talk about games this way before. So knowing this might add another layer to the dream you had.

 

All trick taking games have a deck with four suits with cards ranked from 1-14 with two to four extra trump cards (usually). The first player to put down a card determines the winning suit, and the most valuable card in the suit wins the trick. Every trick taking game has it's minor variations around who gets to go first, which cards trump the others, how to score tricks, and what are the penalties if any. If you play this type of game enough times you already know how the game is going to go before you even touch any cards. It's not rigged. It's how trick taking mechanics works. As a result, you get good at counting cards, which is just part of the strategy of play. Every game has strategy tho. Even tic tac toe has a strategy. 

 

I do feel you on the competition aspect. The only sport I like to watch is figure skating. I'm not into heavily competitive games either, which is why I like cooperative games the most. It's more about reaching a goal as a group than getting over on someone. Yesterday we played one based on the plot of Back to the Future. We had to put together the delorian, get Marty's parents together, and keep Biff away from them all before the round tracker reached 10:20pm. It was a lot of fun. We managed to meet all three goals with two rounds left. 

 

I don't have fun if someone is too serious about a game. We are there to have fun, not get into a shouting match or a fist fight. I refuse to play monopoly anymore tho. Some people take it too far. Besides, there are other more fun resource collection games like Catan. My game night group tends to play one long complicated game and then a series of short fun games without complicated rules. 

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I adore cooperative games, @ckaricai! There are so many now, and it's so much fun to work together and laugh about screwing up, or share a win with the group.

 

I'm fascinated by your irritation with games, Maureen. I may be misinterpreting your post, but it seems almost triggering for you, with the way you get so irritated by crowd noise. I wonder how much role and casting plays into it, and how much is prior experience coloring your relationship to gaming.

 

I'm also not hugely fond of watching sports -- they tend to bore me -- but I love stories about sports, or movies with some kind of competition or tournament aspect to it, and I love watching people play video games. I connect to that feeling of needing Success or recognition/to be seen, I think. It speaks to my goal of Growth, and my role as a Sage. And with video gaming, I just love seeing how people identify and connect to the story, or how they approach solving a problem in their own unique way.

 

Similarly, I love playing games precisely because it's another language, and another way to communicate and interact with another person. When you think about it, we all have different languages we speak -- getting to know another person is getting to know the language of how they express themselves, physically, linguistically, emotionally. You can learn a lot about a person's needs when you play a game with them.

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OK... I am NOT triggered by games and sports I just find them (usually) boring. What has put me off them, even more, throughout my life are the other people who play them or watch them. I hook into people and read them with ease (I've done this my whole life) including all the undercurrents and people's wounding(s), etc. Games and sports bring out the worst in people IMO (and the best occasionally ...especially in sports). Bullying, competitiveness or winning at all costs, cheating, misogyny, and homophobia (with gaming and sports), to name a few, so it's hard to play games or enjoy them when there is always at least one person who is wrecking it for everyone else.

 

Also, if someone doesn't want to play a game and is unenthusiastic that's boring to me. I value authenticity. Why play if you'd rather be doing something else?

 

I remember being at a football game (30 years ago... maybe) in Toronto with a boyfriend, at my suggestion. The crowd around us that day was unspeakably rude to the teams (bullying) and to the cheerleaders (misogyny) to the point of obscenity that I was feeling it as physical violence in my body. I could tell I was headed for a breakdown and asked my boyfriend if we could leave... which we did. As we stood outside the stadium I broke down and I couldn't stop crying. He thought I was ...well, I don't know what he thought. I felt violated emotionally and physically. That did it for me for any live games and I, frankly, got tired of seeing big boys just trying to beat the shit out of other big boys, in the winning of games and often physically, as well. I have many many stories about all kinds of games and sports (I could write a book on it) from over the years with different levels of subtlety and bluntness but I think this one tells it as well as any. 

 

NOTE: This is likely why I value baseball and golf over other sports even though I don't watch either any more. The games themselves and the crowds are (usually) more genteel. 

 

Interestingly, I think it ties in to my ability to not only see the wounding of others and be empathetic it shows up with my ability to see patterns. You can see this in my Life Task. I've learned through my life and working with others in life and as a therapist that seeing patterns is not always about seeing rainbows and ribbons, it's about seeing the fart(s) in the rooms, as well. Here's my Life Task.

 

We describe this fragment's Life Task as "to comprehend the bigger picture" because we find this to be the most accurate description of what could also be described as "to understand Life," "to understand Death," “to understand Choice," "to understand People," etc.  In the end, it is all about the bigger picture, the larger patterns that contain tighter patterns, and finding ways to make sense of those in a way that is comprehended.  When we say "comprehended," we mean that the insights will have found ways of being implemented and shared that find they are effective.  If this Task is undertaken, we think it would show up primarily as motivated by a strong force of curiosity, tempered by a "soft" compassion for those people and things in life she observes and seeks to understand.  This fragment will know if she has fulfilled her Task when she finds she has become a kind of confident, yet flexible, resource of insight and feedback for herself and for others in helping to comprehend the bigger picture so that one does not get "snagged" in, or consumed by, the details.

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In regards to sports and competition, Michael said this in a MICHAEL SPEAKS on The State of The Planet – January 27, 2013. Here's the excerpt. It was a great session.

 

Maureen:  Michael – What did you mean by “There would still be a concept of privacy, competition, and defense in culture of the oldest of souls, but these would tend toward a refinement that may be very difficult for those of you in the current paradigm to even conceive”? Would you give an example of what will be difficult for us Older Souls to conceive?

 

MEntity:  Maureen, from what we have seen in any older soul paradigm, the concept of competition would tend to be either in playful terms, or in how that competitiveness contributes to the joy and well-being of the others involved. There is no real concept of winning. Games would tend to seem either boring, confusing, or pointless to the younger paradigm of game players. Imagine a football game where there are no teams, no score, and no winners, and you may come close to a glimpse.

 

This is starting to come into fruition in the world of video games where those games emphasize experience as the priority over the winning or scoring.

 

Maureen:  I can see that. One of the reasons I don't like professional sports so much is that someone "has to lose". It's heartbreaking to watch at times.

 

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Here's a short Q&A I had with Michael about sports and intimacy in an OMW – Intimacy & Me – February 15, 2014

 

Maureen:  Without diminishing the complexity and the varied nature of sports, is watching sports, especially contact sports, a way that many people (mostly men) can vicariously experience intimacy?

 

MEntity:  Oh, yes. If this is an experience being shared with others, even if after a game, in communication about the game, in celebrating with others, it can easily be Playful, but if done while alone and with no one else, it may simply be a form of entertainment.

 

When it comes to Sports, it can often fall into the Unconditional Intimacy, with wide presumptions of intimacy being shared because of shared support for a team.

 

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Those are great sessions, Maureen! Thank you for sharing. I see what they mean about videogames: the emphasis on experiencing a new world or situation is definitely in full swing nowadays with gaming, what with all these open-world games being made.

 

I certainly didn't mean to offend you by wondering if you were triggered. The way you write about your experience with games on here sounded like there's a lot of annoyance and irritation there, beyond just boredom. Apologies if I misread.

 

I feel like "sports" and "games" are two different things. Sports have always been boring to me, too, whereas my experience with gaming has always been playful and communal; my grandparents loved board games, and so does my immediate family, and we all often cracked jokes around the table playing Scrabble or cards. I always loved playing tag or hide and seek as a kid, and now I love murder mystery parties, or playing games like Fiasco or Mysterium: where the aim is to tell a story together, or solve a mystery together, or make each other laugh.

 

Maybe I'm just surrounded by Old Souls (and that's entirely possible) but, at least recently, I've only rarely played a game where the experience of play wasn't the point. I know there are plenty of people out there who have terrible competitive experiences, so I'm not saying this to negate your own stories -- simply to say that Michael's description of games for joy and playfulness' sake, or for the sake of experience, doesn't sound too far off from what I've experienced in my own personal life with games.

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On 9/4/2021 at 11:34 AM, Troy said:

The two major shifts that we have seen building among individuals and populations are:
 

ONE: a shift away from dependence on government as something that can exist separately from its population. Even in the best efforts for democracy, the distance between the people and government creates a system that is governed by an oligarchy. True democracy is the only way forward for civilizations to survive and thrive.

 

On Canada's election yesterday: 

If there are major consequences, they are internal party matters, one step removed from the everyday life of the average Canadian

 

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:5WB99LjFECoJ:https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2021/analysis-the-least-consequential-election-has-come-and-gone-with-deeper-political-divisions+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca&client=safari

 

This might have been the least consequential Canadian election ever.

It resulted in almost exactly the same House of Commons

Canada’s political divisions remain in the same place. They’re just deeper now.

 

Trudeau took his shot at a majority, missed, and nothing much changed. He likely would have governed another two years without this election, and given that this Parliament is no more stable than the last, it might still only last that long.

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10 minutes ago, WolfAmethyst said:

 

Trudeau took his shot at a majority, missed, and nothing much changed. He likely would have governed another two years without this election, and given that this Parliament is no more stable than the last, it might still only last that long.

 

I'm happy with the outcome. I thought it would be what we got... a minority Liberal government. I'm wondering whether having a minority government, with a PM who is a great moderator (Old 2 Server-cast Sage with the Goal of Submission), isn't one of the best ways to run a government in the Mature Soul Age. Everyone gets a say and the most moderate (Liberals in our case) gets to mediate or moderate the extremes all across the whole country. What could be more reflective of the Mature Soul Age than that? I'm hoping that someone figures this out and perhaps even advocates for it seeing it as a benefit (not a detriment) to running a country this way although I'm not past thinking that Trudeau may get a majority government in the next election. We'll see. 

 

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36 minutes ago, Becca the Student said:

I certainly didn't mean to offend you by wondering if you were triggered. The way you write about your experience with games on here sounded like there's a lot of annoyance and irritation there, beyond just boredom. Apologies if I misread.

 

There is an annoyance and irritation with many of the people who play or observe the games or sports -- not so much with the games or sports themselves. Games and sports, like much in life, are neutral. It's what we bring to them that makes all the difference. Also, I get tired of people expecting me to like what they like (queue up people in Passion) who can't see that it's an individual choice NOT to like something as much as it's about our choice TO like something. It's OK not to like sports or games or whatever. There's likely things that I love that others would find hard to accept. One thing I've learned to do over the years is to not say to someone "You are going to LOVE ________" Why do people do that? Why do people assume that just because they love something everyone else will love it as well? For me that's not how it works. That's what experiential differentiation is all about. As much as we are the same, we are all so different, with our tastes, etc, as well.

 

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Weird, I've actually made competitive games into cooperative games. I still don't know the "real" rules of badminton, I always played it with everyone with the simple goal of keeping the shuttlecock in the air as long as possible 😄 Once it went on for nearly three hours, we didn't even talk much -- one of the greatest times of my life, a Higher Moving meditation. Better than many instances of sex, if I'm honest! ("instances of sex"?! that's what you get writing before the coffee kicks in!)

 

For me, all kinds of games and partner sports are just another way of being together with someone without it getting awkward or too intense.

 

Once you've learned the strategy and math of most card games, the real fun is in "playing people" and just chatting while you play. I can't stand sore losers, though, as I didn't grow up with any.

 

I teach my kid all the games my dad taught me because they are great for understanding math and other abstract systems, they exercise a young mind for various ways of learning. Some do all the math in their heads, some are more visual, and with kids it's often hard to tell how they learn best, so I want to introduce her to all the possible ways of learning. And I found playing cards with art works on them, it's an added layer for her when she's slightly bored of the game but I want her to learn to finish even if it's boring... life skills 🙂

 

Chess, if you forget the original was aspect, is a great way of learning how people are different(ly abled) but can still do things and help each other while following the rules.

 

And sometimes it's fun to turn a game around. My dad loved playing "reverse checkers", meaning the one who loses all their game pieces first, wins. Curiously, my daughter is better at the reversed than the original game.


The only game I ever hated was Monopoly, it always seemed cruel and boring to me.

@Maureen, I wonder if there's a Priest aspect to a dislike of games (and sports)? My mother is Priest cast (also C1E5), and was never good at nor enjoyed games.  And while I love a good workout, I'd rather die than sit at a sports stadium!

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7 hours ago, Evelin said:


@Maureen, I wonder if there's a Priest aspect to a dislike of games (and sports)? My mother is Priest cast (also C1E5), and was never good at nor enjoyed games.  And while I love a good workout, I'd rather die than sit at a sports stadium!

 

@Evelin, I see what you're saying and can see the benefits... especially for children. The odd thing is, I'm pretty good at sports and games and I usually win. I'm good at strategy and "reading" what other people will (likely) do. I have found this to be a good general life skill to have. I have tried practically every sport (I am Warrior-cast) like tennis, skiing (cross-country and downhill... I even got a medal for most improved), badminton, karate (orange belt), golfing, running, hiking, (I may be missing some) and enjoyed them for a time but that "something" always kicked in that made me bored and tired of the onerousness of continuing to do it. Often it would be a flash of intuition that I just had to stop, immediately. Karate ended like this. Fast. Also, I enjoyed some games as a child (than I do now as an adult) including "dress up" games but there was always something that felt "artificial" about them (especially board games) that was hard to articulate (as a child) and, of course, there were the unhappy sore losers to deal with. Maybe being a practical Realist is part of it. Here's what I'm drawn to for my True Play.

 

I almost forgot... when the pandemic hit I gave up doing Tai Chi as I've discovered over the years (this was a huge discovery for me) that I only enjoy doing it in a group with a really great teacher. I get no pleasure doing it on my own. It took me years (I'm a bit slow sometimes 😉 ) to figure that out. 

 

True Play ~ Rejuvenate ~ EXPRESSION (relative to your Attitude and your means of forming expression): sharing insights; teaching; guiding; 

 

Will I ever play Sequence again with my husband? Probably... just to see. Will I enjoy it? I don't know. I usually go in to anything with enthusiasm but it may get squelched if his sore loser part/sub-personality is still hanging around. So, we'll see. I am actually "game" for most everything, at least once. 

 

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