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This material originated with the March 2010 Michael Speaks. Special thanks to BrianW for posting his copy of the session or the content would have been lost. Although this session suggests that the missing content will be added, this has not yet been done. The roles covered in this session are those that were represented by session attendees. 

 

MEntity:
Hello to all of you. We are here. We will begin with a discussion on the topic requested.

 

Before doing so, we would like to point out that while it may seem to be the case, it is actually impossible to misrepresent, misunderstand, or misapply our teaching.

 

When we say "impossible," we speak in relative terms that describe the fact of so many nuances and dynamics that go into representation, understanding, and applying our teaching.

 

Our teaching cannot be misrepresented because it is either represented, or it is not. Beyond that, it cannot be misrepresented because if the student is not discerning and questioning beyond the representation, then he or she is not learning anyway.

 

Our teaching cannot be misunderstood because this implies that there is a standard method and means for understanding. The only time this teaching is "misunderstood" is if one standard is held up against another. You will understand this teaching as you understand it.

 

However, we will add to that statement that your understanding is never complete, and to presume that it is would be the end of learning.

 

Our teaching cannot be misapplied, as again, this would imply a neat standard that describes how it "should" be applied. Even when our teaching is used as a platform for justifying behaviors, or to seek a sense of specialness, it is being applied on your terms, and those are the only terms we encourage.

 

However, we would add to that statement that your terms are never fully understood, and to presume that your terms are static is to halt growth.

 

When we say "halt growth" and "the end of learning," we mean these as temporary conditions of the Personality, and not permanent on any meaningful level for Essence.

 

Though Troy's introduction was not intended to provoke this clarification from us, we do think it important to distinguish our channels' opinions from our own.

 

That being said, there is validity to the fact that there is little recorded from us through our channels about the distinctions among the Roles in how they manifest through the Soul Ages, and we can address that today.

 

We must point out, though, that anything we describe about any aspect of our teaching will, by necessity, be "generalized," as there is simply no way to describe ALL Old Sages, for instance. Numerous factors go into the manifestation of a Personality and Essence within a lifetime.

 

Our Teachings can best be understood in both CONTEXTUAL and HOLISTIC terms.

 

Contextual in that each phrase, term, or polarity is distinct within a specific context, and that context is an entity in itself, so to speak.

 

Holistic in that this is a system that works dynamically, "organically," and when understood as a system, comes to life in a way that cannot be fully understood in its parts.

 

For instance, if one were to be described or dismissed as being only a Kidney, it would not capture the full humanity of that individual, but to understand the functioning and purpose of the Kidney is vital on its own.

 

Furthermore, lacking comprehension of the full humanity of that individual leaves one lacking understanding in how that particular Kidney actually functions for that particular person.

 

We say all of this to you before delving into the topic at hand because what we will describe today, for the most part, is CONTEXTUAL.

 

Within the time limits, we will cover Mature and Old Soul contexts for each Role, but will complete the subject with Troy so that Infant, Baby, and Young are included in exploring each Role.

 

Each of the Roles through the Soul Ages could best be understood as manifesting more and more Essence through the Personalities that are created. Essence Manifestation can and does happen within all Soul Ages, but the degrees to which that manifestation occurs does grow.

 

What we will describe today are what those degrees might look like for the Mature and Old Roles, in both positive and negative ways. Keep in mind that regardless of your technical Soul Age, you may be manifesting younger Soul Ages at various points within the life, or for the entire lifetime.

 

For the most part, manifestation of various soul ages is proportional to the various contexts of your life, so that if you work within a Young Soul environment, you may call upon the Young Soul aspects of your Essence, and in Intimate circles, you may call on more of your actual Soul Age.

 

"Manifesting Soul Age" is not static, and is not a description of limitations. It is simply a description of emphasis and resource for the lifetime, a relationship, a career, project, etc.

 

What we describe today is a Role manifesting its actual Soul Age.

 

Because of Personality, this may show up wildly different among that Roles "in the world," so what we describe may only be obvious to you privately.

 

The progression through the Soul Ages for the Roles could be described as a progression of emphasis from DOING to HAVING to BEING. Infant and Baby emphasize DOING. Young emphasizes HAVING. Mature emphasizes the reconciliation between HAVING and BEING. And Old emphasizes BEING.

 

Understanding this can help lend insights into the various Soul Ages and how the Roles manifest.

 

Now we will walk through the Roles as they might be understood in Mature and Old Soul contexts.

 

MATURE SERVERS

 

Mature Servers tend to find themselves struggling with the reconciliation of Having Recognition, and Being Helpful.

 

Over the course of the Young Soul Age, it finally occurs to the Server on a profound level that it is okay to be recognized, praised, rewarded, and that a reciprocating circuit of energy is vital to sustaining Service.

 

Service is not a one-way circuit. One cannot serve where it is not received, and one cannot continue to serve without some form of exchange of nurturing at the very least.

 

For many lifetimes previous to the Young Soul Age, this nurturing is either neglected until it cannot be any longer, or it is found in breaks between Serving. The Young Server then tends to use that entire Age to "catch up" on self-service to the extent that it can.

 

In the Mature Age, then, the reconciliation begins between having that necessity of exchange in nurturing, and the core Being that seeks to serve in meaningful ways.

 

Mature Servers, then, tend to be extremely busy, pulled in many directions, internally and externally, while they struggle with issues of utter availability and ineffective over-extension.

 

The eventual reconciliation comes when the Mature Server only offers service when it can.

 

OLD SERVERS

 

The Old Server now emphasizes Being, and in this case, Being Helpful. At the very core of the Server is the design to HELP.

 

(An aside: At first, all design in the early Soul Ages is manifested as compulsion as the default design is relied upon, but eventually becomes impulsion as the capacity for conscious choice grows.)

 

Old Servers often do not "serve" at all in the capacity that one would think of as serving. The Mature Soul is ACTIVE. The Old Soul is PASSIVE. In this case, the Old Server "passively" Helps.

 

The Old Server then begins to use exemplification as his or her means of offering Help. The entire life, self, and Being become the manifestation of Essence in that the Old Server WILL NOT allow himself or herself to suffer.

 

If help can be gained from that by another, then the Old Server may extend upon that, but it has learned that suffering is a useless experience and will refuse to Help at the expense of self, but will unconditionally Help those who are willing to give up suffering.

 

That may sound conditional, but it is not. It is simply a hard lesson learned that those who suffer most often choose not to be helped in any meaningful way.

 

We define "suffer" here as that state of intellectual and emotional overwroughtness that leaves no room for solutions.

 

Those who suffer in that way eventually learn that they are the only ones who can transform that experience, and all other influences are merely salves or addictions.

 

The Old Server does not cater to that endless dynamic.

 

MATURE ARTISANS

 

The Mature Artisan has just come from an Age where it experienced being able to create and have everything it could possibly imagine within the constraints of resources at the time.

 

The Mature Artisan now enters into an Age that must reconcile Having What It Wants and Being Who It Needs.

 

Previous to this Soul Age, simply wanting something was often enough to have it, because it could either be created, or it could be discovered, and most of what was wanted was tangible and all "new" to the Artisan. In the Mature Soul Age, nothing tangible is "new" anymore, and what is most wanted is often intangible.

 

This causes a struggle for the Mature Artisan so that cravings can often show up as a distraction with "things" as a means to compensate for the intangible, or as rejection of "things" as a means to hold out for the intangible.

 

Mature Artisans can often find themselves in desperate relationships, devastating patterns of collapse and destruction, and manipulative methods for finding ways to be special. More than any other Role, this Role, in general, struggles with the inner battle between Specialness and Uniqueness.

 

What the Mature Artisans eventually realize is that it is THEY whom they crave, desire, and want more than anything "in the world."

 

Therein lies the reconciliation between Having and Being for the Mature Artisan.

 

Artisans tend to develop patterns that leave them functioning only as conduits, often feeling as if "they" are left out, or left behind.

 

During the Mature Soul Age, it is the first time in a long time that they "come home to themselves."

 

And recognize their vital part in the equation of their desires and wants.

 

Until that realization has been comprehended, there will be many instances where the Mature Artisan develops symbiotic relationships that continue to enforce the loss, or blurring, of self with environment or another.

 

OLD ARTISANS

 

The Old Artisan is often no longer concerned with creating tangible things, but struggles to make the entire life the creation, the work of art. Everything around the Old Artisan becomes symbolic and every symbol has meaning in relation to the self.

 

The Old Artisan, then, is often tireless in the effort to showcase the life, the Personality, and even the relationships as symbolic extensions of the Soul.

 

They become extremely sensitive to any deviation or distraction from their own symbology, and can often find themselves bewildered, hurting, and profoundly confused by these things.

 

They develop systems of symbology that work, but often do not realize that these are not always the same symbols or meanings that others will tend to use.

 

Eventually the Old Artisan realizes that there are a multitude of symbols and meanings for symbols that cannot be truly standardized, and this is when the Artisan is finally free.

 

In conclusion for the Old Artisan, if the freedom is not found through the realization of various symbolic systems, then that Artisan may find he or she begins to tunnel-vision into a closed network that only supports his or her system of symbols, and anything beyond that is either a threat, or is ignored.

 

Due to time constraints, we will do our best to streamline the details for each of the following Roles, and Troy will "flesh it out" for the final transcript.

 

We will address Old Warrior, Old Scholar, Old Sage, and Old Priest now.

 

We will include the rest in the final transcript.

 

OLD WARRIORS

 

The Old Warrior has now moved through the Mature Age that helped to reconcile the struggle between HAVING AMBITION and BEING SAFE. During the Mature Age, both of those terms become profoundly redefined so that "ambition" becomes "enthusiasm" and "safe" becomes "loved."

 

The Old Warrior then begins to naturally generate enthusiasm over emphasis on accomplishment and ambition, and begins to persuade circles of love from the self and from others as opposed to circles of protection and safety.

 

Protection is no longer seen in terms of defense against physical threats, but as a transformation of strengths through the capacity to love.

 

This may go counter to what is often understood as a Warrior, but the Old Warrior is done fighting, and seeks to share what it has found to be the most bountiful resource and strength in the universe: Love.

 

Of course, this can show up in many different ways and to several different degrees, but when the Old Warrior is manifested, it has a profound sense of safety in the world and seeks to extend that validity to others.

 

If the Old Warrior has not comprehended that sense of safety, he or she will often show up as emphasizing warnings, concerns, preemptive strategies, and constant over-anticipation.

 

OLD SCHOLARS

 

The Old Scholar has now moved through the Mature Age that helped to reconcile the struggle between HAVING EXPERIENCE and BEING INTIMATE. During the Mature Age, the reconciliation between Experience and Intimacy is a long, often painful, road for the Scholar.

 

Much of what is considered necessary by the Scholar for Experience is to have as "clean" an experience as possible, which often means leaving others out of the inner world that processes these experiences.

 

QUESTION: Could you define intimacy in the sense of your meaning?

 

MEntity:
Intimacy here is meant as any form of Resonance, from sharing common ground to sex. The key being that it is INCLUSIVE, in that what is shared is not only mutual, but experienced as mutual.

 

More than any other Role, the Scholar struggles with issues of Intimacy, of feeling connected to others, of finding common ground, and of feeling embraced.

 

The Old Scholar has realized that Experience and Intimacy are not mutually exclusive, but Intimacy has been put off for so long for the sake of experiments, exploration, etc., that the world of Intimacy as an Old Soul is entirely new for the most part.

 

Because the nature of the Scholar is to observe objectively, then this search for Intimacy may often be approached from the angle of provision, in that IF it exists, then it must be something provided for the Scholar, and not something he or she must work to generate from the self.

 

Intimacy is such an amorphous concept to the Scholar that in the Old Soul Age, it will either feign intimacy as a means to have any kind of human contact at all, often leaving it to others to sort out the details, or to nurture that intimacy, or it will finally realize that he or she IS the source of intimacy, and begin to develop this from "the inside, out."

 

The issue for the Scholar is often that if it is not found externally, then it is not a valid Experience, and therefore is not to be trusted.

 

Ironically, anything that is already deemed as so amorphous that it cannot be trusted when generated within will also be deemed suspicious when generated from others.

 

Therefore, the key for the Old Scholar in his or her embrace of Being Intimate is to begin comprehending TRUST.

 

Trust is a mix of anticipated results and past experiences. It is not blind, and therefore it can be used by the Scholar.

 

When the Old Scholar begins to recognize his or her embrace of himself, he or she can then begin to embrace others. If the embrace of others is attempted before the embrace of self, then there will always be an equation that returns the Scholar back to the beginning.

 

They are highly mathematical that way.

 

Trust comes in as the gathering of experience grows to show the Scholar that he or she will not die because he or she reached out, and that one is not alone just because one might actually like oneself.

 

In short, the validity of Being for the Scholar cannot be proven through others, but the validity of others can be proven through the embrace of Being.

 

OLD SAGES

 

The Old Sage has now moved through the Mature Age that helped to reconcile the struggle between HAVING FUN and BEING HONEST. Now the Old Sage begins to emphasize Being Honest, even if it means at the expense of Fun.

 

Old Sages often begin to withdraw from the "stage" and move into tighter circles that value honesty and true communication. It is no longer appealing in any way to simply perform the life. For the first time, the Old Sage values the importance of truly being SEEN.

 

Even if there are a myriad of personas from habit and skill, the emphasis will still be there underlying every relationship and every opportunity: PLEASE SEE ME.

 

This starts out as a kind of panic for some Sages entering the Old Soul Age, in that their existence depends on the utter honesty and rawness of being SEEN, and this can show up in desperate attempts to be understood, clarifying themselves, over-explaining, etc.

 

This eventually levels out to a simple state of invitation.

 

The emphasis moves from needing to be seen exactly how the Sage sees himself or herself to an emphasis on understanding how others actually see.

 

This comprehension frees the Old Sage from the panic and loneliness of not being seen, and moves him or her into simply BEING HONEST. Once the Sage realizes that he or she cannot control how others interpret others, then Being Honest stands as an invitation, not as a prompt.

 

QUESTION: How much of this "role in essence" material applies to casting?

 

MEntity: All of what we have described can be extrapolated to apply to understanding Casting and Imprinting, in terms of Roles.

 

INTERJECTION: I've never thought of Imprinting being a co-equal on use of role descriptors

 

MEntity:
For many who live as the Role that most influenced them, it can be helpful for freeing the self by transforming the dynamic that keeps the imprinting locked in place.

 

Imprinting will always supercede Role and Casting, as Personality has the most control and influence while Physical.

 

We should say, Imprinting will always supercede Role, Casting, and Overleaves.

 

INTERJECTION: So, that's why it's especially important to figure out one's parents' profiles :)

 

MEntity:
Not necessarily.

 

What would be more important is honest self-examination to determine just how conflicted one is within himself or herself.

 

When Imprinting is useful, there is no conflict.

 

When Imprinting is harmful, there is often pain ranging from apathy to tremendous turmoil.

 

Harmful Imprinting ALWAYS shows up as the reprimanding voice that undermines your efforts. ALWAYS.

 

Harmful Imprinting ALWAYS shows up as any conclusive voice within that divides you and defeats you.

 

Your inherent nature, when free from harmful Imprinting, is truthful, loving, and energetic. When weighed with harmful Imprinting, you become divided with a dishonest, shameful, and undermining force against that inherent nature.

 

However, it must be understood that Imprinting is NEVER PERMANENT and can be shed at any moment.

 

If one struggles for any length of time with that Imprinting that is harmful, then some part of the self finds some value in it.

 

We define "harmful Imprinting" as any Imprinting that has been kept beyond the 3rd Internal Monad that does not serve the Personality and Essence in any helpful way.

 

QUESTION: why and how is it that a personality tends to manifest more essence as it progresses through the soul ages?
QUESTION: still don't understand this...
QUESTION is personality designed that way by essence?

 

MEntity:
The progression of Soul Ages is our way of describing a regaining of consciousness that allows for bridging between the Essence and Personality. That regaining of consciousness is done through experience. Therefore, in early lifetimes that have less experience, then it goes that less consciousness is involved, and thus less manifestation of Essence.

 

Even the Oldest of Souls must regain consciousness within a single lifetime, yet that regaining of consciousness is accelerated because of the sheer weight of experience previous to that lifetime.

 

It is not that manifestation of Essence does not happen within earlier lifetimes, but that the manifestation is specific to the degree of consciousness, relative to the degree of experience.

 

So an Infant Soul can manifest Essence fully into the lifetime, but most of that manifestation would still be within the contexts (or degrees) of Survival.

 

When an Old Soul is born into a body, that infant body is going to drool and wail and poop itself as it focuses on surviving. To that degree, that Personality's consciousness can manifest Essence.

 

As that body grows, so does its capacity for consciousness.

 

In that same way, the ROLE grows for ESSENCE.

 

The Role and Essence are two different things.

 

Therefore, the "body" that is the Role must grow over lifetimes as a means to manifest more of its Essence.

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Al Garcia

While confused about what role I was, Michael gave me the descriptions of the old king, old Artisan, and old Priest to help me determine for myself:

Overall, as each Role grows and evolves, it becomes more like its complementary Role on its axis.  This exploration of the complementary Role is not an assigned form of evolution, but one that is important to each fragment as it gains awareness and consciousness, and as such becomes an emphasis in the Old Cycle.  This exploration allows for a sense of completeness and a wholeness of the Role.

In the case of the Old King, the fragment moves away from the impersonal realm of the Kingdom and into the more intimate world of Territory.  This King begins to emphasize family, quality relationships, tenderness, kindness, and loyalty.  This often leaves the King Personality a bit disoriented because it is not used to working on such small scales, and this can leave the Personality in a quandry between craving such intimacy on a profound level, but never quite feeling as if it is achieved.  A quiet (or not-so-quiet) distance will tend to be felt between the King and others because this level of vulnerability and closeness is awkward, despite how much it is craved.  It usually takes the King several lifetimes to begin feeling and embracing intimacy to the degree that it is craved, and until then, they can often find themselves distracted with a sense of loss of direction, loss of importance, loss of position and place, and this can either help prompt the importance of intimacy, or be used as a distraction in some form of insecurity, depression, resentment, loneliness, resistance, bitterness, control issues, restlessness, often doing things just to fill the space and time.

In the case of the Old Artisan, the fragment moves away from the quietude of private creativity and begins to expand that creativity into the life as its work of art.  The exploration of recognition and acknowledgment become important, which is quite uncomfortable for the Artisan, but now it is craved in a way that is not easy to ignore.  This craving for recognition is not in the sense of praise so much as it is a recognition of quality in the creation of the life through the choices that are made.  The Old Artisan becomes distracted with appearances, and how the self and the life look to others, much in the same way that the younger Artisan is distracted with the perfection of a conventional art piece.  In the younger cycles, the Artisan tends to care only if this is pleasing to the self, but in the older cycles, the Artisan can tend to include others as part of that assessment of creation. Each choice, each action, each emotion is measured and scrutinized like a brush stroke on a canvas, which can lead the Old Artisan to overcompensation, trying too hard, and presentation instead of authentic presence.

The Old Priest moves away from the craving to inspire on larger scales and tends to move into serial inspiration from individual to individual, or inspiration in small groups.  This is because when working with inspiration on larger scales, the impact is often missed in terms of exactly what was being done with that inspiration.  Long after the fact, Priests will find out that their inspiration was used for destruction and warring, rather than for higher intentions, and this becomes an important issue to explore for the Old Priest.  This can lend them to become micro-managers, control-freaks, meddling, and pushy for causes that they feel are of importance, even if the individual or small group does not comprehend why.  The priority for the Priest becomes the accurate implementation of his or her vision, and this can lead to the Priest becoming highly intimate with each individual, or bypassing the consideration of the individual as the medium for that priority vision.

In the end, we would say that you might find some insight in asking:

Do I tend to crave to achieve more intimacy and meaning in my life?
Do I tend to crave to create and leave a legacy from my life?
Do I tend to crave my higher vision to be fulfilled through those I influence in my life?

You may find that you relate to all of these as they apply to a Private, Public, or True set of Overleaves, or you may relate to none of these, but it is a start in the process for study, discernment, and self-awareness.

 

 

 

 

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Uma
On 7/6/2016 at 9:28 AM, Janet said:

OLD WARRIORS

 

The Old Warrior has now moved through the Mature Age that helped to reconcile the struggle between HAVING AMBITION and BEING SAFE. During the Mature Age, both of those terms become profoundly redefined so that "ambition" becomes "enthusiasm" and "safe" becomes "loved."

 

The Old Warrior then begins to naturally generate enthusiasm over emphasis on accomplishment and ambition, and begins to persuade circles of love from the self and from others as opposed to circles of protection and safety.

 

Protection is no longer seen in terms of defense against physical threats, but as a transformation of strengths through the capacity to love.

 

This may go counter to what is often understood as a Warrior, but the Old Warrior is done fighting, and seeks to share what it has found to be the most bountiful resource and strength in the universe: Love.

 

Of course, this can show up in many different ways and to several different degrees, but when the Old Warrior is manifested, it has a profound sense of safety in the world and seeks to extend that validity to others.

 

If the Old Warrior has not comprehended that sense of safety, he or she will often show up as emphasizing warnings, concerns, preemptive strategies, and constant over-anticipation.

 

Now that we are entering a Warrior year, I thought this would be a good thing to share. Being an Old Warrior myself, I really appreciate the way Michael describes us (and all the Roles).

 

@Wendy @Janet H

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KurtisM

Y'know we should probably get all the Roles through each Soul Age sometime soon.
We have basic templates so it shouldn't be that hard.

Not to mention how useful it will be to know how kids manifest the roles, and how the roles evolve in general.

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ie: In the Infant Soul Age, all roles are compelled to do their role, without thinking about it. So Servers will do what's needed for you- Artisans will create and bring to life etc.
In the Baby Soul Age, all roles funnel that compulsion into civil, orderly and courteous roles. So Servers funnel doing what's needed into a formal occupation of serving- Artisans funnel creating+bringing to life into a formal occupation of building/constructing/structuring etc.

 

 

Btw, my Guesses for the Young, Mature and Old Priest and King are:

 

YOUNG PRIEST: Seek to HAVE VISION.
MATURE PRIEST: Reconcile HAVING VISION with BEING AWARE.
OLD PRIEST: Desire to BE AWARE.

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YOUNG KING: Seek to HAVE AUTHORITY.
MATURE KING: Reconcile HAVING AUTHORITY with BEING WHOLE.
OLD KING: Desire to BE WHOLE.

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Wendy
On 7/6/2016 at 9:28 AM, Janet said:

If the Old Warrior has not comprehended that sense of safety, he or she will often show up as emphasizing warnings, concerns, preemptive strategies, and constant over-anticipation.

I'm feeling like this old warrior has not comprehended that sense of safety.  Wondering how to get there????

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Bobby
52 minutes ago, Wendy said:

I'm feeling like this old warrior has not comprehended that sense of safety.  Wondering how to get there????

 

Surrender?  :)

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Diane

"What would be more important is honest self-examination to determine just how conflicted one is within himself or herself.

When Imprinting is useful, there is no conflict.

When Imprinting is harmful, there is often pain ranging from apathy to tremendous turmoil.

Harmful Imprinting ALWAYS shows up as the reprimanding voice that undermines your efforts. ALWAYS.

Harmful Imprinting ALWAYS shows up as any conclusive voice within that divides you and defeats you.

We define "harmful Imprinting" as any Imprinting that has been kept beyond the 3rd Internal Monad that does not serve the Personality and Essence in any helpful way."

 

Great Session.  I find once finished the 3rd IM in the positive, the 'conclusive voice' is no longer constantly there and the supportive voice you are hearing is your essence.

 

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Diane
1 hour ago, Bobby said:

 

Surrender?  :)

Ahhh - trust, pleasure, peacefulness

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Wendy

@Bobby@Diane  It feels like surrender is often the answer to every question and I also would like to ask more about what you mean when you reply with that.  I'm being totally sincere and (gulp) vulnerable asking this.  Do I surrender to my feelings of lack of safety?  Surrender to the not knowing how to feel more safe in the world?  I really struggle with this.  I often feel like my only *real* problem is my fear around economic ruin.  I have done a ton of work around this and my fear of being poor, old and alone continues to dog me.  I understand the word surrender but do not know how to apply it.

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Uma

@Wendy Here's a quote from Michael re surrender:

 

MEntity: ...surrender is the conscious acknowledgement of forces that are not particularly in your immediate control. So there is a sense of allowance for those things that are going to happen whether you are contributing, participating, or able to control them at all.

 

That's from the Scholar wants and needs section of

 

AND, Surrender is often the only answer  ?

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Diane
1 hour ago, Wendy said:

I understand the word surrender but do not know how to apply it.

 

@Wendy

This question on Surrender is coming up so much lately - I think I really need this in my face every day.

 

Michael on Surrender:

 

From a private Chat:

 

"We think it would do you well to begin the practice of 100% Surrender, regardless of xxxxxx because this is an awakening. This is about taking care of yourself. This is about caring for yourself. There are those you love dearly who will find their way through their own paths that you cannot control or save. The emphasis of your care must return to you.

 

We know there are many layers of processing happening at the moment in your life, and we know that we can only offer insight and reminders of your power, your choice, your perspective.  However, they are important reminders and insights that can make a world of difference in a moment's notice.

They can be the difference between enduring your day and enjoying your day. We cannot emphasize enough that you will benefit from any moment of authentic pleasure that you hold in your day.  Not as an escape or even as a counter to any struggles, but hold these in the same way you would the hand of a child.

 

Focus only on the legitimate demands of your attention that can be helped by you. The rest must be surrendered and loved.


From Michael:

 

Does Surrender feel good? Would Michael say that surrender comes with more of a feeling of joy than resignation or at least pleasure?  (Sorry, don't know who asked the question).

Michael: Often Surrender is ecstasy. The feeling of being consumed by a force greater than oneself, but also falling into alignment with that force, is a practice in surrender to Essence, Entity, Cadre, Energy Ring, and on through to Tao. Returning to the experience of being caught in the rain: one can complain and resign bitterly to the wet or surrender and turn the face toward the reality of the cool wash that is rain. Surrender is TRUST. It is the retrieval of experiences from the past that remind you that you will survive that experience. To turn to something more intense: if one were to find that one has a terminal illness, one can also surrender. This is different from “giving up,” or resigning. Often those who surrender to a terminal illness are the ones who survive that illness, because the alignment with that greater force then allows more empowering decisions and shifts within the body and mind that could not have happened from the struggling resistance or resignation. So, yes, it is often a pleasure to surrender.

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Wendy

@Dianethank you!  So great.  I think I will print it out and hang it up where I do see it everyday!

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Diane
2 hours ago, Wendy said:

I understand the word surrender but do not know how to apply it.

@Wendy

 

... Things to put into practice - pleasurable things over the past few days that have helped me  

I find music that moves me everywhere.  

When someone on our site suggests music, a movie or a book, I have a look, I explore, it may or may not inspire me.

Caroline B posted 'Meditative Journeys' which I have been enjoying immensely.  Connor posted a blog about Hans Zimmer scores - Planet Earth... which you may be able to get lost in.

Went to see the movie 'Jumanji:  Lost in the Jungle' and I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it.  Wanted to see something light and humorous but It also had some depth to it.  The teenagers are lost in a video game and they have three lives in this game.  Jack Black was really funny in his role.  He was an attractive female teenager and in the video game 'she' is in Jack Black's body.

 

Hope this helps. 

 

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Wendy
24 minutes ago, Diane said:

Hope this helps. 

YES YES YES!!!!

 

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Diane

@Wendy

Were you asking about the difference between Resignation and Surrender?  

 

In case you are still interested, I have attached this reference from my 2018 Quick Preview.

 

KEY THEME:  TRUE PEACE
The disruptions of 2017 appear to have moved you into a space where you must make a pivotal choice:  to continue in stress, anxiety, worry, distrust, and burden, or to shift into total surrender, total trust, total acceptance, and total agape. True Peace comes when one accepts what one cannot control and aims to improve upon what one can control. 2018 looks to be a final dance between resigning to stresses and anxieties or surrendering to trust and acceptance. Resignation does not see any possibility for change or improvement, while Surrender knows that change and improvement can come even when one cannot see it.

 

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Susanna

Thank you so much Diane for posting your material about surrender. It came right on time for me.

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Wendy

@Diane thanks so much for sharing that and tagging me for it so I saw it!  This really is the crux of the issue for me and not quite there!!!!

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Diane
7 hours ago, Susanna said:

Thank you so much Diane for posting your material about surrender. It came right on time for me.

@Susanna

So glad.

 

 

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Uma

I love this session and the comments more each time I read them.

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Ingun
On 2/1/2019 at 8:45 PM, Janet said:

A more complete version of "The Roles for Mature and Old Souls" is in process. See TeamTLE: The Roles for Mature and Old Souls (Updated).

@Janet

I don't know if has gone unnoticed, but in the first post up here, @Al Garcia has shared information from one of his private sessions from 2010, which is about the Old King, Old artisan and Old Priest.

 

It's already in the Library here:  https://our.truthloveenergy.com/articles.html/library/soul-ages-levels/ages/old/old-soul-roles-r581/

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Wendy

When I re-read this main post yesterday or the day before I didn't realize there was this whole comment thread that I participated in a year ago.  I just read it and am amazed at how far I've come in the past year.  I think I have surrendered again and again and my attitude towards my life has changed so much, and I am allowing so much more pleasure into my life.  The Michael teachings, and the TLE community have enriched my life so much, it's quite wondrous.  Thank you!

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4 hours ago, Ingun said:

I don't know if has gone unnoticed, but in the first post up here, Al Garcia has shared information

@Ingun -- It was not unnoticed. Al's information is useful and appreciated. However, the context for his information was not the the same, and a comparison of what he got for Artisan shows that the information was just a little different. For purposes of a future publication, we thought it important to flesh out the content of the 2010 session using the same context, and Michael was explicitly asked to do this at the start of our TeamTLE session on Friday. 

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