[Excerpt from TT: 2009-06-14]
[Question] Hello Michael, my question has to do with choosing overleaves. In reviewing [between lives] does the fragment look over the whole series of incarnations to decide, or find a particular lifetime where something got missed… could you give me an example of how I chose this life’s overleaves?
[Michael Entity] There are basically three ways a fragment will choose its Overleaves: Randomly, Out of Curiosity, and Through Calculation.
Earliest Personalities of the Infant Soul are a product of Randomness, with “random” simply meaning that no intent or calculation was involved in the choice, though choice was still involved.
Late Baby through Early Mature bring Personalities that are products of Curiosity, meaning that there is more involved in the choice of Overleaves, but often with an “I wonder what would happen if…” kind of perspective.
Mid Mature through Late Old can bring the most calculated Personalities, as the intent for final comprehension, integration, and commitment to the path for that fragment ensues.
7th Level Old is a free-for-all, which is why many who are truly 7th Level Old do not appear to be Old at all, since the Personalities are not of those you would presume to be so wise. But that is a perk of “getting older,” in that one is no longer constrained by fears, obligations, ties, etc. and one can finally play with lifetimes in a way that are thoroughly understood as safe.
Some of the oldest souls on your planet are simply annoying and bring nothing of obvious value to society or to their social circles. Some of the “wisest,” most spiritual and grounded of souls on your planet are far younger in soul age than one might presume, but many of these guru-like fragments are caught in the maya of what “wise” should look like, and play the role quite well.
The mapping of a lifetime, and the adherence to that map, vary from fragment to fragment, Personality to Personality.
It would be accurate to say that you are of the more calculated choice in Overleaves and that your Personality found the mapping of your life to be of value, and adheres to that map within reason.
[Note: See the articles on Overleaves being genetic. glb]