May 10, 2003
One of the most confusing elements of the Michael information is when we try to correlate the CHAKRAS with the CENTERS, and then try to extrapolate from that. Most times, this is ok, but Michael has never claimed that their system is an extension of eastern philosophy, in fact, the Essence and Personality System stands on its own. I once asked Michael how to correlate the Tarot Cards with the Essence and Personality system, or the Soul Ages with Numerology, and Michael explained that these systems stand on thier own, and are not meant to even if they have compatibility. They said, “To try to superimpose other systems or perspectives over our own, is as valid as investigating the components of Water, Lemons, and Sugar. Though similarities can be certainly found, to confuse or replace one for the other would be disorienting. It is only in the combining of these elements, in appropriate proportions, that you may find your refreshing gestalt.” I hope my exploration here, helps. I will send this as an attachment, following this post, in case this does not translate well. ENJOY!
The secret to understanding what look like discrepancies is in realizing that:
1. NUMERICAL SEQUENCE and NUMERICAL QUALITY are not the same
2. CHARACTERISTIC and RESONATION are not the same
3. There are cross-characteristics
4. There are cross-resonations
5. There are “Extended Resonations”
Sequence: “A following of one thing after another; succession.”
Quality: “An inherent or distinguishing characteristic; a property.”
Characteristic: “a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing”
Resonation: “To correspond closely or harmoniously”
EXAMPLE of cross-characteristics, cross-resonation, sequence and quality:
Let’s use SERVER as an example.
Although a Center is the exact same as a Chakra, Michael uses “center” to describe a “center of gravity” for an Essence or Personality. So, a certain Center can be a Characteristic of an Essence, but have a different Resonation to a Chakra. Remember though that Chakra and Center are actually interchangeably used, though Center is specifically a “Center of Gravity.”
So, a SERVER has the Emotional Center as a Characteristic, but has a Resonation to Instinctive Center/Root Chakra and the Physical Plane.
When looking at the chart, remember that the key is in the fact that the Numerical Qualities and Characteristics are consistent across the Rows, but to find the Resonations, follow the corresponding Numbers linked to the Plane or Center/Chakra. From there, you can gain even more insight through the Extended Resonations.
To make this clearer with the Server, it would be like this:
Characteristics of the Server (the row across)
Resonations of the Server (Red Cells)
Instinctive Center/Root Chakra
Extended Resonations (the rows with a Red Cell)
Physical Plane – Warrior – Action – Moving
Instinctive Center/Root Chakra – Scholar – Assimilation – Akashic
Explore and discover a great design.
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