December 14, 2008
Troy Tolley, Channel
Michael Speaks – Open Floor
[Note: This transcript is rather unedited and was interrupted by repairmen trying to get some heat to my apartment! Troy]
[Michael Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here. We will begin with responses to questioning from Sandy.
[sandy] I would like to ask about concurrents. Do they have identical overleaves? I assume role, casting and age would be the same, is that correct?
[Michael Entity] We will respond to your question after clarifying a differentiation: We clarify because there are three terms we see being used by our students: “simultaneous,” “concurrent,” and “parallel.” Variations of a single incarnation (branching out into “parallels” of dimensions) are usually what we prefer to call “parallel lives.” These share a single starting point. “Concurrent” is used to represent various incarnations of one essence in various dimensions and space, but during the same time frame. Variations of Essence incarnating within a relatively close proximity of time, but in separate starting points, we prefer to refer to as “Concurrents.” While “Simultaneous” lives is often uses interchangeably.
With that clarified, Concurrents most often do have a completely different design of Personality, though, of course the Essence dynamics are the same.
There are no rules, of course, and sometimes Concurrents might share the same Overleaves design so as to have a similar approach to different geo-cultural contexts within the Physical Plane during a time period.
The main emphasis is geographical. Concurrents RARELY live within any proximity to each other, Physically.
[sandy] rarely but not never?
[Michael Entity] Sandy, some Concurrents have crossed paths, but this has usually been devastating or “mind-blowing.”
[Geraldine] How are IMs handled when two or more lives are being experienced concurrently — what happens when one finishes an IM — does it affect the others?
[Michael Entity] There are two arcs of Internal Monads: those related to the physical, emotional, intellectual development of the Personality, and those related to the evolution of Essence. The Internal Monads for the various Concurrents’ Personalities would be independent, but each Concurrent would contribute to the arc of Internal Monads for Essence.
[luluaussi] are concurrents ever aware of one another? what if one concurrent died?
[Michael Entity] Toni, yes, some of our students have Concurrents, each of which are aware of the others, but rarely do they find a way to validate this or even to cross paths. When a Concurrent dies, the experience for remaining Concurrents is unaffected unless the remaining Concurrents have a specific interest and sensitivity to the exiting of a Concurrent.
[luluaussi] what of dreamspace?
[Michael Entity] Most Concurrents do have intimate awareness of each other in “dreamspace,” or what we would call the Astral Plane. This is because it is nearly vital to remain aware of each other’s projected paths of choice so as not to cross paths.
[sandy] so does this mean that when two channels say the John Doe of history is now John Smith and another says he is now Sue Brown they can both be correct?
[Michael Entity] Sandy, sometimes Concurrents contribute to the lack of sequential timelines for Past Life explorations, yes. Parallels do the same.
[sandy] I was thinking of Mozart, different channels have given different current incarnations as being that essence. Can they both or all be correct?
[Michael Entity] Sandy, sometimes this is so, but more often this is the projection and inaccuracy of the channel.
[sandy] any way to tell?
[Michael Entity] We know of few species who can track the incarnations of one Essence over multiple lives. This seems to be a built-in system of protection, so to speak, so that one lifetime’s activities are never imposed upon another lifetime.
So we would say this is a matter of personal scrutiny and self-validation based on the value the information might have for you.
In species where current lifetimes of past Essence incarnations can be tracked, there is a spirituality in place that allows for the consistency of memories to also transcend the space between lives. In some, this is simply part of the world, but in others, it had a devastating effect during the Mature Soul cycle.
[luluaussi] and if there is a sensitivity, does the remaining Concurrent pick up where the other left off…from the perspective of that concurrent?
[Michael Entity] Toni, no, each Concurrent has its own life, independent from the others. There is no “picking up” necessary.
[Kathryn41] Scholars are said to hold experience energies in their bodies that may maniffest as physical ailments or problems. What advice would Michael offer for releasing these types of energies (I suspect I am experiencing these problems right now)
[Michael Entity] Our response would be two-fold:
Absorbing, Carrying, Processing experiences for a Scholar is so intrinsic that for a Scholar to ask this is almost the same as someone asking, “Essences are said to have bodies when they incarnate to the Physical Plane; what advice is there for alleviating Essence from having a body?” We point this out because it is a valid reality and substance that a Scholar contends with more than other Essences. In other words, it is not your imagination.
Scholars not only absorb, carry, and process their own experiences, the experiences of those within observational proximity, but they share the work of being “drop points” for Entity members they may never even have known existed.
Scholars are the equivalent of hubs and routers in many ways for the Entity and Cadre.
[Kathryn41] So, I guess I am asking about how to process more effectively
[Michael Entity] The second part of our response would be more specific to your question and that would be that Scholars would do well to create a ritual that allows for them to “upload” or “clear their cache.”
This can be done by simply sitting, standing, opening the arms, feet apart a bit, and consciously feeling the “LIFT” of energy being released to Essence. The wider this sense of openness, the more likely the effect will be profound and valid.
Close the eyes, open the arms, and imagine the flow of release from all extremities moving to and through and out the Heart “up” to Essence.
For most Scholars, the “tingle” will be tangible as the release flows.
[Ingun] Like surrender it to Essence?
[Michael Entity] Yes, Ingun, that is correct.
The reason this is a valid practice for Scholars is because the Personality often “holds on to” all of the collected energy until is is UNDERSTOOD.
And much of what is collected cannot and will not be processed by the Personality.
[Kathryn41] any recommendations on how often to perform this ‘ritual’?
[marion] would this work for other roles as well?
[Michael Entity] Adding to the physical actions of this release, a simple, ecstatic phrase/mantra during the release might be: “I don’t have to understand it all.”
[Kathryn41] (oooo – it works! I just tried it!)
[Ingun] Well isn’t that a way all of us could use, like when we don’t understand or can’t cope with something … just give it over to Essence?
[Michael Entity] Kathryn, we would suggest doing this any time you felt the impulse. Once it is done, one might begin to sense when one starts to “fill up” and needs to clear.
Ingun and Marion: yes, we would agree. All fragments could do well to update, upload, and release accumulated experiences to Essence.
In fact, this would help alleviate the burden on your fellow Scholars for doing it for you.
What we described here is not the same thing as “surrender” when one is within a situation one cannot control.
This is simply a clearing practice for releasing that which Personality does not have the capacity for processing or is already ready for uploading to Essence.
Keep in mind that while Essence does have the capacity for observing and being a part of the most intimate details of your life, it is rather blind without the Personality’s openness and sustaining of consciousness.
Many fragments wait until Astral review during dreams, or between lives, to update Essence. The practice we described can help with keeping that line open to Essence and relieving the Body from unnecessary weights to process.
For Scholars, it can be, as we said, “I don’t have to UNDERSTAND it all.” For the Expression Axis it can be “I don’t have to SAY/CREATE it all.” For the Action Axis, it can be “I don’t have to DEFEND/LEAD everything!” And for the Inspirational Axis it might be “I don’t have to TEND/HEAL it all!” Or more simply put: “I don’t have to Understand/Express/Do/Be it all!”
Speaking this during the simple meditation we offered, and speaking it with realization, not defense, can be profound.
[luluaussi] If I am understanding correctly, the Unites States has shifted into the Mature Soul paradigm. My question relates to Soul Age shifts….how does one best navigate into a new Soul Age….I have been told that, like the US, I am evolving from one age to the next (Mature to Old in this case) and would like to understand how we can transition in the most effective manner ….and not hide in a cave til we get our land legs….
[Michael Entity] We know of only one way to navigate from one Soul Age to the next and “get your land legs,” so to speak, and that is through experience, and the collection of experience AT YOUR OWN PACE. There is no hurry. The “cave” becomes less and less necessary as experience is accumulated, but there are no short cuts.
“The cave” of which you speak is a valid sanctuary for review and processing of experiences so that when one “peeks out” again, there is confidence.
[luluaussi] what I feel is a precipice…to fall or soar and that is creating a sense of vertigo…..
both inner world and outer as this country transitions too
[Michael Entity] If one feels that one is hiding, then one would want to explore the self-karmic story that might be related to the pressure one feels in that space between “land legs” and “cave.”
Transiting a Soul AGE, let alone a Level, is inherently an “unknown,” or “precipice.”
[luluaussi] is it like womb to walking?
how would one explore “self-karmic” stories …Sagely speaking
[Michael Entity] In using an evolutionary theme as an analogy, the Womb is more like the Infant Soul Age; Potty Training is Baby Soul Age; Walking is Young; Driving is Mature; Flying is Old.
[luluaussi] so am learning to fly?….told myself that isn’t dream once….
[Michael Entity] Exploring Self-karmic stories is best done through examining the push/pull of the experience; the polarities, which are usually quite obvious. Often these are found in the “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts” of an issue.
“Should/But Don’t” or “Shouldn’t/But Do”
The resolution is often then found in the BUT part of the equation.
The BUT is often yours; the SHOULDS are someone else’s.
The resolution comes when you embrace your BUT, which then allows clearer room for your SHOULD/N’T, which can then be acted upon, or released as necessary to your choice.
We have been lacking in puns for a while, and believe this will help in bring some levity to this equation.
[luluaussi] guess I really need to examine my response to those SHOULDS and stop letting myself get hogtied with BUT?
[Michael Entity] Your statement would be one we agree with, Toni.
[Ingun] Kundalini is a word and topic that is attached with so many “pictures” or labels or beliefs for instance coming from the belief that the body is an illusion. I also understand that the Kundalini is a physical energy and can have different effects depending on which chakra or channels in the body it is running through or one intentionally runs it through. I would like Michael to share some information about the Kundalini energy and clear out some misinformation.
[Michael Entity] That is a rather large topic, but we will respond briefly here, and invite further discussion with this as a specific topic at some point.
[Ingun] Yes, some brief information will do well.
[Michael Entity] What is called “Kundalini” energy is what we would call Higher Moving Energy; this is the energy that flows to, from, and through the Higher Moving Center and what might be called the Second Chakra/Sacral Chakra. While all Higher Centers are accessible to the Body and Personality, the Higher Moving is the most readily accessible, as it is “rooted deeper” in the Body.
Emphasizing study and consciousness on this particular Energy is Good Work, but is as susceptible to as many misconceptions and misdirections as any other activity for a group or individual. We would simply say that emphasis on this Energy would do well be tempered with awareness of the Higher Emotional and Higher Intellectual Centers/Energies as well.
This Kundalini Energy is just that: Energy. But Energy has both a positive and a negative pole, which could be described as Beauty and Chaos, respectively.
What helps Energy to move toward Beauty are the structures and awareness that are a part of Truth and Love.
In other words, our brief response would be that Energy, Truth, and Love are the building blocks of your Universe, personally and universally, and one cannot be explored without the inclusion of the others.
We have much more to say about this, but will explore this more fully in other discussions.
[Ladislaus] Michael, I have a seemingly frivolous question. Humans like to party. To drink, dance, socialize, throwing balls and masquerades, playing party games, go to cocktail parties, discos, formal dinners, etc.
From whence comes this party-impulse? Is is just a marginal break from more heavy and important things, a way of “taking a rest” and recuperate? Or is is in itself something central and important? That is my question.
[Michael Entity] As the soul evolves, it continues to have access to all levels and ages accumulated by that soul. One of the first realms of experience gained by Essence in the realm of dance, altered states, celebration, lack of inhibition, and tribal rituals. At whatever Soul Age one is, this level of self is drawn from the Infant Soul aspects of your history and experience.
In this same way, the Older souls draw from the Baby Soul Age experiences to sustain civility and law and order; the Young Soul Age to be able to HAVE and contribute and compete; the Mature Soul Age for sensitive empathy and activism and self-awareness.
The older one’s soul gets, the more one begins to utilizing these levels and ages appropriate to current choices, circumstances, and contexts.
It is Good Work for the Older Soul to let down his or her hair and dance with the Infant Soul inside, so to speak.
And it is true that, for some, this is a method for “taking a rest” and “recuperating,” because this is a return to the nurturing force from which you spring, finding yourself back in the safety of the womb, figuratively speaking, and embracing the validity of your right to BE. The Right to feeling REAL.
For some, it can be used as an escape, of course, but it is also a valid direction for embracing the deepest sense of presence one can have as a Physical Being.
We have never been ones to encourage the denial of this level of your experience. It makes little sense to us to deny the very foundation upon which every other important structure and meaning is built.
To return to that part of you is to check in on your foundations and correct any shifts.
[Michael Entity] CHAT MUST END… REPAIRMEN HERE! Sorry!