November 11, 2012
Troy Tolley, Channel
Michael Speaks – Open Floor
[Mstudent_86] Hello Michael. I seek insights about the dragon /Chief Feature of Greed. What is good about it, what are tools to fight it and are there some particular difficulties and challenges in neutralizing it? Thank you. Ladislaus
[MEntity] Greed is a Chief Negative Feature that describes how one defends oneself against the fear of lack. Greed develops when one is taught, or decides that there is not enough of something specific to share. It tends to fixate on one to three things. These “things” are more tangible in the younger Soul Ages, but as the soul ages, these fixations become less tangible, making the challenge of Greed both less likely to develop, but also the most difficult to transform, once developed. It is difficult to manage the fear of lacking something that is difficult to quantify. For instance, someone may fixate on fear of not enough Love. The definition of Love for this person is not only varied over time, but is difficult to quantify without conditions, negating the whole point, creating a perpetual spiral of fears.
There is nothing “good” about any Chief Feature, but there is a Positive Pole, and in this case, it is described as Appetite. What this tends to mean is that the fragment has a constant filter on reality for the search for this thing that is lacking, or perceived to be lacking. The finding of it will tend to trump many other things so that choices, reactions, pursuits will focus on obtaining that thing. Imagine this Positive Pole as the thing on your plate that you would always choose to eat, first.
[Mstudent_86] what´s “trump”, folks?
[MEntity] However, as this is a Chief Negative Feature, this eating is not for the enjoyment of it, but for the sake of keeping someone else from eating it, if you will. And this translates into how Greed’s Appetite is motivated. Not for the pleasure of having, but for the sake of keeping it from being taken.
(Trump is a term that is used to describe something that takes priority of importance and value over others – it is a term used in many card games)
So while Appetite will help Greed find what it seeks, it consumes it just to keep others from having it.
[Mstudent_86] Doesn´t sound positive
[MEntity] Positive is relative here. The Negative Pole is Voracity, which is when Appetite is not satisfied. At all. A kind of hoarding, indulgence, and a loss of control over one’s choices as they are led by getting more and more, regardless of how much there is. Appetite is “positive” because it is satisfied when it has a taste, and there is little loss of control, but when that taste cannot have a break in satisfaction, it falls into Voracity. In other words, that which is pursued is consumed by Appetite, but when that which is pursued consumes YOU, it is Voracity.
There is no “fighting” a Chief Feature, and it is not helpful to think of it as a slaying of a dragon, either, but to see this as any other source of information about yourself: a chance to listen, to care, to pay attention, to heal. Clearly, this is a topic unto itself, and we can continue this in further exchanges.
[Maia] What will happen when most essences have cycled off? Are there going to be a lot less people in the world? Or will there still be many people like today except every essence that is left in the incarnated world will have more concurrents? Why would essences still want to incarnate and “learn” things when there will be so few other essences left here to interact with and there is much more chance to bump into your own concurrent?
[MEntity] It is rare that a Sentient Species cycles off without having another Sentient Species alongside it that will continue. In those instances that a Species cycles off “alone,” it tends to be in a species that has developed a keen awareness of contact with the Astral. With or without this awareness, however, the final lives tend to be shared among a most intimate of Configuration of Essences who had always planned to remain, and they will help to extract and secure all of the final data from the matter of the local Physical Plane, and leave an embedded record of the species in some way. Imagine a peaceful night around a campfire, reminiscing, and this is often the feel we think is similar to those final days.
In some cases, the species continues, but without Sentience, and these final lives are used to help to leave the species in as good a shape as it can be. But in over 90% of all cycling off of a Species, it has used many, many of its final years (if not many more, long before that) to have cared for a younger Sentient species. In the case of Humans, the relationship with Gorillas may prove to be that.
[Diane_HB] The biggest problem looming over the US economy right now seems to be the 16 trillion dollar deficit. How do you see this being paid or resolved? What is the probable outcome for this extreme deficit?
[MEntity] It would appear to be a “long road” for this deficit to be reduced, but it can fairly easily move into management rather quickly over 2013 with investments in such things as infrastructure, education, and health care, and reductions in military spending, all of which appear to be an aim for the Priest. Infrastructure and education are not just in terms of the obvious, but also in terms of how corporations can contribute through charitable acts on unprecedented scales. The paradigm is now primed for the most collaborative solutions possible, even as obstruction efforts would grow more tedious and strident. The probabilities are high that control over this will continue to grow, as it has been, and that a projected momentum would prove to be leading toward continued reduction.
When the taboo of “outsourcing” and “taxes” is lifted, a more optimistic and accurate vision of the future would come to mind for most, as these things are not evil, or bad. Outsourcing is a transitional phase that is helping other countries to rise from unfathomable poverty, and to become contributing forces to the world in ways unprecedented, which tend to give rise to new waves of demand and work for those who feared the outsourcing.
Because of the dynamic in place that is debt-based, this phase is rather painful, but is a natural evolution in a world that is so fragmented by riches, indulgences, debts, and poverty. The shift toward a resource-based economy would tend to come from either a complete collapse that would then require rebuilding, or from a long, painful process of evolution toward collaborative ideals that work with what is in place. Either ways is painful, but one is a kind of crash and burn, while the other is like constant cutting. In much the same way that the Infinite Soul Manifestation has not come to pass because the maturity of humanity has taken up the responsibility for itself, so has an imminent collapse seemed to have become averted. For now.
[Oscar] Hello Michael =) You’ve said that Essence uses about 1% of its energy/focus to manage all its Personalities. What is the other 99% used for?
[MEntity] Everything else.
[Oscar] cough, please clarify ;)
[MEntity] There are studies, management of Personalities retrieved who are now residing in the Astral, acting as Guide for others incarnated, constant processing of any data uploaded from the multitude of parallels, as well as from those past and future lives acting as time anchors, etc. Imagine yourself as you sit at your keyboard and engage with us, even as your cells divide, your organs function, your eyes blink, your stomach digests, your atoms spin, your shape in space is upheld, your brain processes, imagines, remembers, projects, etc. The actual focus on one thing is minute in relation to the collective processes and functions happening beyond that focus. It is much the same way when we describe this for a lifetime. It gets full attention from Essence, but Essence is functioning on vast scales that all contribute to that capacity to focus at all. Ironically, the older the soul grows, and the easier it is to Manifest Essence, the less focus is required because there is less division, less fragmentation.
[Oscar] What are those ‘time anchors’ you mentioned?
[MEntity] Personalities who are time anchors are those Personalities who remain “anchored” in key turning points over a cycle of lifetimes, and act as a kind of accessible portal into that time frame for Essence to “revisit” from its evolving perspective. They also act as a means for incarnating “in the past or future,” outside of linear progression. These time anchors also act as a means for other fragments to experience and revisit great turning points in the species, if that fragment was not there “the first time.” There are events in the progress of a collective Sentient Species that then become grand pockets of time anchors, if you will, and remain “alive” for many generations, if not for the entire cycle. Many wars are popular in that regard. As are many “utopian” or “golden” phases. The Civil War of the United States, and World War 2 are two of the more recent pockets of time anchors that are popular. Most of these are used as something that might be described accurately as observational portals, but some use these as a means to actually incarnate outside of a timeline. We can elaborate upon this in further exchanges.
[Janet] Hi Michael! During a recent POF you gave me this: “There are vortexes on the planet, ‘power spots,’ as a result of valid ‘ley lines,’ if you will, that tend to be gravitational points for Essences. … The ley lines of a planet tend to develop along the same lines of the geometry of sentience calling that planet, ‘home.’ The area of Greece was a birthplace for many archetypes of consciousness.” What exactly are ley lines? Are they part of our world’s design, or the physical structure of the planet? From the response quoted above, it seems they may be somehow created in association with activities or design of the sentient species?
[MEntity] “Ley Lines” is an arbitrary term to describe a valid network of circuitry that exists as part of a planet’s chakra system, if you will. In much the same way that a body is still alive, even if not sentient, so can a planet be. However, in the same way that a body then changes because of the Sentience, so does a planet, each reflecting the design of that sentience. Once Sentience becomes a part of a system, it must have a circuitry through which it can manifest and be sustained. This is immediately in place on a rudimentary level upon first incarnation of Sentience, and more often in place previous to that through the work done collectively exploring the Kingdoms of that planet. This circuity is not imposed, but does evolve and change, and eventually degrade.
The first structures are based in what is available, and this quickly evolves. In this case, the carbon molecule was used as the starting point. Cetaceans gave rise to some strengths in the network before human Sentience arrived, lending some comfort in the transition from the Sirius system. As incarnations unfold across the planet, then, this network grows in complexity and strength, based on civilizations, cultures, societies, that rise and fall. Imagine this circuitry as something similar to how an atmosphere works for the body. This must be in place for the body to function, and so this circuitry must be in place for the Essence. That atmosphere MUST be compatible with the body or it will die. This circuitry must be compatible with Essence, or it cannot incarnate at all. This circuitry acts as a kind of gravity for the soul, if you will.
Over the course of incarnations, Configurations, Working Groups, Essence Twins, Task Companions, Entities, Cadres, Energy Rings, work to develop various points and lines in this network. That “work to develop” is simply a by-product of incarnation, and the use of the matter of that part of the planet as cycled through the body. This is how one might begin to then find oneself strangely attracted to geographical areas of the planet that have never been visited, or to be moved by those when visited. “Your” matter, literally, is a part of that region, a part of the cycling of matter local to that region. Exploring the carbon molecule and how it functions can lend insight into these “ley lines” and vortexes that is reflective of Human Sentience. We have more to say on this subject, of course.
[brian] Hello Michael. Beyond the information already shared in previous sessions, could you give us more information about the various incarnations of the group of students currently known as “TLE” over the ages in terms of how we came to meet each other, how we came to interact with you, the nature and time periods of intense interaction with you, and who acted as the channels in each interaction?
[MEntity] Each of you knew one another long before your first incarnations, as most of you are part of the same Energy Ring, Cadres, and Entities. In terms of your “first meetings” in incarnations, this would go back as far as 6 million years. Interacting with us came along the way, across our own incarnations, and those are numerous, varied in depth and meaning, as any shared collection of lifetimes would be. In terms of interacting with us as “Michael,” and in terms of “intense interaction,” we might include our work with you in our very early teachings in Mesopotamia, particularly when the survivors of Atlantis arrived. This disrupted a long period of peaceful, contemplative work with us, and it was our first time seeing our teaching applied in a challenging way. It was very exciting for us. To suddenly have this contemplative existence interrupted by a wave of those in need, but also a rather difficult and pained group, was not easy.
Though it was being learned already, by the inherent nature of growing older in Soul Age, the first applications of our teaching were through simple compassion. Taking in these refugees, if you will, was powerful in its impact on our students’ empathy, as the “memories” of leaving your own home world was called up in the Instinctive Center. It would not be until the 1800’s that we would be “channeled” as you understand the term today, so we were limited for a great deal of time to working with the accessible Centers of those seeking to work with us. For us, this was easiest through the Moving Center, so that actions were helped to be brought to the attention of our students in ways that provoked contemplation about the higher perspective and impact of a choice.
Over time, we would work in Intellectual and Emotional ways, as well, or Expressive and Inspiring ways, so that when we finally got someone to speak for us, all Centers could be used as harmoniously as possible. Our progression tended toward a Moving phase, Emotional phase, and then Intellectual in the 1800’s. We did not “enjoy” the Emotional work as much, which could be said to have spanned from about 500 BCE to 700 CE, and then began more exciting work in the Expressive. That phase was rather “intense” because so much of it was riddled with wars that made it difficult to work with our students. Again, there is more for us to share, but we will return to this in further exchanges. We can take one more question.
[@GeraldineB] Are there any special mathematical resonances between ALL of the other identical Raw #s in one’s entire Energy Ring (an expanded Cadence, such as Traveling Companions)? And what would this unit of up to 84 be called?
[MEntity] Yes, there is a resonance that is unique in that regard. We might refer to these collections of resonance as Motif Mates. This is a specific recurring intent, theme, etc might be played out in a multitude of ways across these members. This is similar in how musical compositions are filled. The Energy Ring filled with beats, melodies, choruses, etc, if you will, but the various mathematical resonances will always have their own, unique orchestration. The music and math of every Sentience, both in terms of the breakdown, and collectively, is unbelievably beautiful.
[MEntity] Good evening to each of you. We must conclude here.