[Excerpt from TT (Essence Report): 2011-01-09]
[MEntity] Your Essence chose the Role of Sage over 6 million years ago, relative to the current measurement of Earth cycles around the Sun, when the rest of your fellow Sentience chose their Roles. The Role of Sage was chosen after a series of Grand Cycles that only included the choice for Sage once. The previous Grand Cycles have been explored with the Roles of Sage, Server, King, Warrior, Scholar, King, Server, Scholar, Scholar, Artisan, Scholar, and now a return to Sage. The initial Grand Cycle as Sage proved to be a rather distressing cycle of physical lives so that the Role has been “avoided” to some extent over the following Grand Cycles.
It was not until the Artisan Grand Cycle that any interest or resonance in an Expressive Role returned. Of course, no Role can be avoided over the course of a Grand Cycle, let alone over several Grand Cycles, but it was not until the Artisan cycle that a trust in self-expression returned. We are using crude and limited words to describe feelings and perceptions that are not actually relevant to an Essence on such a grand scale, but it is fair enough because Essence does develop preferences, patterns, and avoidances that extend across Grand Cycles.
Keeping in mind our limitation of language, we can say that until the Grand Cycle as Artisan, some of the avoidance (for lack of a better word) of the Sage Role was in effect. This avoidance came from that first Grand Cycle as a Sage in a rare, sentient species that was immobile and mute, and would appear to be a “plant” to your current species. For all Roles, especially the Expressive, any mute or immobile species is a very difficult species to explore for a cycle, but this was an especially difficult process because of the incarnational cycles that were one lifetime to each soul age. The lifespans would be something similar to your Earth’s 1 million years, and on a planet with only one other species that was symbiotic to the “plants.” All levels of a Soul Age were moved through within the single lifetime.
We can elaborate upon other Grand Cycles and species in other exchanges with you, but we share this as relevant information about your Essence’s choices that led away from and then back to the Sage.
[Excerpt from TT (Team POF): 2011-03-14]
[Geraldine] The Essence Report gave my first G.C. as one lived as an immobile and mute plant that was also very long-lived (an entire Soul Age per incarnation, lasting up to 1 million years), very difficult for a Sage. The report also said that there was a symbiotic species.
I’d like to know more about both of these species. How did consciousness function? Were they telepathic? How did growth and development of Essence occur through time? Did this species have a social order, a civilization, could it use “branches” as manipulative organs? How did it express creativity and social order?
[MEntity] When a Sentient race chooses to incarnate through an immobile species, or a tool-compromised species, there are always extensions of that species that allow for the mobility to some degree. In this case, as in many cases, there is the symbiotic relationship that allows for that mobility.
The “plant” species, in this case, was host to a species who relied entirely on the “plant” for shelter, food, and clothing, and as part of that exchange, the consumption of the plants’ fruits allowed for shared consciousness.
In that sharing of consciousness, the incarnational evolution of those clans who were indigenous to each particular plant, which acted similar to what you might see as countries in your world now, would also contribute to the evolution of consciousness of the plant.
Once a clan chose the fruit of the plant, it and its descendents fed only on that plant through to the end of the life of that plant.
The species that was symbiotic with the plants were something similar to what might be considered “insects” in your current world.
Interaction among the plant species was done via root systems and through the symbiotic-shared consciousness as those fragments interacted with one another. In other words, the sharing of consciousness with a clan would carry into all interactions among the clans.
The less-mobile a species, the more philosophically-based the realm of exploration, and so, much like Cetaceans, the exploration of choice was rooted in how one might “think, perceive, or interpret” as opposed to more physically-based choices.
As evolution of the plant consciousness grew, so did its production of certain qualities that were directly relevant to the philosophical systems developed. For instance, the Sage plants eventually developed a means for generating sound or parts of itself that could be used to generate sound through its clan.
[Geraldine] How did these “plants” exercise choice?
[MEntity] Choice, then, was a long process of developing the self into a representative of its personal philosophies, and while Humans do exactly the same thing, it is done in a much quicker, more physically-rooted path.
These philosophies were developed through the exchanges of insight, vicarious experiences, communications from among its clan and other clans, and also through its root systems that were the most-actively mobile of its being and explored relationships in this way.
[Geraldine] It must have been disaster when a plant died and the clan was left without its sole form of sustenance and protection
[MEntity] That would be correct, Geraldine, but the planet for this system was entirely stable, with no “natural” disasters, but there were, of course, occasions when a plant died, or was affected by its clan in a way that caused its death.
For a clan to cause the death of its own plant was something only done once, if ever, and only from neglect, not from intent. Every clan had one seed from its plant that was held as sacred and precious throughout its many generations, and that is how the plants would reincarnate.
Keep in mind that the dying process for a plant would take generations, and in that time, the dying was known to be occurring, so the seed would be planted and new generations would nurture it. The incarnation process, then, for the plant would happen through its root system as the new plant grew near the old plant.
[Geraldine] It appears that the “insects” were also sentient and ensouled.
[MEntity] And yes, the “insects” were Sentient. We think that is as much as we can get for today, but can elaborate further at another time.