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Cruelty–Different Perspectives

[Excerpt from TT: 2008-09-14]

[Question] I can see how anger can be useful (to show you when your boundaries have been breached), but Cruelty would seem to have no use. Why does it exist, and where does it come from?

[Michael Entity] In the same way that Anger is a defense, so is what you might consider to be Cruelty. However, it is important to note that “Cruelty” is often a relative experience. “Cruelty” is often not an intentional by-product of someone’s action or choices, but a fragment who is disappointed might assign the label of “cruelty” to the event. For instance, when one fragment can legitimately sense the necessity of a separation within a relationship, but the other fragment is deeply attached and terrified of solitude, the choice of the fragment to move on can be interpreted as “cruel,” when, indeed, it was one of the most loving choices the other fragment might have experienced to-date.

The Right to Express

[Excerpt from TT: 2008-03-09]

[Question] Currently I have an issue with a woman in my home owner’s association, Mrs. W. I’m the president of our HOA, and the minute she told us, via email, that she sent me a certified letter making demands, my reaction to it was to get very angry about it. I couldn’t contain my anger towards her when she arrived at our meeting and I yelled at her. This surprised me… that I got so angry because I rarely get angry with people. I have been looking at this issue of what caused me to get so angry with her and what am I missing about her to allow me to stop feeling my hackles raise when I see or even think about her. I know the anger I’m feeling is not really about her. Please can you shed some light on this… along with telling me how I might handle her with more positive results?

Full Transcript: 2008-03-09 – Open Floor

March 9, 2008
Troy Tolley, Channel

MICHAEL SPEAKS Online – Open Floor

[Michael Entity] Hello to all of you. We are here.

[Question] There are some chemicals that seem central to our culture at this time. Testosterone is one, Caffeine another. A new one I just learned about is Oxytocin. Could you comment on these substances? Maybe there are other ones just as important, or more so. That is my question.

[Michael Entity] The three chemicals you have listed are natural to your world and culture, even as there may be some synthetic versions of each, or innovative media for each. For the most part, every culture within a time frame has as part of its emphasis an attention toward some stimulants.

Expectation is neutral

[Excerpt from TT: 2007-05-07]

[Lightspring] Could you suggest exercises or information that would aid with the ability to let go of expectation(s)?

[Michael Entity] Yes: to allow yourself the freedom of expectations. This is the only means you have for learning to navigate your expectations. To “let go” of expectation is about as useful as giving up your legs; yes, it can be done, but mobility is not enhanced by doing so.