[Excerpt from TT: 2009-05-10]
[jon] What is stress? And what are good ways of reducing it (or at least its harmful effects)?
[Michael Entity] We would define Stress, in this case, as Unwarranted Pressure, outwardly or inwardly. Outwardly, this could be said to be Resistance. Inwardly, this could be said to be Anxiety.
Resistance and Anxiety are forms of defensiveness against that which has been deemed an imposition of Time or Space. Resistance is a defense against the demands of Space, or your environment, and Anxiety is a defense against the demands of Time.
[Excerpt from TT: 2008-11-09]
[Question] It appears that atopic allergy is partly hereditary, but also that it is not well understood what causes it to break out. Could you comment, especially if there is a way to cure it?
[Excerpt from TT: 2008-05-14]
I have a question about “the joy of fantasy”. This refers to what was termed “identification” and “imagination” in the Gurdjieff system. I often find myself “practising” a situation that is not yet here – and might never come. Making pictures of things I should have said, will say, will do, will feel, etc. Often these are rather neutral pictures, that is, not very intensive. At other times they can be very dramatic, and also “romantic.” Then I feel myself being “all over the place.” not focused at all. It seems the present is devaluated as “too boring, grey, uninteresting, pedestrian, etc.” while the future (= a certain make believe fantasy about the future) is ALL that matters. I would appreciate feedback on this situation and how to move away from it, how to give the present more weight and reducing the hold of fantasies.
August 5, 2007
Troy Tolley, Channel
MICHAEL SPEAKS Online – Open Floor
[Michael Entity] AUGUST ENERGY REPORT (as given in the upcoming August podcast)