[Excerpt from TT: 2009-03-08]
[Question] Hello Michael, could you please elaborate on why different sets Overleaves such as the Public Set, Private Set, and the True Set. Thank you!
[Michael Entity] Most of our channels have not questioned the discrepancies to any extent that helps to make sense of the variations in sets of Overleaves among channels. Most of our channels presume the discrepancies are a matter of accuracy vs inaccuracy, and some are quick to defend accuracy (which immediately affects accuracy). A few of our channels have explored the variations enough to ask the right questions and we responded with information to help in validating and differentiating the various sets that might come through a channel. While it is often the case that the channeling is simply inaccurate, some of the channeling is “inaccurate” “for a reason.” For instance, the student does not need or want to know his True Overleaves, which are the Overleaves on file in the Akashic Records. We refer to these as True because they are valid whether the public or private perception agrees, or not. What a student may want or need at a given time is his/her Public Overleaves, which describe how his/her general behavior is interpreted by those around him/her. What a student may need or want is his/her Private Overleaves, which describe how the individual wishes to see himself/herself. These sets of Overleaves would still be considered valid by us because they are relevant to a great degree, even if different from those Overleaves on record. So these three sets are valid and they cater to the various preferred approaches to learning. Beyond the need of the student, a channel may simply default to being very good at reading Public Overleaves, or Private Overleaves, and leave a student with those, even when thinking these are True Overleaves. Channels who use tools for divining Overleaves, such as Tarot, pendulums, Astrology, photos, or questionnaires, are more prone to defaulting to Public or Private sets of Overleaves for the student.
[Question] Could you say then they are different lens that pull focus then, variations of a theme so to speak?
[Michael Entity] Yes, if accurate, the Public/Private sets are simply variations on a theme.
[Question] Ok, does working with your True Overleaves overwhelm most?
[Michael Entity] When a fragment prefers to work with his True Overleaves, he/she is more inclined to create clearer pathways for Essence to manifest, but the True/Public/Private are all in effect at all times.
[Question] as in context with your current environment?
[Michael Entity] Yes, the Private and Public sets are contextual. There will always be your Public set, if you engage in the world, and there will always be the Private set, if you are self-conscious/aware. The True Overleaves do not change, but the Public/Private change depending on contexts/relationships. The True Overleaves would be like the “hub” of who you are, while the Private and Public are variations, sub-personalities, or facets.
For many of our older students, the Public, Private, and True sets are the same. The more conscious the fragment, the more likely he/she is consistent in who he/she “is.”
Keep in mind that the Public and Private set are symbolic, and not literal. They are interpretations, whereas the True set are being read from what is on record, though it could be argued that those, too, are interpretations in themselves, but from a broader perspective of you. The True Overleaves describe what your Essence intended, whereas the Public and Private are what Personalities interpret.