[Excerpt from TT: 2005-04-27]
[Here are the details of an Internal Monad’s process, with emphasis on the 4th Internal Monad. This will be posted at the Forum, too, for referencing. This has been edited for clarity and updated since its original channeling in 1997. Let me know if this helps any of you! TT]
The Fourth Internal Monad
Generally initiated and completed between the ages of 28 – 40
[Michael_Entity] There are, of course, 7 stages or phases to the process of any passage, challenge, or progress. We will, here, share the distinctions of these seven stages. These distinctions might apply to any of the Internal Monads, but in some stages we speak specifically of the 4th Internal Monad. This will be clearly indicated.
The Fourth Internal Monad is the Personality’s measurement between what was “planned” for the lifetime and what has actually been accomplished to date, and what might now be accomplished based on current momentum. This is where the Personality and Essence become “permanently” aligned, or not. This Internal Monad might be called a “stabilization of manifestation” Monad in terms of Perceiver and Perceived.
During this 4th Internal Monad, the Essence is either allowed freedom of manifestation or it is finally rejected as a source.
To make simpler sense of this 4th Internal Monad: it is the “regaining of innocence.”
This is where you integrate the childish aspects of you with the adult version of your life as it has become. If major changes are a part of the transition to adult life, these changes can seem drastic and threatening to the Personality as its own ideas about the life might be assessed as having been “mistakes.” In reality, there will never be a mistake; only experiences that can be redirected at any point of Choice.
This life, however harshly judged, has led you to a place of realization. It is your choice now to co-create the changes (the positive passage through the Monad), or to resign yourself to overwhelm (negative passage).
If this Monad can be seen as an opportunity to free the “child within”, then much is gained in your understanding of how to remain in the positive aspects of the passage. The hallmark of positive passage through this Monad is in freeing yourself from what you think you SHOULD do and, instead, discovering what you LOVE to do, in terms of reality fulfillment.
We remind you that you WILL move through the negative “ends” of the spectrum as you progress through each phase of a Monad. It is as necessary as breathing “in” and “out”. Reminding yourself that the point of the negative pole is a means to “look at” what you might want to change, upgrade, or accept, will do much in freeing you from severe reactions and Chief Feature “tricks.”
Here, then, are the seven stages of a Monad (with emphasis on the 4th Internal Monad):
Stage 1: INITIATION
Stage 1: This stage is hardly noticeable since you have only just placed your consciousness into a new context. This stage relates to the Instinctive Center, therefore “kicking in” the Monad without needing to be conscious of that initiation. Indications of the initial stage are usually marked by high enthusiasm and anticipation; a simple delight in your potential future or accomplishments. Since our description of this stage is only a technical reference, not really measurable enough to recognize, we suggest using the signs of the Second Stage as a starting point. If you choose to do so, you can “work back” to a point where you might have seen the initial stages begin to manifest.
This Stage, then, evaluates your sense of Trust.
Stage 2: INTROSPECTION
Stage 2: This stage is heavily marked by dread, anxiety, and intense introspection. Depending on the nature of the Monad, your resistance to it, and Overleaves, you may experience anything from a realization of your personal worth and a realization of your life’s impact, or virtual self implosion and self-degradation. If implosion occurs, this Monad would not be completed. A person who does not pass though a stage within a Monad will live within that frame of reference for the remainder of the lifetime. In this case, in Monad 4, the person would live in relentless self-examination and criticism of their choices, possibly reverting to the past as a source of blame for their behavior. Not all will exemplify this behavior, but we have seen enough of a consistency to mention it here.
Different cultures will respond to this stage (or entire Monad, for that matter) depending on parental upbringing and definitions of authority.
Since this is already an introspective stage in the context of a Monad to evaluate accomplishment, inner guidance may come in the form of a Scary Parent or Authority surely going to reprimand or belittle you, or as the Supportive Parent or Authority to gently nudge and concur.
This Stage evaluates your perceptions of Authority and your reaction to your sense of self-importance and self-value.
Stage 2 brings up energy from the Emotional Center.
Stage 3: REALIZATION
This Intellectually-centered Stage begins to release the ideas of the past as a source for the future. New ideas and identities will emerge here.
Most realizations will be reserved for inner exploration, but, nonetheless, a change has taken place in how the individual views its expression as a part of a larger picture. On the more expansive side, one knows what must begin to be done, and one starts to anticipate a general plan, not always with clarity, but with a certainty that “something must be done.” On the more constricting side, one begins to pull back from the future and “hide within”, or away from external reflections.
This stage evaluates your perception of Responsibility. This Stage usually lasts the longest, especially in the Fourth Internal Monad, as you probe your beliefs.
Stage 4: MANIFESTATION
+purpose -otiose (serving no practical purpose, without function)
This Stage brings energy out through the Moving Center as you begin now to express to yourself, and others, more confidently what/who you are becoming. In the context of the Fourth Monad, it is where you begin doing, or, at least, pursuing/discovering what you are pulled to do as a reflection of your “contribution” and original Life Tasks.
Successful movement through this stage is seen as a comfortable expression of your daily activities and endeavors. Resisting this Stage and remaining here would result in sluggishness, ineffective portrayals of self, and sometimes rage/anger in place of empowerment.
This stage explores your concepts of Purpose.
Stage 5: CONTENTMENT
Finally you begin to feel/see some satisfaction from your progress through the Internal Monad. In the context of the Fourth Internal Monad, whether you have completed or accomplished previous tasks becomes irrelevant against the contentment of what you now choose to do. In this Stage, you realize the amount of density you have been containing and you begin to “lighten up” about your movement.
In the positive pole you will see personal happiness now becoming a factor in your decisions, and in this Fourth Monad, you’ve released treasured securities found in the oppressive/elusive “original big plan or PURPOSE”, and now find your more appropriate guide. The negative pole finds an individual always at odds with their environment, always in a state of contention and debate about ones worth/purpose.
This stage evaluates your perceptions of Love. The Higher Emotional Center is highlighted here.
Stage 6: MAGNETIZATION
In this Stage, you now begin to draw in your Agreements, Karma, and Support for new perspectives, or reconnect/stabilize existing ones.
The positive pole maintains clear communication, acknowledgment of Essence Recognition, and a more accurate view of the future. You now see with clarity the long-term impact of your efforts alongside the current “demands” of the life. Those who find themselves in a state of rejection, isolation, and depression, have chosen to experience the negative pole. A sense of deep longing begins to unfold in the negative pole of Stage 6, since so much has been deemed “unacceptable” in this life.
This stage opens you to your perceptions of Truth.
Stage 7: EMANATION
In this stage you find the peace of routine that becomes You; a sense of wholeness returns and a “getting back” to your life.
In the positive pole, alignment occurs with Essence; in the negative pole, life becomes incongruous and sporadic in nature, with no sense of bearing. Regardless of the pole, you will now emanate your sense of self at that point with no resistance.
This stage engages your Higher Moving Center, and examines your concepts of Beauty (recognizable patterns found around and inside you).
It is important here to note that a completion of the Monad does not necessarily mean a “positive” completion. In most cases where the negative pole becomes emphasized, completion is not reached at all, due to the internal degradation and combustion that occurs, trapping them within one of the stages.
Many do complete the Monad, however, within parameters acceptable to themselves that we would technically regard as the negative pole. This method of completion is the choice of the individual and has no bearing on ones being a “good” or “bad” person. We use the poles to state the differentiation between what is expansive and self aware, and what is not, but we do not judge a fragment’s positive or negative completion of a Monad as “good” or “bad.”