Thoughts on Cadres & Entities
Thoughts on Cadres & Entities
We don't always like our
cadre or entity
mates on a personality level, but there is connection.
Entity mates can be, and often are, among our spirit guides, just as we can be
guides to our entity mates when we're between lives.
There's no standardized vocabulary for these concepts. I like to think of guides
as astral plane friends who are between lifetimes and who are like athletic
coaches, "yelling" at us from the sidelines to help keep us on course.
I think of teachers as being from the causal plane or above, like Michael. I
think of angels as beings who are sentient, like us, but who are playing a
different game and who generally don't incarnate physically. However, many
people use the term "guardian angel" to refer to spirit guides, so an
entity mate could take the role of a guardian angel. Those in spirit appear to
us in forms with which we're comfortable.
People are forever asking for the names of their spirit guides, and Michael
usually explains that you don't really have names when you're not physical,
although one may be given to people for their convenience. To one client,
Michael told him that his guides said that he could call them "Bob"
and "Sue." So Biblical!
Every other cadre and entity seem to have special connections and similarities;
for example, a second entity might have a special resonance with the fourth
entity of the same cadre. The ones next door seem more contrasting and
There are any number of reasons that entity mates might choose to incarnate in
the same family, including repaying karma or completing monads. It's fairly
common, and having entity mates around can be a great comfort. On the other
hand, a benefit in having family members outside the entity is that it expands
The highest cadre number I've gotten is 24. Michael said that those for whom I
do charts do not come to me at all randomly, even if it's a friend of a friend
of a friend of a client's--we're still all connected. But going to a 3rd world
country with which I have no connection or attraction, and randomly picking
someone would probably result in a high cadre number.
When I began
channeling in 1986, the concept of groupings larger than the cadre
had not yet been channeled, and I asked the Michael fragments I work with to
give me unique cadre numbers that could account for anyone whose chart I might
channel. There are, for example, many cadres that are first in their cadre
group, but only one cadre 3 in the system Michael uses through me. In my book,
The Journey of Your Soul, there is a chart that gives the position of cadres, as
they are numbered through me, within cadre groups.
This system allows one to know for sure that two people are in the same cadre
without having to know which cadre group, greater cadre group, etc. the cadre is
in. The system is meant only as a convenience. Of necessity, such as system
could not be based solely on casting order, which involves smaller groups within
larger ones, "wheels within wheels." However, it has no effect on the
ordering of the seven entities within each cadre or the ordering of fragments
within a cadence.
Michael chose to order the cadres based on some combination of the cadre's mean
soul age (which roughly, but not exactly, follows casting order) and mean number
of previous cycles. They never precisely explained to me their way of doing
this, but assured me that it was something that could be assessed. Again,
Michael only looks at the mean for the cadre as a whole; under no circumstances
does it affect the individuals within it.
The system leaves out cycled-off cadres.
Other than in my book, The Journey of Your Soul, I know of no published material
about cadre numbering, so I've never been clear on how Michael assigns numbers
in the other systems. Spurred by this discussion, I asked someone close to the
Yarbro group how Yarbro does it, and learned that it is based on the cadre's
order in a group of seven, called greater cadres. From my understanding, the
Orinda channels use either a group of twelve, which they call energy rings (and
which Michael through me calls cadre groups), or the order of first incarnation
(which would not necessarily be based on casting, I assume).
Sarah Chambers once wrote to me about material she'd gotten about groups of
twelve, corroborating material I'd gotten earlier, but in later channeling, she
used the greater cadre system and added terms for very large groupings, pods and
So it seems to me that there is no "classic system," other than that
the first cadre of our cadre group, which most of the channels are in, is
commonly called cadre one (through me, it is called cadre three), and the next
few numbers seem to be consistent between Yarbro and Orinda as well. After that,
who knows? What happens in the Yarbro seven-system to a cadre that is eighth in
a system based on 12? These are valuable questions, but since the Yarbro
channels aren't participating in this discussion, answers might be hard to come
I suspect that this is one of those instances in which we need to learn more
before it all makes sense--I call it bridge information. I understand that JP
has gotten some new material explicating entity and cadre material in
three-dimensional terms. I heard a while back that something was going to be
published about it, but haven't heard anything about it since. If soul
formations are in a cube rather than on a plane, it will take a lot of new
information to explicate it, but it could reveal that there are both groupings
of seven and twelve cadres, perhaps seven in one direction and twelve in
another. We also don't know if every entity, cadre, and so forth follows the
same patterns. Since we live in a universe of choice, I suspect that there's
So there is much to learn here. Getting the material depends, as always, on
asking for it. I am interested in anything Michael wishes to teach us, but I
also think, as several people have pointed out, that this is a relatively
esoteric area, and there are other areas that might be more relevant to us right
now in learning agape here on the physical plane.
As a student I would like to see a system which the channels can agree on
which represents the truth in the clearest way.
Maybe eventually we'll have that. At this point, I think it's very unlikely that
one could get all the channels to agree on anything, even if the Yarbro channels
were willing to be part of the discussion.
According to the "Michael Math" chapter in More Messages from
Michael, the entity is first divided by role. There can be any number of
greater cadences of, say, scholars; then the sages are cast. Etc.
Therefore, if you are in the second greater cadence of scholars in your entity,
and someone else is in the same entity, and is in the second greater cadence of
sages in the same entity, you have a resonance between you, but you are not in
the same greater cadence, because the roles are separated into different greater
I suspect that what initially came through Yarbro was, necessarily, a simplified
version of how it really is. JP Van Hulle has channeled material illustrating
the entity structure in a 3-dimensional way. Also, according to her channeling,
the roles can be highly interspersed within the entity.
My own channeling is that in more experienced entities (with high numbers of
previous grand cycles), the structure is more complex. They can have all seven
roles, and there can be more than one "pocket" of a role interspersed
within the entity, so that, say, three scholars in an entity could be described
as having the same casting numbers; you'd have to have a precise picture of the
entity's structure to know exactly where each fragment "lives" within
If souls are grouped together in a three-dimensional way, then imagine you are
looking at a transparent rectangular box containing cadres (roughly 7000 souls
each). Viewing it from one side, the cadres are in groups of twelve (what
Michael through me calls cadre groups, and through JP, energy rings). Viewing it
from another side, they are in groups of 7 (through Sarah Chambers and Yarbro
called greater cadres). I suspect that something like this might account for the
different systems, and that we don't yet have enough knowledge to reconcile
them. However, it is likely that most of us having this discussion are in the
same group of cadres, however they are organized.
People seem to either find such material very useful, or not useful at all,
perhaps depending on whether they're more left- or right-brained. More than one
Michael channel has said, "I don't do numbers." I personally like to
understand the nuts and bolts behind things, and find that the numbers shed
light for me on how we're equipped (and I'm good at math), but I can appreciate
how many people might not relate to them.
Shepherd is a professional
Michael channel and author of The Journey of Your Soul--A Channel Explores
Channeling and the Michael Teachings and Loving from Your Soul--Creating
Powerful Relationships. He does channeling sessions and intuitive readings
via telephone, mail, and e-mail. Visit
his website at Summerjoy Press
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