Thoughts on the Four Pillars
On The Four Pillars
BY KATHY NEALL
In my studies on the pieces of information that
Michael has given us, the four pillars seemed to be the most straightforward
of the lot. No pesky negative or positive poles, no fifteen different
channeled versions of what to call them. True Rest, True Study, True Play,
True Work. At the same time, while I could pretty much work out my overleaves
by myself, I was clueless on how to figure out my pillars.
Upon review, the information from several
different channels said that utilizing pillars in a balanced, active way is
vital to accomplishing our life tasks. Per Michael:
|"Remember, that the four
pillars are always set up in service of the life task, and all four of
the pillars need to be recharged and attuned as needed to bring full
weight to the task."
My first reaction to this was panic, "oh my god, I don't know my pillars,
I'll never accomplish my life task". Which, of course, was even more
stressful for the fact that I also had NO idea what my task was.
Eventually, I had my first channel done, and
asked about many things, pillars being one. Accordingly, they were identified
as True Rest being "scholarly gatherings", True Play as
"sensual pleasures", True Work as "leadership issues" and
True study of "group politics". It was kind of anti-climactic and I
thought that possibly, if I could corral a bunch of my scholar friends
together, set up a topic and then sit back and observe who argued which side
and why, and as long as the whole thing happened in a hot tub, I'd have my
pillars covered, right? Ok, maybe not. So, since I had so many things to work
with where self-validation was concerned I sort of left "pillars"
aside and hoped that they would well, maybe, just happen. I had that whole
chief feature thing to deal with, you know?
In a channeled session from several months
later I asked Michael about identifying times when the less visible aspects of
the chief feature were present (as you can tell, pillars were NOT on my mind).
Once chief features are exposed they seem to work just as diligently as they
did prior to recognition, but at a deeper level. They answered as follows:
|"We would say that the first
thing to look at is; what is the particular action, thought or created
motivation which is attempting to stop. From there you can look at
where the desire to stop comes from -- because [where chief feature is
concerned] anger is fear and the goal of anger is "to stop".
Essence can throw up cautionary
flags, as well, which say "be careful about this task/choice;
does it serve the path you have set yourself this lifetime... is it
part of your true rest, true work, true study, true play?" There
are different things to listen to where this is concerned, and to look
at what is being created by fear and what is being created by the
recognition that it's not on your path."
It's an answer that works with many different
levels of information and unexpectedly enough, here were pillars, once again.
Yet, this time, I began to get a glimmer of what the pillars could lend
Yes, pillars are designed to support the life
task but the life task is of necessity a very general kind of outline.
Therefore, the pillars are also rather vague and that allows them to be
flexible enough to fit in daily along the way to accomplishing the task. They
can just "happen" but they can be "created" as well. How
do you know? How do you know when you've pulled those pillars up around you
and the life task is being promoted? Well, if the task is representative of a
choice in Essence, then surely the pillars will reflect the joy that comes of
being within the scope of true self and not false personality.
The channel above, for the question that
pertained to chief feature, concluded as follows:
"all choices are valid, even choices made out of false personality, in
that they have growth potential. However, there is also the very distinct and
true reality that growth is served more directly by joy than it is by pain. It
is the great irony of this particular physical level manifestation is that
people will choose pain before they choose joy, because they think they will
grow from it. However, you grow faster from joy."
For me, this has become the heart of the
understanding of, and the use of, my pillars. When I look back on my day and I
can recall those moments when I felt joy, I can see where a pillar was
activated. Very often, I realize that not only did I exercise True Work, for
instance, but that in doing so I reached a place where I could more easily
connect with my essence. On days when I feel so isolated and apart from
everyone I can bring up my pillars, study them, pick one and do whatever feels
right along those lines, it's wonderful to know that here is something I can
always do that will bring me joy. When I can't quite figure out if chief
feature is doing a number on me I can evaluate my actions, or lack thereof, in
a light that balances the negativity and fear of CF against the joy of doing
my pillars. So, not only do they support, but they balance some of the tougher
aspects of growth.
Ultimately, I still pretty much let my
pillars "happen". As I set my eye on the goal for this lifetime and
let the path towards that goal create itself, it's through the four corners of
my pillars that I experience the joyful side of growth along the way.
5th level old Sage/ET Scholar
Intellectual Center, Moving Part/
Third Entity/Scholar Casting
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