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Karen Murphy


Opening Comments

<KarenMurphy> Let's start with a meditation. Actually, I've been getting the message all day that they want to do some energy work, so let's all think about that.

 Join hands and hearts, and let's go.... feel yourself becoming more comfortable in your chair. Feel the soles of your feet as they touch the floor. Feel if you can the fabric of any socks you have on. Feel the hardness of your shoes, if you have them on. Feel the floor itself if you can, whether it is carpeted or bare. Think now about your feet, and BREATHE....

Anyone want to report in what you are feeling now?

<fireflysuz> ...comfortable connections
<Rainbow1> Tingling energy through my entire body.
<Kathryn41> Tingling heat in the soles of my feet.
<sweetsagesusan> Feet grounded to earth , hearts linked, energy exchanging.
<LaurelB> Energy smoothing out.
<AnnH> Clearing of cloudy energy-feeling.
<Rainbow1> Just huge waves of energy even to my fingertips.

<KarenMurphy> This energy is intended for healing today. Many of you have issues with which you have been struggling. This extra boost may assist you with that, or at the very least grant you a feeling of connectedness this night, something all of you are here for as well.

Feel now what happens as you accept this healing into your being. You are one. You are loved. Breathe the knowingness of this into yourself, into your core.  Maintaining this connection, let's begin the questions now.

<DaveGregg> Ok, I'll start and get mine out of the way since I don't ask many questions when I moderate.

Q & A

<DaveGregg> I've been pondering the idea of relocating to my birthplace in Burlington, Iowa. Would such a move be in alignment with essence and potential life plans?

<KarenMurphy> Dave, we see that the pull to relocate to your place of birth is threefold. One, you are working through issues relating to your 4th IM and icons of your childhood figure very strongly in this. Essence sees that these issues may be more successfully addressed if relocation takes place.

Two, you are suffering from career burnout or at least malaise. A move to such a place would force big changes in this regard, and would allow you to make more dynamic and creative choices.

Three, there is something of a feeling to run from where you are, what you are. Do know that whatever you are wishing to run from will simply follow you, but it is possible that in this place that represents protection and conformity, you may more easily be equipped to handle the issues you would really rather ignore.

We see of course that these issues would be presented in either location, but again your comfort may be affected by one choice versus the other. In other words, your short answer is: "yes". (smiles)

<DaveGregg> Thanks, Karen/Michael. :-)
<DaveGregg> Geraldine, you're next...


<GeraldineB> What did I plan to accomplish in this life and what karma, self-karma, and/or agreements remain unfinished to complete my life goal?

<KarenMurphy> Geraldine, to do your question justice would take some time and may mean that we can't get to everyone tonight. Is there one aspect of your question you'd like to focus on?

<GeraldineB> Narrow it as you need to -- it's an ongoing quest, anyway.

<KarenMurphy> Geraldine, it may be useful to remember that the planned accomplishments in a given lifetime are many and complex. In addition, plans change as the lifetime progresses and new plans are constantly being made, changed, fixed, and discarded. You are aware of this. At the same time, there is typically at least one, and more often than not several, overarching themes of any given lifetime.

Your theme, then, for this lifetime, is: Change. To accomplish this, you have set up some interesting challenges in order to explore this theme to the extent that you planned to. Some of these challenges have to do with simple things such as overleaves; in your case, you chose overleaves that would lead you to some discomfort with change. This is not uncommon, by the way. You typically learn best through dissonance.

The twelve basic themes are: Change, Identity, Affluence, Pattern, Resistance, Movement, Purpose, Vision, Rest, Awareness, Strength, and Humor.

 Each of you, as we said, will choose one or more of these to explore in depth during a lifetime. This can be, but does not always occur as such, in concert with the Life Task.  A Life Task will typically be somewhat more specific, though we have seen that many of you wish for more specificity when receiving information about your particular life task!

Themes can be explored in many ways, but more often than not they affect many choices that are made. Typically, as we said, choices are made so as to create friction so that introspection can occur which leads to awareness and understanding.  Not that awareness needs to occur, of course, for the lesson to be completed. We would say, however, that many of you will be able to easily choose which Theme or Themes are yours, if you look with real introspection into your past and the choices you have made. We liken this to the story of the mule needing a bigger and bigger stick to obtain its attention; many of you require your own 2x4s  in order to bring your attention to various issues.

<GeraldineB> Thank you, I've certainly accomplished change :)
<DaveGregg> Ameliavt, you're next...

<ameliavt> Thank you, Michael, this past week and the full moon really caused a big energy shift for me, unsettled, can you tell me about this time and how it is affecting me, how to use this time for my highest growth? I've also been thinking a lot about projection today, of the beloved.

<KarenMurphy> As you know, there are shifts both minute and large occurring at all times. Energy movement is felt on the physical plane in a variety if ways, but has its perhaps stringiest noticeable effect in conjunction with the changing of the seasons.  One hemisphere is beginning an inwardness at this time, while expansion is the effect in the other hemisphere. The two create a balance and are necessary to be in opposition in order to hold things together energetically.

Many if you as we said are sensitive to such changes. You have noticed, then, just as the pulse of the earth has slowed in your part of the planet, so must you as well turn inward and into introspection. It is time, then, to focus of the manifestation, the completion, of what has been discerned in the previous season.

Although there is a slowness about this period for most of you (residing in the northern parts of your planet), there is also as we have said the completion, a sense of urgency as you move toward finality, of the projects and issues begun earlier in the year.

This, then, is a time of intense growth inward as you strive to complete these projects.

<DaveGregg> Elo, you're next...

<Elo-Maria> I have very strong feelings about animal suffering. I became vegetarian when I was 13 years old and each time I hear some story about hurting animals it makes me feel so awful and I can't get it out of my head anymore. Sometimes I have hard to control my anger towards those, who hurt animals. I just wonder, what might be the real reason of so strong reactions and feelings? Maybe karmic thing, from past lives?

<KarenMurphy> It appears that you have chosen this life to make this a crusade of sorts, to direct the anger you gather about various things to this more socially acceptable target of those performing acts to animals you find personally abhorrent. This is simply a choice, one designed to give you a venue through which to direct some of your admittedly strong passion. In addition, your Priest energy gives you the intensity of Doing Right For The World.

That is not to say that cruelty toward animals and for that matter other humans is not what many consider an abominable act. We see it merely as a choice that leads to consequences, just as all choices lead to consequences. Not that we of course condone intentional cruelty, or even accidental cruelty, but we realize that these acts are all part of the human condition on the physical plane.

<Elo-Maria> Thank you!
<DaveGregg> Grits, you're next...

<GRITSnEGGS> Hello, though "Maddy" has told me that I will pass into a more serene place in life after this restart of my 4th IM is completed around December, I seem to feel no pull toward ANYTHING specific & I wanted to know if you all would comment on this Lost / Lack of direction ? It frustrates me ALOT. Thank you.

<KarenMurphy> There are still several issues left outstanding for a completion in the positive pole of this fragment's 4th internal monad. The most compelling is that of Trust. Trust can be interpreted in several ways, and you have already identified that trust in yourself is an issue that has been significant for you.

As far as the sense of lacking direction, we would say that your overleaves are contributing most strongly to that, as you have been wallowing in the negative pole of chief feature (Impatience) for some time and have allowed this to create this feeling of being "stuck", as it in turn allows you to rail against the strictures of this most frustrating and compelling chief feature.

We would suggest, then, that you attempt to identify patterns wherein you feel a lack of direction and allow yourself the latitude to make choices, any choices, that create within you a sense of control over the situation. We realize, of course, that not making a choice is in itself a choice, but this would only add to the pattern you now find yourself in.

As far as feeling serenity at some point in the future, we see that should you be able to successfully pull yourself out of this place that now has you feeling stuck, you will create a new perspective that will allow you the ability to see the flow of your life as one of serenity.

<GRITSnEGGS> Oh thank you VERY much.
<DaveGregg> Spirit-n-Motion, you're next...


<spirit_n_motion> Hi and thanks for being here! My question is...Doctors tell me I have Bi-polar Disorder. Is this true or is it more a condition of my soul age and overleaves?

<KarenMurphy> What is commonly termed at this time as Bipolar disorder is actually a complex set of scenarios that in most cases, but not all, is a result of the individual's brain chemistry. Choices creating this chemical alteration include soul age and overleaves, and more often than not simply a choice to experience intense highs and lows throughout the lifetime.
Some fragments choose to accept this intensity as their "norm" but others choose to make an issue of it that then results in the chemical alteration.

In your case there is a heightened effect from the perception you hold given your individual overleaves, which combines with the fragment's choice to hold that perception even more intensely, and also combines with genetic material given you by your parents that lead your particular chemistry toward a certain outcome and configuration.

Whether or not you choose to accept a label for this perspective is up to you, of course.

<spirit_n_motion> Thanks
<DaveGregg> Ann H, you're next...


<AnnH> Overleaves of John Schultz, born in Missouri in July of 1931-32 and do I have an agreement with him?

<KarenMurphy> This is a 2nd Mature Warrior, Scholar casting, Server ET (discarnate). Passion mode, Goal of Acceptance, Attitude Spiritualist. CF Greed and Self-Dep (mild). Centering moving part of emotional.

The agreements have to do with mutual teaching of heightened awareness through movement.

<DaveGregg> Ok, Desert Girl is next...

<desert_girl> Hello Karen and Michael, I am having dreams of my x husband Gary H. and male friend Ray. what are my agreements with these two men and are they also dreaming/thinking about me?

<KarenMurphy> The agreement with the man Gary was mainly a mate agreement; however, there is still an outstanding portion of this that you may be feeling now. In addition, there were some issues from this relationship that were not fully addressed and you are attempting to do so now in dreamtime.

The man Ray has been attempting to contact you in various ways and finds it most convenient to do so also in dreamtime, when the physical plane is more malleable and you together can create whatever venue you wish to in order to play.  In addition, with the man Ray there is an agreement to act in concert, with two others as well, as a spiritual teacher for several yet-to-incarnate fragments that plan to incarnate in another species.

<desert_girl> Thanks so much..I feel clearer..
<DaveGregg> Sweetsage, you're next...


<sweethartsagesusan> I am feeling the need to shed everything,  like have an estate sale; and; sell everything  perhaps to move / relocate / break free. What message is my essence trying to give me ; i kind of like the thought of
5 suitcases / a car; and; freedom where would my essence be happy to relocate to ???  it sometimes; doesn't like earth (wink) or, at least it's tired of caretaking so much stuff.

<KarenMurphy> Essence at this time will draw you toward places where 1.) you can be with like-minded people, and 2.) you can be alone to think and create. A conundrum? Perhaps.

We suggest though that you might do well to thoroughly examine your motives here and determine, if you can, the nature of the pull, or is it truly a push? that compels you to make such a drastic choice in living circumstance.

We would also like to remind you that you will be with you wherever you are, should you choose to take you along. In other words, you may find just as much change from remaining where you are, and you could conversely find nothing but sameness should you choose the route of change.

<DaveGregg> You're next, Terri...

<terri> Jamie wants to know how Pepa [Grandfather] Bolling is doing. He passed over a few months ago.

<KarenMurphy> This fragment is now working on scheduling the reenactment of the death sequence for other newly-transited fragments. He received his own reception, of a sort, and has been of late immersed in helping others through the same process. For him, it has been an important step in completing the assimilation process that allows fragments to discern that they are truly no longer of the physical plane.

This fragment also has been happily reunited, albeit briefly, with others he has known well in the past, though these did not include fragments from this most previous lifetime.

<terri> Thank you.
<DaveGregg> Carrot, you're next...

<CarrotWax> I would like a summary of major agreements Michael sees in the near future for me.

<KarenMurphy> There are three potential mate agreements outstanding. There are teaching agreements with a large number of fragments. There is also the potential of a child agreement, and there are several facilitating agreements of a seemingly coincidental sort. In addition, there is at least one agreement to facilitate an event that will help clear up some outstanding minor karma.

<CarrotWax> Thank you.
<DaveGregg> Diane, you're next...


<dianekeith> Hello Karen and Michael. I would like to know about previous lives as an artist, and what mediums were used. I feel an ease and familiarity with the natural materials I'm using now. Also, (hehe;-) what are the chances of me earning a living through my art in this lifetime?

<KarenMurphy> Textiles were a favorite, as was clay and metalwork, especially brass. In addition, you had lives as a dyer, a smith, and an embroiderer/weaver. You have had several lifetimes in what you would consider the arts; over 50 thus far have been spent in some sort of creative endeavor as an artisan in the literal sense.

We see that you would have not only a feeling of familiarity but also of peace if you were to choose in this lifetime some work which felt creative as well as lucrative. You are, of course, free to manifest whatever lifestyle you choose at any time, whether you believe you have this ability or not.

<dianekeith> Thank you!
<DaveGregg> Last question is from Rcig...


<Rcig> Hello Michael, Karen, Dave and all. I'd like to know my overleaves/life task. Thank you.

<KarenMurphy> This is a 1st level Old Priest, Server-cast with Artisan ET, incarnate female. Goal is Submission, Attitude Pragmatist, Mode is Perseverance. CF is Greed, Centering emotional part of moving. Life task is assimilating the knowledge that you seek for the greater good of others.

<DaveGregg> That was the last question, Karen. Do you have any closing comments?

Closing Comments

<KarenMurphy> You have seen tonight the power of manifestation. Despite the technical difficulties that keep you apart this night, you were able to overcome this and resume the semblance of community that you began the evening with.

We see, then, that each of you holds that immutable spark that creates within you the drive to experience what life brings you. There is no doubt that within each of you is the space and ability to manifest whatever it is that you desire. Do not forget this. We shall say this again: each of you has the power to create not only yourselves but also the space around you, and in so doing you also create the experience that is life on the physical plane.

Be, then, what you create.

<DaveGregg> Thank you, Karen and Michael. Especially for being so patient with the technical difficulties.
<KarenMurphy> Ah well, I'm glad we all made it back here safely, most of us.
<Kathryn41> thank you Karen - you held it together very well through all of those challenges:-)
<desert_girl> Many thanks to all 3 of you. As usual it was a wonderful session.
<GRITSnEGGS> Thank you Michael and Karen very much for the advice.
<AnnH> Thanks so much, Karen.
<dianekeith> Great session, thanks Karen, Michael, Dave and Kathryn!


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