Michael Teachings Transcripts
[Before they contacted Michael, the group
of seekers contacted a being who called himself “Soleal”. I do not know the
dates of the transcriptions of the following sessions. This material appeared in
a compilation made by one of the early students. It is obviously not a complete
record of their communication with Soleal.]
Note: We have been informed that Soleal is an astral traveler, an adept from
another world located about twenty light years from this solar system. He is
also a student of Michael’s. As an adept, he has achieved balanced Centers, but
says that he was originally Emotionally Centered. He informs us that he has
“seen thirty of his world’s revolutions”. [They were already familiar with the
seven Centers because it was a part of Gurdjieff's teaching before it was a part
of Michael’s teaching.]
ANYTIME YOU COMMUNICATE WITH ME, THERE MUST BE SILENCE IN YOUR PSYCHE.
Do you understand that there are tensions on this world, that silence is not
THERE CAN BE TENSIONS ON ANY WORLD IF IT IS ENCOURAGED AND REWARDED. TENSION IS
A MANIFESTATION OF UNREST IN ANY SOCIETY.
You said the other night that your planet has interstellar space travel. When
they do that in ships, they have to recognize the speed of light, don’t they?
Do they correct on the time axis also?
TIME PLANES MAKES MORE SENSE.
Is basically what they do is go backward in time and forward in space?
Do you use atomic energy for propulsion in space travel?
NO. WE REDUCE THE INERTIAL POTENTIAL TO A NEGATIVE STATE, THEN WE USE AN
INTEGRATOR THAT INTEGRATES POSITRONS WITH ELECTRONS, CAUSING CHAIN REACTION
WITHIN THE CHAMBER.
Antimatter — matter! Wow! Who programs the computers on those ships?
Are you a nuclear physicist? What is your background? Do you have a profession?
NO, I WAS NOT A SCIENTIST AT ALL. I WAS TAUGHT BASIC SCIENTIFIC FACTS VERY
PAINFULLY. I WAS A RELUCTANT STUDENT.
Can telepathic people see into the future?
ONLY THROUGH MISUSE OF POWER.
Is astrology a valid science?
IT IS NOT A SCIENCE AT ALL. IT PURPORTS ONLY THAT WHICH IS FUNDAMENTALLY TRUE,
AND THAT IS THAT ALL LEVELS EXERT SOME INFLUENCE ON OTHER LEVELS.
I’ve been told that I have some obstacles toward spiritual growth — some “bad
tapes”, so to speak — that are keeping me from progressing. Can you tell me
ANXIETY OVER OTHERS’ IMPRESSIONS OF YOUR ACTIONS, OBSESSIONS WITH SYSTEMS AND
PROCEDURES, WORRY ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT, THE FEAR THAT YOU WILL NOT BE SOMEHOW THE
GOOD LITTLE BOY. YOUR HALO CAN BE TARNISHED, AND MANY WILL STILL LOVE YOU. PAUL
WAS NOT A CONSCIOUS BEING.
What is the reference to [Saint] Paul all about?
HE WAS TOO GOOD. HE HAD TO GET HIS HANDS DIRTY.
By systems and procedures, I assume you mean in my personal life and not in my
job? Is that correct?
I think a sense of responsibility toward your job is essential. Don’t you have a
sense of responsibility toward your job?
OH YES, I CERTAINLY DO. I JUST DO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT. IT TAKES SKILL TO
SEPARATE. THAT IS YOUR FRICTION, TO LEARN TO TAKE THE ACTION NECESSARY WITH CALM
Communal living has been tried here on a limited scale. The problem has been
with some people not being as productive as others. The system breaks down. Can
WE FORCE THE ISSUE. YOU OBJECT TO BEING TOLD WHAT YOU LIKE TO DO. YOU ARE
BRISTLING ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW. THE PEOPLE ON MY WORLD DO NOT OBJECT. THEY WOULD
RATHER BE FREE.
Do you sometimes have problems getting people to work and how do you handle it?
YES. PEER PRESSURE IS EXERTED RUTHLESSLY.
I would like to know how long you have been the leader of your world, and I
would like to know what you teach them.
I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR TEN OF THIS WORLDS REVOLUTIONS. I TEACH THEM WHAT I WOULD
TEACH YOU: THAT IS, TO SEEK MODERATION IN ALL THINGS, TO LOVE UNSELFISHLY, TO
BECOME INTIMATE WITH THE INNER WORKINGS OF YOUR SPIRIT, TO LIVE IN THE ESSENCE
OF THAT SPIRIT, TO LIBERATE THE TRAPPED ESSENCE IS THE REINCARNATIONAL PURPOSE.
I TRY TO GUIDE THEM IN THIS PATH, SO THAT THEY MIGHT BE FREE SOONER. [Note that
the word “essence” was adopted by Soleal and Michael from the Gurdjieff teaching
because they already understood its meaning.]
I would like to ask Soleal: because of studying Gurdjieff, I’ve come to believe
that the only possibility for anything is through individual personal growth,
and not through trying to change things like political systems. I would like to
know if this is correct?
NOT ENTIRELY. SOMEONE MUST TEACH THE LOGOS IN THE FIRST PLACE. AS THE POPULATION
GROWS, THE TEACHERS INCREASE. SOME PEOPLE NEED MUCH MORE PERSONAL DIRECTION.
READING WILL NOT HELP THEM. ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ON THAT TASK?
I haven’t felt up to the task of starting my own school, because I haven’t been
in touch with my higher forces on my own, and I don’t feel that it is fair to
start a school until higher forces are operating through me.
THERE ARE HIGHER FORCES WORKING THROUGH ALL OF US IN THIS SCHOOL. BECAUSE YOU
ARE HERE TODAY PUTS YOU IN THE STUDENT CATEGORY. YOU HAVE MANY DOUBTS CONCERNING
VALIDITY OF EXPERIENCE WHERE COSMIC FORCE COMES INTO PLAY. YOU MUST BE OPEN TO
ANY MANIFESTATION OR THE BLOCKS WILL BE JUST AS STRONG AS THEY ARE WHEN YOU ARE
DREAMING, AND THE DREAM STOPS AND REALITY TAKES OVER, BUT THE MIND REFUSES TO
MAKE THE REALITY TAPE [recording], AND INCLUDES THE EXPERIENCE IN THE RESERVOIR
OF DREAMS. MANY TIMES THE MIND REGULATES PERCEPTION TO THE POINT WHERE THE
CREATURE IS UNABLE TO PERCEIVE THE EXPERIENCE AT ALL, EVEN TO THE POINT OF A
Are the means for doing this available to us? I’m so stuffed with systems —
Gurdjieff, [Carlos Castaneda] Don Juan, parapsychology. Actually, information
like this might interfere with itself.
THERE SHOULD BE A SYNTHESIS IF THE INFORMATION COMES THROUGH COSMIC [sources].
IF THE SYNTHESIS IS NOT FELT, THEN THE SYSTEM IS PROBABLY NOT VALID. IF THERE IS
SYNTHESIS, THERE SHOULD BE NO CONFLICT. IF THERE IS NOT THE SYNTHESIS, THEN ONE
OF US IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH, AND AS IN ALL PREVIOUS SITUATIONS, IT WILL BE UP
TO YOU IN THE END TO VERIFY. THERE IS A DEEP-SEATED FEAR THAT YOU WILL CHOOSE
THE WRONG PATH AND BE INADVERTENTLY LEFT BEHIND. THE SYNTHESIS IS ALWAYS THERE
FOR THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO SEARCH BENEATH THE SURFACE. THE READINGS ARE GOOD;
THE CONFUSION IS NOT. THAT TAKES CONSCIOUS EFFORT ON YOUR PART. JUST BE PATIENT.
YOU CANNOT ACHIEVE ENLIGHTENMENT BY ANY ROUTE IN ONE DAY, OR BY ANY METHOD
WITHOUT FIRST MAKING THE DECISION TO ESTABLISH THIS AS THE GOAL FOR THE PRESENT
LIFETIME, AND THEN MAKING THE DECISION TO DEVOTE THE REST OF THE LIFE TO THAT
PURSUIT. THE DEVOTION MUST BE THERE, NO MATTER WHICH PATH YOU TAKE ULTIMATELY.
THE PATH CAN TAKE YOU THROUGH THE MAINSTREAM OF LIFE ON YOUR WORLD, OR YOU MAY
EVENTUALLY DECIDE THAT YOU MUST HAVE THE SECLUSION. A COMMUNAL SETTING WOULD
OFFER THIS IN MANY WAYS. YOU NEED PEOPLE AROUND BY WHOM YOU CAN MEASURE YOUR
PROGRESS AND THIS IS NOT BAD FOR YOU. SELF-CONFIDENCE, AND I MEAN IN YOUR OWN
SPIRITUAL STRENGTH, MUST BE DEVELOPED.
You have said that you think it is absurd that “creatures of reason” have
hang-ups about sex.
WHY HAVE A HANG-UP ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE BREATHING?
This brings up something else we should clarify. In reading Gurdjieff, and other
teachers on this planet, they say you should control your sexual energy to
become more aware. Is this a valid statement?
THAT COMES LATER.
Does “later” mean “on the astral plane” or “above the astral plane”?
NO. THAT IS PART OF THE NORMAL EVOLUTION OF THE CONSCIOUS BEING [on the physical
Could we learn to transmute our sexual energy to get in touch with higher
GET IN TOUCH WITH PURE SEXUAL ENERGY FIRST [a turn-on by someone's sexual aura,
without physical stimulation], THEN DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANT TO GO ON TO
Are you at the point where you can transmute that energy?
NOT ALWAYS, SOMETIMES I DON’T FIGHT IT EVEN WHEN I FEEL THE ENERGY LEAK
[downward rather than upward].
Could we have the sex at our level before going on to cerebral orgasm? Can we
have them both or do we have to give up sex as we know it?
CELIBACY IS A CHOICE THAT YOU ALONE CAN MAKE. NEVER MAKE THAT DECISION ONLY
BECAUSE YOU WANT TO AVOID THE EXPERIENCE. MANY SUBJECTIVE MINDS THAT GROW FROM
EMOTIONAL CENTER NEED TO KEEP THE CLOSENESS OF THE PHYSICAL CONTACT — I DO. IT
IS STILL A PART OF GROWTH FOR ME AND A ROUTE OF EXPRESSION WITH THOSE TO WHOM
NONVERBAL EXPRESSION OF HIGHER EMOTIONS IS DIFFICULT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO
CONCENTRATE ON THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE PARTNER IS OPERATING OUT OF LOWER CENTERS
— JUST EXPRESS YOURSELF. GOOD WORK RESULTS WHEN YOU GIVE THE GIFT OF HIGHER
EXPRESSION. MUCH PROGRESS IS MADE AFTER THIS LESSON IS BROUGHT TO CONSCIOUSNESS.
MY TELLING YOU WILL ONLY GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO WORK OUT. SOME PEOPLE WORK ON THE
GIVING OF THEMSELVES FREELY FOR MANY LIFETIMES. THAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART
OF LOVE. LOVE TO MEAN ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF CONSCIOUSNESS CANNOT BE PREDICATED
ON ANYTHING MATERIAL. IT MUST COME FROM HIGHER CENTERS [Higher Intellectual,
Higher Emotional, and Higher Moving Centers]. THAT COMES ABOUT WHEN YOU FINALLY
GIVE UP NONVERBAL [unvoiced] EXPECTATIONS ABOUT THE ACTIONS OF THOSE AROUND YOU,
AND BEGIN TO ACCEPT THEM WITHOUT MODIFICATION IN YOUR FANTASIES. LOVE IS THE
ONLY FORCE THAT YOU CAN APPLY IN A POSITIVE SITUATION CONSCIOUSLY.
Love and sex seem like separate things, but when they’re pulling together, it
seems like a stronger force is generated than by either by itself. It seems like
the only kind of energy that I have experienced to date that might be the kind
of energy that you need for actual evolution. Can you comment?
SEXUAL ENERGY, WHEN USED TO EXPRESS HIGHER CENTERS, CAN BE INCREDIBLY STRONG.
WHEN THE ENERGY IS RELEGATED DOWNWARD [to lower Centers], IT RESULTS IN AN
ENERGY LEAK. THAT IS SOMETIMES WHY YOU WANT TO SLEEP AFTER PHYSICAL UNION. YOU
FED LOWER CENTERS — SOMETIMES THE MOVING CENTER AND THE ESSENCE IS EXHAUSTED, SO
THE BODY GOES TO SLEEP TO FREE THE ESSENCE. WHEN YOU USE EMOTIONAL CENTER TO
EXPRESS MOVING NEEDS, DON’T YOU FEEL THE LEAK? SO, IF YOU FEEL THAT, JUST
STRETCH YOUR MIND. RIGHT NOW, YOU ARE ALL USING EMOTIONAL CENTERS TO SATISFY
MOVING NEEDS, AND THIS IS A RESULT THAT IS CULTURALLY INDUCED — THAT YOU FEEL
SOMETHING UPLIFTING EACH TIME YOU HAVE A PHYSICAL UNION. THAT IS ABSURD! IT JUST
IS NOT POSSIBLE. THE BODY IS NOT CAPABLE OF EXPERIENCING ECSTASY. ONLY THE
ESSENCE CAN EXPERIENCE ECSTASY. THE BODY DOES NOT EVEN COME CLOSE WITH ITS
SENSUAL PLEASURES. AS YOU LIVE MORE AND MORE IN YOUR ESSENCE, YOU WILL REALIZE
THAT THE GOALS ARE VERY DIFFERENT. THE BODY SEEKS SURVIVAL IN PHYSICAL FORM. THE
PRIMEVAL ESSENCE DOES NOT NEED THE FORM AND SUBSTANCE. IT CARES NOTHING FOR THE
DESIRES OF THE BODY. IT SEEKS ELEVATION THROUGH ANY AVENUE OPEN TO IT. THINK OF
THE WAY JESUS DIED. THIS IS ALWAYS THE WAY IT IS IN THE END. ENTRAPMENT IN THE
PHYSICAL BODY IS PART OF KARMA FOR THE ESSENCE. IT WILL FIGHT TO BE FREE, AND IF
MARTYRDOM IS ALL THERE IS, IT WILL CHOOSE THAT DOOR TO FREEDOM.
Can you tell us how to get to higher Centers?
TO GET TO HIGHER CENTERS, DO WHAT JESUS DID: FASTING, MEDITATION AND AGONIZING
SELF-APPRAISAL. EXERCISE THE BODY, LEARN TO LOVE UNSELFISHLY. THIS IS HARD TO
DO, BUT IT CAN BE ACHIEVED BY INTELLECTUALLY APPREHENDING THE FACT THAT NO OTHER
CREATURE OWES YOU ANYTHING, AND THEN MATERIALLY OBTAINING WHAT YOU NEED THROUGH
YOUR OWN RESOURCES. EMOTIONAL ACCEPTANCE WILL ONLY COME ABOUT WHEN THE
EXPECTATIONS HAVE CEASED. JESUS HAD NO ASPIRATIONS OF HIS STUDENTS. IN FACT, HE
KNEW THAT HE WOULD FAIL THE MOST DISMALLY IN HIS MISSION TO THOSE CLOSEST TO
HIM. YET HE PERSISTED IN HIS EFFORTS. FOR HIS OWN GROWTH, IT WAS MORE IMPORTANT
TO EXPRESS THE HIGHER GOOD THAN IT WAS THAT THOSE AROUND HIM ABSORB IT. MANY DID
ABSORB — MANY MORE NOW THAN THEN. EVEN IF YOU FEEL THAT GOOD EFFORTS ARE BEING
WASTED, CONTINUE. POSITIVE ENERGY IS NEVER WASTED. SOMEBODY ALWAYS ABSORBS IT.
Some years ago, I felt that I achieved higher states through love and sex, then
it flickered out. I seemed to be in essence at the time, and I haven’t been
since, and I’d like to know what to do.
THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE DIFFERENT NOW, BUT THE CAPABILITY IS UNCHANGED. THE ONLY
THING YOU CAN DO IS TO STOP TRYING TO CATEGORIZE RELATIONSHIPS. DON’T TRY TO PUT
A LABEL ON ANY REALLY PROFOUND EXPERIENCE, OR YOUR PARTNER IN THAT EXPERIENCE.
IT MAY NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE PERSON AT ALL. IT MAY BE SOLELY
INTERNAL. THE ESSENCE USES OTHERS TO GET FREE. THE STATE YOU DESIRE CAN BE
ACHIEVED BY DECISION. THIS MAY SOUND PLATITUDINOUS, BUT IT IS THE ONLY WAY IT
CAN HAPPEN. NO ONE IS GOING TO DO IT FOR YOU — TAKE YOUR HAND AND LEAD YOU TO
THE SACRED SPRING, SO THAT YOU CAN DRINK THE HOLY ELIXIR AND HAVE INSTANT
Is renunciation the only way to achieve cosmic consciousness?
I HAVE NOT RENOUNCED AND I DO NOT INTEND TO EVER SECLUDE MYSELF FROM OTHERS. I
PREFER TO TEACH. I DO THINK THOUGH THAT NONATTACHMENT IS NECESSARY FOR ANY
PROGRESS TO BE MADE. YOU SHOULD WORK ON THAT. RENUNCIATION WOULD FEED THE EGO
AND WOULD BE BAD WORK. CELIBACY FRIGHTENS YOU. WHY?
Because this is the first time in my life that I have had a satisfactory sex
life and I don’t want to abandon it.
THEN DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE A NATURAL PART OF
SPIRITUAL GROWTH, AND WHEN THE CHOICE [for celibacy] IS MADE, IT SHOULD CAUSE NO
INNER AGONY. IF THE TIME IS RIGHT, THE DECISION SHOULD CAUSE NO PAIN AND SHOULD
NOT BE DIFFICULT.
[This is the end of material channeled from “Soleal”, and the beginning of
material channeled from “Tomas". The material from Tomas was not contained in
the compilation in which the material from Soleal appeared. Whereas Soleal is an
adept on another planet of the physical plane, Tomas is on the astral plane.]
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