<NancyG> Everyone, bring your concentration to our coming together here. Let the
rest of your thoughts move out of your mind. Focus on yourself, your membership
in this community of students. Remember, the words of the Michaels may be
directed to answering a particular question, but they often turn the answer into
a teaching for all of us. Michael, are we ready?
<NancyG> We are here, Nancy. We are
<NancyG> We are come together with all
of you as you sit before the screen that shows our words. This is a truly 'good
work', you know, the ability to have a conversation like this among so many of
you who live in so many separate places. It is easy to forget that the energy
that is generated among all of us, and we include ourselves in the gathering
here, is instantaneous, all-encompassing, a loving mantle which surrounds each
of you and us. When there is an sense of isolation, take comfort in the
knowledge that you are not alone. You are one of our students. You have chosen
to include yourselves as one and we accept all who ask.
We have answered many spoken and
unspoken thoughts about loneliness, about being without connections in your
various places of life, and always we remind you that separation from the
community is a matter of perception. If you perceive yourselves without the
support of the community, why then it is very possible that you have denied
others the chance to be available for you? Think about this: One of the
most signature realizations of the physical plane is isolation, or at least your
experience of the plane. We have said before that you humans are among the most
lonely of all creation. So ask yourself: what can I do to remedy this sense of
being all alone in my study of the teachings, in my attempts to apply them to my
life? Do I make use of the possibilities that I have to connect? Or do I suppose
that if I wait long enough, someone will find me?
We suggest that each fragment will think
about this, as he or she will, in a very individual way. Common to every one,
however, is the need to reach out, to take steps, to abjure waiting to be
approached and to approach. There are many present tonight who might welcome a
private correspondence with you. Take a chance. Be ready to open your hearts and
minds to those who share with you your openness to learning more about our
We teach, yes. We teach
through many, not just those who are able to connect with us directly, the
channels who are known to be available. We teach through those you connect with
in the most cursory ways, the most mundane, ordinary, non-mystical, down to
earth conversations. If you find yourself lamenting your isolation, your
loneliness, then we beg you to take a chance with the options open to you to
bridge that chasm and to find comfort in the expanding community made possible
by the technology that is yours today. Stay in peace, dear students. We are
ready for your questions.
<DaveGregg> Carrotwax, you have the first question...
Q & A
<CarrotWax> I tend to have a good amount of tension in my body,
with a lot of muscle tightness, even after trying yoga, relaxation sessions,
etc. I'd like to know about the cause of this and perspectives on how I can
proceed towards living life inside a body that is relaxed, moving fairly
effortlessly and full of grace in movement.
<NancyG> Matthew, there are those born
with relaxed bodies, with muscles that run freely and which 'move effortlessly
and full of grace. And there are those bodies which are less flexible by nature,
which express life as more rigid and tense. The latter is yours. The cause is
merely a physical response that for you is normal. It is not connected to
anything more sinister or worrisome. We remind you also, that masculine bodies
are by their nature more rigid than are feminine bodies, a result of stronger
musculature. We suggest that continuing efforts to loosen the tension cannot be
without merit and that such approaches as yoga may be united with sessions of
deep massage occasionally. You may be able to lessen the tightness, we do not
think you can alter your natural tendencies to any great degree.
<CarrotWax> Thank you!
<DaveGregg> Lisa, you're next...
<Lisa_I> What was the purpose of the relationship I had with my
ex husband Jay & was there karma to be fulfilled on either side or any past
<NancyG> The fragment Jay and the
fragment Lisa came together as a result of an agreement to combine lives for a
part of this lifetime. The agreement was not 'until death do us part' as you
found out, Lisa.
Within the relationship there was
opportunity to grow in understanding of each other as two beings with overleaves
that helped to form quite different personalities. This opportunity was taken
because the overleaves were chosen with the experience in mind. Yes, you have
lived three lives together, although this was the first as mated. Indeed, that
was part of the experience that you wanted. This was an agreement only, however,
not karmic driven. There was no karma created between you during the experiment.
<Lisa_I> Thank you so much Michael, I hope I can put this behind me now as it
has been painful.
<NancyG> The connection, Lisa, was not
meant to be painful, only instructive. The pain came from the abrasion of the
overleaves that proved to be too different to allow much connection.
<DaveGregg> Marjorie, you're next...
<marjorie> Can you please tell me about my spirit guides (what to
call them, who they are or how they come to me...etc)?
<NancyG> The fragment Marjorie has two
guardians, both male energies, who can be called Palen and Shu. Their connection
with you began many centuries ago, over ten, when you three were a team of sail
makers in the south Pacific. At that time you often spoke of being available to
each other, even when you each closed your eyes on life. The sense of the
metaphysical was strong among you, a result of your close attention to the
spirits of the ocean and earth. There has not been a chance for these two, now
discarnate together, to connect with you again until this lifetime.
<marjorie> Thank you and love to you.
<DaveGregg> Ivy, you're next...
<ivyy> I am going to graduate from college this may and when I
do, we want to move north. I was wondering about either Bellingham or
Olympia, Washington in terms of which would be a better fit for finding true
community and making a decent living? Or if there is an even better suggestion
than either in Washington?
<NancyG> The woman Ivy is beginning her
adult life now, a major step in the maturation of the personality. We
congratulate you. Within the possibilities available to you at this time, we
would have to say that there is no special signposts or caveats either for or
against the locations you are considering.
This is a time of exploration and for acquiring experience. You can hardly make
a mistake, whichever one you choose. As life goes on, certain locations begin to
mean more, have qualities that will draw you for various reasons. Be assured,
however, that this is a free choice time. You will make of your choice what you
need for the time being. Employment appears to be available at both places, and
depending on your own designs for companionship and friendship, there are those
who also look for these same comforts.
For those of you who are just starting out, both in the teachings and in your
adult life, be less concerned about what is the 'right' choice and more about
using every experience that comes along as part of your arsenal for dealing with
the physical plane.
<ivyy> Thank you!
<DaveGregg> Geraldine, you're next...
<GeraldineB> Good evening, EM, and Michael -- I'll keep it simple
due to list length. May I have my four Trues?
<NancyG> The woman Geraldine makes of
her acquaintances, family, colleagues, and chance meetings, her True Study. True
Work is the bringing together of disparate qualities in items, especially, and
applying them to daily life. True Rest involves the choice of music and the
solitude to enjoy it, as well as the sharing of it with one other. True Play is
collecting items from True Work and remodeling them, 'improving them'.
<GeraldineB> Thank you, those fit me like a glove :)
<DaveGregg> Lady, you're next...
<ladybroker> My life task and 4 trues. I am a Warrior with a
Server Essence Twin. Mature Soul.
<NancyG> The fragment R. is working
through a life of understanding what it means to be responsible. This is her
choice of task for this lifetime. Warriors by the nature of their role take on
responsibility easily. This warrior, however, has chosen to seriously study what
responsibility is all about.
True Work: the application of the life task to all aspects of this life's
True Study: the differentiation between what is apparent and what is actual.
This has been a study for more than one lifetime.
True Rest: the activities of the mind, including games, collecting words, the
enjoyment of puns and well spoken lines.
True Play: the activities of the body, including gentle hiking, swimming,
swinging arms when walking, always in the company of likeminded souls.
<ladybroker> Apparent and Actual seem the same but I will ponder the difference
as I collect my words. Thank you.
<DaveGregg> Lucia, you're next...
<Lucia13> do you know the name(s) of my spirit guides
<NancyG> The woman Carolyn has the
assistance of a male energy and a female energy as guides. They are known as
Murn and Lessa. They have chosen these names, which have no meaning otherwise,
in order to give the fragment Carolyn a way of thinking about them in her own
way. Murn especially did not want to take a name from the ordinary lexicon of
her male friends.
<Lucia13> Thank you kindly.
<DaveGregg> Vanessa, you're next...
<Vanessa> Can you tell me why my sister, Leah, died in Jan. at
such a young age (44) and why so soon after falling ill, leaving no time for
goodbyes or working through unresolved issues? Iíve had several dreams involving
her, and wonder if she and I are working things out that way, or if sheís trying
to communicate something to me, and if so, what?
<NancyG> The fragment Vanessa has indeed
been connecting with her sister Leah on the astral since the sister's death.
There are unresolved areas that the fragment Leah's very sudden death left to be
finished. This is often the case when agreements or other elements exist between
two fragments and there is no time to complete them. Remember, agreements are
not karmic. They may be abrogated at any time for any reason or no reason.
However, they do represent energy that two or more fragments consider worth
experiencing and so may be resolved on the astral if the principles so choose.
The death of the fragment Leah was not part of her life plan. Rather it was a
result of the exigencies of the physical plane. Such things happen more often
than you may suppose. Not every action is part of karma or an agreement, or
indeed, of a choice. Some things 'just happen'. This was one of those things, an
unlooked for event that the experience of the physical plane has in abundance.
<Vanessa> Thank you Nancy and Michael
<DaveGregg> I'm sorry about your loss, Vanessa. :-(
<Vanessa> Thanks Dave :)
<TillScholar> Hi, what is my life task and what does it means for
me in the beginning new phase of being now a freelance consultant and trainer?
<NancyG> The choice of the woman Till to
become a freelance consultant and trainer puts her at some risk for income. This
would seem to us to be the major consideration when she asks what does it mean
to be starting a new phase in life. This choice, however, was not made without
thought, and so works into the fabric of this life as another thread in the
design. A pragmatic scholar with the force of power tends to make things work.
The over arching life task for you, Till, is gather from your various working
experiences the knowledge that they contribute. It is the most congenial task
that a scholar could undertake. Whether you make use of this knowledge or just
store it is of no moment. The action of collecting it is the important thing.
<TillScholar> Thank you all:)
<DaveGregg> Lori, you're next...
<LoriS> What is my relationship with new friend and Michael
student Cheryl J.?
<NancyG> The two fragments, Lori and
Cheryl, are replaying a song in another key that they have sung together in
other lives. Formerly these two were mated and shared in the raising of a large
family. Another time they were cousins, both male, working side by side as
peasant farmers. This time they arrive in this lifetime to pick up their
friendship and general agreement to do so when they can in any lifetime that
allows the possibility. We may say that these are connections that they usually
find comfortable when the chosen overleaves do not interfere.
<LoriS> Thank you! :)
<DaveGregg> Mimi, you're next...
<mimi_333> A recent work project was ended abruptly with a
client. What can you tell me about this relationship and why it has been so
difficult? How could I resolve it?
<NancyG> This relationship was unlikely
to prosper from the beginning. The fragment came to the project with
reservations about the suitability of the situation and did not make any attempt
to alter his original objections.
The casting of the woman Mimi urged her to get on with the work, while her
Artisan energy became less and less able to see that any good would come from
it. The client, by the way, is young Priest in Dominance. Not a good combination
to bring to the table in this instance. In the end, we would have to say that
there was not much that you, Mimi, could do to salvage things.
<DaveGregg> Sabrina, you're next...
<Sabrina_> What was the purpose of the relationship I had with
Rick? Do I have any past-lives, agreements or karma debts with this fragment?
<NancyG> We do not see that there was
anything other than an attraction present between these two fragments. There was
a clean slate for them to write on, an connection to experience and to file as
something worth learning, but no previously shared lives and no karmic energy
<Sabrina_> Thank you
<DaveGregg> TzM, you're next...
<TzM> Who are my spirit guides (their names?), what past
connections do we have, and how can I be more consciously aware of and in touch
with them? I feel like I have so much going on and need all the guidance I can
get! Have I been working with them well and donít realize it? What is the
difference between spirit guides and a discarnate ET and TC, if any? Thank you!
<NancyG> Each human fragment has a
number of discarnate energies around him/her. There is Entity Twin, a spiritual
connection who has the most influence on an incarnate fragment when it is
discarnate. There is the Task Companion who hooks up with one at a point in the
cycle, usually early on, and who can work either in the incarnate state or in
the discarnate state to further an over arching objective decided on between the
two during a between lives time.
Then there are the guides or guardians, the energies of humans who have taken on
the special mission of being available to a fragment during some part of a
lifetime, sometimes for a whole lifetime. One's guides/guardians may not
continue the same for a whole lifetime. The special talents of a particular
energy may be needed for a time and then be replaced by a different energy for
This fragment with the collection of consonants for a name has at this time
three guides: a female energy wishing to be known as Margharita a connection to
'pearl' that the fragment will recognize; another female energy known as Jule,
one who was a blood sister in a lifetime from the 11th C when both women cared
for a large houseful of young brothers and sisters; and a male energy who may be
named Brett. This energy came to bring strength and seriousness to the trio's
<TzM> Thank you Nancy & Michael.
<DaveGregg> Mark T, you're next...
<mark_townley> I have a friend with me who is asking a question
tonight. (This is Lucill in Tucson). I'm struggling with a decision to sell my
house. What is the best decision for me?
<NancyG> To the fragment Lucill we say
that all is choice. You may already have a sense of what you wish to achieve by
the sale of your property, and since this is how decisions are made, by weighing
the matter and listening to yourself when you do, we do not offer what you would
consider advice in these matters. We see far too many possibilities regarding
any decision to be able to pick one for you, even if we were of a mind to do so.
Gather your information, consult your higher self on this issue, examine the
pros and cons, as you like to say, and your decision will become clear to you.
<mark_townley> Thank you.
<DaveGregg> Do you have any closing comments?
<NancyG> The Michaels always have closing comments. :-)
<NancyG> We do, indeed, always enjoy
offering a few closing words for you to think about, if you choose to do so.
Within the body of the foregoing, we made a point of repeating often the word
'connection'. This was be design. There are, however, many forms of connection
and the sharing of thoughts and actions with another is only one form, a very
necessary and useful form, but only one of several. The one that often gets
overlooked is the connection each of you have with yourself. This is without
doubt the most important connection you can have in any lifetime. Connecting
with oneself is not difficult, although many fragments make heavy going of it.
Connecting with oneself involves knowing who the self is. This seems to us to be
the biggest hurdle in making this kind of connection. And how do you get to know
yourself? For each of you it means turning inward, taking the time to talk to
yourself in words, and then listening to the return conversation. It may take
practice, since you are not used to this kind of dialogue, but it can be done
with any new form of endeavor, practice will make it easier.
You might make a
list of questions you would like to ask your self. What am I really like? What
do I want? What can I do to make my conversations with my self more helpful?
These are some of the beginning questions you might consider. Why do we think
that this connection is valuable? Because there is so little understanding
between you and yourself, for most of you.
To repeat our words from the beginning of this evening, loneliness comes from
being isolated from that which you seek. Perhaps the first object of your
seeking could most profitably be your self. Be caring of your self, be patient
with it, be loving and accepting. Then you can offer these qualities to your
connections with those others whom you seek. Go in peace.
<DaveGregg> Thank you Michael and Nancy. :-)
<Kathryn41> Thank you Michael. Thank you Nancy.
<mark_townley> Thank you Michael & Nancy!
<ivy> Thank you Nancy and Michael!
<cynzim> Thank you - Nancy, please rest! :-)
<mimi_333> Great food for thought!
<marjorie> Thank you so much Nancy for working so long and hard. Thank you for
your love and teachings, Michael.
<ocean1> thank you Michaels and Nancy :-)
<LoriS> Nancy and Michael, thank you so much.
<DaveGregg> A large turnout tonight.
<Lisa_I> Thank you Michael & Nancy & Dave!
<mimi_333> Despite the superbowl...
<fireflysuz> Thanks Nancy and Michaels, the closing comments were a 'good thing'
to hear as well
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