Michael: We welcome all of you here
tonight. We know that coming together as you do for these gatherings brings
into your lives some of the energy that is present when We connect with a
channel. We, you, and the channel here tonight are the three legs of the
stool, in a way. You may think that our connection with the physical world
is only directly with an individual, one at a time. This is not a truth.
We generate energy to the channel, yes, but there is the connection between
you all, first. Then between Us and that energy. Then among Us, all of you,
and the channel. That is why this coming together allows a moment in time to
expand around you, no matter where you are on the planet. We can use this
connection to good effect, a stronger exchange of energy than it would be
between one fragment and Ourselves or between you and another.
We invite you to sink into the energy present now, to melt, if you will,
into the wholeness that is here, and to take into your being a consciousness
of the greater soul that is present temporarily by your contribution. When
We have finished this session, take away from it an expansion of
understanding and the energy that accompanies it into your life of tomorrow
We will now answer questions.
Q & A
Oscar: (Question was lost)
Michael: During your 18th C. this
fragment was a minor composer of music suitable for groups to sing. The
country was east of the German states and is now a part of what you know as
Hungary. The man Oscar made a small contribution to the body of choral
music, earned a precarious living doing it, and died in relative poverty,
Elisa: Could you tell me about a past
life you think it might be good to hear about?
Michael: This fragment, Elisa, has had
several lifetimes in the work of healing. During one of these lives she was
a village midwife/herbalist. Along with aiding in the delivery of several
dozen children during her life, she was able to improve the health of those
who consulted her by suggesting changes in habits and in offering simples
for minor ailments. One such assistance involved a charcoal burner's
apprentice. This very young male had what is now known as asthma and often
became blue for lack of enough oxygen intake.
The herbalist was able to persuade his master to forego the apprentice's
continued assistance, allowing the young man to enter into another
apprenticeship, this time with a dairyman. The life of this woman was
moderately long for the time, we would say this was during some five
centuries ago in the northern forests of the Asian continent. The lessons
learned were patience, the practice of generosity, and the sense of humility
for knowing how often she was unable to prevent great suffering.
Bobby Arant: Nancy, I sent you a photo
today of Betty D. who is the mother of my partner Marty, also in the photo.
Betty died around Oct 3rd, 2009. I felt she came and gave me a very short
but clear message just after she died. I was wondering if Michael cared to
briefly comment on that message or even the idea of being able to give a
message after death to someone still extant.
Michael: When the fragment has finished
with the physical body of an incarnation and arrives on the Astral Plan to
begin its between-lives life, it often feels the need to connect with the
Physical Plane 'just one more time'. This is the situation with this female
Elizabeth. Her need to connect with the man Bobby was a part of her concern
for her son Martin. This message, therefore, was directed at her son's
partner, not to him.
Such concern is not at all unusual and being able to pass a message to a
fragment on the physical plane is relatively easy in the early stages of the
soul's journey after death.
Bobby: Elizabeth? Are you getting that name as well as Betty?
NancyG: (This was what Michael wanted to say. Is it not correct?)
Bobby: I knew her by Betty, not sure of her middle name.
Wilma: I feel such a love for Britain
and I feel so at home there. Can you tell me something brief about any of
the lives I've spent there - time periods, activities, and any lessons
Michael: Many of our students in this
part of the world have spent lifetimes in the islands of Britain. This is
true of the woman Wilma as it is true of some others of you here tonight.
One lifetime that we would describe for the fragment Wilma was lived in the
coastal region along the western edge of the land, a male life, some three
hundred years ago.
The work of this life was centered on working with animals, mostly sheep and
goats. As a herdsman, the fragment was thought to be better off than most
since he owned his flock and was not just a shepherd for a local master. A
small flock, it is true, but all his. His mate died soon after bearing a
fourth child. With a second mate he fathered three more, all sons. Of the
seven children, two lived to maturity. The lessons of this life were
grounded in his goal of acceptance and his attitude of pragmatist, both of
which were expanding his grasp of his task, that of being faithful to his
Wilma: Was weaving involved? And I
bet that's why when I went to Wales I thought the flocks of sheep were so
appealing, I've always thought goats are cute.
Michael: The weaving done in that family
was the mate's doing. However, the shearing and preparation for spinning was
done by the man. The wool was not especially fine and the woven cloths were
not soft, but were warm and brought extra barter possibilities for the
Dan R: Michael, could you please
comment on the beat rhythms to induce meditative states, such as the beat
rhythms used by Kelly Howell at Brainsync? (I sent Nancy a photo of Kelly
[NancyG] (Dan, I took your question to Michael before we met tonight and the
following was their comments.)
Michael: We would say that these
frequencies may be used to relax the physical mind toward a degree of
trance, useful for meditation and perhaps even contemplation. We do not,
however, suggest that they by themselves will trigger access to the higher
centers. Which higher center is wanted? The intellectual center responds to
thought and the application of thought toward the return of thought as
ideas. The Higher Intellectual Center processes thought into a cohesion,
integrating idea and knowledge into a knowing that transcends reason.
The Higher Emotional Center takes the fragment into the area of empathy,
transcending just knowing to feeling connections beyond knowledge. The
Higher Moving Center to the Physical or Sensual Center is bound by
heightened sense rapport.
These are not achievements that can be done by command, usually. They are
not arenas where the fragments of the Physical Plane can 'live' for any
length of time. Nor are they generally at the command of the individual.
Opening a door into the higher centers usually takes the endurance or
experience of some triggering element that conforms to the energy of the
center. If the use of these aids as described opens the fragment to reaching
into the realm of the meta-physical and thus allows other elements to
operate, unfettered by thought or sentiment or physical energy, then we do
not see why they should not be tried, in careful and very short attempts.
One word of warning, however: It may be difficult for the fragment who uses
this means to discern the difference between the returning sensations of
mere relaxation and the actual attainment of the higher center.
Maria Beban: Can you talk a little
about addiction/escapism as it might pertain to a Chief Feature of
Stubbornness? I hope that doesn't sound too vague, I'm trying to make it a
depersonalize the question.
Michael: Stubbornness is a means for
protecting the false personality from change. By digging in, so to speak,
and being unwilling to accept an alternative to any experience, the fragment
protects itself from any number of possibilities, both positive and negative
outcomes. In general we would say that the connection between such a
determination and the qualities that are inherent in addictions will make
letting go of the latter extremely difficult.
Since the propensity of the stubborn one is to retain any choice once made,
it would not be easy for him/her to decide that addiction as a choice of
escaping the problems of the Physical Plane was truly a 'choice' at all. For
the stubborn one We would say, therefore, that this combination of overleaf
and choice makes for serious barriers to change.
Brian: Michael. could you describe a
lifetime of mine in which there was much progress in the evolution of my
Michael: We would like to take this
opportunity to remind all of you that evolution toward Agape is the goal of
existence, on the Physical Plane and on all the planes beyond. We also are
evolving toward Agape and only the final return to the Tao will end the
That being said, some lifetimes make greater progress than do others. The
man Brian lived such a one four lifetimes ago when he gave up his life in
the service of preventing the death of another. This was not a karmic
repayment, but rather a philanthropic action based on the unconditional love
he had for the fragment in question.
This action took place when a male, unknown to the fragment now known as
Brian, was in the way of a runaway horse-drawn wagon. The then Brian threw
himself against the male, causing him to fall out of the path of the animal
but putting the man Brian at risk. His action resulted in his being trampled
to death. We have said this was an expression of unconditional love since
there was no expectation of any return for the action. The putting of
oneself at risk for another without wanting something in return always
results in progression in love.
Martha: Michael, can you tell me
about a past life that has resonance to my current life?
Michael: There is a sense of connection
with a life lived as a female, the wife of a potter. In that life there
seems to have been a restlessness that lasted for the whole of the woman's
existence. Restlessness that has echoes in the current life. When there is a
sense of lack or of something left unfinished, this energy can be brought
forward into later lives until it is satisfied.
Lane Fragomeli: Is there a more
precise way to tell the difference between say, a stressful relationship and
actual karmic ribbons? I was fired and it changed the course of my life. I
certainly played a part in this scenario and can see that now. And yet, my
former boss was a real prick. So in situations where 'it takes two to tango'
are these karmic or just circumstances?
Michael: When there is karma involved
there is a personal connection between two people that urges on the
settlement of the debt. The agreement to resolve the karmic debt is usually
made on the astral between the two fragments before they incarnate. In
general, the repayment is not felt as comfortable by either of the
principles, but especially not by the one being repaid. This may be the best
measure of whether a situation is karmic or 'just circumstances'.
Kathryn: Michael, the back and inside
of my right knee has been very painful lately. Is this still the existing
damage from a riding accident 30+ years ago and relatively stable but just
aching, or is it getting worse, or is it something else entirely for which I
should seek medical attention? It has not hurt this long or badly for a long
Michael: We would say that time has
caught up with you, Kathryn. Yes, the knee injury is the result of the
accident from the past, and yes, it is now getting worse, and yes, it might
be best to seek a professional opinion of the damage.
Helen: Why is cynicism/skepticism
considered neutral, and sentimentality an expression of CF?
Michael: The Cynic is on the Action axis
and the Skeptic is on the Expression axis. Neither are Neutral.
Sentimentality has elements of false personality, but is not specifically
associated with one of the Chief Features.
Helen: Why aren't they considered
negative while sentimentality is an expression of CF? I love cynical comedy
and skeptical investigations.
Michael: We do not understand this
Helen: It's something I read from MF.
Why should sentimentality be part of CF?
Michael: Sentimentality is not a part of
Chief Feature. Among these overleaves, Cynic and Skeptic are choices. The
expression of them can be made by any fragment, however. Sentimentality is
the negative pole of the Emotional Center, not part of Chief Feature.
Helen: Why is it considered negative
in your opinion?
Michael: We do not have opinions.
Helen: You don't? You can't agree on
Michael: According to our understanding
of the way the universe is organized Sentimentality is the negative pole of
the Emotional Center.
Helen: You're just stating facts? Thank
you very much. I've been wondering a long time.
Michael: We believe it might be
appropriate to remind you that We, as a united Causal Plane Entity, have
chosen to bring the message of Agape and the tools for making your journey
through the Physical Plane a little more comprehensible. When there is
understanding of how and why, it becomes easier to work through the maya of
this existence. We are not the oracle of Delphi, nor are we the guardians of
every bit of information available through the Akashic Records. We do have a
clearer perspective on information than do fragments confined to the
Physical Plane, but other than that clearer vision, We also are evolving
toward the perfection that return to the Tao will be. Each of you has your
path for this lifetime. It is Our hope that the tools We offer in the
message that We bring will assist you in making your journey one of
wakefulness. Those who do not understand that they can journey in the waking
sleep are more likely to find the going much harder. Go in peace.
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