<NancyG> As we prepare to begin, bring your attention to the heart
of what we are about. Have a glass of water handy. It will help
your body attract the energy.
<NancyG> Michael, are we ready?
Michael: We are here. We bring our energy to
join with those of you here and together we make a glowing bridge
across the planes.
This is a time of beginnings for many of you. One of the
qualities of beginnings is the eagerness to look forward. But
beginnings imply endings also. One of the qualities of endings is
the chance to total up the measures of accomplishments. What if
the ending does not seem to capture very much in the way of
accomplishment? Does that mean it has been for nothing? Was its
beginning a mistake?
You who are tuned to our teachings know that no action is without
merit. But if it does not seem to have attracted the accolade
'Well done!' you think it must carry forward some shadowed
impression into the future. Nothing could be farther from the
truth we share. You may, in your personality, be unaware of
anything to be content about, but we remind you that You, in your
Higher Self, will know better.
Endings and beginnings are part of the space/time qualities of the
physical plane. Beyond it they have no meaning. But within the
physical plane they mark off openings and closings and offer a
means for looking at one's life in parts. The whole is often a
blur, but in parts you can assess where you have been. Then it is
the forward, the beginning again, that draws you on.
If human beings did not have the opportunity to look ahead, it
would be almost impossible to close off anything, and if you could
not close, you would not be able to start again. That is the
'good work' of beginnings and endings. Think of the seasons:
each comes and goes, begins and ends. Think of work planned,
accomplished, begun and ended. The opportunity to start again
always brings with it a lightening of the spirit.
We do not suggest that you forget the past, in this case the
immediate past, but we do offer this thought: What has been
attempted and has reached some kind of conclusion, is finished.
Even that which carries over into the new beginning is concluded
to a certain extent. And that is the light of the next step.
Hold to the possibilities. Let the next beginning open your
heart and mind to the work of your soul. Ends and starts are the
stuff of the world. If you choose to make use of them, the path
forward becomes less tiresome.
We will now take questions.
<DaveGregg> Dlmrry, you have the first question.
Q & A
<dlmrry44> Hi, this is Dianne and I and my old friend Betty would
like a couple of examples of past lives we may have spent
together. Thanks, Michael and Nancy!
Michael: The women, Dianne and Betty
(Elisabeth?), share several lives, as they already know. Two we
will describe for you. The first was the work of a potter's
shop. Both fragments were males apprenticed to a master at the age
of 10. Over the years of the apprenticeship they became as
brothers. When the time came for their journeyman years, they were
loath to part and managed to continue with the same master until
their own mastery was apparent. As two men in their early 30s they
set out together, married, and settled into a community large
enough to support two master potters. There are examples of their
fine work in homes in Bavaria.
The second life that these two fragments chose might be considered
much less successful by worldly standards, but there was great joy
in it also. These two fragments were cousins, one a male, the
other a younger female. They hoped to mate and in the time when
this could have happened the parent of the male decided that there
was a better attachment in the offing and arranged it.
Both fragments were heartbroken, as you say. This was not their
hope or plan. They did concede to the situation, however, and
each mated successfully with another. Their children became close
and in that generation there was a match which both were delighted
with. Their affection for each other remained an important part
of their lives to the end, bringing their two families together in
the process. That is why we say that joy came out of the initial
<DaveGregg> Glenn, you're next...
<Glenn> I am curious to know about possible agreements between
myself and 2 Michaelists who have moved in downstairs from me -
Mature Warrior and Mature Sage.
<NancyG> Michael, please take the image of these two women from
Michael: We are aware of a coming together of
this trio of fragments who have had a couple of previous lives,
one in great antiquity. There is an agreement to complete a monad
here that has been hanging between these three for several
centuries. This work does not require that any of the three have
direct knowledge of the matter of the agreement, therefore we do
not see any need to describe it. Let it be known that the
finishing of it is even now happening. The relief that it CAN be
completed, that events have worked to bring these three together,
does color the human relationships being crafted in this
instance. To add here: There is some tension among the three
fragments, but the overriding feeling is one of relief.
<DaveGregg> Sanotter, you're next...
<sanotter> I'd like to know more about my previous incarnation
here on earth before this current life. Where was I and what did I
do? Have I been a religious or spiritual leader?
Michael: We greet you, Hannu. The fragment
Hannu has a misty memory of preaching to large groups. This
accounts for the sense that spiritual leadership happened in a
former life. As a male, Hannu was a well-known pastor and
preacher in the time of the wars of religion, Eastern Europe, your
17th C. In a time of violence and intolerance for the other
viewpoint, this fragment fanned the flames. His approach was on
the side of the fiery and the righteous.
This lifetime, however, was not the one most immediate to this
one. The last life but this was lived as a simple knife and tool
sharpener in the great mountains you call Himalayas. He was the
father of 11 children, only two of whom lived to mate, and he died
relatively young, at the age of 28.
<sanotter> Where comes that connection of India energy, what I'm
Michael: This interest in the culture and art
of India is one that is built on a romantic, in the best sense of
the word, understanding and sympathy for another way of
life. There is no past life residue fueling this interest.
Perhaps there will be a future one building on it. The location of
the immediate past life was in a Muslim part of the mountains, not
on the plains where the Hindu way of life was lived.
<DaveGregg> LoriS, you're next...
<LoriS> For the “foreseeable future”, what are the probabilities
of a type of large scale disruption to biological and economic
life occurring in the coastal New England areas of the United
Michael: The 'foreseeable future' is a
rather vague term, but we will say that there is little chance
that there will be a major disruption of life as it now is lived.
The probability that such a 'large scale' disruption will take
place is about 1 in 20. We think these are fairly good odds for
putting such fears behind.
<DaveGregg> ShannonB, you're next...
<ShannonB> I understood that the tsunami that hit in the Indian
Ocean in 2004, and the hurricane that devastated Louisiana in the
United States in 2005 had some lessons within them; lessons that
should help this world become the Mature Soul world it must
become. What also about the recent disasters; the cyclone in
Myanmar and the earthquake in China; did they happen to help the
world on its path to being Mature Soul also? If they didn’t
happen for that “reason”, will that nevertheless be the outcome?
Michael: The various natural disasters that
this fragment is describing are a result of the forces of nature,
that is all. There is no cosmic attempt to use the wind and rain,
as well as the tectonic plates of the earth, for 'lessons'. We
understand that these serious events, which have affected large
numbers of people around the world, have been made to fit the
vision of some as portents of a metaphysical taskmaster, keeping
score on the world. This is part of that same 'delicious fear'
that sees cosmic events looming in your calendar year 2012.
The earth is slowly moving toward a Mature soul level, although
the timing of this will not be evenly experienced by all peoples.
This movement is part of the nature of soul evolution and has
nothing to do with cataclysmic geology. There are always lessons
to be learned from any event, global or familial or personal. But
to ascribe a tidal wave to the effort is to assign anthropomorphic
emotion to the universe. We suggest that remembering the
difference between the physical aspects of nature and the
metaphysical aspects of souls will serve to strengthen the
understanding regarding the place of natural 'disasters' in the
<DaveGregg> Akira, you're next...
<akira> My question is about my physical health. After I
came back to China in January, I started receiving traditional
Chinese medicine (herbs) treatment. The result is noticeable but
not quite prominent. 2 days ago, I started receiving acupuncture
treatment and wonder if this will have better results. Do you
suggest I do anything to maximize the result or try some other
treatment, considering all possible modalities that are available
to me? Also I dream way to much and always feel exhausted, does
that have anything to do with my current physical discomfort?
Michael: We suggest that dreaming extensively
has several causes. The one most prominent in the life of Hao
Zhang is the imbalance within the body that has been felt and is
now being treated. We agree that acupuncture may well resolve
some of the more obvious physical disease. As the body becomes
better balanced, we think the dreams may soften and fade. Other
than a program of nutritious food and efforts to put aside too
much concern for the body, there is nothing special that this
fragment 'should' do as the acupuncture program continues. We do
suggest that such a program may take some time and immediate
relief, although noticeable, is not the whole picture.
The whole picture is one of various elements coming together to
bind themselves into good health. There is much to be said for
the attention of a professional nutritionist, and as well as
acupuncture, a manipulator of the body, a chiropractor, might be
an addition to the regimen. These, working together, have the
possibility of effecting quite a successful recovery.
<DaveGregg> YY2, you're next...
<yy2> Lately I have been feeling very tight on my upper back and
chest. I am also feeling some degree of low blood sugar and tired.
How much am I absorbing my mother's and my brother's energy as
they are both ill, and how can I change my habits in absorbing
energy from them?
Michael: We have commented before on this
situation, Yung Yung, and remind you that you respond to the
discomfort attendant on the bodies of your mother and brother. We
would say that nearly all the tightness you are feeling is a
result of your sympathetic nature and your wish to relieve these
two fragments of some of their pain and discomfort. The mind can
help here with a concerted effort to turn worry into
concern. Worry is self-immobilizing. Concern is self-energizing.
As to the low blood sugar reading that defines your tiredness,
have you thought of lowering your intake of carbohydrates and
replacing them with more protein? This is often useful for
balancing blood sugars. Such a diet may only have to be temporary,
as the body finds its appropriate level, or it may be more
permanent, given the way sugars are or are not metabolized
properly. If you choose to experiment in this direction, let the
way you respond be your guide.
<DaveGregg> Deborah D, you're next...
<Deborah_D> Thank you. Could you please tell me if there were any
agreements or past life associations between me and my late
Michael: The fragment Helen and the fragment
Deborah have chosen to work through a monad of helper and being
helped, an agreement that was planned for four lifetimes. The one
just finished for the fragment Helen is the third of this
agreement. In this agreement, the fragment now known as Deborah
is the helper, the woman known as Helen in this lifetime is the
helped. We believe that this arrangement will probably reverse in
the next life, the helper becoming the helped.
<DaveGregg> Mario, you're next...
<MarioNiebles> My question for tonight is: I'm having problems
healing/balancing my chakras due to many reasons from the past,
plus right now I'm living with a cording neighbor (he's a 'psychic
vampire') and also with the people around in this society. Any
suggestions on how to overcome this for now and future events??
How to heal my body and energetic center, aura, etc.?? Thanks!!
Michael: To take these concerns in order:
The balancing of the chakras is an art as well as a science and
there are many approaches that have been found satisfactory. We
suggest the fragment Mario investigate and choose the one that
seems most attractive to him.
Next, cording can happen with or without compliance. The suggested
way to dissolve unwanted cording is to make it a part of the
body's hygiene, during a shower, for instance, or when washing the
body all over. We suggest that one make the intention to remove
any cords and to send them back to their promoters with love and
understanding. This intention is reinforced by the motions of
washing the skin.
Finally, meditation and the formation of the mind with a positive
intention toward the body, its energetic center and the aura that
defines this energy, is one plan for healing.
<MarioNiebles> Does an energetic unbalance have to do with my
inability to see "sex" as a natural thing/function??!! :o
Michael: Whether one sees sex as natural or
not is usually a part of cultural and/or familial imprinting. It
is, of course, a perfectly proper function of the human being and
has no 'bad' energy attached to it as such. In this case, any
negative elements attached to the sexual act are certainly in the
eye of the beholder. We do not here refer to couplings that are
not totally consensual. When there is not consent by each of the
fragments involved there are ramifications not being considered in
<DaveGregg> Shelly T, you're next.
<shelleyt> Hi, Michael. It's been a long time! I'd like to
understand why the job with Scott K. turned out the way it did and
if I should go after the money owed? Thank you for any insight.
<NancyG> (Shelley, I do not know you or S. or anything about the
job you are asking about. This makes it difficult to pin down for
<shelleyt> I did an interior design job for SK but before it was
finished he refused to pay me.
Michael: The work decided on between
these two fragments began as a project with defined objectives.
In the end, the fragment Scott convinced himself that the
objectives were not reached and so refused to pay up. Why he did
this is more a part of his human personality than it was any
offsetting agreement between the two fragments.
<shelleyt> Would it be of any use for me to pursue being paid?
Michael: There is always the possibility of
bringing the abrogation of an agreement to the attention of
authorities. We think this has almost no chance of being
successful. What one might do here is weigh the cost of pursuing
the thing to a conclusion that may not be positive against the
satisfaction of doing it. The lesson is one of practical usage
between human beings. One cannot always foretell how the other is
going to act and so must make decisions as best suits the
situation. For the optimistic fragment, this kind of outcome does
not poison future situations. For the pessimist it only reinforces
<DaveGregg> AnnH, you're next.
<annh> Last night, as part of a fearful dream, I dreamt that a
group of small mechanical-type people swarmed out of an old
wardrobe towards me. In the dream I said to myself, "These are
parts of your chief feature." What was I working on in that dream?
Is it related to the documentary on Mt. Everest I watched last
night? Was I accurate in my assessment of that symbol of the
Michael: The fragment Ann has a good
imagination. Identifying the swarm as elements of chief feature
an interesting association. We remind all of you that the
conscious mind relies on sensible feedback, but the self that is
released into the astral during sleep is not fettered to the
senses. Therefore it is free to make associations as it chooses.
Having watched a feature about an alien culture, tied to a meal
that was sitting heavily in the stomach, brought about
this dream. Not what we would regard as anything seriously
loaded with symbols. We do not see any great insights to dwell on
here. (Michael is grinning.)
<DaveGregg> Littlestar, you're next.
<littlestar> Hello, Michael. My question is about a psychic that
has gotten angry at me. Is there a way to heal this and can you
tell me about the validity of the work that is done by the group
at large? The psychic's name is [omitted]
Michael: If one who promotes the semblance of
being tuned to the metaphysical world indulges in emotions such as
being 'angry with someone, then we suggest that this may deliver a
number of caveats concerning the validity of the medium and the
office he/she is occupying. We assume that the fragment receiving
the anger was a client. This fastens a sense of emotional
involvement to the relationship that of its own will damage
anything the medium offers as insight or truth.
<littlestar> There were several entities from the astral and Orion
system as well as prayers/meditations/techniques that felt very
useful. Can you offer any insights? Yes, I was a client.
Michael: Astral energy is always emotional
and is often quite helpful to those who receive it. We do not say,
therefore, that it is never useful. What we do say is that the
interface between the person asking/receiving information and the
person of the medium can be damaged by the personality of the
medium. Therefore one must beware of this obstacle. If there was
good coming to the fragment who asked, then there has been no harm
done. It may be necessary, however, to either attempt to diffuse
the anger of the medium, or to find another medium who has access
to the same energies. This may not be much of a problem since
astral energies are eager to be heard.
<littlestar> What about the Orion star system? Is this considered
astral energy as well?
What about it? Star systems are a part of the created
universe. They have inherent 'energy' but do not contain messages
for human beings, if that is what you are asking. The astral
energies that suggest they are speaking from a star system are
using a metaphor to connect with those involved with the groups
receiving them. The astral plane is not a star system.
<DaveGregg> Marion, you're next.
<marion_> Hi, Michael and Nancy! I have been having violent
dreams lately, ie, a man vindictively killing a baby, stuff like
that. What is up with that? I usually visualize a different ending
and that helps but that one is sticking. I don't watch gore as a
rule. Any insight would be a blessing.
Michael: There is a residue in your life,
Marion, that is bringing up this image in your dreams. It is
finding a home in a place in your life when you are not receiving
as much rest from your sleep as you expect. There was such an
event in a very distant life, one that found you the unwilling
mate of a very violent man. You watched the destruction of your
child and was afterward what is loosely described as 'not all
there'. Your psyche refused to acknowledge the scene you
witnessed. That is now playing back, not for any so-called
lessons, but as we said, a residue, a shadow on the personality.
<marion_> Anything I can do about that?
Michael: There are a couple of ways to defuse
this fury. One would be to recognize in your dreaming that you
are dreaming. If you can do that, withdraw from the event to the
point where you can say: This isn't happening. This is only a
dream. Then it is very possible that your conscious mind will
understand that it need not replay the event over and over in
various versions of the same violence