Michael: You go from cold to hot, from
wet to dry, from wind to rain. These are the days of the Physical Plane.
Nothing is steady, nothing is fixed, everything is changing. We know how
distracting that can be. We, also, wore the human form and ventured out into
heat and cold and mountains and deserts, grasslands and beaches. We can
sympathize with the versatility it means to be human. For some of you this
everlasting instability of life is accepted as a given, something to be used
to, something to work into the rhythm of life. For others it is a constant
struggle to adapt.
These are the rhythms of the Physical Plane. These are the venues or the
halls of learning for you. When we use the metaphors of weather and climate,
we see the waves of difficulties that you face. We put them in these terms
in order to find a way to picture for you the distances that you run and the
obstacles that you find in your way. Depending on the path you have chosen,
you can either climb over the boulders, run around them, or be stymied by
their presence. When we brought the first of our messages to you, we hoped
that our words would serve as a way to decide which you want to do.
That is our mission, to offer a clearer view of the road and the tools, the
machinery if you will, for understanding and deciding what to do with the
journey you are on. This is our only reason for being teachers for you, that
our experience of the human state can be of some help to you as you run the
road of human-ness. The teachings are all about that: to learn by
experience, ours and yours. We wish you every Good Work in every way.
Q & A
Karolyn: I have
read several articles on a man in India who claims to have not eaten or
drank water for 70 years. I've tried to find other articles that would
possibly debunk the claim but haven't found one. Is it possible at this time
for a physical being on this planet to do that?
Michael: We would say that this is a
kind of myth, a 'teaching' tool on the part of those who want this fragment
to be admired and perhaps listened to by others. It is possible for a being
to lower the vibration of the body to the point where very little is
necessary to sustain it. However, 70 of your years is beyond even that
ability. We suggest that this be put in the realm of interesting phenomena.
Probably unlikely, however.
you tell me about my first lifetime in this Soul Age?
NancyG: (Oscar, what is your soul age?) Oscar: Old Soul
Michael: The first time this fragment
was incarnated as an Old soul was as a fisherman and net repairer on the
coast of your South America. We would say this was nearly seven hundred
years ago, a time of general uproar among tribes in that area. The fragment
Oscar was the mate of three, father of ten, only two of whom survived to be
old enough to assist him in his work. The lessons were oriented to patience
and generosity. In this lifetime, the fragment was barely into his new soul
age, remember. The first life, indeed, the first several lives of a soul age
is/are spent adjusting to the energies of it. Much of the former age still
lingers and will continue to color decisions and choices, depending on the
particular overleaf assembly.
Oscar: In which country would that be at present date?
Michael: Today this would be Chile.
wondering what you can tell me for context, history, karma, issues --
whatever connects us.
NancyG: (Helen, could you please be more specific?)
Helen: There is a facilitating agreement, so I'm wondering why.
NancyG: (With the person whose photo you sent? Helen: Yes.
Michael: This is indeed an agreement to
mend a fence that was shattered in a life lived during the 6th of your
centuries. Within the context of the present time, we would say that there
is no karma attached to this action, only a betrayal of trust that both of
the fragments realize and wish to set right.
Helen: In synastry, every planet of mine connects twice or more to every
one of his. Was I at fault? Where?
Michael: In that context there is an
attraction that was decided on during the planning of this life in which the
two would be drawn together to rectify the imbalance.
Helen: Makes sense. I had that suspicion, Thank you.
Michael: The fault was the woman's, yes,
but the reason for the betrayal was generated by the fragment who is now a
Helen: It's always a 2-way street.
Michael: The place of that life was in
the north of the continent of Europe, what is now Sweden.
Ashvin: Mine is
a little bit of a twofer (two in one) and I hope that is okay. As far as
agreements, karmic involvements, life goals, etc., are concerned, am I
working (employment) with the people who are supposed to be part of my life
at this time, and at school am I mingling with the people who are supposed
to be in my life at this time? Any advice about these relationships and the
work we may be involved in?
Michael: The choices that a fragment
makes concerning work are dependent on a number of variables, not the least
of which sometimes relate to agreements and or karmic debts. However, not
every choice of employment is so burdened, and we would say that this
fragment is not surrounded by such. This is a step on the journey we
described in our words beginning this evening, not the culmination of it.
There will be choices made in the future which will lead to attention to the
agreements made for this lifetime, and the probability of attending to one
or two karmic debts, but this is future work, not present.
like a better understanding of the main reason my essence came to earth in
this lifetime, and was having my son Eric die young part of what my essence
chose as an agreement with him, or karma?
Michael: The fragment who was Eric had
his own plan for this lifetime, a plan which included agreeing to be born
into the family he and you were making. The life that he lived, short as it
was, was complete as far as his plan was concerned. There was no agreement
between the fragment Denise and the male Eric, however. And we do not see
that there was karmic debt between the mother and son. Essence in both cases
went about the business of assisting in the original plans for the two
lifetimes, without attention to this particular element of it.
The reason for the female Denise to be a part of the history of the earth at
this time is built on experiences of past learning, past in the sense of
these years already lived in this life, and future learnings, those yet to
come. The life task is oriented toward acceptance of trials such as the
death of loved ones and the inability of some to return affection.
Bobby: Would you speak to a past life
where I "spoke for you" if there is one, and if not perhaps speak to my most
recent past life where I was a student and how I encountered your teachings
Michael: We have had this male fragment
as a student for a number of lifetimes, going back to the centuries before
the common era. We have a connection with many of you that dates from such
times and even before. In the sense of 'speaking for Us' we would say that
there was a lifetime when it became necessary to take a stand for a 'right'
action during the so-called religious wars of your 16th century. This was in
what is now Germany, but when there was no 'Germany', as such. A duchy close
to the border of what is now France had changed religions three times, going
from the Roman Christianity to the Lutheran one and back again, depending on
the political authorities at the time.
As a merchant and man of substance, this fragment watched it all from as
much distance as he could manage until finally it became necessary to speak
out against further cruelties and slaughter, whichever side was winning. The
result was imprisonment and ultimately death by burning. In this sense, the
fragment certainly was 'speaking for Us'.
Laura: I was wondering how my career
path is shaping up in line with my pre-chosen life tasks and agreements;
where can I best focus my energy attaining these goals?
Michael: The choices that this fragment
makes are in line with the general plan she came armed with on incarnation.
We remind all of you that various trial employments can be made which may
have little resemblance to each other but will allow the work of the soul to
progress anyway. In the current work there is no necessity for this female
to strive to 'focus energy'. That is part of the choice and comes as part of
Too often humans struggle to choose 'the right thing' regarding work or
other efforts, when many different kinds of experiences will lead to the
same end, the fulfillment of the life plan. We suggest that conscientious
application to the work at hand is all that one needs at this time.
Maureen: I feel a deep connection
with Pat Metheny’s music. Is it just that I like his
“music” or do we share a deeper connection/resonance?
Michael: The attraction the fragment
Maureen has for the works of the male Patrick is less one of soul connection
and more that of soul vibration. By this we mean that this music touches the
fragment's soul and causes her to listen with heart and not just with ear.
We can see this rewarding situation as one of expansion for the woman
you please tell me about my most recent past life, when and where it was,
and how I died?
Michael: This fragment lived during the
last years of the 19th C., and into the 20th. As a female, she was mated to
a leather worker in a small city in the eastern part of the United States,
the city of Richmond in the state of Virginia. One the death of her mate and
without children, she decided to journey to the western part of the country,
to Wyoming. Although not a trained teacher, she had enough education to
allow herself to be employed to teach children in the small town she went
to. This fragment lived to be 57 years old, dying of pneumonia.
Kimberly: My question is regarding
the weather! The recent extreme and lethal weather. Is this a result of
global warming and should we anticipate an acceleration?
Michael: We agree that there has been a
number of weather events recently that tend to worry all of you. We would
remind you, however, that for each event there is a line that you will read
in your newspapers 'most rain (or snow or wind or earthquake or volcanic
eruption) since -----' and there is a year named. Which means that although
each individual event seems to be catastrophic, sometime in the past it was
equally so. The is the difference that currently there is a more reliable
effort to bring 'news' of each of these storms, etc., to the attention of
everyone. We would not say that there is not an element of global warming
involved, because there is. This is also a part of the history of this
planet. We are not able to give odds on how much more 'acceleration' you can
expect, but we can with certainty say that as these events unfold there will
be an acceleration of journalistic reporting about them.
Kimberly: That was wonderful AND funny! Thanks so much.
Linda: My daughter Rachel lost her
baby at 20 weeks - due to PROM (Premature rupture of membranes). Can you
tell me about this baby boy and why this happened and if she will have more
children? I sent pics of her and I.
Michael: The woman's loss is certainly
unfortunate from her point of view as the prospective mother. We are aware
of the sorrow felt by all when it happened. This was a conflict of nature in
the body of the female Linda and not a matter of agreement or of karma or of
any other metaphysical element. We can say that given the circumstances, it
is unlikely that another pregnancy would terminate the same way. However,
whether the fragment Linda will bear further children will be part of her
choice. These decisions are made by the principles, of course. We can only
say that there does not seem to be any reason why another pregnancy would
not result in a term baby.
Linda: Conflict of nature? Can you
explain, and do you mean with Rachel?
Michael: If there are further physical
repercussions from the loss, then they should be attended to at that time.
The conflict was a weakness within the womb, when the envelope which encases
the embryo broke apart. This phenomenon is not rare, but not usual, either.
The membrane spoken of was too thin in places to support the expansion of
Radheshyam: I began to meditate 6
hours a day, on and off. Do you have any advice you can give me regarding my
meditation or any tips or hints? I greatly appreciate your input. I mean, is
this soul meant for channeling in this lifetime?
Michael: We remember that the man
Radheshyam has asked this question before. We wonder how a man can live a
life which requires certain elements of interaction with the world and still
meditate for six hours a day. The possibility that this fragment is able to
channel is one that can be discovered by his attempt to do so. The
probability that this is so is about 50/50.
Radheshyam: You mean being able to
channel through meditation, or by way of the new found discovery?
Michael: Now, does the intense attention
to meditation foster the probability? We would say no. Either the man
Radheshyam has the energetic connection necessary for channeling energy from
the Astral or the Causal or he does not. This can only be made evident on
experience of it.
Radheshytam: So it depends on
Michael: We have not said so. Meditation
and channeling are not mutually exclusive, but they are not the same.
Meditation can open the chakras and the soul to the energy of channeling,
however. But even in this arena, there can be 'too much of a good thing'.
Radheshytam: If I waste my energy on
sex, would that interfere with my success?
Michael: No, we have no evidence that
sexual activity is a waste, neither in regard to channeling nor any other
human expression. We do understand that this fragment comes from a culture
that has very different attitudes regarding the activity of connecting with
the metaphysical, sex, and other energies. It may be tempting to try to
organize one's life around both Eastern and Western elements, but in fact
this may lead to frustration and failure on all fronts.
Abraham Enloe from North Carolina the father of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th
American President, and is Mary Todd Lincoln his biological mother?
NancyG: (Clayton, I thought that Mary Todd Lincoln was Abraham's wife. Am I
off on that?)
Clayton: Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Sorry.
Kathryn: The myth addresses Abraham Enloe and a woman named Nancy Hanks
which is also the name of Lincoln's mother.
Clayton: Is it a myth?
Michael: Yes, it is a legend.
Clayton: Does it contain any truth?
Michael: We have said it is a legend.
Legends of this kind seldom contain truths.
Rhonda: My father Estil just died. Did I have karma or agreements with him.
NancyG: (Do I have photos of you and your father?)
Rhonda: No photo, sorry.
NancyG> (Rhonda, I am sorry for your loss, but I need a photo to make a
connection for a personal question. Do you want to ask a general question?)
Rhonda: I understand. May I ask another quick question? Is the
fundamentalist upbringing me and my father shared part of my life plan?
NancyG: (Again, that is a personal question.)
Rhonda: I understand. I think I will end this for now and get a picture to
you for the future.
NancyG: (Thank you. Sorry for the delay.)
Dave: Does Michael have closing comments?
Michael: We have come to the end of
another day and another session with all of you. This is our satisfaction,
to connect with our students and to offer insight into your lives and your
needs. When it becomes necessary to delve into the very core of your soul,
we suggest that you take your questions to a channel, any channel, for in
depth searching and possible resolution. This time is meant for a relatively
single-layered, instant format, and we can understand that sometimes our
words are terse and less than profound. It is the quality of the event, not
the quality of the channeling that disallows further delving.
For now there are these words that may offer solace to those who have
experienced loss and uncertainty as well as grief: This is the work of the
Physical Plane, this constant banging one's head against adversity and
reversals. We understand this and we sympathize with your frustration. We
remember how it is and we can only say that the experiences that you are
having are part of your plan, whether you agreed to them or they have
appeared ad hoc. It really does not matter which. Within the boundaries of
each life there are often unforeseen disasters, unforeseen in the sense that
they are not indelibly worded in the print-out of your life as planned
Just imagine how tedious it would be if all were known beforehand and the
whys and wherefores were writ large upon each soul as it takes on another go
at life on the Physical Plane. Where would be the joy of discovery, the
pleasure of meeting an unforeseen problem and solving it, the satisfaction
of mastering a serious obstacle or relationship? This is not meant to
denigrate nor trivialize the sorrows and frustrations concomitant with
incarnation. The body is the shelter for the soul and together they endure
the 'best' and the 'worst' of existence. And that is as it is. We offer our
teachings as a healing and a hope. May they confound the distance between
the now and the what will be.
Go in peace.
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