are we ready?
Michael: We are here. We are always
ready, you know. That is the beauty of the higher planes. We never have to
look at our watches. (Smile) Let us look instead at faces. When you speak to
another fragment, you look at that human being and seek most especially the
eyes. These are truly the windows of the soul, as so often your poets tell
you. You look to find connection, to find approval, to find agreement. Or
perhaps you find there is no agreement but there still is connection.
This is the means that the human being has to validate himself and others,
to find a reflection in another soul. When there is no response that can be
identified, neither approval, nor sympathy, nor understanding, then you
quite deliberately and rightly cut the simple connection of looking short.
There is no energy exchange. We do the same with you. We exchange energy
each time we meet here, or when one of you comes to us, either in personal
meditation or through a channel.
If you think of us as 'up there', or so far out of the physical plane that
there can be no such exchange, then we are here to tell you that we are
definitely 'down here' most of the time. It may be worth remembering that we
have experienced every possible human thought, word, or deed among our
entity and nothing you can say can shock us or in any way erect a barrier
between ourselves and you.
We come with love and with the hope that our mission to teach what many of
you already know but may have forgotten is acceptable. But we would do it
even if it were not. We do not worry about the results. That is not part of
our work. We bring a plan of attack, a blueprint for building, a roadmap for
negotiating the physical plane, that is all. Whether it is used or denied,
accepted or rebuffed, that is not a matter we give much thought to.
What we do think about is making sure that the words we use are meaningful
and explanatory. Otherwise our mission would be useless in its design. You
may have noticed that we have moved from face to face to energy exchange to
words. This is merely a reflection of how you comprehend as fragments. First
there is a recognition (virtual face to face), then there is a feeling of
attraction (energy exchange), and finally there is cognition (identifying
thought via spoken words).
We know of no other way to describe our existence vis a vis you and your
world. Others of our Cadre have chosen to deliver the same message we do
using other means. This is extremely valuable for this planet, given the
vast variety of fragments and their capacity for receiving it.
You have come together often and often to meet with us (virtual facing), to
exchange energy with us (by way of connecting with each other and us) and
finally to participate in the message directly through words. We are honored
to be the means for this to happen. We have said that we are not here to be
pleased or to be applauded. And that is absolutely a truth. However, we want
you to know that we come willingly and with great love for each of you as we
exercise our chosen mission. Now we will take questions.
Q & A
[TomD] I want to ask about sociopathy: Is it a life choice? If so, what
overleaves cause it, and what life lessons do fragments choosing it learn
from it? If not, is it an genetic accident or a product of upbringing?
Michael: In general we would have to
say, yes, it is a choice made prior to incarnating. It is one of the many
thousands of possibilities that are available to a fragment structuring an
We would have to say also that it is not 'caused' by the particular
overleaves that are chosen to accompany the original choice. Rather the
overleaves will simply tend to support the choice. Passion will probably be
on the list. As will Dominance and probably Pragmatist. However, one who
chooses such a life can make hay with any set of overleaves.
Any Role can appear to be at the bottom of the ladder, any casting the next
rung. As you know, you are open to choosing any experience that is available
to the human race and to live as a socio-path, with all the attendant
qualities and performance of same, is just another experience.
We do not say that everyone will choose to do so in at least one life. We do
not say this, for indeed it would not be true. What this choice does,
however, for those who make it, is to add to the complete experience of
being human that Essence is constructing. Whether you or Joseph or Anne
choose this path is irrelevant. It is enough that some will and that adds to
the fabric of the human tapestry that is being woven here on planet earth.
Indeed, woven throughout the universe.
We might add here that all possible equations pertaining to the physical
plane will eventually be experienced, but not by all fragments. That is the
beauty of the tapestry: every lifetime adds to the pattern but not every
life contains the whole pattern.
Thank you; I've come to some of those conclusions, but I appreciate your
insights into other aspects of it I haven't thought of.
[Gerry_P] I have
had some health issues lately and I feel like my guides are helping my body
heal itself. Does Michael have suggestions as to what I might do to help my
body heal faster?
Michael: You, Geraldine, have a very
fine connection with your guides and the willingness to cooperate with them
in the matter of the un-health that you are presently experiencing.
We would say that continued cooperation will be a significant factor. What
you might do on your own is to alter your diet somewhat. A natural, that is
to say, a menu of fruits and vegetables is always good for the human body,
but there is a need for expanding the intake of animal protein in this case.
We suggest red meat as well as seafood. There are minerals in both that need
replenishing in this instance.
[Gerry_P] Thank you very much.
aspired to be a writer – and wrote – for long time. Lately, however, I have
become disillusioned about it and have started painting. I was wondering how
writing or other art forms fit into my life plan as I established it (or
not) before incarnating.
Michael: This fragment is still in the
experimental stage of life, a time when it seems as though anything is
possible. This priest has a number of Artisan qualities that are being
explored in the creation of words or pictures and could just as well have
wood working or textile weaving added for good measure. By this we mean that
it is not important what device you, Daniel, choose to use, it is the end
that is the goal, to be redundant.
Your life plan includes using talents such as the ones you are working with
now toward the goal of bringing others to think about things beyond their
beds and stomachs. How you choose to do this is neither set in stone nor
selected as part of the life plan. These are tools, to be applied at will.
When you have experimented long enough, you will decide which to concentrate
on and which to let go.
[DanielE] "beyond their beds and stomachs" ha! (-: Thanks, Nancy and
[cylex] Can you
explain something about Controlling. Or people controlling someone or having
power over you physically and mentally.
Michael: There is such a thing as
cording, which is one way of connecting with another person through energy.
We would have to say that this is not exactly controlling in the sense that
this fragment seems to imply. There is also the quality of control that is
part of a fragment's personality, the need to dominate over others. This is
probably more in the line of what you are asking. Control is a two-way
street, however. There is the Controller, and there is the Controlled. Each
has made a choice. The Controller seeks out those who have a need to be
controlled and the Controlled is available to the one who chooses to
exercise this quality as a Controller.
[cylex] Can you elaborate?
Michael: We believe we have. However, we
close by saying that no one is 'controlled' without acquiescing to the
experience. This is part of the All is Choice phenomenon. It may be a choice
made deeply in the psyche of the fragment and may seem as though he/she is
helpless to do anything about it, supposing that he/she wills to, but this
is a form of maya, the so-called helplessness is an illusion being fed by
would like to know the reason(s) why I have been having frequent painful
muscle cramps lately, especially at night, mainly in my calves and feet but
occasionally in my hands and arms. I can think of 4 possible reasons but
would appreciate any insight on why this is happening. Thanks!
Michael: The woman Kathryn is
experiencing these nocturnal pains as a result of a combination of things.
First there is a deficiency of calcium. Second there is a problem of
neurological insufficiency, and then there is the normal pressure of daily
exercise that is not being transmitted out of the body in enough of a
[Kathryn41] would you explain the last two in more detail, please?
Michael: We know that you, Kathryn, are
already taking calcium supplements. However, we suggest that you consider
choosing a different form. Your body is not assimilating the one you are
taking to do you much good.
[Kathryn41] All right.
Michael: The neurological problem is
related to your diabetic condition, one that you are already familiar with.
As the body ages, this becomes a greater concern. We wonder if you have
taken this to your physician? It is not uncommon at this stage in your life.
[Kathryn41] It has actually started just after my last annual check up :-) -
wouldn't you know!
Michael: As to the wear and tear of
daily physical exercise, including ordinary movements, this becomes also a
greater problem as the body, which is now past its middle term, tries to
repair as it has always done and finds it cannot.
[Kathryn41] Is there any way to increase the nerve sensitivity/function?
Michael: There are pharmaceuticals that
have been discovered which will tend to make you more comfortable. Nerve
repair, however, is still beyond your scientists. There is a connection here
between nerves and muscles which you will want to bring to your medical
people's attention. Some of it has to do with getting a ''good' night's
sleep. This will help to repair the muscles which will then release some of
the burden the nerves are carrying.
[Kathryn41] Is magnesium also not being absorbed as well as the calcium?
Michael: We would say that there could
be better absorption of both magnesium and of zinc. One of the problems of
the physical plane is the aging of the physical body. You might say that
there comes a time when nothing works as well as it used to. Combining the
intake of minerals with vitamin C and the B complex may improve their
ability to tend to the repair of the appropriate cells.
[Kathryn41] Thank you, I appreciate the insight.
Michael and Nancy. I am Yung Yung. One of my spiritual guides sometimes
takes me to a place of tranquility. Can you describe more in detail
something of this being?
Michael: You, Yung Yung, have a very
close relationship with your spiritual guides. There are three of them. The
one who shepherd's you to this place of peace is a female energy, dedicated
to soothing the boulders out of the way when possible and when not, to
simply remove you from their path. Although there is no gender as such on
the astral, there is definite sense of structured or creative energy, or
male/female, if you wish. This guide offers the qualities connected to the
creative/female energy: nurturing and providing. 'She' has been a part of
your guiding circle for most of your life.
[yy2] What do you mean by remove me from their path?
Michael: Remove you. Is that not what it
seems like to you when she takes you away 'to a place of tranquility', as
[yy2] Oh, yes.
Michael: Usually this will only happen
when there is need for you to be 'rescued' for the time being. It in no way
releases you from the experiences of the physical plane and you always come
back to grapple with the problem anyway. It only gives you respite.
[yy2] Was she alive when I was young?
Michael: This guide was not on the
physical plane when you incarnated.
[yy2] Thank you so much.
Michael and Nancy. I was wondering if you could comment on my Essence Twin
and describe the type of work that we do together and its impact, both on
the physical and astral planes?
Michael: This fragment, Brian, has a
discarnate Essence Twin who has not been incarnate on the physical plane at
all during Brian's lifetime. The Scholar Essence Twin has, therefore, all
the 'time' in the astral world to work with his Twin on the physical plane.
Most of this work is done during Brian's sleeping mode. There are times when
he achieves a certain understanding of something he is interested in and
this is a time when the Scholar is at 'work' during his waking time. The
so-called 'job' of the Essence Twin is to mirror or reflect back to the
fragment who he is and when this reflection produces a clear understanding
of the true personality, both Twins experience growth and evolution towards
This is not a partnership that tends to have obvious or perceivable
ramifications. It is a cycle-long attachment that works continuously toward
the goal of Agape, slowly but steadily throughout the many lifetimes of
[Brian_W] Ok, thank you, Michael.
wondering if the world passed through a turning point this month, beginning
to re-balance from the sucky stuff that has dominated the past decade. My
husband and I are still in a precarious place, both looking for work, etc.,
but the atmosphere has become noticeably more hopeful. Am I just feeling
encouraged by good weather or has the pendulum begun to shift away from the
Michael: First of all, we are not aware
of a 'dark side' in the cosmic sense. We agree that this culture is
experiencing a re-balancing of priorities and the fall-out has been painful
for many. We would say that no change that is part of the physical plane is
ever forever. Things tend to find their medium just as water held in a hose
with both ends up will show an equilibrium. As that pendulum swings, you and
others will find yourselves being carried with it to the up side once again.
Then you can prepare for the next down-turn. (Small smile from Michael)
[physics] It's just been difficult when those with greedy priorities seem to
be doing fine. Bring on the re-balance! Thank you!
[Linda_] I would
love to know about some other lifetimes I spent with my husband David.
Michael: You have been mated several
times, as you already know, Linda. In most of these matings you have been
male to his female. Two times you were fisherfolk on the northern coast of
Europe. Once you were boat builders in what is now Spain. When you were not
mated, you were sometimes master and man. Carpentry/woodworking was strong
in several lives, one very interesting one in northern Italy. This was a
lifetime when you, Linda, apprenticed to David the carver. He was without
family and adopted you, an orphan. When he died. a much loved man in the
community and quite wealthy, you inherited his fortune and his place and
continued his legacy.
[Linda_] Can you tell me more about the Italian life? I feel close to Italy.
Michael: It was a small village and
everyone there combined a specialty with farming. This was a Father
(Linda)/Son (David) agreement. Most of the villagers were looking for
household utensils but occasionally the craft of woodworking was allowed to
flourish in bridal gifts or just decorative things. Coo coo clocks were much
in demand when there was enough extra to allow for the barter.
[Linda_] It's funny neither of us is any good at woodworking now but David
Michael: Both you and your son became
most adept at these articles and much admired for them. There happen to be
one or two still in a couple of farmhouses in Tuscany.
[Linda_] thanks very much, Nancy and Michael.
[Lucy] My name is
Lucy C. I was born with natural gifts and talents and the luck of supportive
parents. At the moment I am feeling very unsure about which path to take, or
what I am truly suited for in this life. I was wondering if my guides have
any messages, or if my talents could be traced to a past life? Thank you.
Michael: We would remind you that your
guides are not in the business of telling you what path to take or what you
should be doing. They are there to support the choices that you do make and
sometimes to offer alternatives when the choices seem too few. Once you have
narrowed things down to a few possibilities they could be consulted for
their opinions, but the final selection is always up to you.
This is a time, Lucy, when many possibilities are open to you and there is
really no need to stress over which you should pursue. The best approach is
probably to examine which of your talents gives you the most pleasure and
then to investigate putting it to use as a way of maintaining yourself in
this life. And we say here also, that this may take a number of cut and fit
attempts before the final coat is constructed.
That is part of the Physical plane, the opportunity to gain experience. This
experience is not only relative to the spiritual world, you know. It is
primarily part of daily life and the wherewithal to keep food on the table.
We would say, enjoy the exploration and the opportunities that this will
offer and we can also say that you are fortunate to have the support of
parents who can assist you in this endeavor.
[lucy] Thank you.
my name Andrew H. I would like to know about the general intention of my
life task in this current incarnation and how this is related to the
direction I should be following in the present (being at a major juncture)?
Michael: This fragment has been involved
in the search for meaning in what he does for a living. There is nothing
'wrong' with this work, and many seek to resolve tension between what they
are doing and what they want to do. The fragment Andrew has the life task of
experiencing the need to concentrate on things as they are, not as they
ought to be. This is in conjunction with his Realist Attitude. It also
soldiers well with the Warrior he defines himself.
Being at a crossroads is uncomfortable for such a fragment, especially a
crossroad that does not seem to have any sign posts telling what is down
each direction. There is no one direction that you, Andrew, 'should' be
following. No choice is 'wrong', as you know. We would give the same
observation that we gave to the young fragment Lucy above: Search yourself
for what is in you that you can both do and enjoy. Then take that out and
look at it from the perspective of applying it to making a living. If the
choice you make this time does not work out, then try a different one. We
cannot say what is 'best', only that nothing truly is 'worse'.
[warrxior] Thank you.
[Martha] Hi, Nancy
and Michael, it's Martha from Claymont. Can you tell me about a past life or
lives where I was a musician?
Michael: We would say that you, Martha,
have been in and out of most of the ways that music can be enjoyed. You have
been a singer in a convent choir in the 9th century, a composer of song as a
traveling bard in the 6th century, a maker of horns in the 17th century, and
a choirmaster later in the same century.
[Martha] Thank you.
Nancy/Michael: can you tell me about a past life or lives where I was a
brain surgeon? (I'm joking of course) How about instead: In your opening
statement, you said "Others of our Cadre have chosen to deliver the same
message we do using other means". Would you elaborate on this "using other
Michael: We would be happy to do so.
There are parts of our Cadre which have chosen to be teachers using physical
or emotional centers rather than the intellectual center we have crafted the
message toward. They form the physical-centered message toward sports,
dance, and other physical abilities, even such as massage and other healing
methods to convey the information about the evolution of the soul.
Stagecraft, entertainers of all kinds, even carpenters and masons come under
The emotionally centered message attracts Mature souls, especially, as you
can imagine. The message is then shaped to appeal to those who are dealing
with relationships, whether family or mating or colleagues, or everyone in
general. Many teachers and social services people respond to the parts of
the Cadre which work in the emotional center. All of us are bent toward the
same end, however; that is, to offer assistance in dealing with the physical
plane as a means toward Agape.
[Bobby] Thank you.
[hao] Hello, Nancy
and Michael. This is Hao Zhang. The recent 12 months or so feels to be a low
tide period for me. And just beginning this month things feel to be rising
up again. I wonder if this has any thing to do with my 4th Internal Monad,
so could you give me an update on the progression of my 4th IM?
Michael: We would say that you, Hao
Zhang, are beginning to come out of the 4th internal monad and that is why
things are looking brighter. You have divested yourself of several aspects
of imprinting that did not seem to be you, and you have been exerting more
of your True Personality. This is all to the good in defining who you are,
not what you have been. We see that your sojourn in the 4th internal monad
is about to finish, perhaps by the end of the year, if you continue to work
things through as you have been doing.
[hao] But before you have said that it will take me about 10 years to finish
the 4th IM. It's only been 2-3 years now I guess. So that's it? 4th IM
Michael: When we said before 'about ten
years', we were not counting from that time. You had already been in the
throes of the 4th internal monad when you asked the question about the
length of time. Further, you have been diligent about the work necessary.
And so we suggest that it may be that you are nearly finished. There is
never a cut off point concerning the end of a monad. It glides to a halt
that can rarely be discerned. It will be just that one day you will suddenly
realize that things you had been obsessing over do not matter and other
things are coming together in a way that you feel is really you.
[hao] Did I do well? I mean coming out of 4th IM in a positive manner?
Michael: As nearly as we can see at this
time, yes, you are maintaining a positive energy toward the resolution of
[hao] Thank you so much, I'm happy :-)
Recently, there has been a lot of rising fear about the state of the
international economy, peak oil, etc. One person, Clif High, has been
developing an internet technology that scans the internet for coincidental
data that he then reviews and interprets—and then issues probability reports
about possible upcoming events. Is using a web bot aka spider program across
the internet a valid method of tuning into probabilities?
Michael: There are any number of ways to
discern probabilities. This is only one. We would have to say that there is
a great deal of leeway in the application of this program and much depends
on the interpreter's skill. This must be said about any such, by the way.
Although the interpreter may contend that he/she is being objective and
honest, using only the data as it stands, we would say that there is no such
thing as a completely unbiased observer of facts. We suggest that an
intelligent fragment might want to investigate other publications portending
to offer glimpses into the future and then decide who seems to be on target
and who does not. Probability systems are just that: Perhapses.
[Geraldine] Thank you :)
Michael: We are ending here tonight with
only these few words. Our message is wrapped in words and we craft them to
transmit our observations and knowledge from our own experiences with the
physical plane to you who are down into it.
We repeat ourselves often, but what we say bears saying again and again: The
cycle of the physical plane gives fragments the opportunity to gain
experience that will never happen on any of the other planes. Whether the
experience is bliss or mess, pain or joy, interesting or boring, it is the
beginning of the cycle of planes that ends in the Tao Itself. We suggest
that you use it to the hilt. Go in peace.
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