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<ShepherdHoodwin> MICHAEL: Greetings. We will have more to say shortly, but we will begin with the first question.

<DaveGregg> Ok, Elo-Maria is first...

Q & A

<Elo-Maria> Michael, you've said, that it is possible for essence to have more than one incarnation within the same parallel and the same time frame. Would you describe this more, for example – how similar or different those fragments are, is it common to them to meet each other in physical plane and how much are they connected or ‘sense’ each other?

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: With rare exceptions, the simultaneous incarnations are quite separate and different. The point is usually to add diversity to the essence's experience within one particularly interesting time within a parallel.  We don't know of simultaneous incarnations of the same fragment meeting, but if they hypothetically did, it would probably be similar to meeting a close entity mate. Just as past-life selves of the same essence can be quite outwardly different,  so can simultaneous selves, which are really no different from past-life selves.  Does this fully answer your question?

<Elo-Maria> Yes.
<DaveGregg> Ivy, you're next...

<ivy> I was wondering about past lives/agreements I might have with my husband, David Y.? I'm Ivy M.

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: You have a great deal of connections developed both in past lives and during the astral interval. Your energies are intertwined in multiple ways. You have been mated in four prior lives, alternating genders.  We would think that you would be telepathic with each other, from the way your energies look.

You have three times fought together with one of you being the direct commander of the other, developing thereby much loyalty and trust. Your connection is not necessarily harmonious and calm, but it is strong enough to withstand strong tempests. You have multiple agreements for this lifetime, mostly concerning reciprocity.  By this we mean that you take turns allowing the other to explore different aspects of self.  You each are highly focused people.  Often a focused person seeks to mate with someone who isn't.  However, you both like intensity and the growth that brings.

<ivy> This is all ringing exceptionally true. I knew he was familiar, but no idea we had so many connections. Do any of our agreements concern rearing children or having any together?

<ShepherdHoodwin> Yes, that is part of your agreements (either way: rearing or having and rearing.)  We'd say it's highly like that you will have a child together.  Of course, it is your choice.

<ivy> Thank you so, so much!
<DaveGregg> Amy, you're next...


<amy26> I wondered if there was a specific reason why I am so drawn to work and interact with animals?

<ShepherdHoodwin> There are many reasons in your case.

In between lives, many souls take on various kinds of volunteer activities that both help humanity and foster their own growth. You frequently act as a guide who is a sort of liaison between animals and humans.  One of your main jobs is helping guide people to the "right" or most ideal animals.

You also act as a deva between lives, or more as a liaison between devas and human souls. Most human souls restrict their devic activities to their period before incarnating as an infant soul.  However, those who are passionate animal, plant, or mineral lovers often elect to continue that between lives.  You are telepathic with all animals, and they hear you loud and clear.  In many lives, you have protected animals from human abuse.

<amy26> Thank you very much. It helps me validate what I do.  :)
<DaveGregg> Leslie, you're next...


<Leslie > Would like to know about my mate, Alan, who died in early Feb: what agreements did/do we have? Have we had other significant lives together?

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: Alan is in great peace now; he is in a period of regeneration. You were his mother (he was your daughter) in a recent past life.  He felt safe with you. You agreed to again care for him. He foresees many blessings ahead for you as you move forward.

<Leslie > Thank-you so much
<DaveGregg> Barblu, you're next...


<Barblu> Are the whales and dolphins going to be ok given the increasing pollution of the ocean?

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: They are suffering and are beginning to alter their movement in order to seek cleaner waters.  However, we would think that before humans are able to make the oceans uninhabitable for cetaceans, they would have made their immediate environment uninhabitable.  So we think that cetaceans would survive, but probably not without increased suffering.

<Barblu> So we should watch the "canaries"? Is their unusual aggression any part of this?

<ShepherdHoodwin> Yes. Pollutants are causing some mental illness among cetaceans, as they also are among humans.  Humans are an aggressive species anyway, but increased pollution exacerbates that.

<Barblu> Thank you
<DaveGregg> Lori S., you're next...


<Lori_S> I'm asking about my grandmother, Frances Rounds. She passed rather quickly about twenty-three years ago, we think to escape her life, leaving my mother feeling abandoned and hurt, especially that there was no personal note in the things left.. Has she come back yet? Did she have anything she wished she’d said to my mother, Beverlee?

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: Your grandmother has not yet reincarnated. She has been in seclusion since her passing. This is not uncommon. Often souls need a respite after a challenging lifetime. Time passes relatively quickly on the astral for most souls, so 23 years doesn't seem like a long time from that perspective.

The soul who was your grandmother is having difficulty formulating a message for your mother, but there is an energy of sincere caring and love emanating from her. We are told that she will become active again in a few more years.

<Lori_S> Would she be receptive to my feeble attempts to contact her either in dreams or meditation?

<ShepherdHoodwin> Yes, but she will be much better equipped to do so after she has emerged from this quiet time.

<Lori_S> Thank you very much!
<DaveGregg> Mer, you're next...


<Mer> I would like to be in a place where I can heal so I can be useful in the world again. Can Santa Fe be as good for establishing my art as you said Asheville is? Do you see the 5 house permaculture compound in Santa Fe that is available in December as a harmonious situation for me, and are there any important reasons for me to remain in any part of California for any length of time?

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: We see no particular reason to remain in California.  The various places you are considering (that you previously asked us about) are roughly equal, all things considered. Your essence is eager to establish roots. You are someone who blossoms when you have a solid home base. We suggest that you pick whatever feels best to you and commit to it long-term. The permaculture place looks questionable to us--we are unable to get a solid pro or con read on it. When you visit it, you will know whether it's right for you.  It may not be as peaceful as you would like. There are some strong personalities there.

<Mer> Thank you very much.
<DaveGregg> Alexandra, you have the last question...


<Visitor63321> A very good friend of mine, Melissa, is going through a horrible time now. Financial problems, partnership problems and now a death in the family. Is there anything the Michaels can tell me to help her get through this time?

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: Melissa is sorely in need of a vacation, some quiet time in a lovely, peaceful place. At least two weeks during which she can read and journal. A country cabin would work, something simple. She is running on empty and needs to refill her tank, so to speak.  She is also physically depleted and would benefit from high-nutrition natural foods and drinks. A high quality vitamin and mineral supplement would give her some immediate relief.

<Visitor63321> She's close to being homeless - her situation is quite desperate. She may not get that opportunity.

<ShepherdHoodwin> Sometimes retreat centers offer free or low-cost situations to those in need.  If Melissa is able to find the calm in the center of the storm and asks for help, we think she will receive it. It looks like the worst is over.

<Visitor63321> Thank you.
<DaveGregg> That's the last question, Shepherd. Any closing comments?


Closing Comments

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: We wish to address the current situation.
There's an expression about all the air being sucked from a room. There's a similar energy in your world now. This has made it difficult for us to establish a group energy with you tonight. You might be finding it especially difficult to forge connections right now because of a lack of "air" to carry them. This situation can be transcended, with hard work. There is more group energy now than at the beginning. Yes, the technical difficulties
[tonight in the chat room]  are related to this. The cause of this situation is largely fear and confusion among many, who are figuratively holding their breath. Especially in the U.S. as it moves toward an election, there are many people who feel that they don't know what to think or who to believe. They want to trust their leaders, just as children want to trust their parents.  Many people right now are at a point where they on the cusp of letting go of their denial.

What each of you can do to help is to breath long and deeply, both literally and figuratively. Notice right now if you are breathing freely. If not, deliberately do so.  Focus on transmitting a vibration that says, "Don't worry. All is well. Trust what you know."

<ShepherdHoodwin> Any questions or comments?

<Visitor63321> Those in self dep are supposed to have trouble breathing deeply (and I do). Any suggestions on how to over-come that?

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: Some of you have transcended the causes of that and are now just left with the habit. Getting some deep tissue massage on your chest and back could help release habitual holding patterns. Also, focus on opening your breathing during exercise.

<Terri> Thank you Shepherd and Michael. I have felt tremendous energy tonight. It is what I was needing. I pictured us all in a room together, with the M's in a circle around us.

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: Terri, you are connecting with your own power as never before.

<Diane_H> Shepherd, a spiritual group I belong to has had trouble getting its normally active members together, and I've felt something similar to what Michael said about the "lack of air" to carry group energy. Is there anything we can do about this?

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: Diane, we think you'll just have to wait this out. The work of this session should, at least, getting things moving more in your own world.

<nancie> Can Michael come through our dream sleep? As I was sent to this site.

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: Nancie, yes, much spiritual communication occurs in your dreams.

<ShepherdHoodwin> M: We would like to wrap things up here. Love and blessings to you all.

Kathryn41> Thank you Michael.
<DaveGregg> Thank you, Shepherd and Michael. :-)
<Barblu> Would you believe that hippo's are related to dolphins and whales? Just goes to show we are all related even though we don't seem similar.
<fireflysuz> Love & blessings to you, Shepherd
<Elo-Maria> Thank you!
<Elisa17> Thanks Michael, Shepherd.
<ivy> Many thanks, Shepherd and Michael.
<Caz> The info had a clean ring of truth. I'm glad I was able to make it tonight.
<ShepherdHoodwin> :) You're welcome. Interesting evening.  I think they went right into questions because there was no way they could build the group energy at the beginning.
<Elisa17> Strange, the group energy seems so different since the summer/winter break
<ShepherdHoodwin> Elisa, I think it's what's in the air right now.  But I did feel that some people were able to plug into the energy directly through their own connection with Michael.
<Lori_S> Thanks very much, Shepherd and Michael


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