An Introduction to the
cliché icebreaker used to be, "What's your
sign?" In the near future, someone
attractive might glide up to you and say
something like, "Hi! I'm a young warrior in
passion mode. What's your role?"
and soul age
are part of the Michael teachings, a
fascinating channeled body of information.
According to Michael, each of us is an
eternal being or spark journeying from the
Tao and back again in an adventure of
exploration and creativity. At each step
along the way, we make choices that shape
our experience. After committing to a series
of lifetimes on a planet, we choose a role,
which is our primary style, or way of being.
There are seven roles:
persuasive, single-minded doers, often with
a hearty sense of humor, and sometimes, the
subtlety (and strength) of a Mack truck.
They seek challenge.
warriors' large-picture counterparts. They
are charismatic leaders, organizing others
to action, sometimes in a tyrannical manner.
They seek mastery.
rather than being oriented toward doing, are
a resource for others. They study and
assimilate, intellectually or otherwise.
Sometimes, they are overly theoretical and
distanced from life. They seek knowledge.
create what is new, whether in art,
hairstyles, or carburetors. They are often
warm and playful, sometimes self-deceptive
and artificial. They seek originality.
and communicate. They are witty, friendly,
entertaining, and sometimes loud and
verbose. They seek insight.
inspire others through their compassion and
vision. They sometimes get carried away and
take too much on faith or try to force their
beliefs on others. They seek what is
support and nurture others, sometimes in a
self-denying and victimized way. They seek
the well-being of all.
is an attribute of our essence, or soul,
and therefore characterizes us in every
lifetime we have on earth. Our essence has
several other attributes, such as frequency (speed
of vibration) and male/female
energy ratio. (All the terms mentioned
in this introduction will be explored at
length in later chapters, and are defined in
We also form permanent relationships such as
that of essence
twin (twin soul) and task companion,
and join into larger groupings such as entities
planning an individual lifetime, we also
choose several personality attributes,
that overlay our essence. They include our
goal (primary motivator), mode (dominant way
of operating), attitude (way we tend to view
life), and center
(part of self from which we generally
react). We change our set of overleaves from
lifetime to lifetime in order to give us a
variety of experiences. Just as there are seven roles,
there are seven of each of the overleaves.
warrior mentioned at the beginning was in passion mode.
Therefore, his modus operandi was to act
passionately, since passion mode pours
itself out. On the other hand, reserve mode,
its opposite, pulls itself in. Power mode
exudes authority, while caution mode
moves with deliberation. Aggression
mode is dynamic, while perseverance
mode is persistent. Observation
mode is neutral.
are part of a comprehensive life plan we
create for each lifetime. Our life plan also
with other souls to help us carry out that
plan, and a life
task, which is our plan's centerpiece,
the most important thing we want to
progress from lifetime to lifetime, we
experience a developmental process that
takes us through five soul ages, each of
which has seven levels. Infant souls
focus on survival. Baby souls
are learning about structure, discipline,
and rules. Young
souls are interested in having maximum
impact on the outer world. Mature souls
are working on relationships and emotions. Old souls
look at things in terms of their larger
context. Mature and old souls are those most
likely to be drawn to the spiritual path.
No soul age is
"better" than any other, just as a
forty-year-old isn't better than a
twenty-five-year-old; a forty-year-old
simply has different needs and perspectives
than a twenty-five-year-old. To develop, we
need all the steps.
nothing in the Michael teachings is, of
itself, good or bad. Everything can be used
either positively or negatively, and Michael
and negative poles for each role and
overleaf. Having names for them can help us
stay in the positive poles. Furthermore,
understanding soul ages and the rest of the
Michael teachings can help us understand
where people are "coming from" and foster
greater acceptance. This is an important
step toward having unconditional love for
ourselves and others, which is the highest
goal of life, according to Michael.
look at the young warrior in passion mode.
Being a young soul, this person is oriented
toward worldly achievement and doesn't tend
to be introspective. Being a warrior, he (or
she) is a fighter, blunt, protective, and
mode tells us that he pulls out all
the stops and goes to the nth degree. In
short, he is a powerhouse and is probably
both a successful achiever and quite sexual.
you're a mature scholar in reserve mode.
In some ways, the person just described is
your opposite, and opposites usually
attract, or at least carry a certain
fascination. However, being a mature soul,
your emphasis is relationships rather than
worldly achievement. You wonder how much you
would be able to share with this young
warrior. You take your time studying the
situation, like any good scholar, as you
fend off his advances. (You explain that
since you are in reserve mode, you
appreciate self-control, and your new friend
is impressed by your class.) However, he
looks like too much fun to pass up, and you
decide to investigate him further--that is,
until a good-looking old sage in observation
mode ambles by.
this is a light way of looking at the
Michael teachings, but this material can
bring profound insights and be highly
definitive way to find out your role and
other Michael information is to have your
Michael chart channeled by a Michael
channel, but you can also study the
teachings through this and several other
books, and try to discern your Michael
move into unprecedented changes in our
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