Note: I made an error in this posting that I have since gotten a clear answer from Michael to correct it. A full design is in effect from the beginning. Not just an Energy Ring. See “What Comes First? Energy Ring or Design?“
Also, as I transferred all of my articles to date from Validating Michael blog, I reread most of them (late Sept. 2012). This is definitely an article that I would rewrite in its entirety as I’ve received so much new information from Michael via “The Project.” However, I’m loathe to simply delete this posting — all of us are learning as we go. Things we “knew” yesterday aren’t known as valid today. glb
The Michael Teachings stress repeatedly from different perspectives that all that you’ve been or done is part of your now. This is true on a vast cosmological scale and on a picyune daily slip into some negative pole or its opposite, slide into a moment of joy. It’s most especially true of how the stages of growth all start from a negative pole and then move to a positive pole, INCLUDING the negative pole(s) as each stage if processed. Why would our thinking processes be any different?
When spark begins its new adventure in seeking experience for the Tao, it bands together with about 80,000 other sparks, called an Energy Ring. This Energy Ring samples various universes, galaxies, and planetary systems until it sees one that might be a really good place for a Grand Cycle. All of the sparks send fragments down into ALL of the forms of consciousness, all of the kingdoms of mineral, flora, and fauna. The eons go by, and the sparks sample everything there is about that planetary system. Afterall, if they agree to make this their home for the entire Grand Cycle, they will be the caretaker and stewards of this planet until the very last spark (essence) has cycled off. Meanwhile, more Energy Rings have joined up and are sampling. Some will move onwards to elsewhere, but some will choose to remain. Some sparks may even switch Energy Rings as choices are made. Meanwhile, the Design grows as consensus grows. Other Energy Rings will join long after the Grand Cycle has started for some.
The Energy Ring coalesces fragments into Cadres of 12 Entities. The 12 Entities fragment into about a thousand essences. The sparks are ready for the next step in their evolution. A candidate for being made sentient was identified long ago. It was even sampled as part of the preliminary process. But the fragments of each essence that will now become part of each new life of the sentient species will be working on a pattern of orderly growth and development as they grow through the Soul Ages. Each fragment will return to Essence. And Essence will become more. It is all that it has been. Once the ensoulment process of a Grand Cycle starts, it must be completed.
Here on earth, there have been several sentient species, two who have lived out and finished their Grand Cycles, and three in the process: Cetaceans, Humans, and Gorillas. Cetaceans were ensouled as a species from elsewhere who managed to totally screw up their planet through war, technology, and pollution. Humans are another transplant. They started elsewhere, but caused so much fear in the dominant sentient species, that the immediate reaction was one of genocide. Gorillas are the newest addition to the sentient species fold, and we’ve been assured by Michael that even though they are severely endangered in this parallel, that in other parallels of Earth “Now,” they have sufficient numbers. Each of these current species has its own Design of sentient structure, i.e., none will be incarnating into each others’ physical forms.
Interesting points of fact: 1) Gorillas may be at Infant Soul Level One, but humans have stopped incarnating new Infant Souls as our culture and environment is no longer a safe nursery for Infant Souls; 2) Cetaceans and humans are both transplant souls, which means that gorillas are the only ones who have gone through the preliminary work of truly knowing all energy forms on earth. They will evolve as the caretakers, if we humans don’t manage to destroy things first (and all remnant Designs get shipped off to elsewhere.)
Now, back to the beginning focus. Each of these ensouled species goes through the same process for development; although, obviously, all will experience their individual Personalities or lives quite differently. But, at each point in their life, they will always be the sum total of all that they’ve been, whether or not it is consciously recognized. To reject one’s past is the same as rejecting Essence. To reject one’s self is to reject everything back to Tao. And, quite obviously, rather futile. The Personality’s ego is infinitesimally smaller than all that’s gone before. It’s just one glimpse into one reality.
This is the importance of the 4th Internal Monad. It’s the holistic gathering of all of our individual negative poles as they moved into positive, it’s the gathering of all that we’ve experienced so that we have the opportunity to function more often from true personality, in conjunction or partnership with our internal fragment from Essence. It matters little what you’ve been or done, it’s all a part of you NOW. It has always been a part of you in any now. Perspective may muddy the mind due to current unhappiness. But, if one embraces all that one’s been, it’s easy to let somethings slide into unimportance. They may still be part of you, but a much much smaller part.