One of the primary issues with validating Michael lies with the need to validate the channel who is supposedly delivering the Michael material. At what point does the channel fall far enough in consistency with either their own work or with others work to be deemed “problematic?” Naturally, this is a discernment that each student must make, based on their own reality comprised of imprinting, conditioning, belief systems, overleaves, and life experiences. None of us will arrive at exactly the same reality, even with ourselves on a day-to-day basis, let alone with others.
Whatever we use as benchmarks to our reality will likely remain consistent over time as we will bend our reality to match them. It will take a huge wrenching paradigm shift in perspective to change our benchmarks. And, this is typically something that happens during one’s 4th Internal Monad. Major belief systems or benchmarks may be discarded in favor of a new viewpoint.
However, this is a more mundane article. Recently, I’ve been researching search engines other than Google, and in the process have been looking for more “Michael” sites. And, as I come across them, I read whatever they are offering. One of them was offering an e-book, “Michael on Relationships,” which I posted onto my Michael books page. While this book does not jive completely with other Michael channelings, it’s still worth a read; afterall, it is free if one reads it in a browser. Besides, I’m coming to the conclusion that none of us get the same thing out of the same material.
I also came across another person who claims to channel Michael and offers “Michael Charts,” but raises big warning signs to me. Her own material is so inaccurate that I wouldn’t trust her to channel anyone else’s profile.
Lin Oberlin of Lin’s Domain, has the New Age “kitchen sink” approach to her work: Angels, Gods, shamans, power animals, and even ghost cats, are all part of her approach. But, what stands out is that she’s failed to either channel much Michael or to read much Michael, as she claims the following for her earlier lives:
(5456 BC-5361 BC, 95) I was a female Seer and Healer in Ancient Ireland
(5344 BC- 5249 BC, 95) Female Healer-Priestess-Seer in Atlantis
(5238 BC-5166 BC, 72) Female healer and wife of leader on Euboea
(4845 BC-4770 BC, 75) Male Druid High Priest in Ancient Ireland
(4746 BC-4794 BC, 48) a wealthy Persian lord
I am a Sixth Level Old Soul
Earth is my 21st planet;
This is my 130th and final life on Earth –
I’m already dreaming of my next planet…
I vibrate to 73 — which is extremely high
My Guardian Angels (and several psychics) tell me that my soul is nearly as old as they are; that I was one of the first “sparks” or souls to come out of the Tao
For most Michael students, there are several glaring inconsistencies that quickly invalidate anything else she might say: 1) Frequency can vary from 0 to 100, and 73 is considered “moderately” high, but it’s only a measure of how quickly Essence processes experiences, not an indicator of a whirling Dervish of the Astral planes; 2) It’s unlikely that someone is 6th Level Old and on their last life — 7th Old is yet to come; 3) While all of her “Guardian Angels” and some psychics all believe that they’re as “old as the Tao,” it doesn’t make them so. In short, I probably wouldn’t buy a palm reading from this woman at a local Psychic Fair, let alone a Michael Overleaf Profile.
However, her website is fun, and is illustrative of just how “into” spiritual stuff New Age people can be. For them it’s a belief system that is all encompassing.
Another Michael channel that’s very difficult to validate for most Michael students would be Linda Elwell of the “Experience Happiness” group. As I mentioned on my Online Resources page, while Karen Murphy aka Talyaa Liera channeled Michael and asked, most who read their website simply shake their heads and mutter, “No Way.” I’m somewhere in between. I see elements of Michael. I remember that they struggled for thousands of years to be heard clearly. Even after Yarbro’s publishing and the other Michael books during the last decades of the 20th C., there is still debate over who hears Michael the clearest.
Perhaps, it’s time to accept that different people will hear Michael differently. While dominantly old souls have been drawn to the Teachings, many old souls do not find them satisfying. Since Michael has a teaching agreement with the first three Cadres of our Energy Ring, and not all are old souls, why wouldn’t Michael tailor their message for those manifesting or still in Mature Soul Age levels? or even younger? There are many who seek self help to get past maturation issues. Why should everyone struggle with oblique terminology and obscure spiritual concepts when maybe all they want is to feel better about themselves and have more balanced and peaceful relationships with others?
Nobody has a corner on the market when it comes to loving. That is our Essence’s true goal . . .experiencing all of the faces of being physical and learning how to love unconditionally as a physical being. Not just as a particular soul age, or as a particular race or ethnicity, nor as a gender. Perhaps, the “true” message is the one we can understand and that fits our reality.