Manifesting Power and utilizing it effectively

Today, we had another Open Michael Workshop (OMW,) channeled by Troy Tolley. The subject was look at how the Expression term of POWER is utilized by each Role, Casting, Mode, and one can extrapolate its use within groups, such as Configurations and Support. Remember, everyone makes a quartet of each triad of Support by holding the Power position for each.  Power is inherent in each Role and therefore in each individual, no matter where one exists in the socio-economic scheme of things.

We tend to categorize those with”power” as those in positions of authority only, in fact we whimsically refer to them as “The Powers That Be,” or TPTB. However, in adult sexual “games” of Dominance/submission, it is recognized that the one in submission truly holds the power. They control the game. When there is a newborn in the household, who controls the entire household? One would think it MUST be the parents, until they’ve lived with a baby. How many have adopted a puppy or a kitten? How quickly those tiny mewling creatures take over a household.

There is always choice, even in the most grievous and violent of situations. Britain’s power seemed absolute in India. And, they certainly had backed it up with massacres and slaughters. But, Gandhi knew that there was a point where they would not go. Who had the Power then? We watched in awe when Egypt’s people took over the square in Cairo. It was an ultimatum: kill us all or set us free. The government fell.  Would Syria be locked in a violent battle to the death for their country if the “people” had been able to stick with non-violence? It’s too late to know, now.  This is the basic flaw in the thinking of those who feel that the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution will protect them from an all-powerful Government. It will always be the sheer numbers that determine the fate, not the weapons. Government fire back when fired upon.

But, I digress, all people hold power. How they use it on a day in and day out basis is how well they can exercise their abilities to choose. There is external power and internal power. It always had a form of being expressed, and for people with Roles such as myself, our primary method is through Charisma, or being seen by an audience. Some are more effective than others. Some are charming. Some are bellicose. Some are soapbox drama queens. Others are quietly thoughtful and may use writing. They may use expository or humorous writing, writing aimed at children, storytelling, or even singing.

Long before humans had speech, they had thoughts. They communicated through cording and telepathy. True, it wasn’t complex philosophical dialogues, but of things that mattered: survival in a dangerous world. Even now, not all communication is oral or auditory.  We still use a great deal of body language. Babies learn to read facial expressions long before they understand speech. Parents learn to read baby’s needs long before speech. Public temper tantrums are one of the best examples of expressing outrage, by all Roles. Based on my own memories of my own children, the Sage was the one who figured out cleverness in expression the best, instead of all on frontal attack. She was very good at winsome and pathetic.

However, the most validating aspect of the workshop was that each of us has power. How we express it and  how we perceive it in others is a fundamental trait in all of our social interactions. Power is about control. Power is about choice. Power is our Presence in any given situation.

[MEntity] First, we will clarify what is meant by Power in our teaching, which we think is a meaning that extends to include most uses of the word.

[MEntity] In our teaching, Power is an Expression Axis term.

[MEntity] This is because Power can come from any number of sources and be implemented through any number of methods, but it requires Form, Expression, for it to be in existence.

[MEntity] All terms on the Expression Axis require a move into Form for existence.

[MEntity] Power is a spectrum that describes one’s presence.

[MEntity] The form of any kind of Power can range from between violent oppression that destroys to a quiet lucidity that awakens.

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[MEntity] Sages carry within the Power of CHARISMA.

[MEntity] The Power of Charisma is a power of coalescence, of bringing together, of cohesiveness and comphrension among groups.

[MEntity] Or among Parts.

[MEntity] When Charisma is Extracted and dependent, it can show up as MANIPULATION.

[MEntity] Not only would this Power of Charisma be used in a way that manipulates others, but it can also be that the one with Charisma is manipulated.

[MEntity] In order to sustain the Charisma, the Sage will allow or ignore the manipulation to stay in good graces, or will manipulate others as a means to keep them in good graces, if you will.

[MEntity] When the Sage has turned to regenerative Power within, it shows up as GRACE.

[MEntity] This is a Power that comes from consideration, thoughtfulness, and propriety.

[MEntity] When a Sage is Manifesting, then, their Power of Charisma is one that raises the bar for Expression and presence, both within and without.

[MEntity] It allows room for all of the parts, and gives rise to the best of those parts.

[MEntity] When this is Manipulation, it is the forcing together of parts for the appearance of wholeness.

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Michael, how much do these descriptions apply to casting as compared to roles in essence?

[MEntity] All of these forms of Power can be accessed to some degree by all, but the correspondance to the Role will describe one’s core Power, while Casting will tend to describe one’s burst Power.

[MEntity] The core Power tends to run as a theme throughout the lifetime, while the burst Power can tend to be what is used for specific situations and scenarios.

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How does Power mode relate to the types of power inherent in the roles?

[MEntity] If one has Power as a Mode this a description of how one relates. Our descriptions of inherent Power are not necessarily how one relates, but how one manifests effects.

Recently, I was told, once again, that I intimidate others. It wasn’t said with any sort of meanness or rancor. It was more a statement of fact. It’s one I’ve heard most of my adult life as one of those confessions people make after they’ve known me for a while. “I used to think . . .” Each one was “won over” less by the things I did or didn’t do, but when they were willing to acknowledge their own power. That I wasn’t infringing upon it. I wasn’t trying to control them. And, true, this Charisma thing does have it’s uses. Plus, Power IS from Essence; so, if we open to it, we all have it.

Note: Ordinarily, I would give a link to the transcript where the above quotes come from; however, they are in the only private group on TruthLoveEnergy.com, OMW, which is a membership group.  All seven of the Roles are defined; however, since I’m Sage-casted Sage, I focused on this information.

Using the News to Experience

I’ve been contemplating the difference between passive experience and active experience. The topic first occurred to me a few months back when I received the following information on how my Infant Soul Age was spent largely as a Guide.  Essence was so distraught after the transfer that it chose not to incarnate all that much for about two million years.

[MEntity] This is when a total drop from incarnating happened for several of you who were involved “in the beginning.” It was too chaotic for the older Infants who had already been through so much trauma, while it was quite great fun for those who started their first life in these bizarrely experimental bodies.
[MEntity] Once the Infinite Soul manifested, the nomadic influence was instilled, and this became attractive again for incarnating, and so “you” returned.
 
[MEntity] However, the long gap between incarnations does not mean that you did not have “lives.” Though we have not expounded upon this much in our teaching, your lifetimes as a guide for others “counts” in the scheme of things as part of your lifetimes. To a great extent, evolution comes from that energy expended as attached to another’s life as a guide.
 
[MEntity] So those Infant Soul lives were highly unusual, as if “unusual” can be used to describe something in a universe so vast with possibilities and creativity, but it is a fair word to use here.
 
[GeraldineB] Yes, you have mentioned that but not in great detail
 
[MEntity] The lifetimes of interest, then, during the Infant Soul Age, were those in a laboratory, an oasis, and then as a guide. By the time the nomadic influence was instilled, “you” were well on your way to Baby Soul. We can elaborate upon that in our next exchange, or go into specific detail about any Infant points of incarnation, if you would like.

I would consider this type experience as passive as it did not occur in a body and therefore did not have all of the issues that a body is prone to, such as fear and scathing.

Another type of passive experience would be “experiencing by proxy,” through being aware of the larger world via “the news.” Tex Buxton received this from Michael in September, 2011:

The “bigger picture” includes the suffering, tragedy, and pain to which you have become sensitive, and because you easily relate to the Mature Soul state of mind, it is easy to get stuck there, lost in it, and overwhelmed by it, but in this life, you are stretching yourself to lay down alongside the suffering, tragedy, and pain all that which is actually beautiful, pleasurable, peaceful, and blissful.

One way that you will be able to do this is to catch yourself when you are microscopic in perspective. Or myopic. By this we mean that for all of the tragedy, suffering, and pain in the world, there is a thousand times more kindness, giving, pleasure, sharing, and goodness. That is a fact that can be proven to you in any of your single days of life.

Because the culture is still immersed in a Young Soul paradigm, the most “exciting” and challenging of perspectives is cropped and enlarged for everyone to indulge in. Crime, politics, fear, outrage, nature’s “cruelty,” violence, etc are fed into your psyches as if that is the truth about the world. But it is not. They are truths, but not The Truth. They are fed into your psyches, not just for entertainment, but for awareness so that those who are moved to be involved in helping alleviate these things can do so. The Mature Souls gain great edges by having these feeds of information from which to choose causes and movements and revolutions.

If we were to describe the ratio of what you describe as so unappealing about incarnation, to that of which is appealing, only about 10% is actually unappealing.

This spectrum of passive experiences have occurred both during my Infant Soul Age and my Old Soul Age.

Michael has said previously that about 95% of all that happens in the world has zero actual effect on us, or rather is directly impacting. It can affect us, but only if we allow it to.

For example, my friend Barbara doesn’t watch the news. She is barely aware that Sandy Hook took place. She probably is completely unaware that three kidnap victims from 10 years ago have been found. I have no idea if she knows about the Boston Marathon bombings; however, if she is, she is unlikely to be current on the status of the investigation, which includes a high likelihood that the Tsarnaev brothers committed a multiple homicide three years ago.  Is her life better for not being tuned in? Most likely. Especially, since she’s carrying some rather raw memories from her years as being a police officer and the career-ending event where a perp attempted to kill her by stabbing her 17 times. Multiple surgeries later, and ongoing disabilities, she lives in daily pain from that event.

Meanwhile, I’ve been through an arc of outrage with regards to Arieal Castro and his four victims, as I consider the daughter to be a victim, too. I’ve been haunted by the several stories that have occurred over the last decade — long term kidnapped girls who were victims of lockup, rape, unwanted babies, and nearly total isolation from all except their captors. And, yet this is passive experience; although, I would concede it’s possible that I have latent memories from long ago of either External Monads that played out, and/or karma created and burned for similar acts. I don’t know. But, I do know that if I didn’t pay attention to the news that I wouldn’t be affected at all.

This is an illustration of just how much control we do have over our own perspectives. How much we can choose to be upset or not. There are many acts that happen within our rather ordinary lives where we suffer disappointment from friends or family, and allow it to upset us. Yet, our disappointment is a choice we make. Most of these disappointments are also passive experiences, i.e., they rarely are active experiences. We’ve created an expectation that wasn’t met — it’s usually a lack of something, rather than a action. How much emotion we invest in the experience is entirely up to us. However, we can learn from all of these experiences.

However, there IS a fine line between passive experiences and none at all. We can wrap ourselves in cotton and refuse to participate in life, either passively or actively, and this particular choice is the most passive of all. It’s important to remember that the more “tuned-out” we are, the less growth occurs, too. I’ve learned a great deal from my interest in the news, and not all of it is upsetting.

Working to clear one’s mind

This morning I awakened early to glorious sunshine beaming through my window that overlooks my bed. So, rather than “hit the snooze alarm” aka closing the blinds for another try at dreamland, I got on up and did my morning ritual of coffeemaking, and catching up on the news from overnight. I went into a crescendoing  gut-clenching rant mode. It started rather mildly with a reaction to MORE “feel safe” governmental surveillance vs freedom article. Then, an article with DICK Cheney pontificating. Few can get my equilibrium upset as easily as he can. The air turns blue with my cussing. Then, I moved into hardcore full reaction about the three women who had been kidnapped a decade ago. I am so tired of reading daily about the abuse of women.

Then, I saw a headline from Arianna Huffington, “Postcard From Tokyo: What Zen, Haiku and Tea Have to Do With Surviving the Financial Crisis.” What a unique perspective and calming article to read.  It provided the balanced outlook I needed. Peace and serenity returned. And the famous Serenity Prayer utilized by 12-Step programs surfaced from the back of my mind:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

However, beyond that, it reminded me of the rituals that I’ve been practicing since last Christmas, concentrating on small mundane things, finding excellence in the things I can afford, enjoying small routines, rather than just doing them. “And even an ordinary meal can have an extraordinary power to it, with each place setting positioned in a certain way, each course presented with ceremonial beauty. Life Artistry — cultivating the ability to allow ourselves to be moved by small things — is at the heart of Zen. “The food on the table, the beautiful dish, a flower in a vase. Each time we allow ourselves to be touched by even one thing,” writes Steve Beimel, ‘that offsets one potential complaint in our consciousness… The cumulative effect over time is profound.’”

I’m hardly as ritualized as the Japanese can be; however, enough so that I’m lending appreciation and gratitude to my days and allowing my focus to be on things that bring me pleasure. I’ve stopped agitating over delays or interruptions.  Tasks will take what they take. I’ve discovered that I don’t need the big events to lend appreciation to my life, I just need to notice the things I do have. I’ve pretty much stopped yearning.

Arianna also quoted Lao-Tzu:

The essence of the Japanese aesthetic is Ma — space, the pure and essential void between “things,” the emptiness full of possibilities, promise waiting to be fulfilled. As Lao-Tzu put it,

“Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; it is the center whole that makes it useful.Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes which make it useful.
Therefore profit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there.”

Silence is the absence of noise and has its own value. Interruptions are the time in between the doing.

I’m “back” to myself in a matter of minutes, rather than nursing my upset for a day or more.

How the Project Has Affected Me

I don’t usually cross post from an active discussion on TLE and into this blog; however, today, I’m making an exception. In part I want some people who are part of one group but unaware of the other group to know about the Project. I’m now comfortable with the material that’s been emerging over the past couple of years about the 6 million year timeline of the human species, its development, its evolution, and its experiences. I’ve been posting it to a group on TLE, “The Fringe.” The Fringe until quite recently was a “must be invited” group, but has now been opened to any TLE member (and I suspect to non-members, too).  However, if it’s not viewable, simply join TLE and I’ll approve the membership ASAP.

Yesterday, I had another two-hour session with Michael and Troy, which is posted under “The Project — The Story of the Lemurians, Atlantis, and the “End of Time” (750,000 to 300,000 BCE).” And, since I’ve not really discussed how much The Project has been changing my belief systems and worldview, it’s time to discuss that.  Since this was a comment to the discussion, it also ties in with others’ comments; but should still be easy to understand.

Part of The Project has included a substantial amount of research to validate some of the channeling, trying to find supporting facts. Surprisingly, I’ve found quite a bit of corroborating information on the current paeleoanthropological record about the various finds that have kept pushing humans further back in time. Although, little of it can corroborate that we were a more intelligent species with civilizations as long ago as 1 million years.  Anyway — here is my take on how my mindset has been changing:

“Truly, I’m astounded by the Lemurian details. We all have run into a whole lot of speculation and/or New Age stuff about Lemuria; however, this is the first very pragmatically told story of who and what they were. And, since they covered a long timespan of earth history, I’m sure there is a great deal more material that is available; however, within the context of The Project, I will probably let go of them, at least for now. They really were a separate timeline from us, although they impinged on us during our Far Eastern incarnations in terms of mythology, religions, philosophy. And, it would appear, that the information Bobby received about the Dolores Cannon material on the Essenes may really have a basis for the Kaloos.

I’m still a bit shell-shocked from yesterday’s session; so, forgive me if I’m a bit disjointed and scattered. I’m still grappling with the enormity of the material, and a lot of details just slip, slide away. I’ve not really discussed how much The Project has affected me personally; however, it’s been a slow-building change to my entire worldview over the past couple of years, one that’s truly become apparent during the past few months.

I’ve asked Eric to become a collaborator with me — to provide some scholarly balance to this project as it grows like a mushroom-shaped cloud on my worldview’s horizon. He did the first outline of The Project that integrated dates, interventions, Infinite Soul manifestations, etc. He’s now working on a new one to incorporate all of the later information on a timeline — one that will help us all. Plus, by giving me feedback in exchanges of questions, we’re pinpointing “missing” information and it’s helping me to decide what things may need a “go-back” over session. And, as we both grapple with the overarcing timeline, it’ll help to shape any book that might arise out of the material.

And, don’t forget, there are at least 2-3 other timelines that we’ve yet to explore. Michael warned me at the beginning that a full history of mankind was not a linear project. Between us we’re someone cobbling together a linear timeline; however, as The Project continues, and with those other timelines, it may get quite confusing. <shrug>  The Lemurians is a case in point. However, since none of us incarnated into their timeline, I’m not going to give it a lot more emphasis. Well, except for that missing Cadre 4 of our Energy Ring – but, none of us ARE part of Cadre 4. Still, when our Energy Ring merges together, it’s going to be a very interesting exchange. Imagine the possibilities. :)

Now, Atlantis. All of us have had a fascination with Atlantis. Quite a few have received information that they’ve had lives as part of Atlantis — but the story has always been told from the end point of its existence, the sinking of Atlantis, and/or the last 30,000 years of its existence in some form or other. It’s not been viewed from the perspective of a series of rises and falls over a 1 million year plus timeline.Or all of the “colonies” that were part of Atlantis over some of those high points. We have little or no evidence of the civilization that existed and fell so badly at the 1 million mark; however, the magic that was Atlantis has continued to endure, at least its later times.

Oscar — based on what Michael said about East vs West, Lemuria was in the Pacific. Also, I’ve seen something elsewhere that put Lemuria on Hawaii. I don’t really know beyond those two snippets.

I do plan on focusing at least one more session on Atlantis to see what I can get in terms of how “we” of Sphere 2 were affected, and most especially Michael in their previous Energy Ring (ER) and then our first three Cadres of our ER. This might give us the foundation for others to then ask for specific lifetimes on Atlantis. Again, since Atlantis seems to be part of our timeline, it’s unlikely that they were a single hominid species. And, NONE of us at that time period were what we call homo sapiens sapiensHomo Erectus emerged after the fall at 1 million years.

This IS one of the most profound things that I’ve been grappling with during The Project: all of the hominid species that according to our science right now would be considered lacking in intelligence, having no culture, no civilization, no “humanity.” It’s why the various “Ancient Astronaut” theories have been so prevalent, because “obviously” no humans could have done those building projects, or flown in aircraft, etc. So, while we have had definite contact with others, such as the “Caretakers,” we actually did do those things!  In our imaginations, Atlanteans have been very “human” — perhaps, even super human, but definitely examples of “modern man.” I hate to disabuse any reader, but frankly, we were still quite different than we appear now.

Although, I will concede that the sudden appearance of modern man or Cro Magnon seems to coincide with the final fall of Atlantis; so, some of that culture may have been on a somewhat different evolutionary track. Will need to ask. Also, most of the time of Atlantis it’s soul age was pretty much Baby and Young. Based on our current opinions of the Young Soul Age, it’s time to remove some of the magic of that time period and recognize that if there were advanced spiritual individuals, they were not the norm, nor were they likely in power. And, that most of their colonies were likely enslaved indigenous peoples. None of us who participated in Atlantis during any time in its long history were Old Souls. We may have been Mature towards the end, but, in all likelihood most of our incarnations into Atlantis were not older soul ages.

As an example, I entered my Young Soul age about the time of the 1 million year pandemic. According to this channeling above, most of us took most of the 300,000 years “off.” So, we would still have been early Youngs at the time of the rise of Atlantis into a full civilization. It was also during this time period when both the 4th and 5th Infinite Souls manifesting, teaching music and an awareness of the past (history) and of the future (imagination). It is also during this time period that the 4th Intervention occurred which expanded the brain case of humans.

If we were to channel our current era 100,000 years from now, what remarkable achievements might be told and would that person want to know about the damage we’ve done to the earth, the pollution, the rampant class differences, the vast difference between those in Somalia and “us”?  So, I take some of these past history details as being very small snippets of a much bigger story.

I was blown away by the discussion of the universes. The synchronicity between the work that Troy has already done on a 3D model for Cadres/Entities (not yet published as it’s not yet finished), the model that Amina constructed at Seven Oaks, the discussions there about 4th Dimension, and even her work in the 5th and 6th dimensions. All of them mathematical constructs of physical existence, not of spiritual planes. It’s worth imagining such things and to maybe let go of some of the spiritual woowoo about 4th and 5th dimensions. We are still creatures of energy, mathematics, and music.

As Bobby said, the longer I stay with the Project, the more humility I get about being human in this time and place. We’ve been a remarkable species with some huge setbacks. I think I’m “proud” of being human, even with all of our flaws. I’m also more willing to view Baby and Young souls as having both negative and positive influences on society as a whole. When one looks at the long long long big picture, it’s all part of the story.”

A Battleground between Young Soul Age and Mature Soul Age

The battleline between Donald Trump and the landholders of Balmedie outside of Aberdeen in Scotland provide the graphic illustration of the differences between the Young Soul Age vs the Mature Soul Age. Trump has been in an escalating war with local landholders due to his desire to build “the greatest golf course in the world,” and their rural and pastoral way of life along the last natural wild sand dunes of Scotland. A documentary was filmed a few years ago and released a year ago to critical acclaim, “You’ve Been Trumped,” that details just how ugly power can be.

“You’ve Been Trumped” is available on Amazon for video download/rental, and I assume on NetFlix and any number of other movie sites.  I’m having difficulty staying with it for the full 1-1/2 hours as I’m undergoing a lot of emotional reaction. But, I shall persevere as I have paid for a 3-day rental.

Trump announced his project back in 2005 and was all set to turn this pristine dune setting, an environmentally protected area, into two golf courses, a high rise hotel, and about 1200 housing units. He planned on buying up and evicting all of the local land owners to complete the purchase of the entire parcel. The farmers didn’t want to sell and the local Planning Commission turned the project down due to environmental reasons. Trump fought back and had the government of Scotland intervene and null the rejection of the project. Apparently, this has never happened before.

But, during the intervening years, Trump has displayed incredible arrogance, total abuse of power, and had so many laws broken on his behalf that he stands as a caricature of all business developers who go into relative poor areas and overwhelm the system due to their wealth. This could be United Fruit in Central America, Union Carbide in India, or Trump in rural Scotland.  One of the earliest stomach churning aspects of the film is just seeing him and his entourage descending on the dunes and all of the photo ops — even a red carpet. “King” of the Young Souls.

Painting of Donald Trump

What has become an interesting twist on the story of Development vs Non-Development  is all of the ways others have become involved in the battle — from environmentalist groups to others buying into small parcels to become owners to fight back. Meanwhile, Trump has gone ahead with his project and his tearing up the land just as feared and destroying the last natural sand dunes in Scotland. The ugly nasty face of contempt for anyone else who doesn’t fawn and grovel.

Meanwhile, his project was put on hold in 2011 due to the global economic issues. Of course that doesn’t stop him from threatening lawsuits every time his gigantic ego decides he’s not been getting enough attention or obedience. Or, have the entrenched Scots actually managed to block him?