Tuesday, June 29, 2010

On Music

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."

Victor Hugo

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Michael on the Tapestry

Michael: "In the larger context here each and every fragment is part of the larger tapestry in that no choice is separate from any other choice and each one is part of the weaving together of life experiences while extant on the physical plane. A single fragment could be seen as a single thread of the larger tapestry of human life, weaving in and out with other fragments who all together create a picture of life on your planet Earth. But we think that while this larger picture is of course relevant and true, we also think that in terms of this study, that consideration of the individual “mini” tapestry might serve purposes more efficiently.
That said, from the first life for a fragment, choices are made which in effect become part of the fragment’s personal tapestry and which together over time create a picture of all experiences. Should a fragment perceive reincarnation as a valid personal truth, then there is an automatic acceptance of the validity of prior experiences and these include both birth and death. The awareness that many types of death including of disease, accidents, karmic incidents, old age et al have occurred for the fragment can and we emphasize can allow for a more relaxed view of the eventuality of death in the current life. This awareness can also be extended to various life experiences which may be considered challenging such as financial woes, geological catastrophes such as hurricanes and earthquakes, and the ravages of war and through the lens of the larger picture and greater tapestry, a fragment may begin to see that many threads of experience are woven together to complete the totality of life on the physical plane."

Excerpted from a private session with permission  All rights reserved c. 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010


"Once we know what the dream world is, to be without it is to be rudderless.  The dream continually corrects our waking course."  

-Marion Woodman

Monday, June 21, 2010


"Each one has to find his peace from within. 
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances".   


Thursday, June 17, 2010

What Do You Love?

"You will enjoy any activity in which you are truly present, any activity that is not just a means to an end.

It isn't the action you perform that you really enjoy, but the deep sense of aliveness that flows into it."

Eckhart Tolle   from Oneness With All Life

What Tolle is speaking to here is being alert in our daily activities in such a way as to promote stillness within you that is "the background of the activity". (Tolle)  Immediately my mind went to the yea buts which included things I don't like to do ie how can I possibly enjoy them? But upon looking more closely, I found that many of the daily activities which can be tedious and which could include driving, laundry, dishes, chores, even obligatory email exchanges can in fact be far less stressful, even positive when bringing alertness into the picture.

One of the most simple ways to begin this process is to bring your attention to your breath. The act of shifting attention to our breathing brings us into the present moment and allows us to become more alert and centered. Once we become alert, then we are no longer resisting the activity in which we are engaged and we can enjoy the flow of conscious awareness into our actions and we may even begin to enjoy life more fully.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Michael on Entities

Michael: "Fragments of the same entity which is composed of some 1000 plus individual fragments or souls tend to share many physical plane incarnations, are linked from the beginning of ensoulment to the end, and have an underlying focus which serves as a thread of continuity. In this case, the entity is in the 4th position of the cadre (of seven entities) and resonates to the scholar number 4 which is single focused, interested in study and education, and gathers information which is then compiled into a database of sorts.

We understand that it is difficult to validate the entity theory when looked at abstractly, but we do think it possible to validate the pull toward other fragments with whom a bond is shared as well as commonalities of interest. For example, those fragments in a 1st entity would share a common good focus or service oriented theme as part of their life plans, a second entity would include interest in the creative arts and structure as related to the artisan role in essence and so on. Here the 4th entity has been gathering information through varied life experiences and many of these members work in the educational field of some sort or another both in actual libraries, schools, publishing, and cataloguing such as in museums.  Fragments in a 3rd entity would have a warrior or enterprising theme, a 5th entity would be communications oriented, a 6th entity tends towards religious or spiritual pursuits, and the 7th entity positions of leadership and other kingly projects.

Fragments have described the relationship with members of the same entity as comfortable, easy, “like family” in the positive sense of the word. Of course, other influences can change these positive feelings such as karmic interactions, but in general members of the same entity experience comfort and ease due to not only their physical plane interactions of which there are many, but also their ongoing astral plane interactions which occur both during lives and “in-between”.  Suffice it to say there is ongoing contact much in the way childhood friends can choose to remain in contact through the years and thereby share many experiences which serve to bind them together through perceptions."

Excerpted from a private session with permission  c. 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010


"Everything has its wonders, 
even darkness and silence, 
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, 
therein to be content."   

Helen Keller

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


"When we perceive without interrupting or mental labeling, which means without adding thought to our perceptions, we can still sense the deeper connectedness underneath our perception of seemingly separate things."         Eckhart Tolle from The Oneness With All Life

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Reactivity and Response

"If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace. If peace matters to you more than anything else and it you truly knew yourself to be spirit rather than a little me, you would remain nonreactive and absolutely alert when confronted with challenging people and situations. You would immediately accept the situation and thus become one with it rather than separate yourself from it. Then out of your alertness would come a response. Who you are (consciousness), not who you think you are (a small me), would be responding. It would be powerful and effective and would make no person or situation into an enemy."

Eckhart Tolle from Oneness With All Life

Reaction to what is happening "to" us versus thoughtful response based on our active participation in life. Gut reactions as opposed to calm. Possible?  Yes. Simple?  Yes, that too. Easy? Not so much.....

At the core of this principle which is so eloquently stated by Tolle is detached awareness, the ability to maintain perspective in the midst of what might be an onslaught of challenges thrown our way by people, places, and things.

We can begin to change our old patterns of reactivity by first becoming aware of and accepting the world as it is rather than maintaining how we want it to be. Faced with a stressful situation, we become alert and aware of our essential selves which are not reactive, not fear based, but instead are responsive and peaceful.

Our essential selves do not need to be right, to be understood, to be heard, to be accepted, to be perfect, in the way our "little me" does. Rather, our essence sees the divine in everyone and knows that we are are connected and that peace and harmony exists in all moments. The mantra "I am aware" is a good starting point for redirecting your attention to essence and away from gut reactions, promoting acceptance of what is and creating more harmony in life which is all to the good.

Friday, June 4, 2010

More Michael on True Rest and Fear

More Michael on True Rest as an Antidote to Fear
excerpted with permission from a private session

Location: 20th century America  A mature sage, female, experienced ongoing stage fright which became more than overwhelming and threatened her career. She was a well known stage actress performing primarily in Off-Broadway plays and some summer stock. At the age of 19 she got her “big break” and was cast as the understudy for a young artisan who was prone to illness and while highly talented, was not always reliable in her ability to perform. The sage was “all nerves” every night as she awaited news whether or not she would be called upon to perform and it was during this process that she discovered knitting which was true rest.  Each night she took a small handbag filled with knitting supplies to the theater and once in her dressing room, began knitting which relieved the stress and allowed her to remain calm. Interestingly enough, she did become a well known actress and used this technique throughout her career.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More Michael on True Rest and Fear

Michael on True Rest as an Antidote to Fear
excerpted from a private session with permission

Michael:  Location: 17th century France  An old priest was prone to depression and the responsibilities of daily life became difficult due to war time influences. She had married at a young age and was forced into maternal duties which were in fact against her desires but “required” by the husband at the age of 13, and by the time she was 20 she had 5 offspring all quite young. The living environment was in squalor and food was scarce. The priest found a nearby chapel which she sought often to escape to, and when it was possible she would sit quietly, reflecting on the nature of God and compassion. Although these times were infrequent, they were true in nature (contemplative repose) and provided a much needed relief to stress and fear for the survival of herself and her children, following which she was able to return to her “duties” with more calm and grace.