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Sorry for introducing a red herring. My point wasn't so much about sexual orientation as about giving people who face discrimination a tool to understand the capacity of other people to deal with their 'otherness'. And also to help avoid judgement or waste of energy trying to explain to those who won't be able to get your point, no matter what. A baby soul is never going to understand why someone is 'not like me' and usually feels threatened by it. A young soul won't see anything for them in the situation, and a mature soul? I'm not sure about this one in this context. I have found the soul age awareness to be very helpful in knowing how to proceed in my work as a spiritual support person and after outlining the concept of soul ages, if people ask for more information, I refer them to the books.

For years, I have introduced people to the MT through the concept of soul ages. This is particularly effective for people in recovery from addictions as it helps them understand how and why they have been made wrong, which is often where the need to self-medicate through alcohol or drugs comes from. If they then ask where to find out more about it that material, I give them references to books on the subject - Joya Pope's The World According to Michael being the most easily accessible to most, I have found. Some of my LGBT friends also have found the soul ages information helpful.

Spirituality / Re: Practice
« on: August 14, 2011, 12:50:17 AM »
Dear MT Scholar: Check out Adventure in Meditation, Vol.s 1, 2 & 3 by Carol E. Parrish-Harra for a meditation practice (complete with tutors, if you choose to go that route, but not necessary to the process) that works on understanding and refining the personality in order to better receive impressions and guidance from the soul or essence level. The books begin at the beginning and quickly move the practitioner to deeper and deeper levels. I had done 13 years of Transcendental Meditation before I started this program and found it immensely helpful. These books won Athena Awards for Excellence in Mentoring as they guide the student/meditator through the processes.

I totally agree with the idea that meditating holds the key to changing the world for the better, one person at a time. There are myriad ways to do it, and I recommend this one, in light of what you wrote about what you are looking for in a practice.

Best wishes.

General Discussion / Re: What attracted you to the mt?
« on: July 19, 2011, 07:40:19 PM »
For me it was the concept of soul ages. I could not understand why so many apparently intelligent people just couldn't/wouldn't get ideas/concepts/practices that were so obvious and clear to me and I was usually judging them as stupid or pig-headed. I already understood the idea of maturation from developmental psychology so had a real aha moment when I understood that younger soul ages simply didn't have the 'equipment', which took me out of judgement and allowed me to save a lot of energy trying to shift them where they couldn't go. I loved the idea that as you don't judge/blame a child for not being able to do or understand beyond his level, you don't do the same to younger-souled adults. Some people have accused me of elitism, or a sense of superiority, and I don't buy those labels. For me it is a lot more elite/superior to think of them as stupid as I was doing before. Being in the moving part of intellect, stupid is not a good place to be. ;D

Later, I had a reading that confirmed my impression that I am an old Priest and that made a lot of other things in my life make more sense, too, especially the part that says that a relatively small percentage of people are either Priests, or in old lifetimes. The loneliness, the feeling of being apart and not like others that I had been made wrong for for so much of my life was now explained and I am much more at peace with myself because of it.

I have been able to use this information in talking with individuals and groups, especially with recovering addicts, who have found it liberating for them as well.

I am interested in hearing about how others came to the MT's as well, so thanks for posting this question


Karma / Re: Minor Karma
« on: July 04, 2011, 02:25:23 AM »
It certainly gives a sense of perspective, which I appreciate. I wonder how an Infinite soul would survive, if at all, in today's world where the outstanding once again are altogether too often assassinated. What Michael doesn't address in the parallel  Roman days and ways is the upsurge in pure goodness that is happening in today's world - see Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest. Much good karma is being earned, in my opinion, by millions living today, sexual peccadilloes notwithstanding.

Karma / Re: Minor Karma
« on: July 02, 2011, 05:32:18 PM »
John, I am Canadian and up until very recently attack ads have not been part of the game here. I have watched two men of high integrity bite the dust politically because they refused to attack back and the people of low discernment who saw the ads took them as truth. Unfortunately that resulted in the one(s) who used them forming our current government. I am working very hard to stay out of judgement, but how can you trust any group who will use any means to win? I am hoping all this will result in serious karmic consequences for the perps. Does that accrue karma to me?

Karma / Re: Minor Karma
« on: July 01, 2011, 12:33:23 PM »
When we're thinking about more than minor karma, Level 6 for example, think of political attack ads and the effect they have on the victim and the public. When people we support use this kind of tactic, does that add to our karma? I guess I am getting away from individual karma and into collective karma. Hope this isn't off topic.

Announcements! / Re: Post Count Groups
« on: June 21, 2011, 03:04:54 PM »
Thanks, Dave for the clarity of this reply and thanks to Juliand for asking the question - you just moved a bit faster than I as I was scratching my head about it. As a model for understanding our world and particularly our relationships, the Michael Teachings are among the best, in my opinion.

Michael Books / Re: Basic Michael Books
« on: June 11, 2011, 12:26:47 PM »
My introduction to the Michael teachings came in Joya Pope's excellent book 'The World According to Michael'. Dunno if it is still in print, but it focuses on the basic concepts of soul ages, roles, overleaves, etc. without the narrative. I later met Joya in the late 80's and was deeply impressed by her ability to channel the Michael entity and it was she who identified my profile which still sings for me today.

Spirituality / Re: Spiritual Growth & Michael
« on: June 07, 2011, 10:27:53 AM »
I am a newbie on this forum and have read through all the posts on spiritual growth. From my perspective, the path of one's spiritual growth will depend on where one is in terms of soul ages and our stuff is all related to the nature of our overleaves. For me, a major breakthrough on my spiritual journey came with the understanding of soul ages. Prior to that I would get so frustrated that people I considered to be of intelligence could be so 'stupid' and not perceive what was so obvious to me. Looked at again, through the filter of understanding soul ages, I got a whole new perspective and was able to move past a great deal of my judgement. (Chief Negative Feature: Impatience) When I shared this perspective with some, I was accused of elitism, to which my reply was/is 'Is it elitism to look at a child and recognize its capacities?' The fact that we are older doesn't make us better. We are who we are and anything that helps us move past our false personalities is, I believe, part of our growth toward greater spirituality. In that way, I find the Michael teachings extremely helpful, while not setting up a structure that creates another denomination of anything faintly resembling religion. What I find particularly helpful is the languaging which mostly avoids the words that are loaded for others, so the discussion can take place without dogma. I appreciate that quality about this discussion.

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