WHO IS MICHAEL?
Michael is a causal plane teacher. The causal plane is an intellectual dimension directly “above” the astral plane, an emotional dimension. (We dwell on the lower astral plane between lifetimes.) They are a group entity consisting of one thousand fifty souls working in cooperation who have completed their lifetimes on the physical plane. Michael communicates with us through an age-old process known as channeling. In channeling, an individual allows a discarnate being to speak through him or her. There are several Michael channels who, in many cases, channel different members of the entity.
THE MICHAEL TEACHINGS
Michael teaches that we are eternal beings journeying from the Tao and back again in an adventure of exploration and creativity. Each step along the way, we make choices that shape our experience. After committing to a series of lifetimes on a planet, we choose one of seven roles or soul types: server, priest, artisan, sage, warrior, king, and scholar. We also form soul-level relationships by teaming up with an essence twin and task companion and taking our position within consecutively larger units such as entities and cadres.
When planning an individual lifetime, we make other choices called overleaves that form our personality and allow specific achievements. As with the roles, there are seven each of the goals, modes, attitudes, etc. We also make agreements and join with others in various configurations for a variety of purposes.
Although they deal with the large picture, the Michael teachings are grounded and relevant to our daily lives. People typically find that the insights they gain are highly useful and liberating. They help us understand why things are the way they are and how we can effectively work with them. This results in increased acceptance of ourselves and others, ultimately leading to agape, or unconditional love, our highest goal, according to Michael. My book Journey of Your Soul is an in-depth exploration of the Michael teachings.
* MichaelTeachings.com contains a lot of other resources for Michael students, including several articles by Shepherd.
ABOUT THE LOGO
The beautiful image above is from a painting by Kathy Anderson, “Michael Mandala.” Six intersecting circles with a seventh in the center make a larger circle, a mandala representing the tables of seven so central to the structure of the Michael teachings. Six of the roles and overleaves are represented by three sets of complementary colors to show their cardinality or ordinality. The seventh, middle circle corresponds to the scholar role, the neutral overleaves, and the akashic plane; it has no complement but partakes of the other six circles. The transparency of the mandala shows the affinity between the spiritual and the physical, and illustrates that the energies represented by each circle’s color are inherent to perception.
The painting can be viewed at the Bearsville Gallery near Woodstock, New York. The original painting and Giclée prints are available for purchase. To contact the artist, email kanderson4 (at) hvc (dot) rr (dot) com.