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Old 12-27-2009, 09:36 PM   #83
THE eXchanger
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Default Re: Baby, Young, Mature, Old Souls ... Michael Teachings


The recent disclosure of XXXXX's "other" self has brought up
a few issues for all of us in some way,
I'm sure. Great healing is coming out from the disclosure,
but I know there are those who are extremely uncomfortable with all of this.

A couple of issues I've seen over time on such matters
have led me to the questions:

How does one speak of such atrocities
without being condemned for speaking about them?

And how does one listen to such reports
without our own sense of well-being feeling violated or offended?

I know that a lot of us have been indoctrinated
into a New Age way of thinking that says if anything "negative"
is mentioned that it's pretty much an extension
of the concept of "sinning."

Others may have some fantastical notion t
hat to mention anything "negative" is somehow a lesser energy
that will consume or neutralize the possibilities in "higher" energies.

Others interpret this division of "positive" and "negative"
as some sort of on-going checks and balances
that must be monitored tediously
so that ONLY what is deemed "positive" gets banked,
leading to a stressful and judgmental battle within,
and even toward others whom you've deemed as speaking "negatively."

Whatever your reasoning, it's become a standard in the New Age
community to avoid "negativity" at all costs;
to speak in any way that hints of negativity is taboo.
This is why even the most deceitful and fraudulent of "channels"
among us can secure a following at all.

Play the role of positive, syrupy-sweet whispers, then coat it in cooing, gooey guru-speak,
and you can pretty much say anything at all without question or discernment. But I digress...

Well, I invite you to take a step closer into a sense of wholeness
by realizing that Positive is not better than the Negative
in any way that has to be judged or avoided.

If there is any validity and comprehension in our studying Michael's teaching,
then that should be obvious,
but sometimes the dichotomy and the pressure of our peers
can get the best of even the best of students.

Michael describes everything we experience as sitting
within a spectrum between Positive and Negative,
and at no point in their teaching
have they ever described one as being necessary
to avoid in order to sustain the other.

Ironically, the more "positive" we are, the more inclusive
we are of the "negative."

In fact, the only thing that divides Positive from Negative is precisely that: Inclusion vs Exclusion.

Positivity is Inclusion, Wholeness, Adaptability, Flexibility,
Expansion, Embrace, Comprehension. ..

Negativity is Exclusion, Division, Resistance, Rigidity,
Contraction, Repulsion, Incomprehension. ..

The reason for the appeal and encouragement toward Positivity
isn't for the point of avoiding Negativity, but for the point of being
able to deal with Negativity as it arises.

Negativity is a part of life.

It's part of the electrical, mathematical currents of life.

The more we try to avoid, exclude, resist, repel, ignore Negativity,
the more we are actually emphasizing it.
The more we allow room for it, comprehend it, can adapt,
and deal with it, the more we naturally nurture Positivity.

Sometimes Negativity is very important for us to dive into
because it helps us to explore some very specific issues
within ourselves and within life,
and to not go there would mean never being able to truly expand
beyond those issues.

Ironically, the more often we deal directly and openly and honestly
with Negativity, the less "negative" it all feels,
and the more it is experienced as curves in the road,
instead of as derailment.

So I thought a quick reminder of what Positive and Negative
mean from Michael's perspective might help us to navigate
our experiences along that spectrum
so that we don't feel compelled toward having one to replace the other,
or avoiding one for the protection of the other, and so on...

Sometimes when Negativity is being imposed on you,
the very act of distancing yourself is a Positive means to adapt,
include, and comprehend the Negativity.

So when you feel that you are around "negative" people or "negative" conversations,
it's important to be honest and clear
about what is actually going on.

If the negativity is just an inconvenient topic of exploration,
then it's not going to destroy anything for you,
and you can opt out of the conversation/ experience,
or you can keep your wits about you
and not take it as a personal offense,
maybe even lending insight that could be helpful.

So in cases like that, distancing yourself just means being honest
and making room for other people's realities
without feeling one has to be protected from the other.

If the negativity is in any way physically harming you,
then distancing yourself means literally getting yourself to safety
so that you can then deal with what has been imposed on you.

That's not the same thing as avoiding, or rejecting negativity.

Getting yourself out of harm's way is an expansion and comprehension
of the situation that would allow you to better adapt
and deal with the experience.

So I just think it's an important topic for everyone to consider
when dealing with life, people, exchanges, and experiences,
and I hope this gives you some food for thought.

How do you deal with Negativity, and does Michael's perspective help?


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