WHO IS MICHAEL?
By Dave Gregg - newagevillage.com
The Michael teachings originate from a channeled entity, a collective of 1050 souls who have completed their incarnations on earth, and evolved to a higher plane of existence. As with many other spiritual teachers, Michael's knowledge is conveyed to the earth plane through the use of a human channel. These channeled teachings were first published in a book by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, entitled,"Messages from Michael," and it paved the way for many publications to come.
A fundamental aspect of Michael's wisdom is that the meaning of existence is in a nutshell -- life. There is nothing else. The experiences we gather from living day after day, lifetime after lifetime, constitute the essential
components necessary to grow spiritually. There are no secret rituals, special meditations, or any other esoteric
practices required. Life itself is the only lesson plan needed in order to move forward. From this continual dance, we eventual learn the following tenet: we are here to learn
how to choose, and to choose how to learn.
Unlike familiar information provided by Seth, or Lazaris,
which largely focus on the principles of conscious creation, the Michael teachings bring a unique perspective to our physical plane explorations.
Michael provides a revealing set of tools that help chart our spiritual progress as we journey from first incarnation to last. Diligent application of this system teaches us to validate our overall development in the reincarnational cycle, show where we are on the path, what lessons we will encounter, why we are here, and what is yet to come. It
also helps us understand the unique qualities we bring to
the world, and why people and societies are the way they are.
Because these teachings are not based upon dogmatic principles, or a requirement to adopt rigid belief systems, the merits of the material can be self-validated, and that which doesn't resonate summarily tossed aside.
The core of the teachings involves learning to develop self-acceptance and tolerance for others, and this is fostered through the use of a set of tools which Michael calls, Overleaves. The Overleaves describe the various attributes of our personality, showing us how we perceive and interact with, our world.
By learning about these personality traits, we can better
understand the inherent behavior patterns of ourselves, and the people around us.
However, it is important to understand that it is not the intention of the Michael teachings to compartmentalize, pass judgement, or in the words of the occasional detractor, "place people in boxes." The teachings simply reveal the unconscious tendencies, or default settings that help color each personality with a unique stamp.