The polarity between change and staying with the status quo, a reflection of soul age, will be at the core of this election. The Michael Teaching describes the five soul ages as Infant, Baby, Young, Mature and Old. Each soul age has specific drives, needs and beliefs, and these are reflected in an individual’s choices of lifestyle, clothing, religions/spirituality, and politics. (For more see The Michael Handbook by Jose Stevens and Simon Warwick-Smith)
Changes facing the global community on issues of power, oil, water, health, resources, just to name a few, can make individuals and countries desperate and terrified. Change is particularly difficult for younger souls (Infant, Baby, Young, early Mature) causing fear and a rigid adherence to old ways of doing things. Staying with old strategies can give one the feeling of safety and stability.
Older souls (late Mature and Old), like mellow grandparents in a family, understand that change is necessary for the bigger picture. Older souls have had a lot more lifetimes and experience and are more flexible about addressing the inevitable problems facing the world. Making changes takes courage, patience and tackling the uncertainty of moving in new directions. In this election year, we will see the differences in soul age demonstrated with candidates, policies, and fear levels.
The U.S. is essentially a Young Soul Warrior, which makes this nation aggressive, progressive, and on its down side, focused on acquiring power and resources/money. John McCain is also a Young Soul Warrior, which makes him complementary to the overall populace. If enough Infant, Baby, Young and early Mature Souls panic about coming changes, McCain could be elected because he represents the currently established ways of doing things, giving folks the feeling they are secure. Sarah Palin, also a 4th level Young Sage with a Warrior essence twin, reinforces the Young Soul consciousness.
At the Young level, an individual soul desires to experience power, control, and material acquisition. They focus on the outer world and are not driven to examine their thoughts, emotions and motives. The Young Soul is the furthest point from the TAO or One, so they see the world from a model of separation. “You are not me and I am not you; and I just want to do what I want.” They tend to see issues as “black and white,” and see the world as “us against them.” This worldview creates polarity in politics, which was demonstrated by the terms “Axis of Evil” by George Bush and Al-Qadea’s belief the West is “God’s enemy.” The Young Soul still desires to create karma with others, and is more willing to go to war than older souls. Young Souls are not wrong or bad; they are evolving exactly how they should be in the human game. As a reminder, all old souls have gone through this phase of development.
This sets the stage for conflicting values with Barack Obama, a Mature Soul Priest. In our next installment, we talk about the differences between Young and Mature Souls, and why younger souls maybe fearful of Obama.
In appreciation, and Peace for All