Over many lifetimes of experience, we form continuous ongoing working agreements with other souls to assist us with our karmas and lessons. These helpers provide the essential support in meeting our basic needs. Together they are called the Support Circle. The 13th position is the Power position. You are the Power Position because you have the power to make choices and create your own reality.
How an essence or soul utilizes the Support Circle depends on the soul age and level. As a general rule, the older the soul, the more the Support Circle is activated. For example, Infant Souls do no that the awareness to make use of the Enlightenment position. As souls progress through their physical plane experience, there is a desire to experience a stronger sense of connection and oneness, and thus a desire to connect to all twelve support positions.
Every essence will tend to create a list of favorite candidates for each category. For example, if you have a soul friend that has been a healer to you in many lives, you will put them under your Healer position automatically. If that person is not available in a lifetime, you may put in a temporary healer to get the job done.
The greater the number of substitutes or secondary persons you have under each category of support, the greater the opportunity of getting your needs met in a life. Successful people in the world are rarely self-made; they had lots of support.
The question to ask yourself is whether you allow the support in your life. Do you have a difficult time receiving? This may be due in part to cultural and/or familial imprinting. Do you believe you should “tough it out,” because getting help means you’re weak or lazy? You came into this life with an abundance of help, so you might as well utilize it. A Michael reminder: “You don’t get extra points with God by doing it the hard way; you only get the experience you choose.”
The Twelve Support Positions
Love - The Love position is the individual who teaches you about unconditional love. You may feel unconditionally loved by them, or you may have to love them unconditionally even if you don’t like how they behave. Example: Being married to a Love position, and they have affairs behind your back.
These relationships are not always the ones you will share your deepest secrets with; that job will tend to be with the Compassion or Healer positions. This is often one’s Essence Twin.
Knowledge - These people provide you the greatest information resource. These are individuals that you may have in several area’s of your life (i.e. a faithful mechanic, a good librarian, a computer nerd). On a more personal level, they may be teachers, favorite authors, or someone who you trust to give you accurate feedback about yourself. Ideally, they keep you learning about yourself or expanding your knowledge.
Compassion - Helps you to achieve a sense of emotional safety and perspective. Compassion people will always see and acknowledge your point of view. Yet, like the “tough love” approach, they may not indulge you with pity or let you wallow in your own martyrdom. Instinctively you seek these people because you know they will not betray you. Therapists often play this role in modern life, whereas clergy did so historically.
Mentor - The mentor is someone who you look up to and want to emulate. They can act as a secondary parent, but will not interfere with your choices. This is often a professional who gives you guidance and instruction. The Mentor is more involved than the Knowledge position with less hand holding than the Compassion position.
Beauty – This person inspires you to connect to what is beautiful. Beauty allows the soul to connect to the Higher Moving Center, or the Buddhaic Plane. When you are in the presence of Beauty, you will experience feelings of inner peace, harmony and oneness with all life.
Child - The child position is someone who gives you the experience of parenting. These people will become needy and dependent on you regardless of age. The Child position may be an actual child or an adult who you feel compelled to “grow up” or be a parent to. This position can sometimes show up in a karmic marriage where one functions as the adult and the other acts as a child. Pets can also be the Child position, as people tend to “baby” their animals.
Humor - This is the person who is able to lift you out of heavy feelings and help you see a lighter side of life. No matter what they say, they always make you laugh. This support is often under used and people will become emotionally heavy when it is not around. Many professional comedians fill this role for people. Unlike many of the other positions, you don’t need to know them personally.
Discipline – There are two forms of the Discipline position. The first form is someone that supports your self-discipline by imposing external structure on you. This could be a drill sergeant or strict teacher. The second form is someone who demonstrates discipline by example, such as a yoga instructor, martial arts teacher, or spiritual teacher.
Anchor - This position provides stability and a sense of physical safety and well being. The Anchor position is someone you can always count. Just being in their presence helps you gain a sense that life is going to be OK. We often call on this individual when in crisis.
Healer - The healer can work on many levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual A doctor, therapist or priest may fill this role. You will be aware of your healers, whether they do anything to you or not, because you will feel a burden of pain or hurt lifted from you while in their presence.
Enlightenment - This is the person or teaching that assists you in being in the higher centers: higher emotional (Christ), higher mental, higher energy (Buddhaic). When you truly get in touch with Truth, Love, or Harmony, you are having an “enlightening” experience. Yogananda is an example of the Enlightenment position. Sometimes, books like the Bible, Koran, The Course in Miracles, and Tao Te Ching, can serve as the vehicle for enlightenment.
Muse – Your Muse is the most inspiring example of your most important principles this lifetime. Your Muse may be a person or a concept. Justice, honesty, fairness, service, freedom, and forgiveness are examples of Muses. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln are examples of individuals who are Muses for many. When a Muse is a person, we will tend to place them on a pedestal and not see them clearly.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
February continues with the same sluggish energy of January. Take the time to examine your life, looking at where you want to be in 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years. What are you passionate about? If you have a partner, work together for a shared vision. The key to this process is connecting to a deeper purpose. Using your King archetype, create a plan with action steps. The New Moon in Aquarius on February 13 PST supports a bigger vision, but remember to temper it with a bit of realism. This is also the beginning of the Year of the Tiger. Think of Tigers and Kings as similar energetically. By the end of the month, we are much more grounded with a Full Moon in Virgo on February 28.
Whether you like Obama or not, whether you voted for him or not, whether you think he has done a good or bad job is irrelevant in the higher order of the Universe. Barack Obama was destined to move the U.S. from 7th Young to 1st Mature. Planetary consciousness shifts forward because of this.
Individuals who project a Messiah complex on to Obama, that he will save the world, will be disappointed. This is often a problem for Priests, and Obama is a 7th Mature Priest. For those of you who believe he is destroying America, you are right; he is helping to breakdown the Young soul paradigm to make way for Mature thinking. His strong desire for bipartisanship reflects his Mature soul thinking. His mission is to move humanity to the next soul age.
It is very difficult for an individual, let alone a nation, to make this soul age adjustment. Young soul values – money, power, fame, and materialism – clash with Mature values. The Mature soul is learning about interpersonal relationships, working in community and in partnership with the earth, as well as beginning to question a deeper meaning to life. Mature souls begin to value relationships over materiality. This is a huge jump in values and needs.
Tiger Woods is a good symbol of this transition. Before the recent scandal, Tiger epitomized the Young soul lifestyle of fame, success, lavish abundance and an impeccably wholesome image. We emphasize the word “image” here. For a long time Tiger was able to hide his darker side, that of sexual addiction. After being exposed on national television by a flood of women revealing his affairs, Tiger’s image of a loving husband was immediately tainted, and he vanished from public scrutiny. Now he is in rehab for his addiction, which means he has to look at his relationship to women, his wife and to the underlying emotions driving his behavior. Tiger must focus internally, which is something Young souls don’t naturally do. By the way, Tiger is 7th Young, and this is his first journey into 1st Mature.
This is Young to Mature in a nutshell. This process is messy and not at all glamorous. Tiger’s loss of endorsements, income and his pristine image are painful to his ego. Because Young souls are generally immersed in the Chief Feature of Arrogance, their biggest fear is to be publicly humiliated. Ken Lay, a Young soul of Enron fame, died before he went to trial. He would rather die than be dragged through the media and humiliated.
Most 7th Young souls don’t willingly move towards Mature soul experiences. The Higher Self usually designs a karmic experience to push the Essence/Soul over the line. More about how this transition will impact the U.S. to come.