Early Channeling About Roles
The concept of the Sage Role has changed a bit during the
impression you get from the early transcriptis about the
Sage Role doesn't
differ much from the Webster meaning for the word,
but it does differ from
the now prevailing image of some kind of clown,
joker or light entertainer
whose job is to bring amusement to the
situation. I think there's quite many
Artisans now that are channeled
According to the transcripts, Sage is a masculine Role, they bring
and sagacity to life.... And the early Michael doesn't connect
the Sage Role
with the Goal of Acceptance but with Growth. The Goal of
rather connected to the Priest Role
I think that sages can go either way here, from being a
("You can't get a serious word out of that man!") to
being full of
insightful, astute observations about life; usually, they
are a combination.
One way to bring enlightenment is to lighten things
up. The core of humor is
the surprise that causes us to look at
something in a new way and gain
insight about it, releasing tension and
perhaps letting the air out of a
false assumption. I find some of the
most astute political insight in "Funny
Times" magazine and in
political cartoons in general: they can succinctly
say a great deal.
I also noticed Michael's reference in the initial transcripts to
confusing the goal of growth with the role of sage, and
priest. There's two different strands here: one is that
overleaves," the overleaves that are on the same side of
the same axis as a
role. Acceptance is the "natural" goal of the sage,
because they are both on
the cardinal side of the expression axis; this
placement has been
consistent, I believe, with all the channels and
books. Sages naturally
crave acceptance because we can't do our "job"
if our audience isn't
listening. Even sages not in acceptance
inherently have some of its flavor.
I'm a sage in acceptance, which
makes the acceptance especially strong.
On the other hand, it is easy to think of sages, with our hunger
insight, as seeking growth, and that was what was confusing to the
group as they were first getting the overleaves information.
goal of growth refers more specifically to being motivated
to be busy, to
have new experiences that stimulate growth, which isn't
really a sage
thing--in general, we'd rather play.
Conversely, it's easy to associate priests with acceptance, since
are compassionate, and acceptance tends to make one the
guy." Still, these are different forces. Acceptance
is more friendly and
social (like sages), as opposed to the priests'
impulse to bring healing and
There are other
cross-axes resonances like this. The negative pole of
(inspiration axis) is reminiscent, on the surface, of the
of martyrdom (action axis), but they are sourced differently.
bondage, the server feels that she *is* a slave; in martyrdom, a
*does* things to try to earn deservingness or greater influence
-- Shepherd Hoodwin
I absolutely agree! Shepherd !! We are all such a conglomerate
upbringing, background, destiny, astrological nemesis, roles, fake
overleaves (along with playing with overleaves), etc. - that to
compartmentalize each role would be ludicrous! Each one of us
UNIQUE. More so than anyone can even imagine. There are so many
variables going on in our lives - day-to-day - that it could make
heads spin! And yet, we all share and learn and grow, with each
and for each other. THAT'S the beauty of our existence.
Each role has its attributes and negative aspects, yet if you took
Sage or every King or every Priest or every Artisan and put them
room together, you would find such a plethora of
characteristics in them, you would only find a few common
common bonds are the few things that you are talking about
- and yet,
they are only a fraction of who we are.
I am a Priest, and I have many very close friends who are Priests.
see our commonality, yet we are all so different. Think about it!
There are 7 roles in the world. Can you really generalize millions
people into 7 compartments?
The Michael teachings help us to place those around us into these
different compartments (roles), but the overleaves bring a whole new
dimension to the teachings. The different combinations, along with
environmental and mental differentials, can create such a wide
of souls - no wonder The Universe (God, All That Is, or
want to call It/Him/Her), has created each of us to live
our lives to
learn all the different aspects that we can gather for the
all of us, along with our Maker.
Even these thought
processes that we all go through (in all these
e-mails) is part of the
progression. If we all stopped to think of the
larger picture, we could
Love, Light & Agape,