Produced by Jon Child

Transcript of Program 51, 1986

Some of Julie’s early work in channel where Micciah discusses:
Help is available from many other realms other than the physical one. You must ask. View Section
The split our culture has created between light and dark, good and evil.  "There is a vaster energy in which all of the dancing is embedded." View Section
Negation of the ego in some spiritual traditions - The ego "is your little protective outfit when you need it, and it has its own creative possibilities." View Section

   Micciah:  We greet you, dear friends.

   Julie:  We do greet you, indeed.  This is Micciah Channel, and I’m Julie Winter.  Micciah is an energy entity who works with me while I’m in trance, and while I’m in the trance state I have access to a point of view that seems to come from a non-physical realm.  This series of programs is drawn primarily from videotapes taken during my regular classes.  We want to expand our circle, and include your energy and interest in our work.

   Micciah:  Yes, we do greet you all!  And it is part of the expansiveness of this time in history that so many people, relatively speaking, are seeking a way of communicating with those realms that intersect with the physical, that inform the physical, that enrich the physical.  Help is always around you if you remember to call on it.  It is not the help of some vague or mysterious or punishing god who metes out comfort according to your devotion, no.  It is as lively, as real, as you are.  It is as real as Zoe the cat’s ears.  It is as real as real can be.  And we all in this realm, that is speaking now, wish you to know, in a time of stress, that we are available if you call.  We will not intrude.  You must ask.  And we are always ready, 24 hour service!
   So you are not in the habit of asking, only you are in the habit of saying, “God, why is this happening to me!?  Who do I speak to about this?”  So, we are saying you can develop the habit of connection, of connection, of communication with the other realms.  You are surrounded and indwelled by vast resources, you are not left alone on this wandering star to suffer.  The knowledge, the guidance, the fortitude, whatever you need, is deeply embedded in the cells of your body, and the cells are like sending and receiving stations.  So the most profound biological level of you is permeated by the vastness of cosmic love.  Even when you seem most in danger, you are always protected.  The danger is a real illusion, the protection is real.  And you are engaged, you are engaged, we know it is important for you to experience how engaged in the life of this earth you are.  So, we are not saying to distance, “Ah, spirit calls me, I am not involved with the cares of this earth.”  You are involved!  We are saying plunge in, plunge in to life, and call upon all the realms for assistance, because it is in the luminous realm, or in the transparent realm, that events are cooked.  Nothing appears in the physical world that is not first cooked in the invisible worlds (they are not so invisible after a while).
   So, please, may we have the questions?

   Woman:  My question is about the conflict between the forces of lightness and darkness in one’s life.

   Micciah:  Yes, the great battle.  The demons and the angels. So, in the way that you frame life, in the way that you set it up, in the way that you organize your beliefs, in terms of the Judeo-Christian tradition, as well as some of the Eastern traditions with which you are familiar, there is a split.  We have talked about this before, this is a valuable time to talk about it again.
   The physical world appears through the way that you have your lens focused to split good and bad, light and dark.  In your view, the light is good, the dark is bad.  Old and young, sick and well, rich and poor.  That which is organized in terms of the thinking mind tends to fall into categories that oppose each other.  And your religion has very much emcompassed these categories and promoted them.  The blessed and the damned.  So, it is this same split that has enabled you at the level of group mind to treat the earth, the dark, wet, wiggly, messy, unreliable, quote feminine — it is neither feminine nor masculine — earth in the way that you have, yes?  Only a disconnection from the body, of which you are very much a part, a part, could produce the willing vomiting forth of toxins into the body, into the waters.  Bombs, explosions, and so forth.  This is all part of learning.  We are not blaming, we are simply observing.  So, within the self there is the same battleground.  On the emotional level, the good feelings — loving, generous, protective — versus the bad feelings — jealousy, possessiveness, rage, hate.  The light versus the dark.  But we say to you there is a vaster energy in which all of the dancing is embedded.   So the split exists as a frame of reference through which you can penetrate into dancing with the demons, into great respect for the wholeness, the allness of it.  And this split will break your heart, because it denies many areas of life in favor of other areas.  And the more one affirms the acceptable feelings, for instance, to go back to the emotional level, the less one is able to plunge into the involuntary, to trust the waves of feeling that will ride you through many different sorts of emotions and bring you out safely at the other end.  The finest way to encourage hatred is to split the self and to hate the parts of the self, which are perfectly natural parts, that seem to oppose the parts that are desirable.  And then you will hate yourself and your feelings if they don’t conform to a certain pattern, and you will begin to project onto other people the unacceptable chunks of your own being.  So they will come at you.  Or onto events.  Or onto nations.  Those bad people over there.  The Americans against the Russians.  The head against the heart.  The eyes against the belly.  So that blinds you and closes you to wholeness in all its manifestations.  And it is perpetrated — is that the right word?  [someone answers yes]— beginning with the self.
   So this work for you is about healing those splits.  It is perfectly safe to acknowledge hatred and explore it.  It is perfectly safe, as long as you claim it as your own confabulation (maybe that is not the right word).  [laughter]  It is dangerous when it acquires a hardness, a solidity, when the earth is so hated that you can damage it, when other people, those bad people, are so dangerous that you bomb them, kill them, rape them.  It is not the feeling claimed that is dangerous.  It is the feeling split off and unclaimed.  Or solidified into a righteous position.  “We are the right ones.  We are the chosen.”

   Woman:  My question is about the ego.  Why in certain philosophies or religions they feel we as human beings, in order to attain a certain level of consciousness, should get rid of the ego, or push it aside.

   Micciah:  Yes.  Get rid of it.  Well.  We are not very much in favor of getting rid of chunks of your being.  The ego in...  In a general sense the ego in this, in the sort of philosophy you are describing, is seen as an impediment to spiritual growth.  We would like to switch this around a little bit and say that the impediment to growth is the part of the, the part of the self that imagines it is separate and it is only separate.  And this relates to all of what we are saying.  You are not...  If you struggle to be the light, separate from the dark, you create your own difficulties.  If you struggle to be separate from a belief system, to push it away, you use energy pushing it away that will take your life energy.  You hold someting at bay.  The sense of separateness, of personal isolation, we would say, can be permeated by other aspects of awareness.  So rather than having — we will use a visual image — a shell of an ego, like a little egg shell, with its barriers and its personal likes and dislikes and its self-importance and its self-loathing and its quality of isolation, instead of tapping at that shell structure, pulling it off, crushing it — which just does it violence, yes?  More violence to the self.  Just another kind of violence to the self — we would say this.  That you can [gently blows] let that little shell structure be penetrated by love, so it becomes softer, and then it becomes transparent and permeable.  So it is your little protective outfit when you need it, and it has its own creative possibilities.  And, through your personal work, or play, it becomes permeated, saturated, so it is not so brittle and frightened but, uh, has open channels through it so that the great self can wash right through that structure.
   Ego becomes just another accusation, yes?  “Your ego.”  Well?  It is your sort of social personality suit, and as long as...  if you are stuck with that, if you think that is the real you, you will have less than all the possibilities of life available to you.  That is all, but it is not bad.  And to want things and to need things...  You know, many gurus have gotten into hot, hot, hot soup... hot water [laughter] because of the denial of the personality.  And many people are very drawn to the great teachers who carry deep knowledge.  We would say your personality has a right to be.  Your needs.  It is your attachment to them that is maybe in the way.  Your sexual love and your love of beauty and your personality can be honored, along with everything else.  It does not need to be crushed or denied.  This is a different kind of teaching.  Everyone’s on their own path.  Pick what suits you.  So, we are not against the ego.
   Please go on.

   Woman:  Micciah, in light of the world (or in dark of the world), [laughter], how can one, how can I, how can we as a group, continue our work, the work here and this work, our daily work, without shutting down?

   Micciah:  Yes.  Without freezing.

   Woman:  Without freezing.  Getting stuck, or paralyzed.

   Micciah:  So, we would go back, particularly at this time in history which is so turbulent, and we would like to remind you, when you are tearing your hair and thinking, “Why was I born now?”, that you who have come into this time have come in with great courage, that in the turbulence, in the difficulties, are profound ecstatic challenges, that it is not only gloom and doom, that you are dancing with the demons at a huge level, yes? at a mythic level.  So, we again remind you of what we began with, that there is assistance available from other realms, that you are not here all alone, that there is a way, when you feel overwhelmed personally, to first acknowledge the feeling and then practice calling on that which is beyond the personal self because, we will guarantee you — we will guarantee you very little, but we guarantee you — it is there.  Nothing in your culture supports that.  Except the notion of a somewhat...  a loving but a somewhat whimsical male god whose actions in light of the world are hard to understand.  But we say that you can call on those energies.  You need to allow your own emotional self to have its responses, to have its fear, to have its anger, to have its blame, to let it be there.  And then use the bridge of the intuitive self to reach the soul maker and beyond.  And the very deepest level of your biological self is connected with all of those supporting energies.  So you are in a position of dramatic confrontation, and even in the midst of the difficulties you can envision peace, you can offer all your breath, all your activities, toward peace.  When you eat, when you sleep, as part of the dance of embracing life.  And you can do whatever work in the world suits you, in terms of social, socially-oriented, work.  Even in the midst of what seems so terrible you are most deeply loved.  Don’t abandon that principle now.
   So...  There are many beings here besides those of you who are physical.  Maybe you feel them in the room.  We who speak from the other realms wish to thank you for your time, a precious commodity in your realm.  [laughter]  We bring you blessings and love, and we bid you a very joyful day.

Julie:  That’s all for the moment.  At the end of class, we discuss the information that Micciah has shared and talk about how to use it in ordinary life since all of this information was given to be used.

   Julie: “This channeling is meant to be a spiritual, emotional, intellec­tual, heartful, mindful journey that I share with another realm, that I share with my classes and that we all share with you. Please go over the material, evaluate it for yourself, and know what it is that you think about it.”