MICCIAH CHANNEL: JULIE WINTER
Produced by Jon Child
Transcript of Program 74, 1987
Some of Julie’s early work in channel from 1987 where Micciah discusses:
• An introduction on generosity. View Section
• Conflict in organized religions: Many religions have joined with political bodies because they have a similarity of purpose. They are now beginning to come apart because of their hypocrisy and lack of generosity. There is a voice of generosity trying to press through, and a letting go of old belief systems. View Section
• How to go about learning to love ourselves as a healing in the world: The compassion you have for yourself affects everything. You must assume responsibility for your own life before you can assume responsibility for others. Start with small things, small ways. View Section
• The meaning of this culture’s shutting away of old people in nursing homes and the proliferation of the homeless: It is our fear of death, decay, the rejected parts of ourselves. It is “a consciousness of limitation” that prevents generosity. View Section
[The original videotape is visually too damaged to seamlessly repair, but the tape is marginally viewable. Or just listen.]
Micciah: We greet you all, 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: We greet you all, dear friends. All of living, all of the moments and the experiences of your world offer up the opportunity to be generous to yourself and with others. And we do not mean a kind of false or masked giving where you do not experience a choice about it but give because you do not allow yourself to contain. We mean a tapping in, through the personality, to a well of generosity that allows you to be choosing. It can be generous to contain and it can be generous to release. So...
Please, what are your questions?
Frank: Micciah, I’ve been aware recently that there’s been a lot of conflict in various organized religious groups all over the planet. There seems to be unrest, and some groups are also moving into political areas, and I was wondering if you had any comments about the significance of all of this. Is there unrest in organized religion?
Micciah: Absolutely. And many religions are merging, are wanting to merge with the political bodies. Why do you think? Because they are so similar. Because the religions have taken on in a very overt way the trappings, the path of business, with advertising and promotion of the faith, money gathering with your plastic card, and these bodies have drawn very closely together out of a similarity of purpose. And in those religions there has been a noticeable absence of the generosity of the heart, of compassion for all people, all beliefs, all colors, all choices.
In the religious groups where there is much friction, the hypocritically held positions about sexuality, for instance, are unraveling. So these were not heartfelt expressions of belief but positions of political correctness. And it is splitting at the seams. There will be more.
And, there are two strong forces, not “good” and “evil,” but it is as if the pulsing of those who are inventive, creative, compassionate, forthright, this force has massed, even in the last twenty years on your, in your time counting. You know, so many teachers, so many meditative practices, so much about the possibilities of the spiritual nature. Our friend Jane Roberts’ books sell in airports. So there is a (sound like a pop), like a baby trying to be born, pressing through, a great voice, that is one of generosity. And it doesn’t have to come in an acknowledged quote spiritual form, it comes in all sorts of other guises. And there are other voices that are really the voices of fear. Religions, businesses, political groups who are afraid. And they speak individually and collectively from their fear, saying, “Oh watch out for that one! Watch out for that one!” It is the voice of divisiveness — is that a word?
Micciah: And isolation. Regressiveness. And negative conservatism. That is, not conserving the earth in a loving way but holding onto the shreds of old form. And it’s all... [retch sound] It’s like, you know, throwing up, the belly, of your various belief systems. Spitting out. And since you have television it is all done in a very public way. [pause] The Catholic Church is a somewhat different story. Somewhat different story. The Church itself, the great mother, no matter what you think of the politics of the church, has a very deep taproot that connects it with all that is, or God, or spirit, or whatever you would like to call it. And around that are the opinions and the rigidities and the contemporary controlling philosophy of the political body of the Church. And in fact, in many religious groups where there is distortion in one dimension, there is among the members a deep wish to connect with spirit. So.
Terry: Micciah, I would like to ask a question. Many of those who are teaching of the spirits tell us that we need to love ourselves more in order to solve the world’s problems. How can we go about that?
Micciah: So complicated. So simple and so complicated. Well, yes. Because you are all interwoven, and separateness is truly an illusion, the depth and the tenderness and the regard that you have, each of you for yourself, yourselves, contributes mightily to the well-being of all that is. You imagine with your thinking mind that you must make great acts, huge sacrifices and enormous statements of importance that have an impact on a situation in the external world. And although there are people who make great statements and have or seem to have a vast impact, they are always a collection of group consciousness. And [pause] the only place to look is here and here and here and here and here. Because it is within the arena of the self, the teaching, the blessed teaching that is your life, that you can have an effect, that you can say, “I am responsible for this planet.” You can begin here, you can’t begin all the way out there. It’s a sabotage. You can’t do it. And it will leave you feeling helpless. Impotent.
How to heal the emotional body? How to be in the practice of compassion? Not indulgence. Compassion towards one’s self? High regard for one’s playfulness, spontaneity, love, vulnerability, foolishness. The very center of the world begins with a fool. Well, it is utterly simple. To be willing to start with whatever is in front of you.
Now, if you will listen, if you will pay attention and be mindful of the sadistic, inner voice, the part of the self that is mired in self-hatred, you start to hear that voice. You know behind that voice is fear, the same fear that we spoke of in the unraveling of the religions, in the splitting and the separateness, us against you, in politics, everywhere. Same fear. “How can I heal my fear?” Through kindness. Through gentleness. Through generosity. These are not such mysterious things. Small acts. You give someone something. You look at a poem, you care for your plants, you care for your cats. You earn money, you give some of it back to the universe. You pay attention to say a kind word to yourself and to someone else. You do the emotionally confrontative work that produces integrity. It is confrontation with gentleness. Clean out the stagnant portions in the emotional body, take responsibility, just like you would clean out a garden.
Be truthful with yourself. Let go of being a victim, celebrate small things. It’s much easier than you think. It is not mysterious and complicated. Some of you will want to contribute in a much larger way in the outer world. That’s fine. But where can you begin? And you are bombarded with such largeness, through television, through the newspapers. Vast hopelessness, torment. It seems so overwhelming. Still, you can begin here.
So, all the teachers have said essentially the same thing, in one way or another. And at some point, the gentleness you have about yourself, the kindness about other people, the willingness to contact, to be intimate, in a world that is wheeling, like a wheel, away from intimacy, no one can choose it except you. [pause] The overdeveloped intellect says, “Oh, it can’t be as simple as kindness.” But it is. Now, you can also open yourself, through the practice of meditation or whatever kind of inner work you choose, you can open yourself to be supported and nourished by a vastness of love that the personality self can only imagine, tentatively. And in the stories of awakening, enlightenment, breakthrough, the individual, personal self is flooded, is washed, with absolute knowledge of its own safety.
Jeannie: Micciah, I have a two-part question.
Jeannie: The first part is what is the metaphysical significance of the stockpiling of old people in nursing homes in this culture? And the proliferation of people who don’t have any home at all?
Micciah: This is all connected to what we are speaking of. Fear, fear that you must not leave the body. All of Western medicine has thrown its considerable efforts into hanging onto the suit. “Don’t let it go!” Even when it is worn, tired, in pain, and half the time in another place, in another realm. So it is the mistake that this is the person. This is the series of events. And you are, you are.... In group mind you hate old age because it is associated with death. And you ghettoize older people, you put them together, shut them away, drug them. There is no way for this but to reclaim one’s right to be old and part of the family group. The individual family and the greater family. To be old and to be healthy. To be old and to have the dignity of getting out of your body when your body is over.
Fear. And the same, homeless people, people you will not care for, who represent the banished aspects of the self. And again, the fear out of which greed is created, an insatiable attraction for comfort and well-being. We would like sometime to speak about the way in which oversimplified metaphysics, the practice of oversimplified metaphysics encourages attachment to [pause] a very limited sense of well-being.
We began by speaking of generosity. When you are cut off, through fear, from caring for yourself and extending that caring to the others around you, when you live in a consciousness of limitation, then you are not willing to care for your homeless. And there are more and more of them as the sort of violence of the fear proliferates. Instead of caring for people who have no homes, you are spending your money on weapons. So what can make a difference? Your own generosity. Beginning where, where you are. Don’t contemplate all the homeless people in New York City because it will paralyze you. Beginning where you are. What can you contribute? It is the very act of contemplating too much that freezes you, immobilizes you, from doing anything, yes?
And, very interesting to notice, if you will, your feelings about people when they approach you, people who have no homes. We don’t want to romanticize or sentimentalize, but it, it is something for which you are responsible. They are responsible also. [pause] And the voices of those who are not being cared for are getting louder and louder. What strategies do you have to do something about it? Workable strategies. [pause]
We thank you all for your thought, for that most precious commodity on this plane of action, your time. You, in your studying, in your examining, contribute to many others as well as to the beings who come here to learn about your plane. [pause] We wish you very well in your journeys, and we bid you a good evening.
Julie: I want to remind you that the channeling that I do with Micciah is really an ongoing exploration; in watching and listening, you’re part of the exploration. So the work is here and it is our intention to share it with those of you who watch. You need to evaluate it for yourselves, to go over the information, to assess what feels right to you, use what feels right and let the rest go.
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.”