MICCIAH CHANNEL: JULIE WINTER
Produced by Jon Child
Transcript of Program 83, 1987
Some of Julie’s early work in channel from 1987 where Micciah gives meditations and recommended actions to the class on:
• Intro: The divine hides it face in every situation View Section
• Opening the throat chakra through rhythm in the body View Section
• Bringing lightness and joy into being View Section
• Claiming and honoring the need for personal, private time View Section
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. And we would like to remind you of the way in which the divine, that which is divine, hides its face in every situation, even though the thinking mind looks at life and says, “No, the divine cannot possibly be in that situation or in that one.” We must be clear about this. The principle of the divine is always available. It is never gone. So every situation in the physical world is the emergence into form of a set of probabilities. And hovering somewhere in every set of probabilities is the face of spirit.
So, with that let’s begin with your questions.
Lainie: Micciah, the musical and creative part of my life seems to have been shut down somehow for the last year. Occasionally it arises, but... And Chiang even told me that my voice chakra was closed. I would like a meditation to open that part of me if in fact it is still closed. Or to reopen that part of me.
Micciah: Yes, reopen. Because it certainly was open for a long time. We will look. The throat center is the point of contact between the self and the voice of spirit. Sometimes a whole life can be lived and no connection is made between the word, between sound and spirit. We would say that a good meditation for you at this time begins not with your throat, but with your feet. To stand in your living room and rather than beginning with your voice, to which you have attached very much feeling and history and ideas, begin with rhythm. Begin by drumming your feet. And very slowly start to let the rhythm come up from your feet, through your legs, into your pelvis. And the first couple of times, don’t even make a sound. Just do the rhythm. And after two or three meditations of this sort, open your mouth but without willing any sound to come out. Just allowing whatever small sound wants to emerge. And keep going — three times a week, not five times a week — keep going until sound is emerging of its own accord. You may discover, because you have been singing since you were a very small child, that there is a lot of feeling attached to that release. Not doing what you are accustomed to doing, which is singing on purpose, but just letting the sound come through you. In fact, with anything that you have done for a long time and with which you are very familiar, it is wise — including channeling — to take it from a different approach, from a different angle. If you are a painter, you always paint in a certain way, always in the morning. Try it at night. The divine play. The divine play that is sacred. If you teach and you always do it in the same way, if you are an actor and you have an approach that is the same from time to time, try it in a different way. In this case from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It is one of the reasons we have begun to work with “this one” doing healing work while she is with us, and we will do some if we have time at the end. It is to shift. Anything that is the same for too long goes into automaticity, the automatic. And when you go into the automatic, you know, in a relationship, in anything you touch, the life force starts to die, in sexual relationships, in creativity, in everything.
Lainie: Thank you.
Micciah: Evoke the fool.
Christina: Micciah, I would like a meditation having to do with bringing more lightness and joyfulness into my being.
Micciah: Yes. [pause] Yes. Joy is naturally present unless something blocks it. We don’t mean to sound fatuous. Oh yes, is it present, is it present... Joy is really not only attached to circumstance. And we are aware of the politics of circumstance and the importance of circumstance. But the joy of the gift of life itself crops up in the strangest situations. It crops up during wartime when people’s noses are pressed against their mortality. It crops up in illnesses, sometimes there’s great opening. So, there is a [pause]... You need to be not so much connected to your child self, Christina, as your wily self. You have good access to your child. And your creativity is strongly connected to playfulness. Let’s say that one of the components of the total self is a wily critter, like a smart animal. And early in your development as a child — perhaps it is associated with the child — you grew up. You kept the creativity of the child but you put away your contact with this animal self. And one of the ways that you could bring — It isn’t a question of bringing joy in, as if you have to bring it in this way, but make space for it — is to contemplate each daily situation that you’re in, everything, brushing your teeth, going to work, walking, everything. What are the possibilities for pleasure in this situation? You tend to think of your own pleasure, except for a few areas. (Your pleasure and beauty is always strong). Down at the end of the list. So you can evoke your wily animal self, which loves pleasure, by consciously paying attention to what would bring you pleasure in each element of your day. And of the possibilities of everything that would bring you pleasure, which one of those are you in control of? What could you really do for yourself? Mmm. In order to make this change, it is necessary to shift, to shift your thinking because you just don’t think about it. And then after a while you feel burdened, and you ache from the burden of life. Does that make sense?
Micciah: You have, many of you, cut off the child, and cut off the wily animal, which is richly creative and absolutely connected to the divine. And it shows forth in your culture, this cutoff, this splitting, by a greed, a voraciousness, a sort of mania, for what ostensibly will create pleasure. Drugs. Drugs, sex, and rock and roll — some of which are genuinely pleasurable. But you know the culture has a kind of greed. And it is because there is a cut inside the individuals that make up group consciousness that does not look for real pleasure but instead operates from an idea about what pleasure would be. Terrible hunger, emptiness and hunger. And also a banishing of the divine fool, the wily animal, the child, which results, literally, in poisoning the earth and all the animals, because the animal inside is crushed. So you will do yourself great service by thinking of pleasure. Personal pleasure.
Julie: This is a break for a moment. You’ve been watching Micciah Channel, and I’d like you to go over the information... or maybe don’t go over the information. Stretch, breathe, get a sense of yourself in the slice of reality that you are in. And we’re going to go back and look at some more Micciah Channel.
Allan: Micciah, I’ve discovered my need for personal and private time.
Allan: And I’ve discovered also that I find it difficult to find that time and when I do, I have to, I feel criminal in stealing it, from people that I care about and that I like and so forth. And I would just like to, I suppose, have some sort of guidance about how to manage what in me is a very social nature and yet at the same time have my private time so that I can rejuvenate myself.
Allan: And also get done the things that I need to, that are sort of lonely things, solitary things.
Micciah: You have a very interesting expression, which you all use, which is “finding time.” Where precisely does one “find time”? [laughter] And the way you create your relationship to time is indeed as if you were trying to locate it, find a hunk of time. And then you went on to say you feel as if you are stealing, as if it were an object, as if it were something that could be stolen. So, the first step is to claim the totality of your time as your own. The whole thing. And rather than imagining you belong, that your time belongs to other people, imagine that it is all yours and try to conceive what of it are you willing to share. So you are coming at it from another perspective.
Now there is some fear in you, somewhat in the unconscious, that if you do not say yes, if you do not give people what you really consider to be their time with you, that there will be retribution. That — well you, in your frame of reference, taking it for yourself. We would say it is already yours, and you are choosing to share it with yourself some of the time — that if, if you do that, your friends will be angry, perhaps punitive. So what would constitute entitlement for you? What would constitute your completely owning all your time? Let us see. Just a moment.
We see you singing a song. Making up a song or finding a song that represents it. And beginning to sing the song to yourself, to your inner self. About your time being... All your time is your time and it is no one else’s time. And then asking yourself with whom you would like to share some of your time. Or, Allan, as if it were food, food that is all yours, and you are going to share some of it, and you need some of it to nourish yourself alone. Because food, putting food into other people’s bodies does not nourish you. Or, it does, but not if you exclude yourself. If you are starving, then you are not yet in a position to feed someone else.
Now, you asked two questions. The other was about being solitary, yes?
Micciah: So, let us go over. Sing. And you can waltz around the apartment and sing. Mostly you all try to figure things out, which is the least valuable way to retrain the self, is to figure it out. Singing is good, dancing is good, chanting is good, drawing is good. The question about being solitary is how to sustain being alone? I’m not sure of the question.
Allan: I guess sustaining a motivated action while alone.
Micciah: Ah! Can you make it playful? Can you make a game out of what you need to do? Ask the fool. Ask your own sacred fool how he would help you. It is like high play. It is another reason that the great seriousness of your culture and the hunger for pleasure, all of this ties together. The disconnection from the animal self, from the wise and wily animal self, that disconnection disconnects you from your own lively need for pleasure, for the nourishment of pleasure. And with that comes a kind of rigidity, lifelessness, that you bring to all the tasks of your life, so that the most ecstatic things become drudgery. When you begin to awaken that quality of being, the animal, the fool that is trusting and spontaneous and playful and trustworthy, you reconnect yourself to the circuitry of aliveness. Does this make sense?
Micciah: So with each task, ask the animal self, what would be fun? What would be a pleasure in this? And you will get some surprising answers. You will notice that children in the beginning of their lives do all kinds of things, all manner of things, that adults consider drudgery with great joy, because of the newness. This relates to what we were saying before about automaticity. When you incorporate the wisdom of the fool, when you are at one with the sacred dance, everything you do is new because, in truth, you have never done it in that moment before. Thinking it is old hat is just a trick of the mind. And using that same portion of the mind to figure things out — we have nothing against the thinking mind, a magnificent instrument — but, using that portion of the mind to figure things out with the same dryness or seriousness of solemnity only gets you more drudgery. So.
Allan: Thank you.
Micciah: You are welcome. We wish you to know that many realms are engaged in these conversations. It is not just that you learn from us; we are learning from you. You have the notion, as we have said before, that the earth is perhaps sort of a school for souls who have flopped elsewhere. But we tell you, each incarnation in the great dream of the divine fool is sacred.
We wish you a most loving and joyful evening and we bid you good night.
Julie: That’s the end of this particular segment... of this particular adventure. And 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. So long.
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.”