MICCIAH CHANNEL: JULIE WINTER
Produced by Jon Child
Transcript of Program 118, 1989 [CC]
Some of Julie’s early work in channel from 1989 where Micciah discusses:
• Value of exercising “guided discernment.” View Section
• Right use of affirmation techniques: At first, one cannot avoid attachment to the outcome, and “an uprush of delight and greed.” As one learns compassionately to “question the intention in making the affirmation,” attachment becomes “less and less dense.” View Section
• “Other entities” in class: “This is a conversation between realms.” Nonphysical beings are “present as attunement.” The brain is more a receiving station than a briefcase stuffed with information. 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.
I want to thank all of you who have been watching and who have written to me. And what you are going to see is me, with my personality and intelligence, awareness, go into an altered state. And while I’m in that altered state, I join with other energies, or another energy, and produce the personality of Micciah. I have, in that state, an awareness that I don’t ordinarily have. And I’m going to respond to questions that my classes have asked me.
Julie: This is a prayer basket. [holding prayer basket and demonstrating] These are prayers, affirmations, wishes, intentions. And what we do in healing class, in our circle, is write prayer slips for ourselves and for other people for whom we would like to offer affirmations of love and wholeness, as well as for the planet.
And we would like to include you who watch on television in the healing activities of this group. Then I lay hands on the prayer basket. [to the class] We could all lay hands on the prayer basket at the end.
We would like you to send in your prayer slips and make a big prayer basket so that we who are linked in this relatively abstract way of video can be linked as a circle, as a web of prayers and affirmations for peace and harmony.
Micciah: We greet you all, dear friends.
And we are pleased to be with you this evening, and to work with your questioning minds and hearts, knowing that the exploration itself is life-affirming — that you are questioning, pressing out against the edges of what you know; questioning for yourselves. We urge you once again to evaluate, to assess, to be a discerning being about all of the information that you read, about whatever we say, about what other people say. The exercise of guided discernment is one that will awaken you out of patterns of sleepwalking, of automaticity.
So, let us begin with your questions, please.
Elaine: Micciah, in the work that we do we often use techniques such as affirmations and visualizations. How can we effectively use techniques such as those, and do the work, without falling into the trap of becoming attached to the outcome?
Micciah: You can’t.
And we will go further than that.
Often, when a beginning student seizes on the metaphysical notions and teachings that embrace affirmation — visualization of what you want — there is, ah ... an uprush of both delight and greed. Delight because part of the self is delighted with the possibilities of using consciousness and guiding beliefs in this way. Genuine delight. Because this is a model of the universe that offers possibility for growth.
And part of the self — the aspect of the local personality that is in yearning — moves into greed and desire and attachment, and vociferous willfulness, and merges that with the idea of, ah — affirming and visualizing. It is particularly so when you grow in a culture that so much encourages greed, and feeds the notion of emptiness and constant, ah — [sharp inhalation] — sucking in of substances, of experiences, of people, of relationships, and so forth.
You must bear in mind that these potential first steps are very valuable, are rich, are honorable, are instructive. And, ah — hopefully, as you go further in your studies and as you experiment with visualizing and with affirming, you come to notice, through your own real growth: “Aha! Something is amiss.”
Some people do not; they seem to remain in a dualistic frame of reference, and simply use visualization and affirmation and so forth to ... [searches for word] comfort themselves; and it does. It — it can then feed the fire of greed; and that is the way that is.
But mostly, if you start to pluck at your beliefs; if you start to work with concepts of generosity, abundance, giving, yielding, surrender, you will bump into the feeling, the notion, that attachment in and of itself is ... to be attended to, to be addressed.
And one can be quite as attached to having nothing as having something. One can be attached to anything. As we have said before: attachment is like a roving beam that can focus itself on anything. You can be attached to piety; you can be attached to chastity; you can be attached to abundance; and you can be attached to a bare, monastic existence. So — we would like to go another step.
When you reach a certain point in your own development, with your meditations and affirmations, you start to question the intention in making the affirmation — the ecology of it, if you will: “Well — this is what I would like.” Everyone has needs; you do not stop having needs by not using affirmations — “Well, I will just give up affirming or visualizing or playing with consciousness, and the architecture of consciousness, in that way,” — because your needs will go right on, whether you deal with them in that style or not; yes? But you can question — deeply question, and playfully question, and prayerfully question — the intention behind what you are affirming, and whether, in the greater sense of the ecology of You as an entity, it serves your growth or not.
Now, you can go on questioning forever. You know there is a point where you must CHOOSE. And you are on this plane of action, you are in this world, in great part, to learn about the responsibility of choosing, of choice. So — as you grow, you question the intention in making the affirmation: “What does it serve, on the little planet that is me?” And your needs change as your meditation practice grows and your awareness grows, so that once what seemed very important perhaps will diminish in importance.
[Quietly] The greatest abundance is in the vulnerability and the openness of your heart — in the tenderness, and in the merciful qualities of the compassion that you feel and express. That is your richness. And when you have that, you can have much or have little in the material world.
So when you reach the point of observing your intentions, and noticing your attachment — your attachment to having what you meditate for or affirm for, your attachment to nonattachment (as we say, it can settle anywhere) — noticing it compassionately, you can work with it, and you will go on working with it and dancing with it, and so forth, permanently.
It becomes less and less dense. The attachment which starts out very solid — impelling, compelling — starts to become softer, and then ... malleable, and then transparent. So what was once like a rock (”I’m going to affirm for that, and I WANT it!”) — like a stone! — is as diaphanous as a cloud.
And there will probably be areas of your life wherein you experience much greater attachment and much less attachment. It is not consistent, even within one individual. And when you find the attachment — it is there, it is like a stone — then that is interesting. Well, what is that stone like? [Deep breath]
Yes? Do you want to ask more?
Elaine: No ... I’ve been working with being nonjudgmental when I find myself being attached, or anything else.
Elaine: It’s very difficult, but — [laughs].
Micciah: It is the most difficult. [Laughs] It is, absolutely. And it is so true that ... the web of beliefs of your culture will join together with a model of reality that includes affirmations and making designs and forms in consciousness. They will join together in a way that is particularly fertile for promoting the notion of “more is better.” Good question.
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. Then we’re going to go back and look at some more Micciah Channel.
Micciah:Who are the other entities in this room?
Marie: Yes. [Laughs] Yes; you’ve often mentioned the other entities in the room who —
Micciah: [Whisper] Yes —
Marie: — who come to these classes with us —
Micciah: Well — this is a conversation between two realms. This. You are all — we are all engaged in a conversation. This one is the, ah — receiving station. The brain itself works like a tuning device, attuning to ... constellations of information and impressions.
Information is not stored in the brain, we don’t think. There is one model of reality (this will have bearing) — there is one model of reality [that says] if you poke at the brain in a certain place you get a certain response, or you will destroy or stimulate certain memories, as if they were stuffed in that little part, or electrically stimulated by the movement of that part.
But we don’t think so. We think the brain is like a tuning system; and when you poke at that part and a set of memories is destroyed, or the ability to tune in to certain memories is destroyed, it is the tuning device that is disturbed — not, ah — the material that is somehow stuffed into the brain itself.
So. [Louder] You are living in a multidimensional reality. You are living in simultaneous realities, with your nose pointed into the local present.
And there are beings who exist in other dimensions (and YOU exist in other dimensions as well! You are a multidimensional being. But you don’t experience yourself that way, ordinarily). And there are entities ... who exist in realms that do not have a — a three-dimensional, concrete, physical aspect. As it is so that when your consciousness leaves your physical body, the consciousness is for a while (to use the linear frame) intact, or available, but it is — you will leave your body and discover there is no place to go, so to speak. You are still quite conscious: you are just not bumping into the furniture.
So — there are many different realities; and some of the consciousnesses of those realities, those dimensions, are able to, ah — it sounds as if they are physically present. They are not necessarily occupying chairs.
But they are attuned — just as this one and all of you, to some extent, attune to a portion of another dimension when this one channels. So — they don’t have to be physically present. They are present as — attunement, and are partaking of your experience and of this conversation, because they are eager to learn about the earth just as you are eager to learn about other dimensions besides your own.
Is that clear?
Micciah: [Whisper] So ... we will leave you now.
We do hope that you realize ... that the vibrancy of your commitment to your own life force, and to Spirit, is experienced as a contribution everywhere — everywhere in the web. That commitment and patience are part of why you enter the earth aspect of reality: because patience is not necessary in other dimensions — not patience or tolerance or the work toward compassion, or nonattachment — they are not issues in other dimensions. It is here, within the apparent duality, that you learn about it.
So. We thank you for your commitment and your tolerance.
Julie: OK, I’m back again. Take a break. Look around the room at the slice of reality that you are in at this moment. Take a breath. Let yourself relax. Shake out. And we’re going to go back and look at some more Micciah Channel.
Micciah: So, if you will all move in.
[everyone in class moves to surround the prayer basket in the center of the room]
So, these represent your songs of faith and your reaching out and reaching in through to union. And you can put your hands where your heart is... hearts are, and ask that all those here be blessed. Yes, everyone. [motions all to put their hands over the basket] That we speak for ourselves and for the good of all in the healing, coming to wholeness in the outer world. All those who have requested healing in body, and mind, and in spirit are blessed through the Great One.
So let it be.
Students: So be it
Micciah: And we thank you for your time, your love, your creation and we bid you a most joyful day.
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.
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.”