MICCIAH CHANNEL: JULIE WINTER
Produced by Jon Child
Transcript of Program 140, 1990 [automated CC]
Some of Julie’s early work in channel from 1990 where Micciah discusses:
• To cultivate stillness, with its fertility and healing power, is “most urgent” right now. This is the noisiest time in history. “In the midst of all sound there is perfect silence.” View Section
• To unite with inner guidance and tap into creativity: Practice meditation “which gives you the skill of stillness”; be willing to be accountable; know when to seek support. View Section
• How to be sure one’s guiding voice is reliable: If the suggestion is reasonable, “try it out” in the physical world. Our resources in Spirit are enormous. To resist “what life wants to teach you” is exhausting. View Section
• Why children are the victims: Their innocence arouses our need to “wound as [we] were wounded.” Child abuse is ancient. Mistreatment of the earth reflects the same distortion. Revere the totality: “you reflect Spirit by not rejecting yourself.” View Section
[The tape was quite damaged, but viewable for reference.]
Micciah: We greet you all, dear friends.
Julie: My Name is Julie Winter, and this program is called Micciah Channel.
And what you are going to see is me, going into an altered state of consciousness, a non-ordinary state of awareness. And what I believe happens when I am in that state is that I enter an expanded geography of the self, and that there is an overlap between what I know (my intelligence, my awareness, my experience) and something that is larger than my ordinary awareness. It may indeed be that it is all part of my awareness and that would be fine. What’s produced is a personality that is a product of this overlapping, and the personality is called Micciah.
My voice is going to change and it is my own voice. The variations in speech have to do with my being in an altered state.
The program is created from my classes. My students bring questions in. We encourage you to ask questions, to ask questions about channeling, about my channeling, whatever. And use your discernment in evaluating the information that comes through.
Micciah: We greet you, dear friends. And we are most pleased to be with you.
[Slowly, with pauses.] Out of the power of stillness, the fertility of stillness, comes the voice of the Beloved. When you are able to be with stillness, to sit with stillness, you create the inner listening for the voice of great compassion.
Culturally, you imagine that stillness is an absence of sound, or an absence of activity. But stillness is filled with vitality! And it is most urgent that you all be able to employ the nurturing power of stillness — to be with the architecture, the design, of stillness; particularly now, in the midst of cacophony, in the midst of action and activity that is beyond frenetic! — that you hold the place of stillness and silence.
You are living in a time that is noisier than any other time in the history of this earth. You have not only the noise of television and radio and hi-fi and ... Walkman; you have the noise of the telephone, the computer, the answering machine, the Fax, and the noises of all the, ah — wires — the electricity, the pulsating — which is not audible with your ears but it is audible to your cells: it has an impact on the cells of your body and on your nervous system.
Silence and stillnesssss ... hold great healing power and are much needed in this time, as an awareness of the sacred.
So ... now we are going to continue to talk and interrupt the silence. In the midst of all sound there is perfect silence.
Please, what are your questions?
Pamela: Micciah, I’ve been having the feeling that there are — there’s a realm of creativity which we as creative people could tap into, in which I feel that there are, like, projects that are available that need to come out at this time, and are available to those who have the ability to tap into their fullness, and —
Pamela: — according to whatever your medium, the talent of your medium, is; and I wondered — I, as a writer, think of this. And so I was wondering how we can get closer to our inner guidance to tap that realm.
Micciah: How can you establish union with your inner guidance to bring forth that which needs to be born?
Micciah: One way is through silence. Through stillness. To cultivate stillness — not only through meditation (although a meditation practice that is a strong practice supports your availability to the deepest sources of creativity).
It is not only a meditation practice (which is actually done in — often, not always — in physical stillness, silence; sometimes with walking; sometimes spinning, as in the Sufi dancing), but to cultivate stillness in such a way that you are aware of the core of peacefulness — no, not peacefulness; stillness — within activity, and the activity within stillness. So that even in the midst of movement, of being with people, of interacting, of talking, eating, moving, dancing, dreaming, you are with ... the stillness which makes you available to hear the singing of the Beloved, to hear your own particular personal guidance.
And it is also beneficial, in asking for guidance and to bring such projects to birth, to know within yourself that you are willing to be accountable and committed to what you are doing.
The first steps, then, come through a practice of meditation which gives you the skill of stillness — because it is not really a skill you are brought up with. Some of you find it individually. You understand? You must cultivate it. And then you can move the practice of your meditation into the sacredness of ordinary life, so the pulsation of life and of your aliveness contains mindfulness of the stillness within activity and the activity within the stillness.
And then, you need to be able to shape what you are given and to take steps for which you are willing to be accountable. Otherwise your projects, whether it is writing or art, healing or music, rest in the realm of the luminous: they are in the unmanifest. To bring something in to manifestation you need commitment to purpose, which takes discipline, and personal accountability.
And, in addition, you need to know ... when to ask for help and support; that most projects, in their manifestation, sooner or later in the human community, need assistance and support to go the next steps.
Commitment ... is the servant of Spirit.
Is that clear?
Students: Yes. ... Um-hmm.
Linda: My question is based on the earlier question. I was going to ask how we can best hear our own inner guidance, but you’ve said something about that. How can we know that what we hear amidst the silence is our inner guidance; and, having heard it, what would make it possible to trust that guidance more than we do now?
Micciah: What — how do you know what you hear is inner guidance? What else might it be? You mean, how do you know it’s truth?
Micciah: Practice. All of the delight of Spirit must (in this realm) move itself through the intricacies, the obstacles, and the celebration of the physical world itself. So, when you receive guidance you must try it out.
Let us give you an example. Suppose you are working with forgiveness (a powerful topic indeed), and you are asking for assistance in forgiving someone who, ah — has been a thorn in your flesh, and you receive that you may write them a letter but not send it. You write from your consciousness to their consciousness. You do physically write the letter; you pour into the letter your commitment to ask for forgiveness, to share the love you feel for this person with them. And then you are to keep the letter for a week and contact the person every day — contact their consciousness in your meditation.
You think: “Well, all right.” How do you know that this is going to be effective at all unless you try it? You don’t. So, there is the process of evaluation. If it is suggested to you that you stand on a window ledge seventeen stories above the pavement and, ah — skip, your human intelligence and savvy tells you this is not a good idea. But if the suggestion seems reasonable, then you must try it, and keep trying and trying — acting on the guidance, and observing the results with awareness. This takes commitment, mindfulness, and the willingness to take action. Now it may not be a question of action, but rather an inner shift which takes the form of the movement of awareness, a suggestion for further meditation, for dietary changes — whatever you are asking. A suggestion about abundance, about service. You will never know the way Spirit speaks to you, the song of Spirit as it enters into your own silence, unless you listen and pay attention and act.
This sounds easy enough, except that as soon as the guidance appears and you begin to need to take action all kinds of things come up: resistance; the will, which wants to grab onto everything and direct it; judgment (”Oh, I think that’s a silly exercise. I’m not going to do that exercise. Oh, that will never work.”). So ... in the appreciating of what is given to you, you honor it by trying it out.
And obviously, no true inner guidance would ever suggest you harm another person deliberately, or yourself.
[Whisper.] Yes ...
[Aloud.] In fact, it takes a tremendous amount of energy to stop yourself from being guided by Spirit. Your dreaming is always speaking to you through Spirit. The split seconds in between your ordinary physical focus (which actually flashes on and off) in those interwoven seconds you are receiving images, guidance, impressions of all kinds. It takes effort to keep the voice of Spirit away from you. It is tiring — it is tiring, to use all that energy to stay away from what life wants to teach you.
[Quietly and emphatically.] We deeply wish to communicate with you how much power is accessible to you — how much knowledge, guidance — how rich the possibilities are. You are not paupers in the world of Spirit; and Spirit is ever seeking to give itself to you, and you sometimes play peek-a-boo with it. “I see it — I don’t see it — is it really there?” Of course it’s really there. No matter what you call it.
So — please continue.
Barrie: Micciah, my question has to do with the homeless; and at this time of year it appears that we all step over a lot of people a lot of the time, and I hear constantly people saying, “Oh! I wish they’d go away,” and “Why are they here?” and “How awful!” And I’d like to know how to communicate to people I know that it’s a shared responsibility — that it’s not the homeless’s fault that they’re homeless, and that we all have a part of this.
Micciah: Yes. It is exactly what we are speaking about in the rest of this session, Barrie.
You cannot have a situation in the outer world that is not a reflection of situations — constellations of belief — in the inner world, in which everyone participates. So, those who are without shelter and without means are aspects of the larger self for which we — we do not — we are not able to care; you are not able to care.
To go back to what we said earlier [deep sigh]: when you are truly in communion with Spirit you are so strongly moved to care, you are so powerfully held by Spirit, that it is safe to be completely generous. Then everything is shared among people. But you are not really asking about how they came to be homeless, but how to communicate.
There is no guarantee that you are going to get your communication through; but your willingness to communicate means your willingness to be vulnerable, to be foolish, possibly to be rejected or abandoned, to be argued with. It is a willingness to keep speaking the truth out of the love you have, to keep allowing the voice of the Beloved to speak through you — and it will be heard where it will.
The least effective mode of communication between human creatures (one of the least effective) is blame. Most people, if you approach them in a blaming mode, immediately stick their fingers in their ears and run as quickly as they can in the opposite direction.
Sometimes if you say to someone: “Let us reason this through together,” you can elicit a response. The best way to communicate is for you to be able to be in an open-hearted position — a vulnerable, open-hearted position; to let yourself be held by the greater forces, and to become transparent to opposition. You are not there to shake your finger or to oppose the wrong of their opinion, but to share, out of your own love, your thinking and believing and experiencing.
[Sigh.] Righteousness is a very poor form of communication. Sometimes humor, tenderness....
Barrie: That helps.
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.”