MICCIAH CHANNEL: JULIE WINTER
Produced by Jon Child
Transcript of Program 144, 1990
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Some of Julie’s early work in channel from 1990 where Micciah discusses:
• Practice. Mindfulness of what we practice. Our culture’s belief that self-worth is measured by results. Practice is unending and has no result. The wisdom of “beginner’s mind.” Going into Source (not for better results but for its own sake) nurtures everything, “shifts the atmosphere of your believing,” develops the capacity to be a “beloved witness.”
• Why prosperity can seem threatening: (1) “Fear, and an inability to experience sufficiency”; lack of a practice of surrender to Spirit. (2) Personal beliefs, fears, taboos about prosperity. Practice awareness of sufficiency, and bless it. True prosperity comes from Spirit, returns to Spirit, is Spirit.
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 do the same. And use your discernment in evaluating the information that comes through.
Micciah: We greet you all, dear friends. And we are most pleased to be with you.
In your own spiritual development, you will support your growth and your transformation by being mindful of what you practice.
If you observe your life — what you think, what you speak, the choices you make, the atmosphere of your own believing — you will notice certain patterns or habits. You will notice, [pointing to her head] if you are mindful (or we should really say “mindful.” [points then to her heart.] It is the mindfulness of the heart as well as the mindfulness of the head), that you are in the practice of doing things a certain way.
You can be in the practice of fear. Much of the earth’s population (human population) is in a morbid grip of fear. The claws of fear have for centuries been embedded in the tissue of human consciousness; and you are now struggling to break free! And you can be in the practice of tenderness; in the practice of truthfulness.
[Slowly, intently, emphatically.] You are, as a culture, very much attached to results. You measure yourselves by the results that you get. So you are ... in the habit of believing that results equal worth. Value. Therefore, you do not give your life to a practice. You notice: spiritual practice (you refer to having a spiritual practice) is called practice because it doesn’t have an end! You are always practicing. You don’t reach the final point: “That’s it! No more practice — you are now an expert.” The wisest of the wise are always connected to “beginner’s mind.”
If you will be in the practice of going into the Source for your guidance, your energy, your love, you will prosper everything.
Pay attention, now; this part is important. We do not mean: “Oh! Going to the Source — and then you will get better results!” Which is a very frequent interpretation in metaphysics, or in the oversimplified version of metaphysics — you get into relationship with the Source to “improve your results”! To have — more! or do it — better! To be an expert, and therefore to prop up your sense of self-worth. “You see?” [Thumps the floor.] “I got these results; I must really be all right.”
This is complicated. Just a moment — there are many threads feeding in.
[Intensely.] When you are in the practice of going into the Source as a process, just for itself alone, out of devotion, and out of choosing (your magnificent task in this realm, your magnificent privilege, is to be able to choose), you go into the Source — the stillness, the bounty, the endlessness of Spirit. And this practice nurtures everything within you as an environment. You walk in the atmosphere of your own believing. When you are in the practice of going into the Source, it shifts the atmosphere of your believing.
[Whisper.] Just a moment.
[Aloud.] When you are in the practice of going into the Silence (very difficult in this culture; you live in the noisiest time that has ever been on this planet. An incredible din! You must make a practice of going into the Silence) — when you do, you develop the capacity to witness.
To witness means to observe. What do we mean by it? To observe compassionately, with no judgment, the activities of the self and the environment. The practice of going into the Silence (Silence and Source are together) develops your capacity to be a beloved witness.
[Still slowly and emphatically.] And from the position of loving and observing, you are empowered to speak the truth. It implies a kind of fluidity, which rests in your trust that Spirit holds you, that you do not have to hold on, as a personality, to ... what you know, and your judgments — your position of being right (which is a fearful position). That you have a fluidity to be a beloved observer, as you move through the multi-dimensions — the many dimensions — the multidimensionality of your possible self. Do you understand so far? Yes? No? Yes. All right.
Let’s have the questions. This is all connected.
Roseanne: Why is it that people are threatened by prosperity? We were talking about prosperity in class —
Micciah: Yes. Why are people threatened by prosperity?
Obviously — apparently — desirous of it; yet at the same time many are, indeed, threatened by it.
Now, we must clarify the word “prosperity” — clarify the language. Prosperity, in this context, does not refer solely to money, but rather to a living awareness of abundance as Source.
Mostly, prosperity is understood to mean “MORE!” More stuff. And that constant craving for MORE! comes from fear, and also from an inability to experience sufficiency. And it is contact with the spiritual source — whatever you want to call it, whatever name you give it — that allows you to experience sufficiency. Because it is never going to run out! Bodies will die, earthquakes will happen, the value of money will fluctuate; Spirit is endlessly abundant.
But to experience prosperity from that perspective means you have to go to Spirit. And to truly do that is fearsome! Blissful ... and fearsome. It means giving up your illusions of control. It means being willing to surrender, to be fluid, to go into the Silence, to return to Source — to practice! You have the gift of your incarnation to practice with.
So that is one reason.
In a more psychological realm, if we drop out the question of Spirit for a moment, individual personalities have a variety of fears about prosperity as it is ordinarily understood. They are afraid because they may equate it with being powerful. They are afraid because they are afraid they may misuse what they have. Or if they have it they will fear losing it. Or they have a family belief that prosperity is forbidden — forbidden! Dangerous! Bad!
True prosperity comes through the vulnerability and openness of your heart (as Trungpa has written about). Some fear the responsibility of a prosperous life. Some find their identity through aligning with those who have not. Some are able to manifest stuff — money — and live in a nightmare of deprivation and of fear that it will be taken from them.
So, to truly live in a consciousness of abundance, you must address attachment, clinging, greed, personal willingness to be satisfied (to find that you have a sufficiency.) One of the mindful, heartful practices that you can be in for yourselves is to cultivate your awareness of what is sufficient, and bless it, so you are in the atmosphere of constantly noticing, observing, witnessing!, what you are being given. [Deep breath.] “It is sufficient. I am appreciative. I bless it.” And so it prospers.
And even though there needs to be a concrete distribution of wealth (that is, you could feed every child on this planet, every adult on this planet, now; you have the technical capability) — there needs to be a balancing, in the manifest world, of goods and resources — there also needs to be a consciousness that prosperity and Spirit are one and the same. True prosperity: it is Spirit; it comes from there. And it returns to that place.
And out of that comes the genuine impulse, always, to share. Not out of guilt or compulsion but out of a springing forth of your inner sense of plenty, that comes from your practice of going into the Source ... to the Source ... to the Source.
[Whisper.] So ... [Aloud.] When you are a light in the great rebalancing, as the Queen of Heaven descends to meet the King in the merging that is the spiritual fire, then your yearning toward service is so strong that it becomes an imperative. Not out of guilt or fear, but yearning.
So we ask that you cultivate the flame within yourself — the flame is Source — that you go to it, that you be in the practice of being with it, and that you allow that to inform your life and your dreaming at every level. Coming to right balance — right relationship — with all of creaturehood, and all of the earth, awakens the generosity of the Fire within you. Feed the Fire. Bless the Fire.
[Whisper.] So. [Aloud.] We thank you very much.
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.”