MICCIAH CHANNEL: JULIE WINTER
Produced by Jon Child
Transcript of Program 149, 1990 [automated CC]
Some of Julie’s early work in channel from 1990 where Micciah discusses:
• Acts of faith. Faith is courageous, ferocious, merciful. To be complete, faith must “inform your actions.” You need only a mustard-seed’s-worth. View Section
• The Queen of Heaven; origins of male and female: Centuries of misunderstanding are now shifting. The Queen of Heaven reveals her fiery aspect; man’s tenderness is restored. Wholeness for all beings. Drama of “the Other” tests our faith, teaches us that “there is no Other. Only the One.” View Section
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 all, dear friends....
And we wish to remind you that when you gather in this way, when you gather in your weekly circles, you are enacting a commitment to love; and that faith is always connected to action.
[Animated, playful, dramatic throughout.] Faith unrolls itself, manifests itself, through action. Acts of faith. So, faith is not a passive, sweet element ... the “faith” of ... syrupy greeting cards and relatively superficial well-wishing. Faith is courageous! It is ferocious! It is merciful. It is vibrant. And in order to be complete, it must act. Or, to be more precise, it must inform your actions.
When you create a healing circle, or when you bless your food, or when you are able to contemplate all the situations of life through your faith, then you are empowered in a most remarkable way.
Spirit knows itself through the celebration and the praising of its creatures. And in the vast and infinitely complex act of creation — of the earth, of you, of everything that lives and breathes (including the body of the earth) — there is the expression of faith.
[Exhalation.] Faith ... and action. Faith and courage ... Faith and stillness. But not faith and boredom! It is very exciting.
So, we are trying to pull your ideas about faith out of ... perhaps, your old images. It is very alive! And you don’t need that much faith. You only need [holding thumb and forefinger close together] this much faith. Like the quote about the grain of mustard seed. [Jesus: “if you have faith no bigger even than a mustard-seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there!’, and it will move.” New English Bible, Matthew 17.20.]
So, please, what are your questions?
Imogen: In a recent batch of sessions, you several times referred to the “Queen of Heaven descending in her fiery aspect.”
Micciah: [Whisper.] Yes!!
Imogen: And I wonder if you would speak for a little while about that; and also about the male and the female, the masculine and feminine polarity: what is the origin? And something about the meaning of that polarity, that apparent polarity.
Micciah: [Whisper.] Yes. [Aloud.] This is a huge inquiry —
— into which, speaking of “only that much,” we will only be able to go an atom’s worth; and we would be delighted to do that.
The Queen of Heaven ... the aspect of creation that is called the Feminine ... there are layers upon layers of misunderstanding about that, and about the Masculine.
In your thinking and believing about “the Feminine,” and the way the Mother exists in group consciousness and in everyday life, in some cultures (in most cultures) she is often seen as the soft — round breasts, round belly; the body of the earth; the nurturing, the intuitive, the tender. And that aspect has been very much downgraded as you come through, you plunge through your cycles of growth. Desiring wholeness, you have moved very far away; you have repudiated the Mother in that aspect; harmed the earth (although the earth will survive); harmed yourselves, harmed creatures.
And all of this is starting to shift, in this great time of healing. (We wish to say, just as an aside: it has been different in different cultures. We are speaking in very broad terms.) And as this shifts (you are prepared for the shift, you have been made ready), the Queen of Heaven — she who has been veiled and mysterious — appears.
It is like the notion of faith: not as a quiescent position but the faith of fire, of courage. There is an aspect of the Feminine that is fiery, that burns through toxins, and purifies them; that is the warrior of the heart. In her glowing and implacably faith-full aspect, she is starting to enter consciousness (or, really, re-enter) in your speaking, in your dreaming, in dream life, dreamtime. As you, as creatures, begin to be willing to shift your attitude toward the Feminine.
At the same time, the nurturing aspect of maleness, the tenderness of the Father — you know, you have for a very long time, in much of your believing, had the vengeful Father, the authoritarian Father, the remote, cold Father, the soldiering Father. As the Queen descends in her fiery aspect, so it is also returned to men ... their tears, their melting, their deep nurturing, their story-telling. Their tenderness. They come together.
So now, in the great field of believing — in the great soup of consciousness — you have a possibility of wholeness for all beings. Fiery and intuitive woman; fiery and intuitive man.
Again, as a side — an aside: so much war has come about on this relatively small ground of the Middle East, yes? Centuries of war in what many people call the Holy Land. Isn’t that a paradox? Why is it not a place of peace? Observing about the Masculine and the Feminine: it is a place where very violent opposites of male and female are enacted, yes? Whereas on one hand many Arab men are affectionate with each other (they hold hands, they hug, they touch, they embrace; that — what you consider, quote, “feminine” stroking and physical contact is enacted by the men), yet it is also enormously abusive to women. They are denied civil rights and freedoms — mmm — and the men are highly authoritarian. The ground itself is a mixture of the bony, dry, parched earth, yearning for the river, the rain, tears — that aspect of the Feminine. All of this warfare in that domain is symbolically pointing you to certain teachings.
In India — where so much is known about the Feminine in all her aspects: the fiery, the courageous, the implacable — also women have struggled. Still they are immolating themselves in the fire when their husbands die; they are chattel. But here in America, where the Masculine and Feminine have been, ah — at least in recent years — on more of an equal footing (relatively speaking! Relatively speaking), the women are able to move in the world much more freely. And yet the underlying change has not yet been birthed.
Why do you have male and female?
Is this clear so far?
Students. Yes ... Um-hm.
Micciah: Oh, we have one more thing! Mm. The Queen of Heaven descends in her ring of fire, with the veil removed, so you see the true face of the Feminine. At the same time, it is possible for men to claim their own wholeness. And all the aspects of the apparent split — all the possibilities of the Masculine, and all the possibilities of the Feminine — exist within every person, within every being. And as they become available, you can ... drink of this divine wholeness, without obliterating Masculine and Feminine. Because it is part of the sacred play.
You come into bodies that look different, that function somewhat differently: one bears children, the other doesn’t (at least physical children; at least in that lifetime). And you have the setup for a battle between the forces — each one representing, to the other, the “Other.” So, to men, women are the Other, and vice versa.
This is the perfect ground on which to play with opposites. [Deep sigh.] In fact, male and female are not exactly opposites. Mm ... but it is the ground (a ground) on which you enact your relationship with the Other. And one of the ingredients that is necessary, in order to bring the two together so they support each other rather than destroying each other, is faith. It is the hardest thing to have faith in the Other, whether it (the Other) is a man and you’re a woman — you work through the same dance with other races, with Other in economic terms, with Other — the sick and the well, so called. And you are testing your faith.
You come into this lifetime using the vehicle, the divine vehicle, of your personality and your body (the magical, extraordinary gift of your body!) as a way to learn about Spirit. To burnish the personality-self; to open it where it is closed, frightened; to allow Spirit to pour through. So you come in in the duality of male and female in order to enact, finally, your faith in the Divine One, and know that it is all inside you, and you are completely inside the Other. [Crooning.] There is no Other ... there is noooo ... Other.
In order to realize that — realize it! [sharp exhalation], you dance through many lifetimes, or — bump through many lifetimes, or hurl yourself through many lifetimes — so that it becomes, through human creaturehood as one of the facets of the great creative source, a knowing that there is only faith, there is only Spirit. There is no Other! Just the One; no Other.
Acts of faith. The Queen of Heaven descends. Because you are ready to entertain merciful faith, implacable faith, in the garb of womanhood, who has always been intuitive Mother. And you are able to entertain merciful faith, implacable faith, in the garb of manhood, who has been for so long remote — soldier — destroyer.
[Sharp sigh.] It is a very large topic.
[Pause.] And since nothing is ever destroyed — energy only changes form — every time you breathe you are breathing in all the maleness and all the femaleness ... that ever was.
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.”