people can tell which of the seven major Roles they are through
reading some of the Michael books and then doing self-inquiry;
however, if youre like most of us, youll probably
feel like all of the Roles from time to time. If theres
any question about which Role you are, you can ask a Michael trainer
to do this for you, either in person or by sending him or her
some photos of yourself. If youd like me to do your complete
overleaves for you, click here
for more information.
you know your Role, you learn that you have one of seven Goals:
Re-evaluation, Growth, Discernment, Acceptance, Submission, Dominance
there you discover your Mode: Repression, Passion, Caution,
Power, Perseverance, Aggression or Observation;
your Attitude: Stoic, Spiritualist, Skeptic, Idealist,
Cynic, Realist or Pragmatist;
Chief Feature or trap: Self-Deprecation, Arrogance, Self-Destruction,
Greed, Martyrdom, Impatience or Stubbornness;
your Body Type: Solar, Lunar, Mercurial, Venusian, Martial,
Jovial or Saturnine.
then find out you have many other parts of your personality: your
frequency, your male/female ratio, your casting order, imprinting,
cadre, entity, nine needs, nine karmic sequences, true work, true
play, true study, and true rest.
you know all of your personality "overleaves," you begin
to realize that you were here before you chose them. You start
to see that these overleaves are just a way that You, the true
Self, gets to play hide and seek, and that none of these identifications
are permanent. You see that your life has been a series of lessons
and tests helping you move from denser awareness into expanded
awareness and knowledge of Who you have always been. As gold leaf
is applied to wood but doesn't change the wood itself, your overleaves
are simply applications of personality archetypes over your true
Self, or essence.
Michael Teachings are open to everyone. You can learn about this
valuable personality map from Michael trainers, from books, from
tape series of individual teachers, and from the many Michael
websites currently available. A search on Google
or Yahoo will lead you to a
number of sites dedicated to this teaching, including:
Michael system was created by Sarah Chambers, Dru Simms, JP Van
Hulle and others in the mid-1970s in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Each woman contributed her part of the system, and small groups
would gather to learn the information. The original Michael groups
expanded as the information spread by word of mouth. Soon other
groups began to form, and new information and new teachers began
to teach the system. At present there are thousands of Michael
students around the globe.
original Michael Teachings were a blend of the philosophies and
work of Gurdjieff, Ichazo, the Taoists in the east and humanistic
psychologists in the west, with links to history and modern spirituality.
Most of the current teachers of this system have in turn studied
with spiritual teachers and mentors of their own prior to coming
to this philosophy. All Michael teachers have their own specialties
that enhance the flavor of the core teachings.
goal of the Michael system is compassion for ourselves and others.