The new release of MFM and the website has obviously re-opened an old
can of worms. As a relative Michael newcomer, here's my frustration:
There's a whole bunch of Michael information that I am told is the
only *true* Michael information and I can't get my hands on it.
Clearly, the expense and manpower it would take to edit and publish
the Yarbro group channeling is probably prohibitive. My guess is that
combing through the personal vs. the public info in the transcripts
would be a daunting task. There would also be an army of Michael
students who would be happy to help edit, publish, etc. and probably
for nothing in order to learn what is in there. But, of course, they
might use it wrongly.
On a number of occasions in my life, I have been involved in one way
or another in this kind of thing, both as an insider as one who
is "in the know" or on the outside, as in this case. In my previous
experiences, I've discovered that the desire to control the flow of
knowledge and information ends up backfiring on those who try to
exert control. It has inevitably bred resentment and the teaching
itself founders. And many people who could have benefitted end up
For 25 years I have taught using a methodology in which the
originators attempted to exert control over who could teach it, how
it was taught, who trained them, and if they were approved, etc. As
one of the "annointed ones" (trained by its brilliant inventor), I've
been a first-hand witness to the divisiveness and plain pointlessness
of the guard-dog mentality. It didn't just hurt my teacher (the
brilliant inventor), it hurt the untold numbers of students who could
have learned from "uninitiated" teachers who incorporated some of the
techniques--even haphazardly--into their teaching. But since those
teachers couldn't possibly have been controlled and monitored
constantly, which was what the originators felt the need to do,
everyone lost out.
Oh--and paranoia was a big big part of the problem--not just in the
above example. In all cases, the insiders felt threatened and
attacked. The outsiders felt belittled and invisible. In both cases,
not entirely unjustifiably. So the insiders closed ranks and
attempted to exert more control. So then the outsiders just gave up--
or used the info any way they wanted despite the control-types best
efforts. So the control-types, ironically, ended up with less control
than they would have had they not tried to control!
And yes, in all my experiences, there were legal and professional
battles and name-calling and threats and ruined reputations and all
The fact is, in the long run, nobody can control how information is
used. Look at the bible.
The bottom line is that there's a sense that the *true* channels that
Bodhi has discussed are only available to a select few. The only true
teachings, supposedly, are for the initiated. And I'm sure there's
channeling in the Yarbro group that supports that idea. There usually
This is the situation that most of us--the uncool kids at the corner
lunch table--are stuck with. So some of us may go to the so-called
frauds, because they'll play with us and genuinely want to be of
service. And lemme tell ya, this all feeds right into my life task!
My post on this seems to have gone into the Ozone, so I'll try again:For me, I don't care WHO is channeling Michael. It could be Grandma Maybob's left pinkie for all it matters to me. It's not about inner vs. outer circles of adepts, etc. I just want quality information.And for quality there has to be a standard.My quality of standard includes intellectual vigor. Such vigor turns me on. Bias stated. I'm a scholar. And I simply haven't found any Michael channelings that have the intellectual force, clarity or consistency of the original Yarbro books. Sure, a number of the earlier mediums read widely, but as one of these mediums herself said, she would have had to pursue advanced degrees in X ,Y and Z to keep up with Michael. So I don't think the feeling that very powerful minds are behind the Yarbro channelings is simply a matter of medium filtering. There's a power there that I just don't sense outside Yarbro, and for me that's the rub.Please don't flame me for denigrating your choices. I ain't. You do what you want. I'm just pointing out why some of us might favor the Yarbro channelings as the "real McCoy" versus other later channelings, for other than nefarious reasons.
I wonder how a live channeling from the channels in the Yarbro books
would compare to:
a) the printed material in the Yarbro books, and,
b) the live channelings of current (non-Yarbro) channels.
By definition, written material is intentionally edited for
intellectual force, clarity, and consistency.
A live delivery is LIVE. Were it to be subject to the manipulations
of conscious editing (other than as regards striving for the
language and concepts most expressive of the information coming
through), that channeling would surely suffer from considerable
On the other hand, making a transcript of a live channeling and
editing out extraneous or repetitive material, and editing in more
focussed and descriptive language, would likely make for a more
intellectually consistent delivery. It would surely pack the
deliberately crystallized information with more immediate punch,
i.e., intellectual force, etc.
Comparing apples to oranges will result in a circumnavigation of
logic and yield erroneous results.
Why? I have no problem "paying" my cat for what he gives. Granted, it's not
in money, but the cat can't live on affection alone, he has to have some
Same thing holds for channeling. It takes time and energy to channel, which
means time away from family, leisure, friends, even money-earning work which
is needed in this life to live. For me, it's not obligation to give money
when someone channels for me. It's simply helping to make it possible for
that person to continue their work in health and well-being. It's no
different than paying a doctor to give me medical advice, or paying a
plumber to fix my sink. Or, someone paying me for the work I do for them.
As for church tithing...<chuckling> At our church, we no longer have the
mortgage, but guess what? We still tithe because the pastor needs food on
the table, and so does the secretary, the janitor, and the electric bill
But gosh, sometimes people forget that, or assume that somehow the pastor,
the secretary, and the janitor should just do it all for free because it's
just not "spiritual" to ask for money when it has to do with working for the
Well, you know, it's not very spiritual to let people live in poverty,
either, or see the parsonage the church is supposed to maintain via
volunteer efforts go to wrack and ruin, because by golly we are all very
busy people and just don't have time to go fix it, or we'll fix it next week
and gosh, things got in the way.
Sorry, that's the way it happens. You pay people, the work gets done. You
depend on volunteer efforts, and it may get done. Anyone here willing to go
over to California and build Shepherd a house by the beach? And do the
fixing and maintaining? Ditto Victoria, or any of the other channelers? Or
at least make sure they have food on the table every day? And I mean go to
the grocery store, get the food, fix the meals? No?
Much easier, IMHO, to pay the money and have them do that themselves, yes?
Hence the paying of spiritual people such as pastors, church secretaries,
There may not be a church mortgage, but very likely there's rent, ora residential mortgage. Additionally, channels are human beings, and they need to eat (which means paying for groceries), and they need to take time to rest and to play, and to try to have a balanced life, generally.A number of channels work at this full-time. It doesn't make practical sense to give away so much time and energy without having some form of energy returned to them so that they can keep their physical act together. Of course, this doesn't always mean money is given for a channeling. There are other manifest forms of energy that could be given in trade.Of course, there are scenarios in which channeling could be obtained for "free," as it were. A channel may, from time to time, do this work pro bono. Maybe every 20th channeling is given away. In an intentional community setting it might be agreed that the channel is available to do this work so many hours a day or week, and in turn, all their physical needs are taken care of - housing, insurance, transportation, food, clothing, discretionary income, etc. Even though a therapist or counselor engages their clients at levels that are also emotional and spiritual, we do not expect them to render their services for free. Because a service is personal does not invalidate the requirements of completing the energetic loop orcircle that was opened with the request for service. Energy expended must, and will, be returned. It is a law of this universe.
> Like thieves in the temple, I simply bristle at the idea of paying
> for channeling. It just doesn't sit right with me. If we are all
> on the path, why not help each other without obligation? It's not
> like paying a tithe - there's no church mortgage to pay off.