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Your soul is your innermost being, your higher self, who you really are. And according to the Michael teachings, your soul will have one of seven distinct ‘vibrations’ or ‘tones’.

The Spectrum of Essence

When we cast light through a prism, it comes out in the form of a spectrum which we perceive as the seven colours of the rainbow. Similarly, when the Source of all being (God, the Tao, the Absolute, whatever you like to call it) casts its consciousness into the relative world, it comes out in the form of individual souls of seven types: The Seven Roles

What are the roles?

The word “role” refers to the fact that we each serve a particular type of function in the great scheme of things. We are all parts of a greater whole—the evolving consciousness of all-that-is.

Think of how every cell in your body is designed to play a specific role or function. And, although there are trillions of cells in the human body, there are only a few different types of cell.

Or think about all the stars in the cosmos. Although their number is so high as to be virtually infinite, scientists classify them all into just seven types, from hottest (type O) to coolest (type M).

Similarly, there are only seven types of soul. Which is to say, there are seven primary ‘roles in essence’ — seven ways in which the One becomes the many.

The names given to the seven soul types in the Michael Teachings are deliberately archetypal — hence somewhat old-fashioned sounding and not necessarily politically correct. The names are:

SERVER | ARTISAN | WARRIOR | SCHOLAR | SAGE | PRIEST | KING

The names reflect the natural purpose and proclivities of each soul type:

  • Servers are naturally accommodating, caring, nurturing, hospitable, altruistic.
  • Artisans are naturally creative, inventive, imaginative, sensitive, dexterous.
  • Warriors are naturally forceful, loyal, protective, determined, steadfast.
  • Scholars are naturally curious, studious, academic, analytical, neutral.
  • Sages are naturally engaging, articulate, charming, entertaining, expressive.
  • Priests are naturally inspirational, uplifting, motivating, energising, visionary.
  • Kings are naturally commanding, assured, powerful, authoritative, decisive.

You are one of these. I am one of these [a Scholar, to be exact]. Everybody is one or another of these. All the 7 billion souls who are currently on the planet, plus all those who are currently are off-planet between lives, can be identified as one of these seven types.

Faces of the 7 soul typesIncidentally, you can often (but not always) tell someone’s soul type from their facial features. I have a separate article on this: The seven soul types: what do they look like?

(Feel free to look at that now, but do come back here to learn a lot more about the nature of the seven types!)

The Proportions of Soul Types

The seven roles make up different proportions of the overall population. In percentage terms:

  • Role-proportions-chartServers = 25%
  • Artisans = 21%
  • Warriors = 18%
  • Scholars = 14%
  • Sages = 11%
  • Priests = 7%
  • Kings = 4%

So, one quarter of the entire poluation is made up of Servers, while there are fewer Kings than any other type.

To illustrate this, think of a school class with 28 students. According to these figures, those students would probably be made up of the following: — one King, two Priests, three Sages, four Scholars, five Warriors, six Artisans and seven Servers.

Now here are some further explanations about the roles in essence.

A d v e r t i s e m e n t


The Nature of the Roles

  • Roles are not assigned to us or imposed on us. They are who we are.
  • There is no hierarchy. All roles are equal in value, and all souls are equally free. A King is in no way “higher up” or “better off” than a Server. The roles are simply seven different ways of being, seven ways of playing the game of life.
  • A person’s soul type has no bearing whatsoever on that person’s station in life. A King soul will live just as many ordinary, hard-working lives as a Server. A Server has just as much opportunity to become a leader as any King. In fact, the present monarch in the UK is a Server, as is the heir to the throne.
  • The roles are certainly not be confused with the Hindu caste system. There are similarities in the names used, but this is simply because the caste system is a tragic misrepresentation of the nature of the roles. Soul types having nothing to do with birth, ancestry or class heritage.
  • Despite the labels used, no gender is implied. Souls have no gender. They simply choose between one or the other for each life to come. There are preferences, however. Priests, Sages, Artisans and especially Servers generally enjoy being female and often prefer it. Kings, along with Scholars and Warriors, tend to favour being male. (That said, the challenge of being female and the fight for equal rights can be very attractive to a Warrior.)
  • Our soul type is often evident in the first years of life but then becomes masked to some extent by false self or false personality. This consists of cultural programming, ego, persona and so on — the superficial identity we all develop which has nothing to do with who we really are. Usually, it is not until mid-life (when much of this false identity is broken through) that our true essence comes to express itself more clearly. For example, a female Warrior in her late 30s who has so far been a stay-at-home housewife might suddenly find her true home working as a political activist. A male Artisan who has followed in his father’s footsteps in the armed forces might have a mid-life crisis and decide to become a poet.
  • Whereas our soul type is permanent, everything else can change from one life to the next: race, nationality, religion, gender, social standing, profession. But the essence and consciousness will be consistent. For example, a certain Artisan soul might incarnate as a woodworker in one life, a choirboy in the next, then a housewife, then a wealthy wine merchant, then a child prostitute, then a female shopkeeper … and so on. Throughout all these human lives, however, the Artisan will tend to be creative and inventive, seeking to bring fresh and original perceptions into being.
  • I am often asked if it is possible to identify with more than one role. In fact, it is almost impossible not to. Here’s why: Casting — your soul’s place in the cosmos (and how it affects your soul type).

Our role in essence is our true nature, the part we each play in the cosmos. And, as the Michael teachings remind us:

NO MATTER WHAT THE ROLE OF ESSENCE, THE ESSENCE ITSELF IS COMPOSED WHOLLY OF LOVE.

Complementary opposites

Another interesting thing about the seven soul types…

Six of the seven soul types actually belong in pairs. Those in a pair share a similar function or specialism in life:

  • Priests and Servers are both inspiration specialists, bringing good intentions to life, serving a good cause, seeking to improve the quality of life for all.
  • Sages and Artisans are both expression specialists, bringing good ideas to life, giving form or voice to thoughts and feelings, changing perceptions.
  • Kings and Warriors are both action specialists, bringing concrete objectives to life, making things happen, setting goals and moving towards them.

Scholars stand alone as the neutral role, and they are the assimilation specialists, absorbing knowledge from life. Roles in pairs 400 In each of the pairs (action, expression and inspiration), one is “cardinal” and the other is “ordinal. Another way to put this is in terms of yin and yang.

The cardinal of the pair is yang: proactive, expansive, foreground, driven, and with a big-picture focus. The ordinal of the pair is yin, the equal-but-opposite complementary energy to yang: reactive, responsive, background, introspective, and with a detail-level focus.

  • In the action-type roles, the King role is cardinal and the Warrior role is ordinal. To use a simplistic analogy, Kings embark on wars while Warriors fight battles.
  • In the expression-type roles, the Sage role is cardinal and the Artisan role is ordinal. If all the world’s a stage, Sages are the presenters of the show, while the show itself is created and crafted by Artisans.
  • In the inspiration-type roles, the Priest is the cardinal role and the Server is the ordinal role. If inspiration is likened to shepherding, Priests move the whole flock on to better pastures while Servers tend to those in need.

The Scholar role is neither cardinal nor ordinal, but at the intersection of all the pairs. The Scholar is the only neutral type, the role being assimilation — absorbing information from life to create knowledge. At the risk of mixing too many metaphors at once, Scholars would be the ones who chronicle wars, record stage shows, and study sheep!

Positive and Negative

It is important to understand that we can manifest our potential in different ways. In the extremes, each role has a positive pole (+) and a negative pole (–).

  • The positive pole represents the highest, most authentic and positive expession of the soul, the true self, which is a source of love, truth and freedom.
  • The negative pole represents the lowest, most distorted and negative expession of the ego, the false self, which is a source of fear, illusion and malice.

For example, my being a Scholar means that I am the sort of soul whose role in life is to take information from the raw data of reality. Scholar has as its positive pole “knowledge” and as its negative pole “theory”. When acting in my positive pole, I do indeed serve a positive purpose by collecting and offering valid, useful knowledge. But when acting in my negative pole, I tend to get side-tracked in invalid or useless theories of no interest to anyone but me, and then only because my ego gets off on knowing more and more things rather than interacting with real life. You could say that the positive manifestation of a Scholar is being a knowledgeable expert and the negative manifestation is what some would call a nerd or dweeb — (sigh) — so true.

So, the positive pole of any role leads towards true fulfilment of self and true intimacy with others. The negative pole leads to emptiness, frustration and alienation. Here they are in full:

ROLE POSITIVE POLE NEGATIVE POLE
Server service (serving the common good) servitude (loss of own power)
Artisan creation (bringing good ideas to life) artifice (ideas used to deceive)
Warrior persuasion (influencing others’ will) coercion (imposing own will)
Scholar knowledge (learning from life) theory (lost in abstractions)
Sage communication (delivering messages) verbosity (stuck on transmission)
Priest motivation (inspiring others to change up) zealotry (overly fanatical)
King mastery (absolute responsibility) tyranny (absolute power)

Relationships and Roles

Interestingly, the different roles do relationhips in subtly different ways.

  • For Warriors and Kings (action type), relationships are a matter of fealty or loyalty.
  • For Sages and Artisans (expression type), relationships are a matter of commitment.
  • For Priests and Servers (inspiration type), relationships are a matter of dedication.
  • For Scholars (assimilation type), relationships are a matter of involvement.

Channels of Input

We process our experiences through one or more channels of perceptual input. The number of channels we possess varies, depending upon our role in essence.

  • Scholars, Kings and Warriors receive information through just one channel. This allows them to focus on what’s what, concentrate on the matter at hand, and think clearly amid chaos.
  • Priests and Servers receive information through two channels. One is tuned to the immediate situation, and the other is tuned to, in the case of Priests, their sense of the “higher good”, and in the case of Servers, a sense of the “common good”. Hence, there is often a moral or ethical overtone to their conversations.
  • Sages process information through three channels, while Artisans have five channels. With Sages, one channel is tuned to the immediate situation, one is managing their “act” or “performance”, and one is monitoring their audience. With Artisans, it is more a case of having multiple “back burners” making creative connections around the immediate situation.

While they are shifting their attention between their multiple channels, Sages and especially Artisans can appear to “tune out” the person they are communicating with. This makes Artisans in particular seem somewhat scattered, at least to non-Artisans. By the same token, those with multiple channels can find it difficult to accept the single-mindedness of Scholars, Kings and Warriors.

Read On

OK, you have the background. Now perhaps you want to know more specifically about each of the seven roles in essence. If you want a quick sense of what they all look like, based on photos of some famous examples in each case, see:

If you want to read a fuller, more-in-depth description of each one (with more photos), click below. Enjoy!

SERVER | ARTISAN | WARRIOR | SCHOLAR | SAGE | PRIEST | KING

Discover Your Soul Type

Some people find it easy to intuit their own soul type or essence. For others, it’s far from obvious. To help you identify yours, I have put together a questionnaire (personality quiz) at Quibblo. Here’s the link: http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/atufj3C/Discover-Your-Soul-Type.

Over 10,000 people have taken it already and the results look like this:

Soul Type Quiz Results July 2010

The ‘natural’ proportions, you may remember, range from 4% Kings to 25% Servers. So this chart is showing a lot more Priests and Artisans than would be expected, and not many Warriors. This suggests either that the test is skewed to identify Priests and Artisans but not Warriors (which I totally accept is a possibility), or perhaps it is simply that Priests and Artisans are more likely to be doing this kind of thing on the Internet and Warriors aren’t. Feedback welcome!

Book: 7 Personality Types

For a great book about the seven soul types, I recommend 7 Personality Types by Elizabeth Puttick PhD (Hay House, 2009).The book discusses the seven roles as seven archetypes. It begins with a questionnaire to help the reader identify their own type. There then follows a chapter on each of the types which includes lots of useful information on how they characteristically operate at home, at work and in relationships. Examples are also given of how the archetype has been portrayed in myth, fiction and film, and each chapter ends with a list of famous real-life examples. See 7 Personality Types at Amazon.com

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134 Responses to “Soul Types: The Seven Roles in Essence”


  1. 1 jessica 12 Mar 2014 at 6:29 pm

    While looking at the 7 different types, I knew i could be either be a priest, scholar, or artisan. (although i was a little skeptical about the priest, because i am not religious, and well, the word priest isn’t what comes to mind when i think about myself) As i kept reading i realized that although i love learning, i love learning about things that could help me understand the meaning of life, and while i paint very often, i mainly paint things related to the higher power and what not..(there is a painting right next to me of the Hindu god Shri Ganesh, remover of obstacles and god of karma) so i took the quiz, and it turns out i am classified as the priest. this excites me because i want to be able to identify myself, which is difficult for me because i am only 15, but very interested in this kind of odd stuff that most people don’t believe in. well anyways, this was very helpful and great. it made me smile when i saw the famous people who are also classified as priests, because both Freud and Gandhi were listed, and both of them are my biggest inspirations. Anyways, thanks for this, i will continue to look into it.

    • 2 Awaken 13 Apr 2014 at 6:37 pm

      Priest means unconventional and open mind. And this is because you can sense the good in all and yes others too. This is how i realized in me. Be open from all beliefs, real truth is beyond our realization and should be aware of it. My best suggestion, be inspired and repeat all positive thoughts and dream big by setting small goals everyday but without expectation or worries. Life will never judge what you did, but how much happy you are even in wrong situations. You will become like that as you desired in life to give as everyone is unique and best in different degrees just for whole well-being, so :) Be blessed. And thanks to Barry :)

  2. 3 Me 17 Apr 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I think I have a problem… By the way sorry for my english if is not that good :/. I’m 15. Anyway, I don’t know exactly which soul type I am. My first guess is the artisan because my passion is drawing and I always seek to improve at this. And I daydream alot. Since I was a kid I used to daydream for long periods of time and I still do it. But as a person I’m very quiet, reserved, most of the time introverted and I look very simple, I dress simple etc I always listen and watch and I love learning new things, I have different theories of mine etc. So I think I have some Scholar in me. And maybe Priest because I’m interested in esoteric things and one day I was telling my friends (as I said I’m usually quiet but sometimes I don’t know why I start talking a lot, probably when I am with people I like) about my opinions of god and spirituality and it seemed like I was some kind of preacher O.O I also have my own views of life and I hate materialistic things and mainstream and fashion etc.I’m very confused.. and I also have a very confusing personality… sometimes like I’m a very different person… Is it possible to have all three soul types?Btw my face is like a combination between the artisan and priest…

    And again sorry for my english :(

    • 4 barry 13 Jun 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Hi there

      Your English is great, by the way.

      It can be pretty confusing when you are 15 to figure out who you are – at any level, not just the soul type. Your personality is actively exploring multiple directions, stretching, unfolding, trying on different identities, and comparing yourself positively or negatively with others.

      But, I have to say, you sound a lot like me! As a 15 year old, my main skill was drawing. I dreamed of becoming a famous artist. I was also very quiet and reserved, introverted, reflective, pensive – not at all expressive, nor assertive. An aunt told me that I was always “on another planet”, which I found strangely offensive. To me it seemed that she and all other noisy extroverts were FROM another planet!

      A key moment for me was when I was 18. I was going to a party and I asked a friend how I should act – Should I be “cool”, or should I be “nice”, or what? She replied, “Barry, just be yourself.” That totally confused me, as I had no idea how to do that. However, it started my journey of self-exploration.

      Now I am 53, I can see that I absolutely was (and still am) a Mature Scholar. At 15, I quietly absorbed the world, noticed things, reflected on what it all could mean, but I also acted like any other 15 year old with my friends. It took many, many years before I began to understand myself more consciously and deliberately. I wish I had the impulse to do so at 15.

      If I could go back to my 15 year old me, I would tell myself what I would now say to you: “Everything about you is perfect and you are heading in the right direction. Just try not to feel confused by the fact that you can show many different personality traits. You are a complex person, and your complexity is the key to your growth as a unique human being.”

      I also suspect you are, like me, a Mature Scholar with a goal of Growth!

      Barry

  3. 5 Sarah 31 May 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I recon I am an Artisan cast scholar. My facial appearance is heart-shaped, almost child-like with soft dreamy-looking eyes; quite creative and have always loved art since childhood. I feel as though I am changing becoming more aware and interested in the truth, beginning to love sciences and research constantly. So curious with everything in plain sight. I feel as though it is too late to change paths as I am now 20 and left school in year 12 (17). My question is:
    Can you have two different soul types? Cheers.

    • 6 barry 01 Jun 2014 at 9:06 am

      Hi Sarah

      This is the one question I get asked more than any other!

      Although we each represent one type, you can certainly have a blend of archetypal energies, one coming from your soul type itself, others coming from your casting and also your personality overleaves. There is also the fact that as we grow in human life we are subjected to different influences around us. I was raised by two Servers so my outlook in childhood was very Server-like until I unleashed my inner Scholar!! And yet another factor is soul age, which you “grow into” within each life. Young souls are Warrior-like with their bold, competitive thrust, while Mature souls are more Scholar-like with their search for information/meaning/truth plus the need for personal space.

      From the description you give, you sound more like a Scholar-cast Artisan.

      I’m not sure what you mean exactly by change paths… do you mean you have committed yourself to the arts but now feel more drawn to the sciences? Well, it really is never too late to change paths – as many people in their 40s, 50s and 60s can attest. You can also combine paths. Scientist by day, artist by night. Or, bringing a creative flair to science, the way Einstein did for example.

      It’s also possible that this change-around is no accident. When I was at school (16 or so) I could see no career option for me other than becoming a scientific/medical artist (I was very good at accurate drawing, but have zero artistic creativity!). The school, however, didn’t have the facilities to teach Technical Drawing at ‘A’ level, which I would need to get onto a university course. So at the last moment I ditched the arts and studied sciences instead. At university I studied Astrophysics (I wanted to feel close to the cosmos), but flunked the first year. Then I bummed around for a year — a low point. Finally, after reading a bit of Freud, I thought “That’s for me” and I managed to get myself onto a Psychology degree course.

      I think the life process of knowing and becoming who and what we really are with absolute confidence requires us to first live through the experience of not knowing. Do you know the four steps of competence? We have to experience our “conscious incompetence” before we can develop “conscious competence” through training and education, and then finally achieve mastery which is “unconscious competence” (i.e. it’s become second nature so you don’t have to think about it).

      Think of it this way: the first half of your life (say up to 35-40) is a training ground for the real work to come in the second half of your life. The conflicts and doubts you experience in that first half are actually secret ingredients for your preparation – a bit like the way soldiers train by running through obstacle courses.

      cheers

      Barry

  4. 7 Michele Powell 09 Jun 2014 at 1:55 am

    Visually I am Warrior, but Scholar describes me more, although Artisan, Server and Warrior describe many of my traits. Not sure where I am! Mature, level 5 I am sure of, but essence is a bit of a mystery. Hmmmm.

  5. 8 Tonya 16 Jun 2014 at 12:56 am

    Imma king soul. I’m also an aries. And an old soul. I’m not sure what all this means but it’s kinda nuts now that I’m looking everything up.

  6. 9 Cay 17 Jun 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you so much for your postings!! They’re very interesting and fun!
    I am a king! I look just like it too hahaha

  7. 10 A 29 Jun 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Just trying to see how well I can identify these based on facial features!
    With the 4 pictured in this photo https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t1.0-9/10475223_10202569166292869_8302376222287987955_n.jpg from left to right…
    Warrior(?), Sage, Sage, …Priest? Artisan?
    Thanks for such an informative website!

    • 11 barry 08 Jul 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Oo-er. Well, my impressions (read: educated guesses) would be, from left to right:

      No. 1 has a “smiley face explosion” going on, hence guessing at Sage.
      No. 2 has the “arched eyebrows of wonder” you see in many Artisans, though my wife points out that with that forehead she could be a Scholar…
      No. 3 looks physically grounded, focused and proactive, hence Warrior.
      No. 4 looks strikingly straight into (rather than at) the viewer, hence Priest.

      confidence level: 30%

  8. 13 Raven McChesney 02 Aug 2014 at 8:37 am

    I think I need help figuring out my soul age and type. I fit very well into the artisan, but I have strong sage and priest qualities. To be honest, I have a lot of the qualities of all 7 give and take. I’m a writer, a tattooist,and nursing student. My friends call me their therapist and I love helping others but I feel happiest in a new place, creating something or learning something. I’m a extrovert and I love studying art and culture. I have a burning desire to change the world and leave it better than I entered.
    I want to travel and experience as much as I can. I’m a super happy person and like to keep others the same.
    Age wise:
    I have young soul and mature soul tendencies. I have the ambition of a young soul, a slight ego of one (competitive wise). But my life goals are more towards relationships and teamwork. I’m overly critical of myself and will sometimes give others opinions a hierarchy over my own.I accept everyone as different and I feel we all are a piece of a larger puzzle. I strive best in a co-lead environments but I will step up if I feel no one else will…and my heart yearns for a soul mate like connection :) If you took the time to read that, then thank you, maybe you can help me figure out my soul type and age.

    • 14 barry 08 Aug 2014 at 4:42 am

      Hi Raven,

      Looking at your pics on Facebook, you seem to me (facially) rather more like a Priest, though you do have a lot of Artisan friends too! So perhaps Artisan-cast Priest? Your “zeal” for improving the world is classic Priest, as is having friends who see you as their therapist! So I would tentatively guess Artisan-cast Priest, meaning someone whose basic mission in life is to uplift those around you, and to do so by being creative and constructive. Any resonance for you there? (My wife, by the way, is a Priest cast Artisan. Her mission in life is to create something utterly new and original in a way that uplifts others.

      As for soul age… You don’t look like you’re hitting mid-life for a few years yet (you don’t have to correct me if I’m wrong!), so the chances are that as yet you are not quite living up to your “full height” in terms of soul age. In other words, it sounds like you are operating at the equivalent level of awareness of an early Mature soul, but after the soul-searching that kicks in around 35+ I wouldn’t be surprised if you found yourself stabilising around mid-Mature or possibly late Mature. It’s hard to be precise, not having psychic access to your profile! You can always pay one of the channels for a proper reading of course.

      Finally, if I were to try a rough guess at a couple of your personality overleaves, I would suspect Goal of Growth (very self-aware, needing to know the bigger picture), and possible a streak of Self-Deprecation as a chief feature. Hope that makes sense!

      Cheers

      Barry

  9. 15 Maria 11 Aug 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I have figured out that I am either a mature or old priest soul, though I’m more sure of the latter because, even though I am very keen on changing the world and positively impacting the lives of millions of people, I have this “tiredness” to me that I have read about in another article about old souls, and it does seem to make sense. It seems to appear as “laziness,” but it really is that “tiredness,” like I don’t want to burden myself with helping other people, but at the same time I really want and need to and feel that it is my life’s mission. Anyone know I can get rid of this “tiredness?”

    • 16 barry 11 Aug 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Hi Maria,

      Priest sounds likely. I would just caution against linking your “tiredness” with the “world weariness” that can afflict old souls. I’m not trying to say you’re not an old soul, it’s just that the lives of Mature souls are well known to be the most stressful and exhausting of all. (I’m a Mature soul myself and I have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / M.E. for 5 or 6 years now. Caused, I believe, by a combination of stress, over-persistence (I don’t know when to stop) and a bout of illness that sent my physical systems over the edge.)

      Anyway, back to you. A quick thought comes to mind which may or may not be valid – your tiredness could be a sign that your soul energy isn’t really flowing, and it’s not flowing because you’re not doing whatever it is that brings you and your essence to life, whatever it is that fills you with enthusiasm and makes you feel alive. Do you have any sense of mission or life purpose that really motivates or excites you?

      If that’s way off target, just ignore.

      Cheers

      Barry

      • 17 Maria 13 Aug 2014 at 4:04 pm

        Hi Barry,

        Yes, what you have said appears to have relevance. I have done more reading on your website and it does appear that I do indeed have a mature priest soul. My head is almond shaped as well. It actually does make a lot of sense why you said my soul energy isn’t flowing; I’m not doing [at least not yet] not only what I enjoy doing, but commencing the action that fulfills my life’s purpose; to help other people realize their full potential and to promote welfare for all living beings, as well as to promote spirituality as a viable option to living one’s life. All of these ideas excite me! What I do for most of the day as of the present is bouncing a balloon, which allows me to relax and fantasize about the things I have mentioned. It seems like a huge step to actually get where I want to be, in which the “tiredness” seems to contribute to it, so it’s just easier to imagine what I want to do and do what I can as of now by signing petitions, starting petitions, and sending letters of concern to legislatures in helping promote the welfare of others. I even gave a twenty dollar bill to a homeless lady once because I try not to take my life for granted and realize the deep value of service to others, even though it wasn’t my money.

        • 18 barry 13 Aug 2014 at 7:49 pm

          Thanks Maria.
          Quick question: are you by any chance around 35-45?

          B

          • 19 Maria 14 Aug 2014 at 12:34 am

            No, I’m 19 actually.

            • 20 barry 18 Aug 2014 at 10:43 am

              Ah OK, so you’re not yet facing the mid-life crisis of “Why am I here? What am I to do?” In fact, you seem to have a good handle on that already.

              The thing about imagining rather than doing: I suspect you would get a lot from the teachings of Abraham, who is channelled by Esther Hicks. Their first book, Ask And It Is Given, turned my life around (and my wife’s).

              A quick summary: Life is always giving you what you focus on. Your consciousness is like a beacon sending signals out into the universe, and the universde responds by manifesting in your life whatever you are focusing on and willing to receive. So life will actually give you what you WANT or DESIRE – but only so long as (a) you consciously and explicitly KNOW what you want and focus on HAVING that, and (b) you don’t block it by focusing more attention on what you LACK, or believing that fulfilling your desires is impossible (life will just give you more of the lack or more unfulfilled-ness, if that’s what you focus on the most). Some people focus on their desires, but at the same time they focus on the problems they can see in achieving those desires, so then life gets a bit “stuck”.

              This might have some resonance for you, so I suspect the Abraham material will appeal to you.*

              *They also have a YouTube channel:
              ( http://www.youtube.com/user/AbrahamHicks ) and publications website ( http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php ).

              cheers

              Barry


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