Note: This particular copy comes from a re-posting by Troy in 2003 from earlier work.


Cadres and Entities 101

Part of the awesome order conveyed to us from Michael’s understanding and perspective of the Universe is in what are called Cadre and Entity as they describe how each Essence is part of a personal spiritual “family” created before even the first lifetime. What I will attempt in this article is to describe the variations through the channels as “Michael” has come through in teaching about this order. I will present all theories and perspectives as clearly as possible.

First, some definitions in Michael Terms:

Fragment: One Essence

Essence: Soul (basically)

Roles: One of Seven types of Essence

Entity: An organized group of approximately 1000 Essences, consisting of at least Two Roles.

Cadence: The smallest grouping referred to, usually referring to a group of one Role within an Entity.

Greater Cadence: 49 fragments of One Role arranged in 7X7 columns/rows.

Casting: a specific position in a sequence of 7

Raw Number: your specific position within the count of all fragments in your entity.

Cadre: An organized group of 7 Entities, equaling approximately 7000 Essences and representing all 7 Roles.

Energy Ring: An organized group of 12 Cadres, equaling approximately 84,000 Essences and representing all Roles in proportion to their global/universal proportion (Servers 25%; Artisans 22%; Warriors 17%; Scholars 14%; Sages 10%; Priests 8%; Kings 4%)

Contingent: 7000 Cadres, approximately 49 Million Essences, and approximately 1% of Population

VARYING THEORIES OF CADRE/ENTITY MODELS

Now, here are the varying theories through different channels as to how we are arranged. What we want to gain from the Michael Teachings is a sense of practical application, simplicity, and I have found nearly everything Michael teaches is clearly applicable and simple. Some of these models are not as applicable to me, but I keep in mind that what isn’t applicable on a mundane level may still be true on a larger scale. I’d be curious to know which of these Models seem to resonate with you.

CLASSIC MODEL:

I call this the Classic Model because it seems the most-used of all the systems and one that seems to have come independently through various channels. I like it when the information can be cross-referenced and found to be mostly consistent among the channels.

This classic model theory describes the Cadres and Entities as being created/chosen previous to beginning a Grand Cycle and the connections from those groupings remains consistent and powerful throughout all lifetimes and beyond. It is also the basis of growth on higher planes and is the premise for reuniting.
Based on the Classic Model, the Michael Entity is from an Energy Ring “ahead” of the one most of us are from, with+ Michael coming from Cadre 11, Entity 4. Michael has Agreements to teach the entire following Energy Ring in some way. Most of us who find ourselves drawn to the Michael Teachings are from that Energy Ring of 12 Cadres following Michael’s.

I consider us from Energy Ring #2, following Michael’s Energy Ring #1, but I have been corrected in that we are actually in Energy Ring #17, while Michael is in Energy Ring #16. Technically, I believe it is true that we are from Energy Ring #17, but only when counting all Energy Rings having incarnated here before us. Here is a more detailed explanation:

The previous 14 Energy Rings before Michael’s were not “Human”, as we know it; therefore, I am counting only Human Sentience in the Model to which I refer. If you include all Sentience having come to this planet (silicone-based life forms previous to Humans, as well as a few Energy Rings of more Etheric-based “humans” previous to us, known mythologically as Lemurians), we are #17.

Most of us, then, are in the Second Energy Ring of Human Sentience. Cetacean Sentience (whales and dolphins) is not included in this count because they were supposedly transported to Earth mid-grand cycle and are counted in a larger perspective of the system extending beyond this planet (we will get to that).

Let’s just focus on Humans and Earth, for now.

Although many from our Cadre/Entities first incarnated on a different planet in the Dog Star System, we were moved here so smoothly and efficiently and quickly that we are part of the count relative to this particular planet. A few hundred fragments actually incarnated in the Dog Star System before we were moved, but only those few hundred, and mostly only for a few lifetimes. These fragments are usually from Entities 1 and 2 of each Cadre, or maybe Server or Warrior-Cast fragments, because these fragments tend to be the first to incarnate when a group of souls begins a new cycle, “clearing the way”, so to speak.

This Classic System is based on Essences actively choosing a group of souls previous to beginning the entire incarnational cycle (Grand Cycle) based on commonalties of interest, energy themes, general interests, possible “past” associations (from previous Grand Cycles), etc. These themes are more concentrated and meaningful around the level of the individual Entity, but there is an overall concept/theme for the entire Cadre too.

The Cadres are arranged to create a Support Group of 12. Each of the Cadres has a particular position to play in the interactions with other Cadres. The general description of energies below is not literal, but more about the overall motivation behind all that the Cadre aspires to achieve and experience as a theme.

Cadre 1 = Love (initiators, inspirers, pioneers)
Cadre 2 = Knowledge (questioners, insight givers, facilitators)
Cadre 3 = Compassion (nurturers, integrators, peacemakers)
Cadre 4 = Mentor (guides, counselors, role models)
Cadre 5 = Beauty (artists, highlights the best of things)
Cadre 6 = Child (innocent, distracting, requires care)
Cadre 7 = Humor (funny, brings laughter, pleasure givers)
Cadre 8 = Discipline (responsible, focused, decision clarifiers)
Cadre 9 = Anchor (security, acceptance, grounding)
Cadre 10 = Healer (bringing balance, healing)
Cadre 11 = Enlightenment (teachers, ‘light’ bringers, providing structures for perceiving reality)
Cadre 12 = Muse (highest values, abstract concepts, bringers of aspiration)

This set of 12 repeats over and over to include all of humanity’s sentience.

These positions are very hard to validate since they are larger in scope and are more about the relative positions to each other. As a collective Entity you may be able to grasp the impact, but don’t worry if this level is difficult to validate by you as an individual. The last three Cadres of an Energy Ring affect the next Energy Ring. Examples of this are that Michael comes from Cadre 11 (Enlightenment Position) as does Seth and a few other impactful teachers. The Infinite Soul usually chooses Essences from Cadre 12 (Muse Position) for manifesting, as in Jesus and Buddha, etc.

Again, Michael is Cadre 11, Entity 4.

According to Michael, humans have about 7 billion Essences making up its entire sentience. Almost all of us are here, incarnated now. About 60,000,000 bodies on the planet now are Simultaneous Lives (multiple bodies) for some Essences; about 1% of the population then does not “count” in this number in terms of counting souls. Humanity’s sentient numbers, then, count at about 83,300 Energy Rings, and Earth is currently carrying about 70,700 of those!

Within each Cadre there are 7 Entities. Each Entity has a general flavor or theme based on two factors:

One is based on its Number Position within the Cadre, and

Two is based on its members and the impact of the Roles and general themes of interest shared.

The Number Position in the Cadre is described in terms of Positive Pole and Negative Pole. If you look closely, these only describe degrees of solidity vs. fragmentation. For instance, Entity Number Two has +Stability and -Balance. Picture a solid surface where both your feet are planted firmly as the positive pole suggests. This is Stability. Now imagine placing that solid surface (like a board) on something like a cylinder or ball, creating a teetering effect that you must now strive to maintain like the negative pole describes as Balance. Every Positive and Negative Pole in the Michael Teachings only refers to a version of “oneness” Vs “separation”. They are not good or bad.

Entity One: +Purpose -Simplicity
Entity Two: +Stability -Balance
Entity Three: +Enterprising -Versatility
Entity Four: +Consolidation -Achievement
Entity Five: +Expansion -Adventure
Entity Six: +Harmony -Connection
Entity Seven: +Inculcation -Eclecticism

This set of energies is the same for all sets of Entities in any Cadre. What makes each Entity able to act out this energy uniquely is through the proportion of Roles within that particular Entity. So a Sage/Artisan Entity will certainly play out Entity Four position differently than say, a King/Server Entity. Depending on your Entity’s make-up, your Entity will have its own “flavor” for that position. All Entities have at least two Roles and NEVER is an Entity only one Role.

Now, with all of this in mind, we’ll now look at the general scheme of things and where we all fit into this.

Michael comes from what would be called Energy Ring #1 of Human Sentience, Cadre 11, and Entity 4. Most of us who actively study the Michael Teachings are from Energy Ring #2, Cadres 1-3 and all the entities therein.

The average Soul Age drops tremendously after about Cadre 3. The average Soul Age in the first three Cadres of Energy Ring #2 is about 3rd Level Old, while the Average Soul Age for the planet is 1st Level Mature. This means there are approximately 600 million Old Souls and/or Cycled Off Souls within the 7 billion Essences accounting for Human Sentience. Subtracting the first Energy Ring’s 10 Cycled off Cadres (about 70,000 Essences) that leaves hundreds of thousands of Old/Cycled-Off Souls unaccounted from our own “Older” Energy Ring #2. This emphasizes that one’s position in the Cadre/Entity System has no bearing on how fast or slow one may be progressing.

Furthermore, there are many Cadres/Entities/Energy Rings who are completely cycled-off already! In fact, Cadre 4 from Energy Ring #2 is already cycled off! Cadre 1, Entity 4 is nearly completed in cycling off, as well. To make things even more interesting, Cadres 11 and 12 from Energy Ring #1 still have a very few members incarnating!

We progress at our own collective pace.

CASTING OF AN ENTITY’S MEMBERS

Michael describes the “casting” of an Entity as each Role being “Cast at Once” for that Entity. For instance, all the Sages from Entity #2 are “Cast at Once” and all the Artisans are “Cast at Once”. Considering that there is a linear count to the Casting, as we perceive it, this can be confusing.

Think of it this way: If you were to mix and shape a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies one morning, followed by another batch, followed by another batch, even if there were several batches, you might say that the morning you baked all those cookies they were all “made at once”.

That analogy applies to the whole concept of “time exists all at once” in metaphysics. It doesn’t REALLY exist all at once, literally, but from a higher perspective it DOES! While you are baking, you are taking steps in creating the cookies, but in retrospect or in general, it can be said that you made all the Chocolate Chip Cookies “at once” because they were all made that morning. In the same way that traveling across the United States would have you see town after town after town, but from high in the atmosphere, you might just see a continent. So, the Roles are “cast at once” from the perspective of the Tao, but the counting is still valid to our Essences and Personalities.

Within an Entity, each Role is cast as a group, so for instance, all Scholars are cast at once if that Entity has Scholars, and then all Sages, etc. The arrangement within the Entity, though, does not necessarily place all the Scholars in a single group. They may be broken up by a placement of a group of Servers, for instance.

Each grouping of Roles is organized into Greater Cadences, Cadences, and Casting Positions.

A Greater Cadence is 49 Fragments (7X7), a Cadence is 7 Positions, and a Casting Position is a single position within the 7.

Here is a visual for you below. The Number spelled out at the top of each grouping would be the Greater Cadence Number; the numbers across directly below that would be the Cadences; the numbers in the columns would be each Casting Position within the Cadence:

ONE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

TWO
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

THREE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

FOUR
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

FIVE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

SIX
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

SEVEN
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

If there are more of a Role than this, the numbering for the Greater Cadences just starts over to account for that entire Role.

As mentioned earlier, the numbers have a Positive and Negative Pole that applies energetically to those positions, whether they are Cadences, Casting, or an Entity Number. To help you grasp the impact of a Number, you can also relate each to a Role.

ONE: SERVER +Service/-Subservience
TWO: ARTISAN +Creativity/-Self-delusion
THREE: WARRIOR +Persuasion/-Coercion
FOUR: SCHOLAR +Knowledge/-Theory
FIVE: SAGE +Dissemination/-Oration
SIX: PRIEST +Compassion/-Zeal
SEVEN: KING +Mastery/-Tyranny

Your Cadence, Casting Position and Entity Number are very important in understanding the dynamics of your personal Essence design. If you have those numbers channeled, they are usually to be written in this order: Casting Position/Cadence/Entity.

Your Casting Position, in fact, is equal to or more important than, your Role. Your Casting Position will remain a strong influence on the higher planes long after your Role stops being referenced and your Casting explains your behavior on an every day, mundane level. The way your Casting Position is reflected in daily life is that it influences the way your own Role is EXPRESSED. Using the “Numbers equals Roles” translation, if you are a Server in a Casting Position of 2, you would then be a Server who provides Service through Creativity (which is because it resonates to 2=Artisan). Also, on an everyday level, you would seem to be regularly creative, while when you are “in Essence” you are truly Serving. The Role, I have found, is what we do when we are “In Essence”, what makes us “shine”, so to speak, while the Casting is the way we behave in general or present ourselves socially.

Your Cadence Number (the column you are from) influences how you RELATE to OTHERS. If you are a Sage from Cadence 3, that means when you interact with others, you may do so Persuasively or Coercively (positive and negative poles of Warrior=3).

Your Entity Number/Role tells you how you relate, in general, to the WORLD. So an Entity in the 5th Position in the Cadre will relate Sage-like to the World, etc.

NOTE: Since the numbering of the Cadres is based on a group of 12, and not 7, they are influenced by their position within the Support Group descriptions, as mentioned earlier.

CARDINALITY and ORDINALITY

Cardinal: Exalted in impact, Group-oriented.
+Lucidity/-Activity

Ordinal: Focused in impact, One-on-One Oriented.
+Responsiveness/-Passivity

When referring to a Role or Number in SINGULAR, they are Cardinal or Ordinal, but when referring to a Role or Number relative to a group, the Cardinality/Ordinality may be reversed. For instance, the Server, Artisan, and Warrior are Ordinal Roles on their own, singularly, while the Numbers 1, 2, 3 are, as well. Within a grouping, however, the first HALF of that group is CARDINAL and second HALF is Ordinal. So, then, a Server in a Position One of a group of Seven will be an Ordinal Role in a Cardinal Position (first half of the seven). This means that the first three Entities of each Cadre are CARDINAL, while the last three Entities are ORDINAL, and the Center Entity is Neutral, even while the individual Roles still hold their Cardinality or Ordinality.

Here is a visual of the Role’s being Cardinal or Ordinal, while the first and second halves are reversed:

1 SERVER Ordinal *
2 ARTISAN Ordinal * >Cardinal Half
3 WARRIOR Ordinal *

4 SCHOLAR Neutral * >Neutral

5 SAGE Cardinal *
6 PRIEST Cardinal * >Ordinal Half
7 KING Cardinal *

To make more sense of this, let’s look at Entity 2.

Entity Two has a Positive Pole of Stability and a Negative Pole of Balance, in terms of the Entity Number. It is also Artisan-like in its expression because of the resonance to the Artisan (2=Artisan). Entity Two is Ordinal in Numbering so its members are closer-knit, more involved with the everyday world that other Cadre Members might inhabit. Because Entity Two is the first Half of the Cadre, it is Cardinal in relation to the World. The Cardinal half paves the way for the rest of the Cadre in terms of incarnating in the world.

To use the real Cadre One, Entity Two as an example, you can see all of these factors come together easily when you look at how INDIVIDUALISTIC (Ordinal) and CREATIVE (Artisan-like) sample Entity Members are, such as, Boy George, Cyndi Lauper, or Madonna, yet each of these people have CLEARED A PATH/PIONEERED (Cardinal) in terms of the World as it relates to Artisan-like contexts.

Within each Entity, Greater Cadence, and Cadence this Cardinal/Ordinal reversal is also true. The Singular Position/Number/Role is described one specific way, while the First Half or Second Half of the grouping is described as Cardinal/Ordinal. So a Server in the first position of a Cadence will be Ordinal in Role and Ordinal in Position, but Cardinal in relation to its grouping. If that Cadence of Servers is in the second half of the Entity, it is furthermore Cardinal in influence.

Michael says this is all part of the awesome order that is the YIN/YANG influence of balance within.

If this sounds complicated, just remember that Cardinality and Ordinality are subject to change depending on the placement within a group.

WILD CARDS

One area of interest and confusion is the basic Entity Structures as they relate to the creation of what is called WILD CARDS. Depending on whom you ask, “Wild Cards” are fragments in an Entity that straddle two Casting Positions or are Fragments who “attach” themselves to the Entity outside of its basic, restricted structure.

According to what I have understood from “The West”, they subscribe to the idea that ALL Entities are structured with only 1,029 Fragments, no matter what. That structure then creates 3 “sides” of an Entity with 343 Fragments on each side. Each “side” represents one of the three Building Blocks of the universe, Truth, Love, or Energy. Any additional fragments outside of 1,029 Fragments then are “stuck” to the sides of the Entity like “bumps”. Where they attach themselves, I don’t know, and I don’t know if that sticking is static or changeable.

Furthermore, I am not sure how to account for the Entities that have less than 1,029 fragments (they do exist), using this theory from the West. Is the “Energy” side always the side lacking completeness, or is it evenly dispersed? I don’t know.

In my own exploration with Michael about this topic, (which may be totally wrong or just another part of the entire picture we are trying to explore), they have explained the Wild Card as being those fragments who “fill” a space left by an incomplete Cadence within an Entity. For instance, if there is a group of 263 Sages in an Entity, that is 5 Greater Cadences (5 X 49) that are full (245 fragments) and a 6th Greater Cadence with 2 full Cadences (2 X 7 = 14 fragments) and a 3rd Cadence with only 4 fragments (245+14+4=263 Sages). That last Cadence then has three positions not filled. Those would be the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Positions. Now let’s say a group of Scholars are next in this Entity. The first THREE Fragments in that next Scholar Cadence are energetically linked to the “gaps” left in that previous Sage Cadence. That means the First-Cast of the Scholars will “straddle” the Cadence Positions of its own, plus the FIFTH Position in the previous, incomplete Cadence, continuing the linking of the Entity together. The Second-Cast Scholar will “straddle” its own Position and the SIXTH Position in the previous, incomplete Cadence, while the Third-Cast Scholar is linked to the Seventh Position in the previous, incomplete Cadence.

Here is a visual to help you with this example with the Asterisks (*) being the Positions linked together:

SAGES

ONE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

TWO
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

THREE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

FOUR
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

FIVE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

SIX
1 2 3
1 1 1
2 2 2
3 3 3
4 4 4
5 5 *
6 6 *
7 7 *

SCHOLARS
ONE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

*1 1 1 1 1 1 1
*2 2 2 2 2 2 2
*3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7

(and so on…)

Both theories may actually be true and applicable (two types of wild cards?), but since this is an area rarely explored, we just have this basic skeleton to work with.

Much of what I am presenting here is relative to my own experience and channeling, but I know there may be contradictions to other channels’ information. Please take the time to cross-reference and validate what you find to be “true”. Also, if you have anything you can contribute to help fill out the info, please do!

That is the basic outline and introduction to the Classic Cadre/Entity structure.

I will touch briefly on two other systems that are used. Neither is common and both are exclusive to the originator of the information, except that Sarah did pass on the theory to Victoria Marina, I think, and she uses the system now.

SARAH CHAMBERS’ CADRE/ENTITY MODEL

Sarah uses a picture of the entirety of Sentience as it is incarnating in a particular Universe and the casting order is all relative to that. This system would include Cetacean, Human, Gorilla, Silicone-based Life, Lemurians, other planetary Sentience, etc. Within that system there are even more terms introduced, such as “Nodes” and “Pods”, but I have no clue how they work.

If you get your Cadre/Entity information from Victoria (or anyone who uses the terms Nodes/Pods), then you are being interpreted in the context of ALL Sentience, not just organized Human Sentience. This places you in very different positions as compared to just looking at Human Sentience.

I am thoroughly intrigued by this system, but I don’t understand it completely and I can’t find a way to apply it to my daily life. It is cool to know where you fit into the huge, cosmic scheme of things though.

SHEPHERD HOODWIN’S MODEL

Shepherd, like Sarah, began a system exclusive to his channeling, as well. It uses the exact same model as the Classic, but everything is shifted a bit, based on Average Soul Ages and time spent incarnating. I have never been able to use this system practically, since Shepherd is the only one who channels this information in this way. Some people use this system because they were introduced to the teachings through Shepherd’s books. Shepherd’s theory arranges fragments into more fluid and changing groups based on oldest souls to youngest. For instance, since Cadres 11 and 12 still have members incarnating on the planet and they are all very Old Souls, he refers to these as Cadres 1 and 2, since they have been around the longest. What would normally be Cadre 1 of Energy Ring 2 in the Classic System is now called Cadre 3. Additionally, since Cadre 4 of Energy Ring 2 is already cycled off, Shepherd does not “count” that Cadre in his numbering system at all.

Shepherd strongly believes his system is easily translated and a truer, more universally accurate picture. Some people have no trouble adapting to it, but they are limited to Shepherd as a source for that system (since no other channel uses it), and any channeling outside of Shepherd must then be translated.

Here is a short example of the differences:

CLASSIC

Shepherd’s

e-Ring#1
Cadre 11 vs.
Cadre 12 vs.

e-Ring#2
Cadre 1

Cadre 2
Cadre 3
Cadre 4
Cadre 5

(term not used)

Cadre 1

Cadre 2

(term not used)

Cadre 3
Cadre 4

Cadre 5

doesn’t count

Cadre 6

Where the Classic System counts itself in Energy Rings, like 1, 2, 3, and on, with the Cadres repeated in groups of 12, Shepherd simply continues the count of Cadres and does not group them in Energy Rings (though he does refer to “Greater Cadre Groups”). So, in Shepherd’s system, there will be a Cadre 124 or Cadre 500 or Cadre 21 etc.

Since this system is based on average Soul Age, if you were to slow down, say, and remain at 6th Level Young for a series of lives while those in your Cadre moved on to 1st Level Mature, you would now be counted and placed in a different Cadre, Cadence, etc. Shepherd says this is extremely rare, though I, personally, see a great deal of possibility that different fragments may progress at different rates of growth at various times, thus changing their status in Soul Age among his system.

Another thing to consider is that since nearly 600 Million fragments are Cycled off or Old (about 10% or so), that means that OVER 84,000 Cadres in a row are at least Old or Cycled off, but that isn’t consistent with the fact that Shepherd does channel that a Mature Soul in his Cadres is alongside an Old Soul. I haven’t been able to reconcile that confusion yet.

If you were introduced to the Michael Teachings through Shepherd or his books, or had your Profile channeled through him, it is always a good idea to include in your introduction that you are using the “Shepherd System” so others know.

I asked Shepherd to write me and help with this article, as it would be representing him. Many times I have been told that I just “don’t get it”, so I wanted his commentary in his own words. The following is Shepherd’s offered responses as Michael, using his own channeling to question his own channeling. I had originally asked for, and preferred his responses in his own words, but here is what I got from him as Michael. Personally, I didn’t feel that my questions were really answered, and I am still as confused after this, if not more, in my trying to reconcile the discrepancies and exclusivity of this system.

FROM SHEPHERD:

CADRE NUMBERING

Q. Your system of cadre numbering through the channel Shepherd Hoodwin doesn’t appear to match the work of other Michael channels. Does this mean that your cadences are different, too?

A. They are the same.

Q. Did you create your cadre numbering system through Shepherd without him cross-referencing other channel’s work? In other words, did the channel discover that his findings clashed with those of other channels, but instead of adjusting his system, did he just create his own explanations?

A. When this channel began to channel charts, he asked for a universal system of numbering cadres that could accommodate anyone who might come. At that time, other channels were not using cadre numbers much. When they did, the numbering didn’t generally extend beyond four. The concept of cadre groups had not yet been brought through.

What was called Cadre One by other channels we called Cadre Three in order to be able to use a single number to account for the two remaining cadres of Cadre Group One.

When the channel learned that other channels called his Cadre Three, Cadre One, we advised him to continue with the system we had already implemented with him. The system is convenient and internally consistent, and it is not at all difficult to translate.

You will note that the channel Sarah Chambers brought forth still another system, which is not contradictory but relates to a different aspect of what is really “three-dimensional.” All the systems are “two-dimensional models” and describe different “sides” of “three-dimensional” structure.

Q. It has been said that your system assigns Cadres One and Two as they are, not by a static cadre group numbering, but based on their having higher soul ages.

A. The mean age of a cadre as we compute it for this purpose, is a combination of both soul age and the number of previous cycles, which mostly follows the order of casting from the Tao. It is measurable, and that is what we use through this channel for numbering. It is not surprising that the last remaining cadres of Cadre Group One would be slightly older than the first cadre of Cadre Group Two, although this would not have to be the case.

Q. Is it true that you place cadres in sequence without a break, and that when a cadre cycles off (say, in 200 years), Cadre Three could, for example, eventually become Cadre Two?

A. None of these systems are likely to be in use by the time a relevant cadre cycles off. By then, your understanding of universal formations will have grown a great deal, and you will use different descriptors.

The reality of how cadres are cast from the Tao is far more complex than we are capable of transmitting at this time. The numbering systems currently in place now, however, are adequate for the time being.

If we were to use a numbering system based directly on cadre groups, it would still not provide a unique number for each cadre.

Q. The same could be said about entities. If there are seven entities in a cadre, and one of them cycles off, isn’t it true that according to your system the space left open by the departing entity would now be filled by the adjacent entity, meaning that Entity Five would then become Entity Four, and Entity Six would then become Entity Five, and so on?

A. Because entity numbers relate to casting order, if one entity cycles off, the numbers would be maintained. The cadre numbers in this system, however, are not related to casting order—they are simply conveniences. Cadre Three is not, say, third out of 7 or 12; it is third out of an open-ended progression.

We think that too much could be made of all this. The purpose of the cadre numbers is to be able to refer to a particular cadre and know which one it is.

It should not be assumed that all the Michael fragments that are channeled confer on every piece of channeling to ensure that all terms in a particular human language are consistent among channels; what is important is the meaning. The translation through individual channels necessarily has some leeway.

It is up to students to ascertain meanings, and doing so is good work.

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Thanks Geraldine. I must say I'm truly confused as to how to validate one's cadre/entity.
I need to print out the above and read it over slowly, put it away, and then come back to it.

So far every channel has given me different information regarding what cadre/entity I belong to. Shepard channeled me in cadre 1/entity 1 using his system. Terri channeled me as being in cadre 1/entity 2. Troy channeled me as being in 2/5, and Karen Murphy channeled me as being in 3/7.

I have to truly think about this....
Al, in the biggest scheme of things, I work to validate things that impact me the most, and then work on lesser things, and eventually on things that have close to no impact on me in this life. To me, belonging to a group is on the side of quaintness. I've not felt a surge of "instant bonding" with any of my entity mates. Others get all do-whop and instant love and lightness. I consider group identification to be mostly in the category of human ego and false personality--a part of feeling special, i.e., "I'm so special cus I know who some of my EMs are and most of the world is ignorant!"

But, beyond that, yesterday's channeling on karma raised the idea that we choose a combination of "Pillars" based on things to focus on that will mitigate the drama of karma. To me, this has more bearing on one's life than which entity one belongs to. Understanding how the overleaves link one to the other to eventually lead one to accomplishing one's life's task is more important to validate.

However, I'd say there is a lot of channeled material one will never be able to validate. It is simply beyond our range of experiences. Other material might linger around for 30 years before a "Bingo!" moment happens. But, I do think it's important to speak of non-validation. There is way too much bobble-headed agreement that tends to vanish when a new guru and new teachings arrives.

Geraldine :)


AL said:
Thanks Geraldine. I must say I'm truly confused as to how to validate one's cadre/entity.
I need to print out the above and read it over slowly, put it away, and then come back to it.

So far every channel has given me different information regarding what cadre/entity I belong to. Shepard channeled me in cadre 1/entity 1 using his system. Terri channeled me as being in cadre 1/entity 2. Troy channeled me as being in 2/5, and Karen Murphy channeled me as being in 3/7.

I have to truly think about this....
Hey, Al. Your experience with the cadre/entity information is so different than mine. I have had 3 people channel my profile (2 before I got to Troy's, which I use now...). All three channeled me as in c1e7. I looked up c1e7, and it has been called the "Sweetheart Entity" by channels and students. That designation wasn't enough to be able to validate. So I asked Michael to tell me about this entity. Everything they said resonated as truth for me. I can definitely identify myself as being a part of this group.

So far, I have met 2 entity mates that I have validated as being my mates. There was not an instant bond or "special" type of feeling. It was a slow getting to know one another, but there was definitely an ease and sense of rapport and goodwill between us from the beginning.

For me, the idea or reality of families of consciousness is not far out or "special." But I know what Geraldine is getting at when she talks about the projected "specialness" of being a part of a group. I have always felt that we have spiritual families just like we have physical families. Entities and cadres make sense to me because they are just units of beings that share similar interests and intentions. We group like that here on the physical plane, as well...so I don't see what it wouldn't be the same at the level of essence.

For whatever reason, you got many different answers to your cadre/entity exploration. So now you can get information about each entity and see which one you resonate with the most. For me, validating the group I am a part of has been just as impactful as validating my overleaves because it helped to illuminate just as much about who/what I am at a very core level of my being...putting so much about me and my life into perspective.


Happy validating and exploration!

Nicholas
I've met a number of EMs, and while I have felt an immediate, special connection to a couple (Hi Troy!), that hasn't been the case for all of them. And I could say the same for other cadre mates, or next door cadre people (c2). I have only been channeled as c1e2 as well.

I will say that the times I have thought a person was an EM, and then asked Michael, have all been valid. We have all different kinds of close connections and bonds, with certain ones probably more to the forefront during certain lives. I feel a real bond with a number of the sweethearts, for sure, and whether that's because my ET is c1e7, or I've had boyfriends from there, who know?

Here's something Michael said to me that puts things in perspective:

The fragment in question is not your Task Companion, Heartlink, or Traveling Companion, but simply an Essence who is intimate with your Essence because of bonding across lifetimes, and your current Personality finds it easy to perceive that connection. The lack of category for this relationship does not negate or diminish the intensity or value of this connection.

In short, sometimes Essences are bound by mathematical ties, and sometimes they simply like each other, and neither bond is more or less significant beyond that which the Personality lends or takes away.
Thank Nicholas. I'll take your advise and learn more about the different cadre/entities. But I also must agree with Geraldine that validating my overleaves (goal, mode, altitiude,) and balancing my centers is what I should concentrate on. I have felt so much more grounded and accepting of myself since I've validated my role (king) and see how my casting interacts with who I am. I've been thinking that as we advance in soul age our roles tend to play a lesser part, and the casting tends to take a larger role. Or they some how merge into something unique...

Nicholas said:
Hey, Al. Your experience with the cadre/entity information is so different than mine. I have had 3 people channel my profile (2 before I got to Troy's, which I use now...). All three channeled me as in c1e7. I looked up c1e7, and it has been called the "Sweetheart Entity" by channels and students. That designation wasn't enough to be able to validate. So I asked Michael to tell me about this entity. Everything they said resonated as truth for me. I can definitely identify myself as being a part of this group.

So far, I have met 2 entity mates that I have validated as being my mates. There was not an instant bond or "special" type of feeling. It was a slow getting to know one another, but there was definitely an ease and sense of rapport and goodwill between us from the beginning.

For me, the idea or reality of families of consciousness is not far out or "special." But I know what Geraldine is getting at when she talks about the projected "specialness" of being a part of a group. I have always felt that we have spiritual families just like we have physical families. Entities and cadres make sense to me because they are just units of beings that share similar interests and intentions. We group like that here on the physical plane, as well...so I don't see what it wouldn't be the same at the level of essence.

For whatever reason, you got many different answers to your cadre/entity exploration. So now you can get information about each entity and see which one you resonate with the most. For me, validating the group I am a part of has been just as impactful as validating my overleaves because it helped to illuminate just as much about who/what I am at a very core level of my being...putting so much about me and my life into perspective.


Happy validating and exploration!

Nicholas
AL said:
Thank Nicholas. I'll take your advise and learn more about the different cadre/entities. But I also must agree with Geraldine that validating my overleaves (goal, mode, altitiude,) and balancing my centers is what I should concentrate on. I have felt so much more grounded and accepting of myself since I've validated my role (king) and see how my casting interacts with who I am. I've been thinking that as we advance in soul age our roles tend to play a lesser part, and the casting tends to take a larger role. Or they some how merge into something unique...

Well, remember that it's our role and casting in Essence. They are a huge imprint on every personality, but essence is constant and ongoing. We have little or no impact on how the next incarnation will play the same casting and role. Casting remains the most public part of personality for most people. Although a Live Chat back in March or April went into quite a bit of detail on the perceptions about soul age AND casting and role. Most of the channeling across the years has emphasized a more young soul age approach to how roles are discussed and casting isn't mentioned other than in passing. Older souls do manifest roles and casting differently.

But, everything about life is a work in progress, and understanding who you are and what your choices are will vary along the way. Things that are typical behavior for one age group will evolve and change as experience and the body changes -- as one progresses through the Internal Monads. I consider the 3rd IM to be a decade long event as it includes trying out all of the chief features, battling through to independence, and then stabilizing well enough to make a series of fairly important choices. From 16 to 26 or so, there are dramatic changes in outlook, physical development, and a sense of independence of self. The next 20 years are vital years in one's life, but pretty much between monads. One tends to manifest younger souled than one is, and for most, CFs will continue to be the big drama-makers.

As most physically older students will tell you, the 4th Internal Monad is the "true" graduation of oneself into being a mature adult (by most people's standards). Few seem to zip through it in 2-3 years. For some, it starts young, early 30s -- but most seem to hit it by mid-40s. But finishing it? Ha! For me, it wasn't until I was 63 -- and I was manifesting mid-mature until then. Those damned positive poles of role, casting, overleaves, and even CFs took forever to line up for a magic moment! (or rather, it took me a long time to accept myself.)

But, another perspective is one creates a "Life Task" at the beginning -- it aligns with the goal, which is genetic. But, your life task doesn't "kick in" until you're past your 4th IM in positive poles. The entire set of pillars are pretty good guidance to what will make you happy. How to kick-start moving into positive poles. They aren't things "to be done," but insights into your unique package of essence and personality and that will help make your incarnation run smoother.

And, the biggest thing to validate on an each and every occurrence basis are one's CFs. They foul up more relationships, expectations, behaviors, etc., than any other thing I know. Most relationships turn into "Clash of the CFs." CFs will teach you tolerance about others, eventually. :)

Anyway, validate what you can, you'll get different insights over the years.

Geraldine
So many pearls of wisdom here Geraldine. What an enjoyable read! You sure you aren't channeling Granny? :-)

Geraldine B said:
AL said:
Thank Nicholas. I'll take your advise and learn more about the different cadre/entities. But I also must agree with Geraldine that validating my overleaves (goal, mode, altitiude,) and balancing my centers is what I should concentrate on. I have felt so much more grounded and accepting of myself since I've validated my role (king) and see how my casting interacts with who I am. I've been thinking that as we advance in soul age our roles tend to play a lesser part, and the casting tends to take a larger role. Or they some how merge into something unique...

Well, remember that it's our role and casting in Essence. They are a huge imprint on every personality, but essence is constant and ongoing. We have little or no impact on how the next incarnation will play the same casting and role. Casting remains the most public part of personality for most people. Although a Live Chat back in March or April went into quite a bit of detail on the perceptions about soul age AND casting and role. Most of the channeling across the years has emphasized a more young soul age approach to how roles are discussed and casting isn't mentioned other than in passing. Older souls do manifest roles and casting differently.

But, everything about life is a work in progress, and understanding who you are and what your choices are will vary along the way. Things that are typical behavior for one age group will evolve and change as experience and the body changes -- as one progresses through the Internal Monads. I consider the 3rd IM to be a decade long event as it includes trying out all of the chief features, battling through to independence, and then stabilizing well enough to make a series of fairly important choices. From 16 to 26 or so, there are dramatic changes in outlook, physical development, and a sense of independence of self. The next 20 years are vital years in one's life, but pretty much between monads. One tends to manifest younger souled than one is, and for most, CFs will continue to be the big drama-makers.

As most physically older students will tell you, the 4th Internal Monad is the "true" graduation of oneself into being a mature adult (by most people's standards). Few seem to zip through it in 2-3 years. For some, it starts young, early 30s -- but most seem to hit it by mid-40s. But finishing it? Ha! For me, it wasn't until I was 63 -- and I was manifesting mid-mature until then. Those damned positive poles of role, casting, overleaves, and even CFs took forever to line up for a magic moment! (or rather, it took me a long time to accept myself.)

But, another perspective is one creates a "Life Task" at the beginning -- it aligns with the goal, which is genetic. But, your life task doesn't "kick in" until you're past your 4th IM in positive poles. The entire set of pillars are pretty good guidance to what will make you happy. How to kick-start moving into positive poles. They aren't things "to be done," but insights into your unique package of essence and personality and that will help make your incarnation run smoother.

And, the biggest thing to validate on an each and every occurrence basis are one's CFs. They foul up more relationships, expectations, behaviors, etc., than any other thing I know. Most relationships turn into "Clash of the CFs." CFs will teach you tolerance about others, eventually. :)

Anyway, validate what you can, you'll get different insights over the years.

Geraldine
I like how you explained it Martha. I remember feeling connected to E3 at Claymont so much so that i then decided I was part of that entity and that's all there was too it. It was only later on that I found out why I felt that way and it had more to do with past life support from them.

I think I expected to feel that instant connection with my E7 mates and when I felt that with E3 members, I misread that.

Martha, you're definitely an honorary E7 sweetheart and I would love to claim you as one of ours!

So, Al, sometimes it can be confusing with validation. Personality can get in the way there and I misread it myself. My advice is to enjoy the connections you have with others, entity mates or not. I think it's definitely fun to know who your EM's are and to explore that but to also remember you can feel VERY connected to those in other entities. It's really lots of fun regardless.
Geraldine - do you know? years ago when most people didn't live past 30 (??) how did we ever work past our 4th IMs Just asking! Maureen
I can remember when SOME didn't live past 20.... HA!! ;-)

You can finish an IM at any age by the way from what I understand. In fact, a personality can be born to finish up one of the later IMs and then croak to move on to the next soul age level. Troy had a really good channeling session on this somewhere. I think this is what I was thinking of. That's not it but I'm still looking.

Maureen Greenaway said:
Geraldine - do you know? years ago when most people didn't live past 30 (??) how did we ever work past our 4th IMs Just asking! Maureen
As far as I can tell from the way Michael has phrased information about Internal Monads, it's based on how we do things currently. They've also tied somewhat to the emotional and physical development of the physical ages we go through. It's true that some cultures accelerate through these with a shorter lifespan, but they do go through the stages.

I tend to view the souls ages and internal monads as more in the 99.9% category -- i.e., once in a blue moon some essence will decide to do things differently. I was told that one of my lives was ended at 16 and was a continuation of the previous life -- can I validate it? No. But, I'm not terribly interested, either -- it's long ago and far away.

I've known one or two children who were little old people in children's bodies. Did that stay that way and/or exit young? I don't know. I wasn't part of their lives later on.

I can validate that "for the most part," people born into our culture seem to follow certain patterns on ageing, growth, and development. Having gone through some very ordinary phases until now, I can say I can validate that I'm a different person than I was pre-any other age or IM. But, I can only validate it for myself.

I think IMs are a lot like Soul Ages. A whole lot of people make claims to being "higher" than they are. What I don't always see are the personality aspects that denote such levels or changes.

Since I live Senior Housing, and one must be age 60 or older to be here, I'm seeing an even more different aspect to the ageing process. Various souls ages in various IMs with varying amounts of "control" over their CFs. Most of us don't get to know all that many seniors beyond a couple of family members. We don't have to move beyond whatever expectations and biases we might hold. I see fewer differences between the soul ages, and bigger ones on positive versus negative poles, especially the IMs and CFs. I see a lot of conditioning and false expectations, rather little independent thinking -- but I do see independent behavior, each wanting some fairly specific order in their lives.

It's become more interesting to me to be isolated amongst a particular age group and then to see the variations on a theme -- "who has really grown up?" :)

Geraldine

Bobby said:
I can remember when SOME didn't live past 20.... HA!! ;-)

You can finish an IM at any age by the way from what I understand. In fact, a personality can be born to finish up one of the later IMs and then croak to move on to the next soul age level.

Maureen Greenaway said:
Geraldine - do you know? years ago when most people didn't live past 30 (??) how did we ever work past our 4th IMs Just asking! Maureen
This was written:

Energy Ring: An organized group of 12 Cadres, equaling approximately 84,000 Essences and representing all Roles in proportion to their global/universal proportion (Servers 25%; Artisans 22%; Warriors 17%; Scholars 14%; Sages 10%; Priests 8%; Kings 4%)

I hope someone can answer this or lead me to another source. Why the difference in percentages? After I read all this information about casting and cadences then putting this together with entities being composed of one or two roles more than the others, I started to wonder why the numbers weren't more evenly matched. my entity, c1e7 is mostly priests and servers. c1,e2 is mostly artisans and sages and other entities are flavored by different roles.

ideas? anyone?

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