The Michael Motivation Cards

13 Growth

13 Growth
What this card means... A surge of omni-directional energy is the hallmark of this card. Push or you will be pushed!

“It Keep’s Going and Going…”


Growth as defined in the Michael Teaching

Card messages in the Illuminated position.

+ Comprehension

(Expansion, acceleration, tension, advancement, progression )

  1. Comprehension requires challenging life and contemplating the results. All Centers are activated by conflict or excitement or adventure. Experience expands the potential for advancement. Try gathering new data and notice if your understanding changes.
  2. Life doesn’t always require you to do anything for comprehension to occur. It might be that as people or situations around you change you come to understand who they are what was going on more clearly. This is true for a parent and child. Is someone you’ve nurtured finally comprehending things more completely? Get to the point with someone and leave nothing ambiguous.
Historic Quotes signifying the quality of the Overleaf in this pole
  • “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” Unknown
  • “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Benjamin Franklin
  • “Love dies only when growth stops.” Pearl S. Buck

Card messages associated with Shadow position

+ Confusion

(overwhelm, dissociation, exhaustion, depletion, stress)

  1. Cancer is a form of growth, but one not desirable. Confusion and overwhelm are what happen when too much has been activated at once, like cancer cells. The solution requires prioritizing, concerted action, surrendering, and faith, each in right measure.
  2. Burnout is the result of unrestrained growth. If you have overextended in the name of growth, it may be time to re-evaluate why you are on a dead run.
Historic Quotes signifying the quality of the Overleaf in this pole
  • “There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.” Dahlia Lama
  • “The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” Benjamin Franklin
  • “All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward.” Ellen Glasgow

Relevance within the Michael Teaching 

Growth as a Goal is the most widely chosen. It confers upon the Personality as curiosity and in some cases a relentless push to experience more. Growth may be used in a generalized or broadcast way as if an Essence wanted to taste everything at a smorgasbord. Or, depending upon its combination with other Overleaves, and the Soul Age of the person involved, may be focused as an accelerant to move into a new area of life experience that has yet to be explored with any depth.

Growth as a Goal in The Michael Teaching - From even the smallest seedlings grow mighty trees

Growth is often confused with evolution which implies advancement. All of the Goals augment or support evolution in specific ways, but not always by expansion of comprehension which is the hallmark of this Goal. Indeed, taking note of the dinosaurs we realize that planet herself advances in

time and space but eliminated those life forms for its evolution. Growth is a forward motion. It is also one that tends to acquire: things, experiences, and relationships. Whereas its partner, Re-evaluation, balances the equation by taking stock of those learned or acquired features and will attempt to simplify data down to its simplest formulation. By analogy, it is the interaction of eating food (Growth) and Re-evaluation separating the nutrients into useful products with nourish the blood.

Famous Persons

Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Michael J. Fox, Chris Rock, Bette Midler,  Justin Timberlake,

Cultural Relevance

So many opportunities - Growth as defined in the Michael TeachingLook around at societies that place high worth upon change. There you may note a preponderance ofsouls who are in Growth. The motivation compels and might be said to be “a force to be reckoned with.” Growth, in spite of dogma perpetuate by ideologues of the faith in economics, is seldom rational! Rationalized perhaps? It is merely the generator. Like flood waters which drown the lowest points first, any idea driven by Growth alone may feel inspiring, but quite frequently lacks a well healed process of thought. And when we speak of thought, do not confuse it with the connivance that is the mind of Greed. The Chief Feature of Greed and the Goal of Growth are often chosen in tandem for their effect as to make the person hunger for the thing that they must do.

Lauded as the end goal of Capitalistic enterprise, the view that growth is always desirable portends the excuse of growth at all costs. We have reached a time where virtually everyone is told that to advance, meaning improve, we must achieve more and upon that we must grow. More, more, more! At a time when re-evaluation is called for, more than ever we hitch our cart to a horse near death like in the book Black Beauty. If the horse dies, (economic collapse) it will not mean that the story is over, but that we find another way to draw the cart (distribute resources).

Growth might be your Goal if…

  1.  I can hardly stop myself from learning something new, especially if it is interesting to me.
  2. A change is almost always useful thing.
  3. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the number of things I have on my to do list.
  4. When I am going in several directions at once, I can forget or get confused easier than I’d like to admit.
  5. Self development for personal advancement is vital to my sense of a satisfying life.
  6. One problem I have is to narrow the scope of something when all the opportunities seem fascinating or exciting.
  7. Life can get ahead of me sometimes and I feel caught in a whirlpool of activity.
by Stephen Cocconi © 2011

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