The Michael Motivation Cards

6 Priest

6 Priest
What this card means... The Priest Self, climbs upon a pulpit for their power. They seek to find and relay the best way to achieve the righteous path. You are looking to be on the right side of the you define it.

The Mercy, Forgiveness and Judgment of God

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Card messages in the Illuminated position.

+ Compassion

(Caring, Ministerial, Guiding, Enthusiastic, Healing, Humanitarian, Inspirational, Nurturing, On a Mission, Visionary, Spiritual)

  1. Compassion is the balm that can heal all wounds. You are being asked to bring it to the situation you are in. Could it be you are the one who needs the compassion?
  2. Remember that compassion is nothing more than the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!. Pay attention if you or someone else is doing something hurtful and justifying it being for their own good.
  3. If this card is making an appearance, the theme is signifying a review of your compassion, your zeal to save people, your judgment of others or a time to bring a sense of healing with forgiveness.
Quotes pertaining to this idea:
  • “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
  • “Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.”  Princess Diana
  • “A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” Mohandas Gandhi
  • “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Card messages in the Shadow position.

– Righteousness

(Evangelical, Fanatical, Pious, Insular, Parochial, Zealous, Damning, Proselytizing, Contemptuous, Demagogue)

  1. All jihads and crusades arise by stirred emotion from fomenting fear into a righteous fervor. Indignation is what carries mobs to atrocities. Where do you allow your moral absolutes to persecute others?
  2. Careful not to get up on your high horse and be preachy. You might stir the righteous, but you might also be driving people with guilt or shame.
  3. Zeal might be effective for achieving a goal or finishing a task, but awful for dealing with people. Back off a bit! Or, pick up the whip.

Quotes pertaining to this idea:

  • “Every zeal or passion brings with it a superstitious conviction of having to face a day of reckoning: even the zeal of a disbeliever.” Pavase
  • “Faith is never identical with piety.” Barth
  • “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
    Mohandas Gandhi
  • “Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.”
    Karl Marx
  • “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”
    Adolf Hitler

Priest Role as Overleaf Energy in The Michael Teaching

Of all the Roles, it is the Priest who values the subtleties of spirit and how it affects morality. It has the greatest need to seek contentment within the Essence. Ever seeking re-unification with the higher realms and more expansive horizons, the Priest’s instinctively believes divinely endowed to objectively see all the available options. Yet, the curse of the Priest is to feel guided and hence fall prey to being arrogant, and above others, whose sense of righteous piety may give rise to acts of cruelty toward others. Such lust for supremacy and calling is toward Growth. Bound internally by an unmistakable sense that the universe, God, and all its creature are inextricable linked, the Priest seeks greater beauty by verifying in the tangible world that which faith has informed exists in the ethereal. Emotion can govern the Priest as to lift them up to the platform self-actualization of all their inherent qualities; or launch them in the confused and vain abyss of idolatry. In this century a person of the more negative qualities of Priest was Adolf Hitler: The quest for Spirituality can render the Priest with an Arrogant “holy than thou” Pride that causes an Ego righteous identification as being a “soldier of God.” This permissive vanity, and belief an isolated but special prowess, is the source of all ideological zealotism. This quality was embodied in Rasputin and Hitler. And, in this negative pole, anyone may pick up the mantle of divine messenger and yet act more like the Angel of Death, all in the name of whatever God or principle they invoke. Genuflecting to those of tremendous dignity and faith is just as important to stand and be accounted for of your own principles. The Priest Card is offering you a “come to Jesus moment.” Act as compassionately as he did.

Applied Michael Commentary and Additions:

Female Priests have a vampy, Cleopatra -look to them. The best archetype that I know of is Eartha Kitt. Like a cat. It’s mostly in their eyes that you see a cat like glare. Lately, a lot of them have tall blonde body types because it’s most noticed in our culture. It’s so noticed that a lot of models try to look like priests even if they’re not priests. Their usually not buxom. They often seem agitated or “ditzy”. The major thing you are looking for is a mystery and wildness in the eyes. Kind of a crazy “you never know what I’m going to do next” or, “I’m from another planet.” Or “I’ll go off the edge.” The younger souled ones are major trouble. They are very ambitious.

Cultural Archetype – Exalted Arcana

While not to confuse the Priest archetype with that of a clergy in any particular religious sect, they might certainly consider themselves crusaders for various points of view or causes. Currently, the public attention on two priests: Sarah Palin and Barack Obama is a spectacle in Priest of differing Soul Age (the former a Baby and the latter a Mature). Each have created a following of ardent supporters and each have visions of America in total contrast to the other. The similarity is the degree of faith and rightness each has regarding their chose path and mission. When frocked in the uniform of a particular sect, Priests may be a unifying factor for a congregation, community, movement, cause or cult. The traditional Tarot might call this character the Hierophant or the Pope, depending upon the designation of that deck. In the real word, the Priest might be the most covertly dangerous of the seven roles while at the same time be the most inspirational, magnanimous, and forgiving. When someone is bound to piety or righteous indignation, the negative expression of the Priest reveals itself with a fury.

Life Metaphor and Implied Motto

Life is a gift. Life is a blessing. Spirit is to be obeyed.

Examples of this Archetype

  1. Famous People: Joan of Arc, Joan Baez, John Calvin, Carol Burnett, Julius Caesar, Princess Diana, Linda Evans, Steven Hawking, Adolph Hitler, Napoleon Bonaparte, Malcolm X, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Reba McEntire, Imelda Marcos, Priscilla Presley, Stevie Wonder, Lily Tomlin, Nancy Reagan, President Barack Obama, Edgar Cayce, Bob Dylan, Jerry Falwall, Mahatma Gandhi, Sigmund Freud, Alger Hiss, Barbara Marx-Hubbard, Bono, St. Francis of Assisi, Diane Sawyer, Suzie Orman, Richard Gere, Tony Blaire, Dr. Bernie Siegal, Denzel Washington, Princess Diana, Kevin Costner, Ralph Nader, Robes Pierre.
  2. Mythical or Cartoon characters: Jessica Rabbit, Pepe Lepew, Aphrodite (Venus),
  3. Institutions: Religion, torture, ritual (Catholic Mass, Jewish Seder)
  4. Familiar Occupations: Ministers – from Televangelists to Clergymen or women, Inspirational speakers, Doctors, revolutionaries
  5. Animal Totems: Flamingo, praying mantis, sail fish, octopus
  6. Inventions or works of art: churches, whip, corral signing, chanting, courts and justice systems,
  7. Cities and Nationalities: Rome, Tehran, Johannesburg,

Identify Statements of the Priest Role Energy
(Not every aspect may be in play.)

  1. I seek to serve the highest good as I know it.
  2. Whatever my position, I know it to be of the highest moral rightness.
  3. I want people to come together for common cause and I have that cause.
  4. Inspiration and hope is what people most need to make life work.
  5. I have compassion for all those who suffer.
  6. I help people face their fears with optimism and a greater resolve so that they are unafraid of the things that once scared them.
  7. I sense the pain of others and want to guide them to healing.
  8. Helping a person reach their potential is my highest path.
  9. The world could be healed if I can just get enough people to listen to the truth I know.
  10. I would use any “bully pulpit” to spread the word: politics, business, media, church, schools, and interest groups.
  11. I often feel like I’m on a mission, directed from some higher power or overriding purpose.
  12. I can be so insistent about how other people can fix themselves or connect with something higher, that I am told that I am sometimes really intense.
  13. I love to get people turned-on and moving in the right direction.
  14. When I am really riled up, I can sound like a preacher sermonizing.
  15. My mission is to help people and show my compassion for their plight, but I sometimes get carried force my beliefs on others.
  16. In issues of morality and proper conduct (as I see it at least) I can get self righteous and indignant even falling into the trap of thinking my way is superior.
  17. Friends and family might describe me as inspired, compassionate, a visionary, a natural healer, a leader of the congregation, someone that could inspire global healing.
  18. I am adept at healing others, both psychologically and spiritually.
  19. My choice of profession might be as a political or religious spokesperson, psychologist, spiritual teacher, founder of nonprofit organization, caretaker, someone who wants to save the world.
  20. Sometimes it can feel difficult to be in the world. It is almost as if I’d be better off as a spirit to effect things here.
  21. My passions feel like edicts from on-high. Whatever I undertake, those who I effect I look at them as if I were their shepherd and they my flock.
  22. Faith is a far too important attribute to overlook or not have.
by Stephen Cocconi © 2011

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