The Michael Motivation Cards

68 Essence Twin

68 Essence Twin
What this card means... The ultimate mirror and subordinate side of Self. More than a shadow, this is a potential being with whom you resonate profoundly.

I am part of you!


Essence Twin as Defined in the Michael Teaching

Card messages  in the Illuminated position.

+ Soul Mate

(anam cara, twin flame, identical, counterpart, match)

  1. Everyone, to one degree or another, is a reflection of some aspect of ourselves. The most powerful comparison is the soul mate, whose very substance is identical to yours. You are being asked to embrace every person as a mirror, to notice what you are and what you are not. Harvest energy and information from every reflection, let it bring you to wholeness.
  2. Oneness is the experience of being reunited. The Essence Twin is the other half of your own identity. Are you in need of reconnecting?
Quotation Illustrating this concept…

Card messages in the Shadow position.

– Mirror

(double, duplicate, replica, simulacrum)

  1. Reflection Denied — Imagine turning away from a mirror because you don’t like what you see? In shadow, the Essence Twin seems a curse, not an ally.
  2. Cannot stand someone? Having trouble being in their presence? What repels you about them? What are you not neutral about with yourself?
Quotation Illustrating this concept…

Relevance in the Michael Teaching

Essence Twins as defined in the Michael TeachingPlaying with fire? Like a steam engine that is boiling hot the Essence Twin (ET) relationship is seldom what one might call passive or neutral. Reflecting the inner most Soul of another the very things about themselves they adore or fear or detest can make these encounters a staging ground for dynamic growth and powerful transformation.

It is important to note and thus dispel the stereotypical quality of this concept that the Essence Twin or “soul mate” is always a romantic relationship. By not means would souls limit themselves in such a specific thematic way. On many occasions, in fact the most frequently occurring way that ET’s come together in a lifetime is a parent and child. The fundamental and customary longer lasting duration of that relationship enables the pair to work with each other on many levels. In the extreme, there have been cases of incest when the attraction of the twins is stronger than the cultural taboo.  As one might infer, the ET relationship can be highly fraught with karma.

Because the separation of bodies can result in an Essence feeling unbearable isolation, the TAO fuses together two souls shortly after their creation. The purpose of this is two fold: 1) to insure that a person has some deep spiritual connection that validates the hope that one might be able to connect with another person in life. Loneliness is one of the most significant and worldly MAYA’s of the Physical Plane. The ET connection creates a bond yet may also create a yearning; that in some seems unquenchable. 2) Because each Essence is cast in a Role, for the character of the Personality, the ET influence acts as a secondary Role influence which adds greater diversity to the planet of human beings and diversifies the ways in which an individual evaluates experience.

Essence Twin as defined in The Michael TeachingIt is possible to be with another person and love them with passion and devotion and commitment and they not be your ET.  ET arrangements for meeting in life may be brief and pivotal. Or in other cases, there is not agreement to have an ET encounter due to the distinct agendas either may have for their evolution.

But all relationships, no matter how close or distant may serve as a reflection upon your own character and behavior. To consider the action, emotions and motives of another person offers tremendous benefit for the Self. One may learn by extension watching another being. And if that person is held as a likeness or echo of their own state of being, then the possibility for self understanding increases dramatically. The ET tends to offer the most poignant of mirrors whose appearance will generate many emotions and stir many questions.

Famous Examples

Romeo & Juliet,  Orville & Wilbur Wright, Anthony & Cleopatra, John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Cultural Meaning

Fixated on the “one true love” is trap of MAYA, a demand of Ego, and yet a longing for connection deeper than either can imagine.

Here is a powerful example of the Essence Twin relationship in action;

M said Essence Twins are of one flesh. Married 72 Years Dies Holding Hands – Gordon died at 3:38 p.m. holding hands with his wife as the family they built surrounded them.”It was really strange, they were holding hands, and dad stopped breathing but I couldn’t figure out what was going on because the heart monitor was still going,” said Dennis Yeager. “But we were like, he isn’t breathing. How does he still have a heart beat? The nurse checked and said that’s because they were holding hands and it’s going through them. Her heart was beating through him and picking it up.””They were still getting her heartbeat through him,” said Donna Sheets.At 4:38 p.m., exactly one hour after Gordon died, Norma passed too. After car crash, ‘neither one of them would’ve wanted to be without each other. ‘

by Stephen Cocconi © 2011

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