Michael Profile: Essence Dynamics (Part II)

(approximate reading time 10-15mins)

I’d like to continue my discussion of the Michael Profile starting with the concept of soul age.

6. Soul Age/Level
Soul age refers to your soul’s evolution relative to its incarnation cycles in “Earth School” (Michael teaches that human sentience did not begin its first lifetimes in this solar system but in the Sirius system…but that’s a whole nuther’ story!).

The idea is that when sentience decides to incarnate within a certain species, it also agrees to undergo a kind of “amnesia” so that it can experience fully the illusion of being an individual physical being.  So the first incarnations are similar to the first few months of being an actual new-born.  It is a very primitive time where the soul is orienting itself to a completely new set of physical rules.  Learning how to survive and keep physical bodies alive is the main priority at this infant stage.

After as many incarnations as it takes to master survival on the physical plane, the soul then transitions to its baby cycle.  Now that it has learned how to survive, it can begin building more sophisticated structures for stability and community.  These incarnations are focused on structure, order and creating the beginnings of civilization.

The next evolutionary transition for the soul is into the young cycle.  This is like the soul in its adolescent years!  It tends to be the point in evolution when the soul is the most immersed in physical life, including the illusion of being separate from any creator and that sense of being “on its own.”  This cycle’s lessons are focused on individuality and personal accomplishment-taking the personality as far as it can go in terms of what it can create and accomplish for itself on the physical plane.  These lifetimes are focused on HAVING in a material sense.  The general perception at this stage is “There is me and there is you, and I am going to win!”  Much is accomplished during this cycle by “the powerful,” but it tends to be accomplished through exploitation of and at the expense of the “weaker” others.

*Apparently, we had had more young souls incarnating on Earth than any other soul age for the past few thousands of years.  This changed around 1987, when the scale tipped and we have since had more mature souls incarnating on the planet.

 When the soul transitions into the mature cycle, there is a dramatic shift of gears, so to speak.  All of the soul ages previous to this had been about building a solid foundation for the physical being, the body and personality.  Life lessons reflected the soul’s desire to experience itself as individual and separate from tao, immersed in physicality.  In the mature cycle, the attention begins to turn inward, and the soul begins to ask (possibly for the very first time) “Who am I…and why am I here?”  The “search” begins at this stage and the focus shifts from individual personal accomplishment to right relationships.  True empathy and compassion are developed for the first time, and the soul’s perception becomes “There is me, and there is you, and I feel your pain.”  The health of the community as a whole becomes more important than the individual’s ambitions.  The idea of RIGHTS and equality across the board begin to be explored and implemented.

The mature cycle is dramatic and intense, as the soul begins to open its perception to more.  With the increased sensitivity that comes from this psychic growth, life and relationships are experienced as very intense, with many “mental-breaks” happening at this stage and the need for quiet retreats away from all forms of “negativity.”

After relationships have been explored thoroughly and a level of empathy with one’s self and others mastered, the soul transitions to the old cycle.

The perception in the old cycle is “There is me, there is you, and there is our context.”  This cycle marks the end of the soul fragment’s evolution on the physical plane.  At the end of the cycle, the soul “cycles off” the physical plane and remains on the astral plane until the rest of its entity-mates finish their round of incarnations on the physical plane.  Old souls are much like elderly people in the sense that they are done with the intense outer physical activity and accomplishments of youth and are now focused on inner matters, truth and resolving philosophical conundrums.  More than any other soul age, the old soul perceives the TRUTH and is intensely working on embodying Agape on the physical plane: unconditional acceptance of self, others and life itself.  This cycle is intense in the sense that the old soul is becoming increasingly aware of the vastness of itself as a part of tao, while at the same time needing to care for a body and manage to continue participating in the world.  The personalities of old souls can feel quite “world weary” and long to rest.  Yet, there is still more to go.  All old souls are seeking reunion with their entity-mates and with other souls with whom they have had much shared experience over the course of their incarnations.  This drawing together prepares the essences for the “reunion” that happens on the astral plane which takes place before the next step in evolution.

There are two soul ages beyond the old cycle that Michael has named Transcendental and Infinite.

The Transcendental Soul is the incarnation of a reunited entity that has evolved to the causal plane.  One fragment incarnates into the lifetime and has access to the entire entity’s experience and wisdom for navigation and creation of the lifetime.  These souls incarnate to facilitate social change and transformation (Ghandi, for example).

The Infinite Soul is a representative of the tao itself.  A reunited cadre or cadres serve to “channel” a specific aspect of the tao (truth, love or energy) through a representative fragment to the Earth, in order to catalyze a spiritual transformation in the totality of sentience.  It is like an intervention of sorts (Jesus or Buddha, for example).

Here are the soul ages again:

Infant – survival focus

Baby – structure and order focus

Young – individuality and personal accomplishment focus

Mature – empathy and right relationship focus

Old – truth and context (spirituality) focus

*Transcendental – social change

*Infinite – spiritual transformation/intervention

Michael has said that their teaching is an old soul teaching.  The majority of their students are old and mature souls.  You may even get the occasional late-level young soul who is interested in the teachings, but this is rare.

So, if you are interested in this teaching, more than likely, you are in the mature or old cycle of soul age.

The levels within the soul age describe where your essence is in the integration process of your soul age perspective and experience.  There are 7 levels within each soul age:

1 – beginning to “dip your toe in” the new soul age perspective

2 – balancing between the previous soul age and the new soul age perspective

3 – completely immersed in the new soul age perspective

4 – confidently expressing the current soul age perspective in the world

5 – expanding upon the current soul age perspective

6 – fully integrating experiences of the current soul age and “tying up lose ends”

7 – mastery and teaching of the current soul age perspective and preparation to transition into the next soul age

The soul age level can give great insight into more specific themes and lessons you may encounter in your life, as a part of your soul’s current evolutionary focus.

Before these teachings, I had never thought much about this concept of soul age.  I simply thought that I was a very strange and eccentric person for seeing the world as I did and having the philosophical and healing interests that I had.  I often wondered how I could ever learn to survive in such a seemingly calloused and cold society that viewed and valued life so differently than me.  It did not take much study of the teachings to validate my old soul-ness.  This was a key for me that helped to unlock much understanding and compassion for myself and the world around me.  And in fact, my soul age level is one where compassion is emphasized as a part of my learning “curriculum.”

I am a 6th-level old soul.

Which brings me to speak about how this concept of soul age can and has been abused by students of the teachings.

No matter what your soul age, it does not define who you are, how superior or inferior you are or how wise you are.

Old souls can behave ignorantly and obnoxiously.  Younger souls can exemplify calm and wisdom.  It is all relative.

Soul age simply refers to how much experience your soul has in relation to its incarnations as a human being.  And everyone’s experiences are different.  Though there are subjects that we all study and master in Earth School, we all study them at our own unique pace and in our own unique ways.  And we all study some areas in which others will not gain much experience.  It is all relative, and there is no external standard for study being imposed on us.  We evaluate and grade ourselves!  There are no rewards for “finishing first” or punishments for “finishing last.”  And someone who is “older” (progressed further along in their soul age perspective) is not better than someone who is “younger.”  All of us have lessons that we have learned and wisdom to share.  Every soul age has its potential weaknesses and strengths in perspective.

Being an older soul (mid-mature through 7th-level old) means that you have more relative experience under your belt than someone younger in soul age, but it does not guarantee that you will manifest your true soul age or behave wisely.

7. Manifested Soul Age
Just like the manifestation of your role is not a given, neither is the manifestation of your technical soul age.  Each lifetime we start over and begin with an infant soul consciousness and then have to grow and evolve to the perspective of our technical soul age and level.  In some lifetimes this happens, and in some lifetimes it doesn’t.  Also, each soul age perspective is built off of the one that comes before.  So, if you are an old soul, and have reached and manifested your technical soul age, then in any given moment, you can also manifest the soul ages that came before: infant, baby, young and mature.  In fact, you may manifest old in one part of your life, while manifesting young and mature in other parts of your life.  The older you are, the more flexibility you have in your perspectives and behaviors.

When you get your profile, some channels will give you this information about where you tend to sustain your manifestation of soul age perspective.

I am an old soul who manifests mature and old, depending on the context.

8. Essence Twin Role
Your essence twin is an essence that is committed to sharing all physical plane experiences with you.  The twin is also committed to helping you work through your internal “blocks” that prevent you from focusing on life-tasks and enjoying your life.  You are very close mirrors to each other, constantly triggering each other to look at what is most loved and hated within so that healing and growth can take place.  This relationship is by nature INTENSE. 

You can spend up to 75% of your incarnations closely linked with your essence twin in various types of relationships.  You also act as guide to each other when the other is not incarnating.

Due to the close resonance and great library of experiences that you usually share with your essence twin, you can tend to take on some of their role qualities.  Sometimes, you may even think you are the role that is actually your essence twin’s role.  This is especially the case when you are incarnate, and you twin is discarnate and acting as your guide.

Because you have come to know your twin’s role so well and have access to those qualities so easily, channels will often give you the role of your essence twin. 

This can also help you to identify your essence twin, which when validated, can support accelerated inner growth.

My essence twin is Server in essence.  He is currently incarnated along with me, and we have met.  That will be another blog for another time!

In Part III, I will move into the Personality Dynamics of the Michael Profile.  Validating this information about your personality can be just as empowering as validating your essence dynamics.  Some spiritual-minded folk want to “get rid of” ego/personality and tend to dismiss its importance in the grand scheme of things.  But personality is the only way essence can experience the physical plane!  Essence needs personality.  More on this to follow.


Michael Profile: Essence Dynamics (Part I)

(approximate reading time 10-15mins)

The Michael Profile is usually the starting point for students new to the teachings.  This profile gives information about the design and dynamics of the student’s soul essence and personality.  It is a smaller life-map located within the larger life-map that is the Michael Teachings.

The information given in your Michael Profile is meant to be used as a set of tools to help you navigate the terrain of your life with more trust, kindness, confidence and pleasure.  However, like with any map, you can do with the information what you will.  You can ignore it, study it once and then toss it, take it with you and consult it at various points along your journey or any other number of choices.

One thing to be said about the information given in a Michael Profile (before I launch into discussing each piece of the profile) is that there is no authority within the Michael Teachings who can tell you with 100% clarity and confidence that the information you receive about yourself is correct.  Any information you receive from any channel has to be self-validated, and this process is unique to all of us.  For some, the very first profile they receive hits the mark of their self-awareness, and they are able to use this profile for navigation for the rest of their lifetime of study with Michael.  For others, the process is not so concise but takes several profiles and many months or years to get the information that “clicks” and helps them to make great leaps in their self-understanding.

Ok, let’s dive-in!


I have come across no other teaching or philosophy that so clearly and simply maps-out the design possibilities of the soul essence and in such a way that the information can actually be validated and used in a practical way to assist you on your journey toward increased self-awareness and self-realization.

When I came across these teachings, I was already an astrologer and had plenty of insightful and accurate information about my design as a personality.  But I always longed for more…something deeper and broader…more precise information about the core of who I am-not just insights about the ego and personality but information about the soul essence within the personality.

This is where the Michael Profile shines because it begins with the particulars of your soul essence-the animating force behind the body/personality and the lifetime.

1. Role (in essence)
The role is Michael’s way of describing what type of soul your essence decided to be before you began incarnating.  It is your “soul personality,” so to speak.  It is who you are at the core energetic level of your being and therefore represents your deepest desires, drives and motivations.  When this essence is accepted and “manifested” into the world around you, you “shine” and feel a sense of wholeness and fulfillment.

Through their observations and studies, Michael has seen that there are 7 distinct soul types:

2 are inspiration types – Server and Priest

2 are expression types – Artisan and Sage

2 are action types – Warrior and King

And 1 is a neutral and an assimilation type – Scholar

Validating your role in essence can be quite the healing and liberating experience.  It certainly was for me, as I had not been fully accepting of my essence traits before I began to study with Michael.  Due to family and cultural conditioning, I had learned to reject and hate a part of myself that was actually the deepest part of me that longed for expression and fulfillment.

When it came time for me to study the roles and to try to discern which role was at my core, I completely overlooked my actual role.  It took me 3 Michael Profiles to be able to validate my true role, the one Michael says is recorded in the akashic records.

But when I did, so much of my life made sense, and I began to let myself shine more in ways that were natural to me.  For most of my life, I have felt a strong urgency to express myself, to be seen, heard and understood.  No matter how old I was, there was always this silly and irreverent yet awe-filled inner child that wanted to understand the deeper truths of life and share them with others.  How healing it was to learn about the negative (obnoxiousness and verbosity!) and the positive sides (insight and communication) of my role and to learn that my role is just as valid and useful as the other 6 roles.

This information helped me to embrace, be and express more of myself without shame.

Today, I am happy to say that I am one of the insightful “children” of the universe, one of the entertaining and at times irreverent storytellers who adds fun and drama to life.

I am Sage in essence.

2. Casting
Your primary casting position describes how you function on a day-to-day basis.  Whereas the role is who you are when you “shine” (and we often have to work at this to re-claim and own who we are at our core) your casting is who you are the rest of the time.  It is your default way of being.  We don’t have to work at expressing and manifesting our casting.  It is just who we are without even trying.

In your Michael Profile, you are most often given the primary casting number, which tends to have the most direct influence on how you show up in the lifetime.  But there are also secondary and tertiary casting numbers that have more subtle influences during your lifetime.  I won’t go into those other influences now, but I will say that all of these numbers and influences have to do with how your particular soul essence expresses itself in relation to other soul essences within your tight-knit spiritual family of about 1000 soul fragments and beyond.

Michael says that the structure of the universe can be understood through the concepts of math and music.  Therefore, everything used as a map in their teaching can be referenced by its numerical resonance.

As there are 7 roles, there are also 7 casting positions.  Your casting position can be understood through its number, as well as the corresponding “soul archetype” related to it:

1 (simplicity/purpose) – Server

2 (balance/stability) – Artisan

3 (versatility/enterprising) – Warrior

4 (achievement/consolidation) – Scholar

5 (adventure/expansion) – Sage

6 (connection/harmony) – Priest

7 (eclectic/inculcation) – King

Your casting influences can be so pervasive and easy to spot in your behavior and life-patterns that you may think your casting position is actually your role.

My primary casting position within my spiritual family or “entity” is 6/Priest.  When I began studying these teachings, I thought my role was Priest.  The Priest energy is related to inspiration and the desire to guide others into unfolding more of their inherent potential.  It is also expressed through compassion on the positive side and zealousness and righteousness on the negative side.

My whole life I had been told that I would be an actual priest in the Southern Baptist tradition.  And from an early age, one of the ways I defined myself was through my understanding of and my ability to express compassion towards others.  And yes, I could be righteous and bossy at times towards others, thinking I knew what was best for them!

Even though validating my casting position was not as big a revelation as validating my role, it still gave me a depth of insight into how I do my role that also helped me in my self-awareness and confidence.

The casting information has helped me to own how I operate on a daily basis as one who needs to feel inspired and to inspire and as one who needs to understand the deeper patterns of life in an effort to extend compassion to myself and others.

One could say that in my better moments, I am an inspired (priest) and compassionate (priest) communicator (sage)!

3. Cadre/Entity (spiritual family)
In this teaching, the terms “cadre” and “entity” refer to groupings and structures of essences that have very specific relationships and resonances due to their relative numerical position, as well as their various shared interests.

1 entity = approximately 1000 soul fragments or essences

1 cadre = 7 entities

1 energy ring = 12 cadres

And this goes on and on and on.  You get the picture!

Michael says that most of their teaching agreements are with those fragments/essences in cadres 1, 2 and 3 of a particular energy ring that “follows” their energy ring.  So, chances are, if you are seeking information from Michael through one of their channels, then you are most likely going to get a 1, 2 or 3 as your cadre number on your Michael profile.  And as there are only 7 entities within a cadre, your entity number will be 1 through 7.

All of the entities have specific “energy signatures” that are generated due to the number resonances (1-7) related to their position within the cadre, as well as the types of essences (roles) that make up the entity.  Essences within an entity will share basic life-themes and interests.

For example, I am in cadre 1, entity 7, which has come to be known among Michael students as “the sweetheart entity.”  It is made up mostly of servers and priests.  All of the fragments of this entity are exploring healing from self-healing to collective healing.

Validating my cadre and entity was fairly easy, as two channels gave me the same cadre/entity information in two different Michael Profiles.  Also, when I asked Michael for information that described this entity and how they manifest on Earth, I resonated with all of the information that was given.  Not only that, but I have met a few other members said to be of this entity, and in every case there has been a certain level of ease and familiarity in our interactions along with a distinct aura of mutual acceptance.

However, this can be one of the hardest pieces of information in the Michael Profile for the channel to translate and deliver accurately.  It can also be one of the hardest pieces of information for the student to validate.

Cadre/entity may not be the most critical piece of information for you to validate on your journey of self-awareness and self-realization, but it can be beneficial information that helps you to know and trust yourself a bit more and to feel more comfortable in your own skin. 

As an old soul, it can help you on your journey of reunion with the members of your entity, as this is one of the deep desires for the old soul.

4. Energy Ratio (focused versus creative)
Our essences have their own unique ratio of focused (or male) to creative (or female) energy.  Focused energy is linear, orderly, active, protective, concrete, forceful, strategic.  Creative energy is non-linear, chaotic, passive, inspirational, intuitive, abstract, fluid, spiraling.  Though we can use the terms male and female to help us understand this ratio, essence does not actually have gender in the way we use the terms.  So, I prefer the more gender neutral terms of focused and creative.

Those who have high focused energy (65 or above), no matter what their role and casting, may find that they are more active (doing), linear and strategic with the way they go about their days.  They may also have the need for more sex than the average person.  Those who have high creative energy (65 or above), no matter what their role and casting, may find that they are more passive (being), non-linear and intuitive with the way they go about their days.  And those who have ratios that are closer to 50/50, may find that they go about their days with more of a balance between doing more focused and being more creative.

It is not necessarily important to validate the exact ratio (and rather impossible to do so, anyway!).  It is more important to know whether you are high on the focused or creative side or more balanced.  This can help you to embrace your natural strengths and to invite support from others in order to bring balance where you are weak.

For my energy ratio, I received 20 focused / 80 creative.  I’d say this is quite accurate in terms of how I have experienced myself over the years.  I can be quite focused and active for short bursts of time, but staying in this mode is very taxing and stressful for me, as this is not my strength.  “Being” is home-base for me.

5. Frequency
Frequency is a scale of measurement for our entire human sentience on a scale of 0-100 (0 being lowest and 100 being highest).  It describes the rate at which your individual essence processes and comprehends experience.  Another way of looking at it is to see the frequency as your essence’s “vibrational stamp.”

Low frequency essences (35 or below) tend to feel more “solid” and grounded to others.  They tend to work through their lives and learn their lessons at a slower pace, sometimes getting “stuck” in their lessons.  But when they learn the lesson, they have learned it completely and never have to go back to that particular lesson.  They can seem more serious and “heavy” during their lifetimes.

High frequency essences (65 and above) tend to feel more “fluid” and ethereal to others.  They tend to work through their lives and learn their lessons at a faster pace, skimming the surface of lessons and then have to go back over the same lesson multiple times in order to get through all the layers of the lesson.  They can seem more carefree and “buoyant” during their lifetimes.

Those essences whose frequency is more toward the middle of the spectrum tend to have more flexibility in how they process experiences.  They can sometimes wring-out an experience for all its worth and sometimes skim the surface coming back to the lesson multiple times before completion and comprehension.

As with the energy ratio, it is not necessary to validate the frequency exactly but to know where you are on the spectrum from low to mid-level to high in a general sense.

Before I received any profiles, I knew I was a high frequency essence.  88 seems to be about right.

In Part II, I will go into one of the most misunderstood and controversial elements of the Michael Profile: soul age. I will also speak about the Essence Twin (“twin flame”), as many channels will give you the essence twin role information as a part of your own essence dynamics.