Troy And Michael Speak!

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For those of you who know of my work in channeling and counseling, it might come as a treat for you to know that I have also been putting together audio podcasts to complement the work at the site!

If you have NO interest in channeling, metaphysics, and other philosophical ponderings about the self, the universe, and life, then this podcast will probably bore the hell out of you. BUT, if you know my work, or you have even the most remote interest in self-awareness, personal growth, spirituality, etc., you just might get a little inspiration from this work.

Before listening to a podcast, it’s a really good idea to read the BASIC INTRO at the site so that you have a little idea about the basic terminology. There is also a JANUARY podcast that you may have missed!

February 2007: Energy Report, Past Lives, Ghosts, Old Souls, and Defensiveness

February 2007

This episode focuses on: The ENERGY REPORT from Michael for the first three months of the year; IN THE NEWS with a bizarre and intriguing past life tale behind the recent comical plot of the Astronaut woman to keep her man; BACK TO BASICS with a focus on how to better understand and use the Focused/Creative Energy Ratio and Frequency of our Souls; BEYOND THE BASICS opens the floor to Michael for sharing their perception of what a “ghost” really is; LISTENER EMAILS bring comments from Michael about what Older Souls can do internally and externally as a way to attract and nurture relationships with other Older Souls; and MINI-MICHAEL focuses on DEFENSIVENESS and ways to catch it, understand it, and use it to our advantage for self-awareness.



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The Coveted Color of BLACK

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Harold Ford, Jr above IS BLACK (enough),
but Barack Obama below is NOT BLACK (enough)

And Oprah “USED to be Black…”

What does it mean when someone who is “Black” is considered NOT Black by other Blacks?

I just saw the interview with DEBRA DICKERSON, author of THE END OF BLACKNESS, on Colbert Report who claims that for a Black person to have a right to claim he or she is “Black,” he or she must be descendants of slaves and regularly suffer discrimination. Ironically, I would think this BROADENS the range of people who could then be called “Black,” countering her efforts.

This question of “Blackness” seems to be raised by the wake of Barack Obama’s potential Presidential candidacy, who is Black, but… apparently NOT “Black enough.” According to several political commentaries and “officially” Black authors, bloggers, and writers and speakers, if a Black person does not suffer victimization on a constant basis and is not a direct descendant of slaves, then he or she is just… NOT Black. It’s even said that Oprah Winfrey is not Black “anymore,” which is meant as a condemning comment against her philanthropic wealth and her broad appeal, which happens to include a vast array of White women. So, this means you can actually LOSE your Blackness? It is also claimed that “Blackness” is a commodity that needs to be harnessed by the “appropriate” “Black” people so that it can be used more powerfully in politics and not as just another word for “Negro.”

Needless to say, I’m very confused.

I wonder why such an emphasis on this differentiation? I’ve even read it put as “they are not one of us!” To me, this is getting unhealthy, but maybe I am just not understanding. There are multitude versions of “Whites,” but no one nationality or group lays claim to it as a political power or eager banner of pride, and when they DO, they are considered extremists and they are really scary people (“White Power” bullshit).

So is all of this a matter of “Black Extremists,” or are they on to something legitimate here that we should begin to consider more seriously and carefully?